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There are 5 ways to get from Kaiserslautern to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) by train, bus, car or towncar

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Train via Mannheim

  1. Take the train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Kaiserslautern central train station to Frankfurt Airport

Train

  1. Take the train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Bad Muenster A Stein
  2. Take the train from Bad Muenster A Stein to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Regionalbf

Drive

  1. Drive from Kaiserslautern to Frankfurt Airport (FRA)

Towncar

  1. Take a town car from Kaiserslautern to Frankfurt Airport

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The cheapest way to get from Kaiserslautern to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is to bus which costs €8 - €11 and takes 1h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Kaiserslautern to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is to drive which costs €11 - €18 and takes 56 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kaiserslautern central train station station and arriving at Frankfurt Airport. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 39m.

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No, there is no direct train from Kaiserslautern to Frankfurt Airport (FRA). However, there are services departing from Kaiserslautern Hbf and arriving at Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf via Mannheim Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 28m.

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The distance between Kaiserslautern and Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is 89 km. The road distance is 102.9 km.

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The best way to get from Kaiserslautern to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) without a car is to train via Mannheim which takes 1h 28m and costs €25 - €110.

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It takes approximately 1h 28m to get from Kaiserslautern to Frankfurt Airport (FRA), including transfers.

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Kaiserslautern to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Kaiserslautern central train station.

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Kaiserslautern to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, depart from Kaiserslautern Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Kaiserslautern to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is to train via Mannheim which takes 1h 28m and costs €25 - €110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €8 - €11 and takes 1h 39m.

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Map of how to get from Kaiserslautern to Frankfurt Airport (FRA).
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  • Distance: 88.8 km
  • Duration: 1h 28m

What companies run services between Kaiserslautern, Germany and Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany?

You can take a train from Kaiserslautern to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) via Mannheim Hbf in around 1h 28m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Kaiserslautern central train station to Frankfurt Airport once daily. Tickets cost €8 - €11 and the journey takes 1h 39m.

Train operators
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 Kaiserslautern Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Bad Muenster A Stein
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
DB Bus
Website
bahn.com
Train from Kaiserslautern, Hauptbahnhof to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
DB Bus
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 Kaiserslautern Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€21 - €29
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Süwex
Phone
0621 8301200
Website
suewex.de
Train from Kaiserslautern, Hbf to Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Süwex
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 Kaiserslautern Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€12 - €18
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 Kaiserslautern Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€21 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€27 - €32
1st Class
€21 - €25
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 Kaiserslautern Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €55
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 Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Railjet
vlexx
Phone
+49 6131 61012-11
Email
info@vlexx.de
Website
vlexx.de
Train from Kaiserslautern, Hbf to Bad Münster, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
vlexx
Train from Bad Münster, Bahnhof to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
vlexx
Die Länderbahn
Phone
0 89 54 888 97 - 25
Email
info@laenderbahn.com
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Bad Muenster A Stein
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Die Länderbahn
Train from Bad Muenster A Stein to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Regionalbf
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Kaiserslautern central train station to Frankfurt Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Kaiserslautern to Frankfurt Airport

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Kaiserslautern to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt Airport station.

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Kaiserslautern to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kaiserslautern to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is 103 km. It takes approximately 56 min to drive from Kaiserslautern to Frankfurt Airport (FRA).

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