There are 11 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Italy by plane, bus, train, night bus, night train 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

Fly to Milan Linate  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Milan Linate (LIN) FRA - LIN

$87 - $299

Cheapest option

Bus  •  20 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Rome N77

$80 - $129

9 alternative options

Fly to Bologna  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Bologna (BLQ) FRA - BLQ

$88 - $332

Fly to Florence  •  4 h

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Florence (FLR) FRA - FLR

$97 - $363

Fly to Milan Malpensa  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) FRA - MXP

$98 - $272

Fly to Turin, line 11 bus  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Turin (TRN) FRA - TRN
  2. Take the line 11 bus from Fermata 3016 - DORA GTT to Fermata 246 - BERTOLA

$100 - $320

Fly to Genoa  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Genoa (GOA) FRA - GOA

$142 - $570

Train  •  11 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale Ec
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini Fr

$215 - $366

Bus, night bus  •  22 h

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Karlsruhe
  2. Take the night bus from Karlsruhe to Strasbourg
  3. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Roma

$121 - $185

Train, night train  •  17 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to München Hbf Ice
  2. Take the night train from Muenchen Hbf to Roma Termini En

$158 - $277

Drive  •  11 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Rome 781.4 miles

$180 - $280

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

Lufthansa and Alitalia fly from Frankfurt am Main to Milan every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Rome via Basel SBB, Milano Centrale, Roma Termini, and Termini in around 11 h 28 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $310
Flights from Frankfurt to Florence
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $340
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Frankfurt to Turin
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Frankfurt to Turin via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to Genoa
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Genoa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Frankfurt to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Malpensa via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,400
Flights from Frankfurt to Turin
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Frankfurt to Turin via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$1,700 - $3,400
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Roma Termini Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Night train from Muenchen Hbf to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
13 h 12 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $160
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$130 - $160
Bus operators
5T Torino
Email
info@5t.torino.it
Website
5t.torino.it
Bus from Fermata 3016 - DORA GTT to Fermata 246 - BERTOLA
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
5t.torino.it
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Rome
Ave. Duration
20 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Frankfurt to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus
Night bus from Karlsruhe to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Strasbourg to Roma
Ave. Duration
16 h 42 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Italy is 886 km. The road distance is 1250 km.

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Italy is to bus which costs 65€ - 110€ and takes 20 h 32 min.

The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Italy is to fly which takes 3 h 51 min and costs 70€ - 260€.

No, there is no direct bus from Frankfurt am Main to Italy. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station and arriving at P.Le Tiburtino via Staz.Ne Tiburtina. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 32 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 51 min to get from Frankfurt am Main to Italy, including transfers.