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Train  •  2h 6m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Tübingen Hbf Ire / ...

€30 - €127

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Bus and ferry, bus  •  4h 43m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Frankfurt am Main to Stuttgart Airport
  2. Take the bus from Flughafen/Messe to Tübingen, Stadtgraben,Tübingen 828

€8 - €16

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Bus via Flughafen/Messe  •  4h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt central train station to Stuttgart Airport Busterminal N77 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Flughafen/Messe to Tübingen, Stadtgraben,Tübingen 828

€13 - €30

Bus  •  4h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt central train station to Tübingen central train station 198

€15 - €19

Drive  •  2h 9m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Tübingen 226.9 km

€24 - €40

Fly  •  3h 19m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Stuttgart (STR) FRA - STR

€74 - €280

Frankfurt am Main to Tübingen by train

The train journey time between Frankfurt am Main and Tübingen is around 2h 42m and covers a distance of around 255 km. The fastest train normally takes 2h 11m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Intercity, Deutsche Bahn Eurocity and others, the Frankfurt am Main to Tübingen train service departs from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arrives in Tübingen Hbf. Typically 152 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
2h 42m
Fastest train time:
2h 11m
Trains per week:
152
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
13 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:07
Last train departs at:
21:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frankfurt am Main to Tübingen train schedules

Trains departing Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Frankfurt am Main → Tübingen
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Tübingen is 116 117.

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The social distance requirement in Tübingen is 1.5 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Tübingen is to bus and ferry and bus which costs €8 - €16 and takes 4h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Tübingen is to train which costs €30 - €130 and takes 2h 6m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt central train station station and arriving at Tübingen central train station station. Services depart six times a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 4h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Tübingen. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Tübingen Hbf via Stuttgart Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 6m.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Tübingen is 179 km. The road distance is 226.9 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Tübingen without a car is to train which takes 2h 6m and costs €30 - €130.

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It takes approximately 2h 6m to get from Frankfurt am Main to Tübingen, including transfers.

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

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Frankfurt am Main to Tübingen 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 Tübingen is to train which takes 2h 6m and costs €30 - €130. Alternatively, you can bus via Flughafen/Messe, which costs €13 - €30 and takes 4h 34m, you could also fly, which costs €70 - €280 and takes 3h 19m.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt am Main to Tübingen.
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  • Distance: 179.1 km
  • Duration: 2h 6m

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

You can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Tübingen via Stuttgart Hbf in around 2h 6m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Tübingen via Flughafen/Messe in around 4h 34m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €350
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 Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €55
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 Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Tuebingen Hbf
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€22 - €30
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 Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Railjet
DB ZugBus RAB GmbH
Website
zugbus-rab.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Tübingen Hbf
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
DB ZugBus RAB
Schedules at
SBB
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Tübingen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Tuebingen Hbf
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Abellio
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 Stuttgart Hbf to Tuebingen Hbf
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €17
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Stuttgart Airport Busterminal
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Frankfurt central train station to Tübingen central train station
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€15 - €19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Nomago
Phone
+386 1 431 77 00
Email
info@nomago.si
Website
nomago.si
Bus from Frankfurt StuttgarterStrasse to Stuttgart Airport Bus Terminal SAB
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €24
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Nomago
Economy
€12 - €17
Premium
€15 - €21
Family&friends
€17 - €24
Bahn DE
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Bus from Flughafen/Messe to Tübingen, Stadtgraben,Tübingen
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3 - €6
Website
Bahn DE
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Bus from Echterdingen Flughafen/Messe to Tübingen Stadtgraben
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€2
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Frankfurt am Main to Stuttgart Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Stuttgart Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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

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Frankfurt am Main to Tübingen train services, operated by DB ZugBus RAB GmbH, arrive at Tübingen Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Tübingen is 227 km. It takes approximately 2h 9m to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Tübingen.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Stuttgart Airport.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to line 35880 train which takes 15 min and costs €3 - €5.

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