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There are 6 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Paderborn by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train via Fulda  •  3h 27m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Fulda Ice
  2. Take the train from Fulda to Paderborn Hbf Ice

$67 - $103

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Bus  •  4h 15m

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

$13 - $23

4 alternative options

Train  •  4h 46m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Paderborn Hbf Ice

$86 - $136

Rideshare  •  2h 59m

  1. Take the rideshare from Frankfurt to Paderborn 166.9 miles

$14 - $17

Drive  •  2h 24m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Paderborn 169.7 miles

$35 - $55

Fly  •  2h 16m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Paderborn (PAD) FRA - PAD

$136 - $261

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

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Paderborn is to fly which costs 110€ - 230€ and takes 2h 16m.

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

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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 Fulda. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 27m.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Paderborn is 178 km. The road distance is 271.6 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Paderborn without a car is to train which takes 3h 27m and costs 55€ - 90€.

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It takes approximately 3h 27m to get from Frankfurt am Main to Paderborn, including transfers.

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

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Frankfurt am Main to Paderborn 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 Paderborn is to train which takes 3h 27m and costs 55€ - 90€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 11€ - 20€ and takes 4h 15m, you could also fly, which costs 110€ - 230€ and takes 2h 16m.

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  • Distance: 111.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 27m

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

You can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Paderborn via Fulda in around 3h 27m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Paderborn twice daily. Tickets cost $13 - $23 and the journey takes 4h 15m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Paderborn
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $350
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 Fulda
Ave. Duration
52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Fulda to Paderborn Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Paderborn Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
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 Paderborn, Paderborn Maspernplatz
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $23
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Frankfurt to Paderborn
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $17
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Paderborn Airport is the direct flight which takes 45m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Paderborn is 272 km. It takes approximately 2h 24m to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Paderborn.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Paderborn Airport.

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Book your Frankfurt am Main to Paderborn bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 136+ hotels available in Paderborn. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Frankfurt am Main and Paderborn. 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 train which takes 13m and costs 9€ - 14€.

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