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There are 5 ways to get from Mannheim to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) by train, bus, bus and ferry or car

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Train  •  36 min

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

13€ - 55€

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Bus and ferry  •  1h 20m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Mannheim to Frankfurt am Main

3€ - 4€

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Bus via Frankfurt central train station  •  1h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Mannheim central bus station to Frankfurt central train station N77 / ...

7€ - 18€

Bus  •  1h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Mannheim ZOB to Frankfurt am Main

35€ - 50€

Drive  •  46 min

  1. Drive from Mannheim to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) 81.4 km

8€ - 13€

Mannheim → Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level)
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The cheapest way to get from Mannheim to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to bus and ferry which costs 3€ - 4€ and takes 1h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Mannheim to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to train which costs 13€ - 55€ and takes 36 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Mannheim central bus station station and arriving at Frankfurt central train station station. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Mannheim Hbf and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 36 min.

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It is 70 km from Mannheim to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level). It is approximately 81.4 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Mannheim to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) without a car is to train which takes 36 min and costs 13€ - 55€.

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The train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf takes 36 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Mannheim to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Mannheim central bus station.

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Mannheim to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Mannheim Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Mannheim to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to train which takes 36 min and costs 13€ - 55€. Alternatively, you can bus via Frankfurt central train station, which costs 7€ - 18€ and takes 1h 16m.

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  • Distance: 70.1 km
  • Duration: 36 min

What companies run services between Mannheim, Germany and Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level), Germany?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf every 30 minutes. Tickets cost 22€ - 30€ and the journey takes 36 min. Seven other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Mannheim central bus station to Frankfurt central train station 4 times a day. Tickets cost 7€ - 9€ and the journey takes 1h 10m. Four other operators also service this route.

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 Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
22€ - 30€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
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 Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
29€ - 34€
1st Class
23€ - 27€
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 Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
27€ - 50€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
15€ - 23€
Website
Railjet
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 Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
13€ - 18€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
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 Mannheim central bus station to Frankfurt central train station
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
7€ - 9€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Mannheim Central Bus Station to Frankfurt Main Central Train Station
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
Crnja Tours
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Mannheim to Frankfurt - Main station
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
Blablabus
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Mannheim Central Bus Station to Frankfurt Main Central Train Station
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Karat-S
Nomago
Phone
+386 1 431 77 00
Email
info@nomago.si
Website
nomago.si
Bus from Mannheim Central Bus Station to Frankfurt Main Train Station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
8€ - 18€
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Nomago
Economy
8€ - 12€
Premium
10€ - 15€
Family&friends
12€ - 18€
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Mannheim to Frankfurt am Main
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
3€ - 4€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Mannheim ZOB to Frankfurt am Main
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl

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Mannheim to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt central train station.

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Mannheim to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Mannheim to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is 81 km. It takes approximately 46 min to drive from Mannheim to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level).

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