There are 5 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Kassel by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  1 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe Ice / ...

$40 - $65

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Rideshare  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Frankfurt to Kassel 116.7 miles

$7 - $15

3 alternative options

Bus Eurolines DE  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt am Main to Kassel

$40 - $60

Bus FlixBus  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Kassel, Kassel Wilhelmshöhe N110 / ...

$10 - $18

Drive  •  1 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Kassel 118.6 miles

$24 - $40

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Kassel is to rideshare which costs 6€ - 13€ and takes 2 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Kassel is to train which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 1 h 21 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt am Main and arriving at Kassel. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 38 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe. Services depart hourly, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 21 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Kassel is 145 km. The road distance is 189.8 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Kassel without a car is to train which takes 1 h 21 min and costs 35€ - 55€.

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The train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe takes 1 h 21 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Frankfurt am Main to Kassel bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Frankfurt am Main station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Kassel 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 Kassel is to train which takes 1 h 21 min and costs 35€ - 55€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 2 h 38 min.

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  • Distance: 90.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 21 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Frankfurt am Main to Kassel hourly. Tickets cost $40 - $65 and the journey takes 1 h 21 min. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Kassel once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 2 h 38 min.

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 Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Frankfurt am Main to Kassel
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
eurolines.de
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 Kassel, Kassel Wilhelmshöhe
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Frankfurt to Kassel
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $15
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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