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There are 5 ways to get from Thuringia to Frankfurt am Main by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 19m

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

$55 - $80

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Rideshare  •  2h 55m

  1. Take the rideshare from Erfurt to Frankfurt 157.7 miles

$9 - $21

3 alternative options

Bus  •  3h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Erfurt Hbf to Hauptbahnhof/Karlstraße, Frankfurt am Main 322 / ...

$12 - $24

Drive  •  2h 24m

  1. Drive from Erfurt to Frankfurt am Main 159.5 miles

$30 - $50

Train, fly  •  3h 32m

  1. Take the train from Altenburg to Leipzig/Halle Flughafen
  2. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Frankfurt (FRA) LEJ - FRA

$83 - $248

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Thuringia to Frankfurt am Main is to rideshare which costs 7€ - 19€ and takes 2h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Thuringia to Frankfurt am Main is to train which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 2h 19m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Erfurt Hbf and arriving at Hauptbahnhof/Karlstraße, Frankfurt am Main. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 25m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Erfurt Hbf and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 19m.

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The distance between Thuringia and Frankfurt am Main is 183 km. The road distance is 255.3 km.

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The best way to get from Thuringia to Frankfurt am Main without a car is to train which takes 2h 19m and costs 45€ - 70€.

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The train from Erfurt Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf takes 2h 19m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Thuringia to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by Deinbus, depart from Erfurt Hbf station.

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Thuringia to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Erfurt Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Thuringia to Frankfurt am Main is to train which takes 2h 19m and costs 45€ - 70€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 11€ - 21€ and takes 3h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Thuringia to Frankfurt am Main.
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  • Distance: 114.2 miles
  • Duration: 2h 19m

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Erfurt to Frankfurt am Main hourly. Tickets cost $55 - $80 and the journey takes 2h 19m. Alternatively, Deinbus operates a bus from Erfurt to Frankfurt am Main twice daily. Tickets cost $12 - $23 and the journey takes 3h 25m. FlixBus also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Leipzig to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Leipzig to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Train operators
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
bahn.de
S-Bahn
Website
bahn.de
Train from Altenburg to Leipzig/Halle Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Schedules at
bahn.de
Bus operators
Deinbus
Phone
+49 069/17 53 73 200
Email
info@deinbus.de
Website
deinbus.de
Bus from Erfurt Hbf to Hauptbahnhof/Karlstraße, Frankfurt am Main
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Schedules at
deinbus.de
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 Erfurt to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Erfurt to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Thuringia to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by Deinbus, arrive at Hauptbahnhof/Karlstraße, Frankfurt am Main station.

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Thuringia 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 Thuringia to Frankfurt am Main is 255 km. It takes approximately 2h 24m to drive from Thuringia to Frankfurt am Main.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Leipzig Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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

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There are 701+ hotels available in Frankfurt am Main. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Thuringia 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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