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There are 5 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Saarbrücken by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train via Mannheim  •  2h 52m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf Re / ...

31€ - 119€

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Rideshare  •  2h 10m

  1. Take the rideshare from Frankfurt to Saarbrücken 191.8 km

5€ - 13€

3 alternative options

Bus  •  2h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt central train station to Saarbrücken bus station N1305 / ...

10€ - 16€

Train  •  3h 2m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf Re / ...

40€ - 60€

Drive  •  1h 38m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Saarbrücken 184.7 km

20€ - 29€

Frankfurt am Main → Saarbrücken
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The most affordable way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Saarbrücken is to rideshare, which costs 5€ - 13€ and takes 2h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Saarbrücken is to drive which costs 20€ - 29€ and takes 1h 38m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt central train station station and arriving at Saarbrücken bus station station. Services depart four times a week, and operate Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 2h 55m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Saarbruecken Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 2m.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Saarbrücken is 155 km. The road distance is 184.7 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Saarbrücken without a car is to train via Mannheim which takes 2h 52m and costs 30€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 2h 52m to get from Frankfurt am Main to Saarbrücken, including transfers.

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

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Frankfurt am Main to Saarbrücken 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 Saarbrücken is to train via Mannheim which takes 2h 52m and costs 30€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 10€ - 16€ and takes 2h 55m.

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  • Distance: 155.4 km
  • Duration: 2h 52m

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

You can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Saarbrücken via Mannheim Hbf in around 2h 52m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt central train station to Saarbrücken bus station 4 times a week. Tickets cost 12€ - 16€ and the journey takes 2h 55m. Blablabus also services this route 4 times a week.

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 Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
22€ - 30€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 30€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
29€ - 34€
1st Class
23€ - 27€
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
35€ - 41€
1st Class
31€ - 37€
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
40€ - 55€
1st Class
40€ - 50€
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 Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
15€ - 23€
Website
Railjet
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
18€ - 25€
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 Mannheim Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
22€ - 30€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Die Länderbahn
Phone
0 89 54 888 97 - 25
Email
info@laenderbahn.com
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
Die Länderbahn
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 central train station to Saarbrücken bus station
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
12€ - 16€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Frankfurt - Main station to Saarbrücken
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
Blablabus
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 Saarbrücken
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
5€ - 13€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Saarbrücken is 185 km. It takes approximately 1h 38m to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Saarbrücken.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Frankfurt am Main and Saarbrücken. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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