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There are 5 ways to get from Leverkusen to Frankfurt am Main by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  1h 39m

  1. Take the train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...

22€ - 80€

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Bus  •  2h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Leverkusen to Frankfurt central train station 268 / ...

12€ - 15€

3 alternative options

Train via Koblenz  •  4h 25m

  1. Take the train from Leverkusen Mitte to Koblenz Stadtmitte Re5 / ...
  2. Take the train from Koblenz Stadtmitte to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Re

Drive  •  1h 44m

  1. Drive from Leverkusen to Frankfurt am Main 196.2 km

21€ - 35€

Train, fly  •  2h 49m

  1. Take the train from Leverkusen Mitte to D-Flughafen Bf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Frankfurt (FRA) DUS - FRA

97€ - 216€

Leverkusen to Frankfurt am Main by buses

The bus journey time between Leverkusen and Frankfurt am Main is around 2h 55m and covers a distance of around 203 km. The fastest bus normally takes 2h 50m. Operated by FlixBus, the Leverkusen to Frankfurt am Main bus service departs from Leverkusen and arrives in Frankfurt central train station. Typically six buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
2h 55m
Fastest bus time:
2h 50m
Buses per week:
6
Cheapest price:
12€
Carbon emissions:
25 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
10:35
Last bus departs at:
11:25

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Leverkusen to Frankfurt am Main bus schedules

Leverkusen → Frankfurt am Main
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Leverkusen to Frankfurt am Main is to bus which costs 12€ - 15€ and takes 2h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Leverkusen to Frankfurt am Main is to train which costs 22€ - 80€ and takes 1h 39m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Leverkusen and arriving at Frankfurt central train station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Leverkusen to Frankfurt am Main. However, there are services departing from Leverkusen Mitte and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf via Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 39m.

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The distance between Leverkusen and Frankfurt am Main is 157 km. The road distance is 196.2 km.

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The best way to get from Leverkusen to Frankfurt am Main without a car is to train which takes 1h 39m and costs 22€ - 80€.

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It takes approximately 1h 39m to get from Leverkusen to Frankfurt am Main, including transfers.

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

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Leverkusen to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 station.

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The best way to get from Leverkusen to Frankfurt am Main is to train which takes 1h 39m and costs 22€ - 80€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 12€ - 15€ and takes 2h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Leverkusen to Frankfurt am Main.
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  • Distance: 157.3 km
  • Duration: 1h 39m

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

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf hourly. Tickets cost 35€ - 55€ and the journey takes 1h 4m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Leverkusen to Frankfurt central train station twice daily. Tickets cost 12€ - 15€ and the journey takes 2h 45m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 290€
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 Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 45€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
19€ - 27€
1st Class
30€ - 45€
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 Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Leverkusen Mitte to Koblenz Stadtmitte
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
22€ - 28€
Website
National Express Rail
Train from Leverkusen Mitte to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
National Express Rail
VIAS Rail GmbH
Phone
069 450099650
Email
Kundenservice-Linie10@vias-online.de
Website
vias-online.de
Train from Koblenz Stadtmitte to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
VIAS Rail GmbH
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Leverkusen Mitte to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Leverkusen Mitte to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Leverkusen Mitte to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Leverkusen to Frankfurt central train station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Dusseldorf Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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

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Leverkusen to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Leverkusen to Frankfurt am Main is 196 km. It takes approximately 1h 44m to drive from Leverkusen to Frankfurt am Main.

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