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There are 6 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Detmold by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Fulda  •  4h 8m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Fulda Ice
  2. Take the train from Fulda to Altenbeken Ice

$69 - $102

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Bus  •  7h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Bielefeld 110 / ...

$18 - $30

4 alternative options

Train  •  5h 56m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Altenbeken Ice

$93 - $140

Drive  •  2h 46m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Detmold 179.6 miles

$35 - $55

Fly to Paderborn, train  •  3h 34m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Paderborn (PAD) FRA - PAD
  2. Take the train from Paderborn Hauptbahnhof to Detmold

$134 - $261

Fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  5h 55m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Dusseldorf (DUS) FRA - DUS
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Bielefeld Hbf

$119 - $328

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Detmold is to bus which costs 15€ - 27€ and takes 7h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Detmold is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 2h 46m.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Detmold. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Detmold via Fulda and Altenbeken. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 8m.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Detmold is 203 km. The road distance is 287.4 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Detmold without a car is to train which takes 4h 8m and costs 60€ - 90€.

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It takes approximately 4h 8m to get from Frankfurt am Main to Detmold, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Detmold is to train which takes 4h 8m and costs 60€ - 90€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 15€ - 27€ and takes 7h 16m.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Paderborn Airport is the direct flight which takes 45m.

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Frankfurt am Main to Detmold train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Altenbeken station.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt am Main to Detmold.
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  • Distance: 127 miles
  • Duration: 4h 8m

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

You can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Detmold via Fulda and Altenbeken in around 4h 8m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Detmold twice daily. Tickets cost $16 - $27 and the journey takes 5h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Paderborn
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Flights from Frankfurt to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $320
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 Fulda
Ave. Duration
52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Fulda to Altenbeken
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Altenbeken
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Bielefeld Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Paderborn Hauptbahnhof to Detmold
Ave. Duration
39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
eurobahn.de
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Bielefeld Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
bahn.de
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 Bielefeld
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Detmold is 287 km. It takes approximately 2h 46m to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Detmold.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Paderborn Airport.

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There are 248+ hotels available in Detmold. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to train which takes 13m and costs 9€ - 14€.

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