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There are 6 ways to get from Paderborn to Frankfurt am Main by plane, train, bus, rideshare or car

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Fly  •  1h 28m

  1. Fly from Paderborn (PAD) to Frankfurt (FRA) PAD - FRA

118€ - 231€

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Rideshare  •  3h 2m

  1. Take the rideshare from Paderborn to Frankfurt 168.2 miles

10€ - 20€

4 alternative options

Train via Kassel  •  3h 31m

  1. Take the train from Paderborn Hbf to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe Re11 / ...
  2. Take the train from Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Re / ...

59€ - 89€

Bus  •  3h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Paderborn, Paderborn Maspernplatz to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station N110

13€ - 23€

Train  •  4h 23m

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

75€ - 110€

Drive  •  2h 30m

  1. Drive from Paderborn to Frankfurt am Main 170.5 miles

30€ - 45€

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The cheapest way to get from Paderborn to Frankfurt am Main is to rideshare which costs 10€ - 20€ and takes 3h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Paderborn to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which costs 110€ - 240€ and takes 1h 28m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paderborn, Paderborn Maspernplatz and arriving at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 50m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Paderborn Hbf and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Services depart six times a week, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 4h 23m.

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The distance between Paderborn and Frankfurt am Main is 178 km. The road distance is 272.9 km.

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The best way to get from Paderborn to Frankfurt am Main without a car is to train via Kassel which takes 3h 31m and costs 55€ - 90€.

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It takes approximately 1h 28m to get from Paderborn to Frankfurt am Main, including transfers.

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

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Paderborn to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH, depart from Paderborn Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Paderborn to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which takes 1h 28m and costs 110€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can train via Kassel, which costs 55€ - 90€ and takes 3h 31m, you could also bus, which costs 13€ - 23€ and takes 3h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Paderborn to Frankfurt am Main.
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  • Distance: 111.5 miles
  • Duration: 1h 28m

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

Lufthansa flies from Paderborn to Frankfurt am Main twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Paderborn to Frankfurt am Main via Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe and Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe in around 3h 31m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paderborn to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 310€
Train operators
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Paderborn Hbf to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
abellio.de
Deutsche Bahn

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 Paderborn Hbf to Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Paderborn Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Paderborn, Paderborn Maspernplatz to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
13€ - 23€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Paderborn to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 20€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Paderborn Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 45m.

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

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Paderborn 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 Paderborn to Frankfurt am Main is 273 km. It takes approximately 2h 30m to drive from Paderborn to Frankfurt am Main.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Paderborn Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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

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There are 764+ hotels available in Frankfurt am Main. Prices start at 47€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Paderborn 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 Paderborn to Paderborn Airport is to taxi which takes 18m and costs 35€ - 50€.

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