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There are 9 ways to get from Papenburg to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) by train, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 33m

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

85€ - 165€

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Train via Münster  •  6h 42m

  1. Take the train from Papenburg(Ems) to Muenster(Westf)Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Muenster(Westf)Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ic / ...

66€ - 174€

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Train via Rheine  •  7h 32m

  1. Take the train from Papenburg(Ems) to Rheine Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Rheine to Hagen Hbf Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Hagen Hbf to Siegen Hbf Re
  4. Take the train from Siegen Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Re

Drive  •  3h 46m

  1. Drive from Papenburg to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) 452.5 km

45€ - 75€

Train to Bremen, fly  •  4h 33m

  1. Take the train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Bremen Hbf
  2. Fly from Bremen (BRE) to Frankfurt (FRA) BRE - FRA

74€ - 389€

Train to Dusseldorf, fly  •  5h 15m

  1. Take the train from Papenburg(Ems) to Duesseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Frankfurt (FRA) DUS - FRA

154€ - 393€

Train to Muenster, fly  •  4h 53m

  1. Take the train from Papenburg(Ems) to Muenster(Westf)Hbf
  2. Fly from Muenster (FMO) to Frankfurt (FRA) FMO - FRA

114€ - 419€

Train, train to Hamburg, fly  •  6h 6m

  1. Take the train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Bremen Hbf
  2. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  3. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Frankfurt (FRA) HAM - FRA

90€ - 493€

Train to Hannover, fly  •  6h 7m

  1. Take the train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Hannover Hbf
  2. Fly from Hannover (HAJ) to Frankfurt (FRA) HAJ - FRA

172€ - 458€

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The most affordable way to get from Papenburg to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to drive, which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 3h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Papenburg to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to drive which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 3h 46m.

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No, there is no direct train from Papenburg to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level). However, there are services departing from Papenburg(Ems) and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf via Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 33m.

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The distance between Papenburg and Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is 342 km. The road distance is 452.5 km.

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The best way to get from Papenburg to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) without a car is to train which takes 4h 33m and costs 85€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 4h 33m to get from Papenburg to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level), including transfers.

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Papenburg to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, depart from Papenburg(Ems) station.

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The quickest flight from Bremen Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Papenburg 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 Papenburg to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is 453 km. It takes approximately 3h 46m to drive from Papenburg to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level).

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  • Distance: 341.5 km
  • Duration: 4h 33m

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

You can take a train from Papenburg to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) via Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 in around 4h 33m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bremen to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 250€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 310€
Flights from Muenster to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 310€
Flights from Hamburg to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 340€
Flights from Hannover to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 330€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Hamburg to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 600€
Train operators
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 Papenburg(Ems) to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
65€ - 95€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Papenburg(Ems) to Muenster(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenster(Westf)Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
70€ - 110€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Papenburg(Ems) to Rheine
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Papenburg(Ems) to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
Train from Papenburg(Ems) to Muenster(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Muenster(Westf)Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
65€ - 95€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Papenburg(Ems) to Rheine
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Papenburg(Ems) to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
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)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
19€ - 27€
1st Class
30€ - 45€
WestfalenBahn GmbH
Phone
+49 521 55777755
Email
info@westfalenbahn.de
Website
westfalenbahn.de
Train from Papenburg(Ems) to Muenster(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
WestfalenBahn GmbH
Train from Papenburg(Ems) to Rheine
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
WestfalenBahn GmbH
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Rheine to Hagen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
26€ - 35€
Website
National Express Rail
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Hagen Hbf to Siegen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Hagen Hauptbahnhof to Siegen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
HLB Hessische Landesbahn GmbH
Phone
0800 44 33 700
Website
hlb-online.de
Train from Siegen Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
HLB Hessische Landesbahn GmbH
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 Leer(Ostfriesl) to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
metronom
Phone
+49 581 97164164
Email
presse@der-metronom.de
Website
der-metronom.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
metronom
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 Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 65€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Bremen central station to Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
8€ - 10€
Website
Flixtrain
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from Bremen Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
90€ - 110€
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de

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