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

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Fly  •  4h 23m

  1. Fly from Gothenburg (GOT) to Frankfurt (FRA) GOT - FRA

43€ - 271€

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Train  •  13h 57m

  1. Take the train from Göteborg Centralstation to København H
  2. Take the train from København H to Hamburg Hbf Ic
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Goettingen Ice / ...
  4. Take the train from Goettingen to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...

172€ - 306€

Bus, train  •  17h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Göteborg Nils Ericssons Terminal to Köpenhamn Ingerslevsgade vid DGI-byn 600 / ...
  2. Take the train from Høje Taastrup to Hamburg Hbf
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...

118€ - 183€

Car ferry, train  •  20h 59m

  1. Take the car ferry from Gothenburg to Kiel
  2. Take the train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...

Bus  •  24h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Gothenburg Central Bus Station Nils Ericson to Dresden Bayrische Strasse Stockholm - Bucuresti
  2. Take the bus from Dresden central station to Frankfurt central train station N1305 / ...

117€ - 135€

Drive  •  11h 42m

  1. Drive from Gothenburg to Frankfurt am Main 1265.8 km

140€ - 220€

Gothenburg to Frankfurt am Main by train

The train journey time between Gothenburg and Frankfurt am Main is around 18h 50m and covers a distance of around 1330 km. The fastest train normally takes 14h 4m. Operated by Öresundståg, Danish Railways (DSB), Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and others, the Gothenburg to Frankfurt am Main train service departs from Göteborg Centralstation and arrives in Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Typically 19 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
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No, entry into Germany from Sweden is currently restricted.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Frankfurt am Main is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Frankfurt am Main is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Sweden from Germany.

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Last updated: 11 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Gothenburg to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which costs 430 kr - 2800 kr and takes 4h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Gothenburg to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which costs 430 kr - 2800 kr and takes 4h 23m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gothenburg station to Frankfurt am Main station. However, there are services departing from Gothenburg Central Bus Station Nils Ericson and arriving at Frankfurt central train station via Dresden central station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Gothenburg station to Frankfurt am Main. However, there are services departing from Göteborg Centralstation and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf via København H, Hamburg Hbf and Goettingen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 57m.

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The distance between Gothenburg and Frankfurt am Main is 871 km. The road distance is 1265.8 km.

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The best way to get from Gothenburg to Frankfurt am Main without a car is to train which takes 13h 57m and costs 1700 kr - 3100 kr.

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It takes approximately 4h 23m to get from Gothenburg to Frankfurt am Main, including transfers.

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Gothenburg to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by Comati PSG, depart from Gothenburg Central Bus Station Nils Ericson.

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Gothenburg to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Öresundståg, depart from Göteborg Centralstation.

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The best way to get from Gothenburg to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which takes 4h 23m and costs 430 kr - 2800 kr. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 1700 kr - 3100 kr and takes 13h 57m, you could also bus, which costs 1100 kr - 1400 kr and takes 24h 10m.

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  • Distance: 870.8 km
  • Duration: 4h 23m

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

Lufthansa and Scandinavian Airlines fly from Gothenburg to Frankfurt am Main every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Gothenburg to Frankfurt am Main via København H, Hamburg Hbf, and Goettingen in around 13h 57m.

Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Gothenburg to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 420€
Flights from Gothenburg to Frankfurt via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Gothenburg to Frankfurt via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
130€ - 650€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Gothenburg to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 420€
Train operators
Öresundståg
Phone
0771-77 77 11
Email
bokningssupporten@oresundstag.se
Website
oresundstag.se
Train from Göteborg Centralstation to København H
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Öresundståg
Danish Railways (DSB)
Phone
70 13 14 15
Website
dsb.dk
Train from København H to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
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 Hamburg Hbf to Goettingen
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Goettingen to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
85€ - 130€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
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 Hamburg Hbf to Goettingen
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Goettingen to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 85€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
90€ - 130€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 911 / 240 388 – 22
Email
info@bahntouristikexpress.de
Website
bahntouristikexpress.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Goettingen
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from Hamburg Hauptbahnhof to Göttingen
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
90€ - 110€
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Urlaubs-Express
Snälltåget
Phone
+46 771-26 00 00
Email
snalltaget@snalltaget.se
Website
snalltaget.se
Train from Høje Taastrup to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 46m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
19€ - 23€
Website
Snälltåget
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 Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
17€ - 25€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
HVV
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 Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
Vy Travel AB
Phone
+46 771 15 15 15
Email
info@tagkompaniet.se
Website
vy.se
Bus from Göteborg Nils Ericssons Terminal to Köpenhamn Ingerslevsgade vid DGI-byn
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
7€ - 20€
Website
Vy Travel AB
Comati PSG
Phone
0040 723 450 475
Email
info@comati-psg.ro
Website
comati-psg.ro
Bus from Gothenburg Central Bus Station Nils Ericson to Dresden Bayrische Strasse
Ave. Duration
17h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
90€ - 110€
Website
Comati PSG
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 Dresden central station to Frankfurt central train station
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
24€ - 29€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from Gothenburg Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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

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Gothenburg to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Gothenburg to Frankfurt am Main is 1266 km. It takes approximately 11h 42m to drive from Gothenburg to Frankfurt am Main.

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Lufthansa and Scandinavian Airlines offer flights from Gothenburg Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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There are 1069+ hotels available in Frankfurt am Main. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Gothenburg to Gothenburg Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs 45 kr - 60 kr.

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