There are 7 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Dessau by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Leipzig Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Dessau Hbf Ic

$95 - $135

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Bus, train  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Leipzig, Leipzig central station 012
  2. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf (tief) to Dessau Hbf S 2 / ...

$27 - $64

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Train, drive  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Süd to Göttingen Ice / ...
  2. Drive from Göttingen to Dessau

$46 - $122

Drive  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Dessau 268.5 miles

$55 - $85

Fly Frankfurt to Berlin Tegel, train  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) FRA - TXL
  2. Take the train from S Charlottenburg Bhf to Dessau, Hauptbahnhof

$61 - $216

Fly Frankfurt to Leipzig, train  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Leipzig (LEJ) FRA - LEJ
  2. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Dessau Hbf

$107 - $282

Train to Mannheim, fly to Berlin Tegel, train  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
  2. Fly from Mannheim (MHG) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) MHG - TXL
  3. Take the train from S Charlottenburg Bhf to Dessau, Hauptbahnhof

$169 - $686

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Dessau. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Dessau Hbf via Leipzig Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 35 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Dessau is 314 km. The road distance is 429.6 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Dessau without a car is to train which takes 4 h 35 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 35 min to get from Frankfurt am Main to Dessau, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Dessau train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Berlin Tegel Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Frankfurt am Main to Dessau train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Dessau Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Dessau is 430 km. It takes approximately 3 h 45 min to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Dessau.

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easyJet and Lufthansa offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Berlin Tegel Airport.

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  • Distance: 196.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 35 min

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Dessau, Germany?

You can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Dessau via Leipzig Hbf in around 4 h 35 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $280
Flights from Frankfurt to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Frankfurt to Leipzig via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $320
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $160
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Mannheim to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $430
MHS Aviation GmbH
Website
mhs-aviation.de
Flights from Mannheim to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Dessau Hbf
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
bahn.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Dessau Hbf
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Süd to Göttingen
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from S Charlottenburg Bhf to Dessau, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Süd station to Göttingen
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
BVG
Website
bvg.de
Train from Berlin Charlottenburg to Dessau Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
vbb.de
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $25
1st Class
$37 - $39
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Leipzig, Leipzig central station
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Deinbus
Phone
+49 069/17 53 73 200
Email
info@deinbus.de
Website
deinbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt am Main to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Schedules at
deinbus.de

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs .

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