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

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Train  •  2 h 19 min

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

$45 - $70

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Rideshare  •  1 h 48 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Heilbronn to Frankfurt 99.6 miles

$5 - $12

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Bus  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Heilbronn, Heilbronn central station to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station 198 / ...

$9 - $15

Train via Heidelberg Hbf  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Heilbronn Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf Re
  2. Take the train from Heidelberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ic / ...

$45 - $65

Drive  •  1 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Heilbronn to Frankfurt am Main 97.3 miles

$20 - $30

Train, fly  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Heilbronn Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Frankfurt (FRA) STR - FRA

$86 - $258

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Heilbronn, Heilbronn central station station and arriving at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Heilbronn to Frankfurt am Main. However, there are services departing from Heilbronn Hbf and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf via Mannheim Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 19 min.

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The distance between Heilbronn and Frankfurt am Main is 115 km. The road distance is 155.7 km.

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The best way to get from Heilbronn to Frankfurt am Main without a car is to train which takes 2 h 19 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 19 min to get from Heilbronn to Frankfurt am Main, including transfers.

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

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Heilbronn to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Heilbronn Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Heilbronn to Frankfurt am Main is to train which takes 2 h 19 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Stuttgart Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Heilbronn to Frankfurt am Main.
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  • Distance: 72 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 19 min

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

You can take a train from Heilbronn to Frankfurt am Main via Mannheim Hbf in around 2 h 19 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Heilbronn to Frankfurt am Main 3 times a day. Tickets cost $9 - $15 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
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 Heilbronn Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Heilbronn Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
bahn.de
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Heilbronn Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
bahn.de
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $26
1st Class
$38 - $40
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Heilbronn Hauptbahnhof to Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
vvs.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 Heilbronn, Heilbronn central station to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $15
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Heilbronn to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $12
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Heilbronn to Frankfurt am Main is 156 km. It takes approximately 1 h 26 min to drive from Heilbronn to Frankfurt am Main.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Stuttgart Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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

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There are 676+ hotels available in Frankfurt am Main. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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

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