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There are 8 ways to get from Utrecht to Frankfurt am Main by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  3h 24m

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Frankfurt ICE International

$80 - $120

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Bus  •  6h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Utrecht to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station 068

$24 - $70

6 alternative options

Rideshare  •  4h 53m

  1. Take the rideshare from Utrecht to Frankfurt 252.2 miles

$30

Drive, train  •  4h 19m

  1. Drive from Utrecht to Duisburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice

$85 - $127

Drive  •  3h 43m

  1. Drive from Utrecht to Frankfurt am Main 251.7 miles

$60 - $90

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly  •  4h 37m

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Frankfurt (FRA) AMS - FRA

$78 - $276

Train to Dusseldorf, fly  •  4h 21m

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Dusseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Frankfurt (FRA) DUS - FRA

$123 - $322

Train, train to Muenster, fly  •  5h 38m

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Hengelo
  2. Take the train from Hengelo to Rheine
  3. Fly from Muenster (FMO) to Frankfurt (FRA) FMO - FRA

$143 - $352

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The cheapest way to get from Utrecht to Frankfurt am Main is to rideshare which costs 26€ and takes 4h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Utrecht to Frankfurt am Main is to train which costs 70€ - 100€ and takes 3h 24m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Utrecht and arriving at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station station. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 5m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Utrecht Centraal and arriving at Frankfurt. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 24m.

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The distance between Utrecht and Frankfurt am Main is 332 km. The road distance is 402.7 km.

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The best way to get from Utrecht to Frankfurt am Main without a car is to train which takes 3h 24m and costs 70€ - 100€.

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The train from Utrecht Centraal to Frankfurt takes 3h 24m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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

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Utrecht to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Utrecht Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Utrecht to Frankfurt am Main is to train which takes 3h 24m and costs 70€ - 100€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 20€ - 60€ and takes 6h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Utrecht to Frankfurt am Main.
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  • Distance: 207.3 miles
  • Duration: 3h 24m

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Utrecht to Frankfurt am Main every 4 hours. Tickets cost $80 - $120 and the journey takes 3h 24m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Utrecht to Frankfurt am Main 4 times a day. Tickets cost $24 - $40 and the journey takes 6h 5m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Dusseldorf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $320
Flights from Muenster to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $410
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
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 Utrecht Centraal to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Dusseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
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 Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
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eurail.com
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Hengelo
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Hengelo to Rheine
Ave. Duration
42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $16
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Eurobahn
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Hengelo to Rheine
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
eurobahn.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 Utrecht to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Utrecht to Frankfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
eurolines.de
Deinbus
Phone
+49 069/17 53 73 200
Email
info@deinbus.de
Website
deinbus.de
Bus from Utrecht to Hauptbahnhof/Karlstraße, Frankfurt am Main
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Schedules at
deinbus.de
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Utrecht to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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

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Utrecht to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Frankfurt station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Utrecht to Frankfurt am Main is 403 km. It takes approximately 3h 43m to drive from Utrecht to Frankfurt am Main.

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Lufthansa and KLM offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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

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There are 689+ 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 Utrecht 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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