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There are 10 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Clion by train, bus, car, plane or taxi

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Train via Paris  •  7h 56m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt to Paris Est 82 / ...
  2. Take the train from Paris Austerlitz to Chateauroux Intercités

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Bus via Tournon-Saint-Martin  •  19h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt central train station to Tours N1154
  2. Take the bus from Halte Routière to Mairie H1

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Train  •  9h 32m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt to Strasbourg Bahnhof 82 / ...
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to St-Pierre-des-Corps Tgv
  3. Take the train from Tours to Loches Ter

Bus  •  18h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Tours N1154
  2. Take the bus from Halte Routière to Place des Halles G

Drive  •  8h

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Clion 867.7 km

Fly to Paris CDG, train, bus  •  9h 35m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Paris CDG (CDG) FRA - CDG
  2. Take the train from Paris Austerlitz to Chateauroux
  3. Take the bus from Châteauroux Gare Routière to Arpheuilles Eglise

Fly to Nantes, train, taxi  •  9h 12m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Nantes (NTE) FRA - NTE
  2. Take the train from Nantes to St Pierre Des Corps
  3. Take the train from St-Pierre-des-Corps to St-Aignan-Noyers
  4. Take a taxi from St-Aignan-Noyers to Clion

Fly to Limoges, train, bus  •  11h 18m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Limoges (LIG) FRA - LIG
  2. Take the train from Limoges Benedictins to Chateauroux
  3. Take the bus from Châteauroux Gare Routière to Arpheuilles Eglise

Fly to Bordeaux, train, taxi  •  10h 7m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Bordeaux (BOD) FRA - BOD
  2. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to St-Pierre-des-Corps
  3. Take the train from St-Pierre-des-Corps to St-Aignan-Noyers
  4. Take a taxi from St-Aignan-Noyers to Clion

Fly to Poitiers, train, taxi  •  10h 50m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Poitiers (PIS) FRA - PIS
  2. Take the train from Poitiers to St-Pierre-des-Corps
  3. Take the train from St-Pierre-des-Corps to St-Aignan-Noyers
  4. Take a taxi from St-Aignan-Noyers to Clion
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
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  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering France from Germany.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Clion is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Clion is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Clion is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Germany from France.

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Clion is to bus via Tournon-Saint-Martin which costs €65 - €85 and takes 19h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Clion is to train via Paris which costs €220 - €330 and takes 7h 56m.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Clion is 652 km. The road distance is 867.7 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Clion without a car is to train via Paris which takes 7h 56m and costs €220 - €330.

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It takes approximately 7h 56m to get from Frankfurt am Main to Clion, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Clion is to train via Paris which takes 7h 56m and costs €220 - €330. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 18h 24m.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Clion is 868 km. It takes approximately 8h to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Clion.

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Gulf Air Bahrain, Air France and Lufthansa offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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  • Distance: 651.9 km
  • Duration: 7h 56m

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Clion, Centre-Val de Loire, France?

You can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Clion via Paris Est, Gare de l'Est, Gare d'Austerlitz, Paris Austerlitz, and Chateauroux in around 7h 56m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Clion via Tours, Halte Routière, and Place des Halles in around 18h 24m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €340
Flights from Frankfurt to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €460
Flights from Frankfurt to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €440
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €290
Flights from Frankfurt to Nantes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€150 - €370
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Nantes via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
€150 - €370
Flights from Frankfurt to Bordeaux via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €390
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Limoges via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€23 - €150
Flights from Frankfurt to Poitiers via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €200
Chalair Aviation
Website
chalair.eu
Flights from Frankfurt to Limoges via Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Gulf Air Bahrain
Website
gulfair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Bordeaux via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€260 - €500
Train operators
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from Frankfurt to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Frankfurt to Strasbourg Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
delfi.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris l'Est
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€110 - €160
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris l'Est
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€100 - €140
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€100 - €120
1st Class
€110 - €140
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€45 - €55
1st Class
€45 - €55
Train from Strasbourg to St-Pierre-des-Corps
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€100 - €140
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€100 - €120
1st Class
€110 - €140
Train from Nantes to St Pierre Des Corps
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€40 - €50
1st Class
€40 - €50
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to St-Pierre-des-Corps
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €75
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€60 - €70
1st Class
€60 - €75
Train from Poitiers to St-Pierre-des-Corps
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€32 - €37
1st Class
€26 - €32
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Austerlitz to Chateauroux
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €65
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€30 - €45
Rail 1st Class
€40 - €65
Train from Tours to Loches
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€7 - €21
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€7 - €11
Rail 1st Class
€14 - €21
Train from Nantes to St Pierre Des Corps
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€24 - €50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€24 - €35
Rail 1st Class
€30 - €50
Train from St Pierre Des Corps to St Aignan Noyers
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€8 - €12
Rail 1st Class
€15 - €22
Train from Limoges Benedictins to Chateauroux
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€18 - €40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€18 - €27
Rail 1st Class
€27 - €40
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Nantes to St-Pierre-des-Corps
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€55 - €110
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from St-Pierre-des-Corps to St-Aignan-Noyers
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€21 - €40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Frankfurt to Tours
Ave. Duration
15h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Rémi
Phone
+33 2 38 70 30 30
Website
remi-centrevaldeloire.fr
Bus from Halte Routière to Place des Halles
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€3
Website
Rémi
Bus from Halte Routière to Mairie
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€3
Website
Rémi
Bus from Châteauroux Gare Routière to Arpheuilles Eglise
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€3
Website
Rémi
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt central train station to Tours
Ave. Duration
15h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Other operators
Taxi from St-Aignan-Noyers to Clion
Ave. Duration
45 min
Estimated price
€100 - €130
Taxi Pierre
Phone
+33 2 54 88 08 80
Taxi Francvillois
Phone
+33 9 70 35 06 25
Website
taxi-francvillois.fr

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs €3 - €5.

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