There are 4 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Ilmenau by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Ice

$65 - $92

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 5 min

  1. 068 / ...
  2. 215

$13 - $27

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  4 h 45 min

$31 - $50

Drive  •  2 h 25 min

  1. 167.8 miles

$35 - $55

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

You can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Ilmenau via Erfurt Hbf in around 3 h 38 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Ilmenau via Würzburg in around 5 h 5 min.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Ilmenau
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Deinbus
Phone
+49 069/17 53 73 200
Email
info@deinbus.de
Website
deinbus.de
Bus from Hauptbahnhof/Karlstraße, Frankfurt am Main to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $24
Schedules at
deinbus.de
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Würzburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Würzburg to Ilmenau
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Frankfurt nad Mohanem, Hbf. Südseite, Pforzheimer Straße to Würzburg, Bismarckstrasse
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
regiojet.sk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Ilmenau is 170 km. The road distance is 269 km.

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Ilmenau is to bus which costs 11€ - 23€ and takes 5 h 5 min.

The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Ilmenau is to drive which takes 2 h 25 min and costs 30€ - 45€.

No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Ilmenau. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Ilmenau via Erfurt Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 38 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Frankfurt am Main to Ilmenau. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station and arriving at Ilmenau via Würzburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 5 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 38 min to get from Frankfurt am Main to Ilmenau, including transfers.