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There are 3 ways to get from Schmalkalden to Frankfurt am Main by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Wernshausen ZUG to Eisenach ZUG Stb 41
  2. Take the train from Eisenach to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice

$45 - $65

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Bus  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Zella-Mehlis to Würzburg 015 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Würzburg to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station 128 / ...

$14 - $24

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Drive  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Schmalkalden to Frankfurt am Main 112.3 miles

$23 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Schmalkalden to Frankfurt am Main is to bus which costs 11€ - 21€ and takes 5 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Schmalkalden to Frankfurt am Main is to drive which costs 20€ - 30€ and takes 2 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Schmalkalden to Frankfurt am Main. However, there are services departing from Schmalkalden ZUG and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf via Wernshausen ZUG and Eisenach. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 54 min.

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The distance between Schmalkalden and Frankfurt am Main is 142 km. The road distance is 179.7 km.

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The best way to get from Schmalkalden to Frankfurt am Main without a car is to train which takes 3 h 54 min and costs 35€ - 55€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 54 min to get from Schmalkalden to Frankfurt am Main, including transfers.

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Schmalkalden to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Süd Thüringen Bahn, depart from Wernshausen ZUG station.

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The best way to get from Schmalkalden to Frankfurt am Main is to train which takes 3 h 54 min and costs 35€ - 55€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 11€ - 21€ and takes 5 h 52 min.

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Schmalkalden 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 Schmalkalden to Frankfurt am Main is 180 km. It takes approximately 2 h 4 min to drive from Schmalkalden to Frankfurt am Main.

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  • Distance: 88.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 54 min

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

You can take a train from Schmalkalden to Frankfurt am Main via Wernshausen ZUG and Eisenach in around 3 h 54 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Schmalkalden to Frankfurt am Main via Zella-Mehlis ZUG, Zella-Mehlis, and Würzburg in around 5 h 52 min.

Train operators
Süd Thüringen Bahn
Phone
+49 (0)3693 5086 0
Email
info@sued-thueringen-bahn.de
Website
sued-thueringen-bahn.de
Train from Wernshausen ZUG to Eisenach ZUG
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
sued-thueringen-bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

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Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Eisenach to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zella-Mehlis to Würzburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Würzburg to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arriva Stredni Cechy
Website
arriva-strednicechy.cz
Bus from Würzburg to Frankfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
arriva.cz

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