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There are 6 ways to get from Thionville to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) by train, plane, bus or car

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Train, fly

  1. Take the train from Thionville to Luxembourg
  2. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to Frankfurt (FRA)

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Bus via Metz

  1. Take the bus from Metz to Frankfurt - Airport

Train

  1. Take the train from Metz Ville to Forbach
  2. Take the train from Saarbruecken Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
  3. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Frankfurt Airport

Line 049 bus, train

  1. Take the line 049 bus from Foch to Avenue Foch
  2. Take the train from Metz Ville to Forbach
  3. Take the train from Saarbruecken Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Regionalbf

Drive

  1. Drive from Thionville to Frankfurt Airport (FRA)

Thionville to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) by train

The train journey time between Thionville and Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is around 4h 24m and covers a distance of around 309 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 1m. The fastest train normally takes 3h 59m. Operated by SNCF, Luxembourg Railways (CFL), TGV inOui and others, the Thionville to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) train service departs from Thionville and arrives in Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf. Typically 79 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
3h 22m
Layover time:
1h 1m
Total time:
4h 24m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
3h 59m
Train distance:
309 km
Trains per week:
79
Cheapest price:
€57
Carbon emissions:
16 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:04
Last train departs at:
22:05

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Thionville to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) train schedules

Trains departing Tuesday, September 21, 2021

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International entry into Germany from France

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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Germany, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Paraguay, Qatar, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

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Conditions of entry into Germany from France

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from France
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Germany

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Mandatory

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Considerations leaving from France

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Germany from France.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, but conditions apply when returning to France from Germany.

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Last updated: 19 Sep 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Robert Koch Institute.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Thionville to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is to bus via Metz which costs €14 - €19 and takes 6h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Thionville to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is to drive which costs €28 - €45 and takes 2h 19m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Thionville to Frankfurt Airport (FRA). However, there are services departing from Thionville, Foch Kiosque and arriving at Frankfurt Airport via Howald, Ronneboesch and Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Thionville to Frankfurt Airport (FRA). However, there are services departing from Thionville and arriving at Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf via Metz Ville, Forbach(F), Saarbruecken Hbf and Mannheim Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 39m.

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The distance between Thionville and Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is 190 km. The road distance is 251.7 km.

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The best way to get from Thionville to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) without a car is to train which takes 4h 39m and costs €45 - €170.

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It takes approximately 2h 51m to get from Thionville to Frankfurt Airport (FRA), including transfers.

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Thionville to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon station.

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Thionville to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Metz Ville station.

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The best way to get from Thionville to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is to train which takes 4h 39m and costs €45 - €170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €16 - €19 and takes 5h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Thionville to Frankfurt Airport (FRA).
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  • Distance: 189.6 km
  • Duration: 2h 51m

What companies run services between Thionville, Grand Est, France and Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany?

You can take a train from Thionville to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) via Metz Ville, Forbach(F), Saarbruecken Hbf, and Mannheim Hbf in around 4h 39m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Frankfurt Airport once daily. Tickets cost €14 - €17 and the journey takes 3h 45m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €440
Train operators
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 Thionville to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €18
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€5 - €9
Rail 1st Class
€12 - €18
Train from Metz Ville to Forbach
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€10 - €15
Rail 1st Class
€17 - €25
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 Thionville to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€16 - €27
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€23 - €27
1st Class
€16 - €19
Train from Saarbruecken Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €41
1st Class
€31 - €37
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 Metz Ville to Forbach
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€25 - €45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Saarbruecken Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €30
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Süwex
Website
delfi.de
Train from Saarbrücken Hbf to Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from Saarbrücken Hbf to Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.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 Saarbruecken Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €29
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Saarbruecken Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€18 - €25
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Saarbruecken Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Railjet
Die Länderbahn
Phone
0 89 54 888 97 - 25
Email
info@laenderbahn.com
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from Saarbruecken Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Regionalbf
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
Die Länderbahn
vlexx1
Website
delfi.de
Train from Saarbrücken Hbf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Frankfurt Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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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 Metz to Frankfurt - Airport
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €15
Website
Blablabus

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The quickest flight from Luxembourg Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Thionville to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt Airport station.

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Thionville to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Thionville to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is 252 km. It takes approximately 2h 19m to drive from Thionville to Frankfurt Airport (FRA).

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