There are 9 ways to get from Lisbon to Frankfurt am Main by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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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Fly to Frankfurt  •  5h 40m

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Frankfurt (FRA) LIS - FRA

77€ - 342€

Cheapest option

Fly to Cologne Bonn, train  •  7h 21m

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) LIS - CGN
  2. Take the train from Siegburg/Bonn to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf

54€ - 385€

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Fly to Stuttgart, train  •  7h 21m

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Stuttgart (STR) LIS - STR
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf

117€ - 418€

Fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  7h 39m

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Dusseldorf (DUS) LIS - DUS
  2. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf

85€ - 442€

Train, bus  •  22h 10m

  1. Take the train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Coimbra-B Ic
  2. Take the bus from Coimbra, Coimbra to Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean
  3. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Paris l'Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...

213€ - 339€

Bus  •  36h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon - 7 Rios to Frankfurt - Main station Lisbon - 7 Rios > Santarem > Torres Novas > Abrantes > Castelo Branco > Fundao > Covilha > Guarda > Vilar Formoso > Fuentes de Onoro - Portugal > Fuentes de Onoro - Espagne > Ciudad Rodrigo > Salamanca > Valladolid > Bilbao > Conex San Sebastian > San Sebastián > Biriatou - Spain > Biriatou - France > Bayonne > Bordeaux City Centre > Poitiers > Tours > Orléans > Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Reims > Metz > Thionville > Düdelingen - France > Düdelingen - Luxembourg > Luxembourg > Monpach - Luxembourg > Monpach - Allemagne > Mainz > Frankfurt - Main station

180€ - 260€

Bus, train  •  39h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Lisboa Estação do Oriente to Basel
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...

131€ - 331€

Night train, train  •  24h 6m

  1. Take the night train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Hendaye 310
  2. Take the train from Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 Tgv
  3. Take the train from Paris l'Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...

266€ - 380€

Drive  •  21h 19m

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Frankfurt am Main 2302.9 km

290€ - 430€

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The cheapest way to get from Lisbon to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which costs 75€ - 350€ and takes 5h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Lisbon to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which costs 75€ - 350€ and takes 5h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lisbon - 7 Rios and arriving at Frankfurt - Main station station. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 36h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lisbon to Frankfurt am Main. However, there are services departing from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf via Hendaye, Montparnasse-Bienvenue and Paris l'Est. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24h 6m.

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The distance between Lisbon and Frankfurt am Main is 1891 km. The road distance is 2302.9 km.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Frankfurt am Main without a car is to train and bus which takes 22h 10m and costs 210€ - 340€.

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It takes approximately 5h 40m to get from Lisbon to Frankfurt am Main, including transfers.

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Lisbon to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Lisbon - 7 Rios station.

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Lisbon to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia station.

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  • Distance: 1890.9 km
  • Duration: 5h 40m

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

Lufthansa, TAP Portugal and nine other airlines fly from Lisbon to Frankfurt am Main hourly. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Lisbon - 7 Rios to Frankfurt - Main station 3 times a week. Tickets cost 180€ - 260€ and the journey takes 36h 45m.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 470€
Flights from Lisbon to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 1500€
Flights from Lisbon to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 1500€
Flights from Lisbon to Cologne Bonn via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 400€
Flights from Lisbon to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 700€
Flights from Lisbon to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 950€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 470€
Flights from Lisbon to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 1500€
Flights from Lisbon to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 1500€
Flights from Lisbon to Cologne Bonn via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 400€
Flights from Lisbon to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 950€
Flights from Lisbon to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 950€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lisbon to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 500€
Flights from Lisbon to Stuttgart via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 350€
Flights from Lisbon to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 380€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lisbon to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 700€
Flights from Lisbon to Stuttgart via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 500€
Flights from Lisbon to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 600€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Lisbon to Frankfurt via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
230€ - 600€
Flights from Lisbon to Stuttgart via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
220€ - 430€
Flights from Lisbon to Cologne Bonn via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
200€ - 600€
Flights from Lisbon to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 360€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Lisbon to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 350€
Flights from Lisbon to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 600€
Flights from Lisbon to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 390€
Flights from Lisbon to Dusseldorf via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
85€ - 390€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Frankfurt via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Flights from Lisbon to Stuttgart via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
90€ - 300€
Flights from Lisbon to Dusseldorf via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 490€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Lisbon to Cologne Bonn via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 280€
Flights from Lisbon to Cologne Bonn via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 280€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Frankfurt via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 480€
Flights from Lisbon to Dusseldorf via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 480€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Lisbon to Stuttgart via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
180€ - 600€
Flights from Lisbon to Dusseldorf via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
180€ - 900€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Lisbon to Stuttgart via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
130€ - 400€
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 Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Siegburg/Bonn to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Paris l'Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
100€ - 140€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Sbb to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Basel Sbb to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
70€ - 100€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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 Siegburg/Bonn to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
17€ - 40€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
17€ - 24€
1st Class
29€ - 40€
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
21€ - 50€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
21€ - 29€
1st Class
35€ - 50€
Comboios De Portugal

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal that spans over 2700km, with trains split into three main types: regional, urban and intercity trains; international and domestic high-speed trains; and international night trains. Portugal's main stations are Santa Apolónia in Lisbon and Campanha in Porto – these connect to trains in Portugal's cities and international destinations. The Alfa Pendular, the fastest train in Portugal, is a popular travel choice, as it can run at a speed of up to 250 km/h. You can book train tickets up to 60 days in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Coimbra-B
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
15€ - 22€
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 Bordeaux St Jean to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
85€ - 110€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
85€ - 100€
1st Class
95€ - 110€
Train from Paris l'Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
90€ - 120€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
90€ - 110€
1st Class
100€ - 120€
Train from Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
110€ - 160€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 140€
1st Class
130€ - 160€
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Bordeaux St Jean to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
60€ - 90€
Rail 1st Class
80€ - 120€
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel Sbb to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
95€ - 170€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Basel Sbb to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
70€ - 170€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
70€ - 95€
1st Class
120€ - 170€
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
13h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60€ - 80€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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 Coimbra, Coimbra to Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Lisbon - 7 Rios to Frankfurt - Main station
Ave. Duration
36h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
180€ - 260€
Website
alsa.com
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Lisboa Estação do Oriente to Basel
Ave. Duration
35h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
100€ - 160€
Book at
eurolines.ch

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which takes 5h 40m and costs 75€ - 350€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 180€ - 260€ and takes 36h 45m.

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The quickest flight from Lisbon Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h.

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Lisbon to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Frankfurt - Main station.

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Frankfurt am Main is 1h ahead of Lisbon. It is currently 3:39 PM in Lisbon and 4:39 PM in Frankfurt am Main.

Lisbon 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 Lisbon to Frankfurt am Main is 2303 km. It takes approximately 21h 19m to drive from Lisbon to Frankfurt am Main.

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Iberia, Air France, Air Europa and four other airlines offer flights from Lisbon Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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Book your Lisbon to Frankfurt am Main bus tickets online with Omio and Busbud.

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There are 793+ hotels available in Frankfurt am Main. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Lisbon Airport is to shuttle which takes 16 min and costs 4€ - 7€.

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