There are 8 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Ingolstadt by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Ingolstadt Hbf Ice

$65 - $95

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Bus  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Ingolstadt, Ingolstadt Nordbahnhof 128

$18 - $30

6 alternative options

Train via Nürnberg Hbf  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Ingolstadt Hbf Ice / ...

$75 - $111

Bus, train  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt am Main to Nuremberg
  2. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Ingolstadt Nord Re

$60 - $99

Rideshare  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Frankfurt to Ingolstadt 202.3 miles

$18 - $23

Drive  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Ingolstadt 198.7 miles

$40 - $65

Fly to Nuremberg, train  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Nuremberg (NUE) FRA - NUE
  2. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Ingolstadt Hbf

$113 - $239

Fly to Munich, train  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Munich (MUC) FRA - MUC
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Ingolstadt Hbf

$118 - $274

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Ingolstadt is to rideshare which costs 15€ - 19€ and takes 3 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Ingolstadt is to train which costs 55€ - 85€ and takes 2 h 38 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station station and arriving at Ingolstadt, Ingolstadt Nordbahnhof. Services depart once daily, and operate Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 5 h 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Ingolstadt Hbf. Services depart five times a day, and operate Saturday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 38 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Ingolstadt is 249 km. The road distance is 318 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Ingolstadt without a car is to train which takes 2 h 38 min and costs 55€ - 85€.

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The train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Ingolstadt Hbf takes 2 h 38 min including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Frankfurt am Main to Ingolstadt bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Ingolstadt 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 Ingolstadt is to train which takes 2 h 38 min and costs 55€ - 85€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 15€ - 26€ and takes 5 h 5 min.

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  • Distance: 155.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 38 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Frankfurt am Main to Ingolstadt 5 times a day. Tickets cost $65 - $95 and the journey takes 2 h 38 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Ingolstadt once daily. Tickets cost $18 - $30 and the journey takes 5 h 5 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $300
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $5,500
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $5,500
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $4,500
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 Ingolstadt Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Ingolstadt Hbf
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Ingolstadt Nord
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Ingolstadt Hbf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
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 Ingolstadt, Ingolstadt Nordbahnhof
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Frankfurt am Main to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
eurolines.de
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Frankfurt to Ingolstadt
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
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blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Nuremberg Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Frankfurt am Main to Ingolstadt bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Ingolstadt, Ingolstadt Nordbahnhof station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Ingolstadt is 318 km. It takes approximately 2 h 58 min to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Ingolstadt.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Nuremberg Airport.

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Book your Frankfurt am Main to Ingolstadt bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 118+ hotels available in Ingolstadt. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Frankfurt am Main and Ingolstadt. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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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 9€ - 14€.

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