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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 Cologne  •  3h 48m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf Ic / ...

44€ - 154€

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Rideshare  •  3h 39m

  1. Take the rideshare from Frankfurt to Osnabrück 350.4 km

15€ - 20€

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Train  •  4h 37m

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

75€ - 110€

Bus, train  •  7h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt HBF. AREA B Mannheimer Str. to Dortmund central bus station K1958a / ...
  2. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf Ice / ...

54€ - 112€

Drive  •  2h 54m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Osnabrück 353.9 km

35€ - 55€

Fly to Bremen, train  •  3h 29m

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

66€ - 309€

Fly to Muenster  •  3h 45m

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

113€ - 314€

Fly to Hannover, train  •  4h 18m

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

137€ - 354€

Fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  4h 39m

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

115€ - 338€

Frankfurt am Main to Osnabrück by train

The train journey time between Frankfurt am Main and Osnabrück is around 4h 48m and covers a distance of around 418 km. The fastest train normally takes 4h 37m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and Deutsche Bahn Intercity, the Frankfurt am Main to Osnabrück train service departs from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arrives in Osnabrueck Hbf. Typically 63 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Frankfurt am Main to Osnabrück train schedules

Frankfurt am Main → Osnabrück
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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Osnabrück is to rideshare which costs 15€ - 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€ - 55€ and takes 2h 54m.

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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 37m.

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It is 244 km from Frankfurt am Main to Osnabrück. It is approximately 353.9 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Osnabrück without a car is to train via Cologne which takes 3h 48m and costs 40€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 3h 48m to get from Frankfurt am Main to Osnabrück, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Osnabrück is to train via Cologne which takes 3h 48m and costs 40€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 110€ - 320€ and takes 3h 45m.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Bremen Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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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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  • Distance: 243.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 48m

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

You can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Osnabrück via Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12, Koeln Messe/Deutz, and Koeln Hbf in around 3h 48m. Alternatively, Lufthansa flies from Frankfurt am Main to Osnabrück once daily.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Bremen
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 250€
Flights from Frankfurt to Muenster
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 310€
Flights from Frankfurt to Hannover
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 330€
Flights from Frankfurt to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 310€
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(Main)Hbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bremen Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hannover Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
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 Dortmund Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
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 Hannover Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
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(Main)Hbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
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 Koeln Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
60€ - 110€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 60€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 90€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne central station to Osnabrück central station
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
12€ - 16€
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Bremen central station to Osnabrück central station
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Düsseldorf central station to Osnabrück central station
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
Website
Flixtrain
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
16€ - 22€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
17€ - 24€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
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 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
NordWestBahn
Phone
01806 / 600161
Email
dialog@nordwestbahn.de
Website
nordwestbahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
nordwestbahn.de
WestfalenBahn GmbH
Phone
+49 521 55777755
Email
info@westfalenbahn.de
Website
westfalenbahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
WestfalenBahn GmbH
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt HBF. AREA B Mannheimer Str. to Dortmund central bus station
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
17€ - 21€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Frankfurt Main Central Train Station to Dortmund Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Karat-S
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Frankfurt to Osnabrück
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 20€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Osnabrück is 354 km. It takes approximately 2h 54m to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Osnabrück.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Bremen Airport.

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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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