There are 9 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Osnabrück by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train via Duisburg  •  4h 1m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Duisburg Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf Ic / ...

52€ - 154€

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Rideshare  •  3h 39m

  1. Take the rideshare from Frankfurt to Osnabrück 321.5 km

14€ - 20€

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Train  •  4h 39m

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

75€ - 110€

Bus  •  5h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Osnabrück N17 / ...

18€ - 23€

Drive  •  2h 58m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Osnabrück 324.8 km

35€ - 60€

Fly to Muenster  •  3h 46m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Muenster (FMO) FRA - FMO

68€ - 244€

Fly to Bremen, train  •  3h 46m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Bremen (BRE) FRA - BRE
  2. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf

65€ - 319€

Fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  4h 31m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Dusseldorf (DUS) FRA - DUS
  2. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf

76€ - 369€

Fly to Hannover, train  •  4h 38m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Hannover (HAJ) FRA - HAJ
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf

96€ - 314€

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Osnabrück is to rideshare which costs 14€ - 20€ and takes 3h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Osnabrück is to drive which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 2h 58m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station station and arriving at Osnabrück. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 25m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Osnabrueck Hbf. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 39m.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Osnabrück is 244 km. The road distance is 324.8 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Osnabrück without a car is to train via Duisburg which takes 4h 1m and costs 50€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 4h 1m to get from Frankfurt am Main to Osnabrück, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Osnabrück bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Osnabrück train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf station.

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

You can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Osnabrück via Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Regionalbf, Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf, and Duisburg Hbf in around 4h 1m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Osnabrück hourly. Tickets cost 18€ - 23€ and the journey takes 5h 25m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Muenster
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 270€
Flights from Frankfurt to Bremen
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 360€
Flights from Frankfurt to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 310€
Flights from Frankfurt to Hannover
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 320€
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bremen Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hannover Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 24m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
80€ - 110€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 28€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Duisburg, Duisburg central station to Osnabrück, Osnabrück central station
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station to Osnabrück, Osnabrück central station
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
Flixtrain
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 85€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50€ - 100€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bremen Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
17€ - 24€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Hannover Hbf to Osnabruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
15€ - 40€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
15€ - 22€
1st Class
26€ - 40€
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Osnabrück
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 23€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Frankfurt to Osnabrück
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Osnabrück is to train via Duisburg which takes 4h 1m and costs 50€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 18€ - 23€ and takes 5h 25m, you could also fly, which costs 65€ - 250€ and takes 3h 46m.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Muenster Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Osnabrück is 325 km. It takes approximately 2h 58m to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Osnabrück.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Muenster Airport.

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Book your Frankfurt am Main to Osnabrück train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Frankfurt am Main to Osnabrück bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 195+ hotels available in Osnabrück. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Frankfurt am Main and Osnabrück. 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 line 35802 train which takes 16 min and costs 3€ - 5€.

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