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There are 6 ways to get from Hanover to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) by train, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  3h

  1. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...

60€ - 100€

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Night train  •  4h 40m

  1. Take the night train from Hannover Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Sued Nj

28€ - 50€

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Drive  •  3h 14m

  1. Drive from Hanover to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) 350.3 km

35€ - 55€

Fly from Hannover  •  2h 37m

  1. Fly from Hannover (HAJ) to Frankfurt (FRA) HAJ - FRA

135€ - 334€

Train to Bremen, fly  •  3h 32m

  1. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Bremen Hbf
  2. Fly from Bremen (BRE) to Frankfurt (FRA) BRE - FRA

77€ - 392€

Train to Hamburg, fly  •  4h 17m

  1. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  2. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Frankfurt (FRA) HAM - FRA

91€ - 386€

Hanover → Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level)
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The cheapest way to get from Hanover to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to night train which costs 28€ - 50€ and takes 4h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Hanover to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to fly which costs 130€ - 340€ and takes 2h 37m.

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

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The distance between Hanover and Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is 262 km. The road distance is 350.3 km.

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The best way to get from Hanover to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) without a car is to train which takes 3h and costs 60€ - 100€.

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The train from Hannover Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf takes 3h including transfers and departs hourly.

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Hanover to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Hannover Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Hanover to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to train which takes 3h and costs 60€ - 100€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 130€ - 340€ and takes 2h 37m.

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The quickest flight from Hannover Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Hanover to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from Hanover to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level).
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  • Distance: 262.5 km
  • Duration: 3h

What companies run services between Hanover, Germany and Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level), Germany?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Hannover Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf hourly. Tickets cost 60€ - 85€ and the journey takes 3h. Deutsche Bahn Intercity also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, Lufthansa flies from Hanover to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) twice daily.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Hannover to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 330€
Flights from Bremen to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 250€
Flights from Hamburg to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 340€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Hamburg to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 600€
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 Hannover Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hannover Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
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 Hannover Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
70€ - 100€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Nightjet
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 Hannover Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 28€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Bremen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
90€ - 110€
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Urlaubs-Express
Train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
90€ - 110€
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Urlaubs-Express
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 Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
metronom
Phone
+49 581 97164164
Email
presse@der-metronom.de
Website
der-metronom.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
metronom
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
29€ - 45€
Website
HVV
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 911 / 240 388 – 22
Email
info@bahntouristikexpress.de
Website
bahntouristikexpress.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH

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Yes, the driving distance between Hanover to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is 350 km. It takes approximately 3h 14m to drive from Hanover to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level).

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Lufthansa offers flights from Hannover Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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