There are 6 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Paderborn 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  •  3 h 20 min

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

$63 - $90

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Paderborn, Paderborn Maspernplatz 110 / ...

$13 - $23

4 alternative options

Rideshare  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Frankfurt to Paderborn 166.9 miles

$14 - $18

Drive  •  2 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Paderborn 169.7 miles

$35 - $55

Fly to Paderborn, train  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Paderborn (PAD) FRA - PAD
  2. Take the train from Salzkotten to Paderborn Hbf

$117 - $239

Fly to Muenster, train  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Muenster (FMO) FRA - FMO
  2. Take the train from Greven to Hamm(Westf)
  3. Take the train from Hamm(Westf) to Paderborn Hbf

$135 - $331

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

You can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Paderborn via Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe in around 3 h 20 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Paderborn twice daily. Tickets cost $13 - $23 and the journey takes 4 h 15 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Paderborn
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Flights from Frankfurt to Muenster
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $410
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
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
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Paderborn Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
bahn.de
Train from Greven to Hamm(Westf)
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
bahn.de
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Salzkotten to Paderborn Hbf
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Hamm(Westf) to Paderborn Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
eurobahn.de
National Express Rail
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Greven Bf to Hamm
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.de
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Paderborn, Paderborn Maspernplatz
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Frankfurt to Paderborn
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Paderborn is 178 km. The road distance is 272 km.

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Paderborn is to rideshare which costs 12€ - 15€ and takes 2 h 59 min.

The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Paderborn is to drive which takes 2 h 24 min and costs 30€ - 45€.

No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Paderborn. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Paderborn Hbf via Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 20 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station and arriving at Paderborn, Paderborn Maspernplatz. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 15 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 20 min to get from Frankfurt am Main to Paderborn, including transfers.