There are 10 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Kiel by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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 via Hamburg Dammtor  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Ice
  2. Re / ...

$102 - $171

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 15 min

  1. N33

$35 - $60

8 alternative options

Train  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Ic / ...

$150 - $220

Bus, train  •  8 h 24 min

  1. Re / ...

$58 - $118

Rideshare  •  6 h 50 min

  1. 367.2 miles

$36

Drive  •  5 h 28 min

  1. 369.9 miles

$75 - $120

Fly Frankfurt to Hamburg, train  •  4 h 6 min

  1. FRA - HAM

$80 - $317

Fly Frankfurt to Bremen, train  •  5 h 18 min

  1. FRA - BRE

$132 - $370

Train to Mannheim, fly to Hamburg, train  •  5 h 9 min

  1. MHG - HAM

$213 - $478

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to Hamburg, train  •  4 h 58 min

  1. CGN - HAM

$90 - $248

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

You can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Kiel via Hamburg Dammtor in around 4 h 52 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Kiel twice daily. Tickets cost $35 - $60 and the journey takes 8 h 15 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Frankfurt to Hamburg via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $3,300
Flights from Frankfurt to Bremen
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $280
MHS Aviation GmbH
Website
mhs-aviation.de
Flights from Mannheim to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $380
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Hamburg via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $3,300
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Dammtor to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
8 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$150 - $220
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Köln/Bonn Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Hamburg Dammtor to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
hvv.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
hvv.de
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $26
1st Class
$38 - $40
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Kiel
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Frankfurt Hbf to Hamburg ZOB
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
eurolines.de
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Frankfurt to Kiel
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$36
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Kiel is 478 km. The road distance is 592 km.

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Kiel is to rideshare which costs 31€ and takes 6 h 50 min.

The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Kiel is to fly and train which takes 4 h 6 min and costs 65€ - 270€.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Kiel Hbf. Services depart every four hours, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 8 h 14 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station and arriving at Kiel. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 15 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 52 min to get from Frankfurt am Main to Kiel, including transfers.