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There are 11 ways to get from Kiel to Frankfurt am Main by train, car, bus, rideshare, shuttle or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Kiel Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ic / ...

$110 - $170

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Rideshare  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Kiel to Frankfurt 367.7 miles

$27 - $40

9 alternative options

Train via Hamburg Hbf  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Re70
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...

$99 - $145

Train via Hannover Hbf  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...

$104 - $160

Drive, train  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Kiel to Hamburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Göttingen Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Göttingen to Frankfurt(Main)Süd Ice / ...

$83 - $173

Bus  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Kiel to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station N33 / ...

$30 - $60

Train, bus  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Re70
  2. Take the bus from Hamburg ZOB to Frankfurt Hbf

$54 - $80

Drive  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Kiel to Frankfurt am Main 370 miles

$75 - $120

Shuttle to Hamburg, fly to Frankfurt  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Kiel to Hamburg Airport
  2. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Frankfurt (FRA) HAM - FRA

$74 - $265

Shuttle to Hamburg, fly to Mannheim, train  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Kiel to Hamburg Airport
  2. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Mannheim (MHG) HAM - MHG
  3. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf

$204 - $426

Train, train to Bremen, fly to Frankfurt  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Dammtor to Bremen Hbf
  3. Fly from Bremen (BRE) to Frankfurt (FRA) BRE - FRA

$134 - $346

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The cheapest way to get from Kiel to Frankfurt am Main is to rideshare which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 6 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kiel to Frankfurt am Main is to shuttle and fly which costs 60€ - 230€ and takes 4 h 6 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kiel and arriving at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Kiel Hbf and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 47 min.

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The distance between Kiel and Frankfurt am Main is 478 km. The road distance is 592 km.

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The best way to get from Kiel to Frankfurt am Main without a car is to train which takes 4 h 47 min and costs 100€ - 150€.

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The train from Kiel Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf takes 4 h 47 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Kiel to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Kiel station.

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

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The best way to get from Kiel to Frankfurt am Main is to train which takes 4 h 47 min and costs 100€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 29€ - 50€ and takes 8 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Kiel to Frankfurt am Main.
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  • Distance: 298.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 47 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Kiel to Frankfurt am Main every 4 hours. Tickets cost $110 - $170 and the journey takes 4 h 47 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Kiel to Frankfurt am Main twice daily. Tickets cost $30 - $60 and the journey takes 8 h 10 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Hamburg to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Hamburg to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Bremen to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Hamburg to Mannheim
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
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 Kiel Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Göttingen
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Train from Göttingen to Frankfurt(Main)Süd
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
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 Hamburg Dammtor to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
hvv.de
Train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
hvv.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Göttingen to Frankfurt, Frankfurt Süd station
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
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
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 Kiel to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Hamburg ZOB to Frankfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
eurolines.de
Autokraft DB
Phone
0431/38671024
Website
bahn.de
Shuttle from Kiel to Hamburg Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
bahn.de
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Kiel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Hamburg Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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

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Kiel 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 Kiel to Frankfurt am Main is 592 km. It takes approximately 5 h 32 min to drive from Kiel to Frankfurt am Main.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Hamburg Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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Book your Kiel to Frankfurt am Main train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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

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There are 680+ hotels available in Frankfurt am Main. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Kiel 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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The best way to get from Kiel to Hamburg Airport is to shuttle which takes 1 h 30 min and costs .

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