How to get from Kiel to Frankfurt am Main

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Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 47 min

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

$110 - $170

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Kiel to Frankfurt 367.7 miles

$28 - $40

7 alternative options

Train via Hamburg Dammtor  •  5 h 30 min

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

$94 - $170

Bus  •  8 h 15 min

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

$35 - $60

Train, bus  •  9 h 15 min

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

$54 - $116

Drive  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Kiel to Frankfurt am Main 370 miles

$75 - $120

Bus to Hamburg, fly to Frankfurt  •  4 h 4 min

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

$76 - $275

Train, train to Bremen, fly to Frankfurt  •  5 h 26 min

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

$126 - $367

Bus to Hamburg, fly to Mannheim, train  •  5 h 16 min

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

$209 - $438

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 once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $60 and the journey takes 8 h 15 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 Bremen to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
MHS Aviation GmbH
Website
mhs-aviation.de
Flights from Hamburg to Mannheim
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $490
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
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 Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Dammtor to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
hvv.de
Train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
hvv.de
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $26
1st Class
$37 - $39
Bus operators
FlixBus
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 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Kiel to Hamburg, Hamburg Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
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
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Kiel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

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

The cheapest way to get from Kiel to Frankfurt am Main is to rideshare which costs 24€ - 35€ and takes 6 h 25 min.

The quickest way to get from Kiel to Frankfurt am Main is to bus and fly which takes 4 h 4 min and costs 65€ - 240€.

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

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kiel and arriving at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 15 min.

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