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Düsseldorf to Frankfurt by train

The journey from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt by train is 113.36 mi and takes 2 hr 36 min. There are 9 connections per day, with the first departure at 12:57 AM and the last at 9:19 PM. It is possible to travel from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt by train for as little as $18.37 or as much as $71.74. The best price for this journey is $18.37.

Lowest Price$18.37
Journey Duration2 hr 36 min
Connection per Day9
Lowest Price$18.37
Highest Price$71.74
First Departure12:57 AM
Last Departure9:19 PM
Distance113.36 mi
DepartureDüsseldorf
ArrivalFrankfurt
CarriersDB - InterCity Express (ICE), National ExpressMore

Düsseldorf to Frankfurt Train Times

Departure date
Thursday, May 30, 2024

Take the train from Dusseldorf to Frankfurt

The train journey from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt usually takes an average of approximately 2 hr 36 min. Each day, roughly 9 trains operate on this route, ensuring passengers have plenty of travel options. The median price for a ticket on this route is around $36.49, with the most economical fares beginning from $18.37.

Deutsche Bahn, Germany's national railway company, primarily manages this rail route. It operates high-speed InterCity Express (ICE) and regular InterCity (IC) services. Passengers can opt for direct high-speed train services for a faster journey or slower regional services for a more leisurely trip.

Most trains on this route offer Wi-Fi, but its availability may depend on the specific train and class of service. Seat reservations are generally recommended, particularly for high-speed ICE trains. ICE and IC trains have dining and lounge cars where passengers can purchase food and beverages.

Regarding luggage, Deutsche Bahn allows passengers to carry as many items as possible. However, they must be able to stow it easily in the storage areas.

Your journey begins at Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof, where you have access to a wide variety of local transit options, including various S-Bahn lines (S1, S6, S11, S28), U-Bahn lines (U74, U75, U77, U78, U79), multiple bus lines, regional and intercity trains, and tram services. The station features shops, dining facilities, and luggage services for a seamless travel experience.

You'll arrive at Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof, one of the busiest railway stations. This includes several S-Bahn lines (S1, S2, S3, S4, S5, S6, S8, S9), U-Bahn lines (U4, U5), and a variety of regional and intercity trains, bus lines, and tram services, all ensuring a seamless connection to Frankfurt and its surrounding areas. The station also features shops for last-minute travel necessities, a wide array of dining facilities, and luggage services for your convenience

Frankfurt, the largest city in the German state of Hesse, is known for its futuristic skyline and the busiest German airport. The city is the financial heart of Germany, with offices of central banks and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Don't miss the chance to explore Römer, the old city center, and visit the Goethe House, where the famous German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was born.

To help you plan your journey from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt, our platform can assist in finding the best available ticket prices. Use our price calendar below to compare and secure the most competitive deals for your trip from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt.

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Cheap train tickets from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $10.00 to $38.30 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 74% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt

The cheapest Düsseldorf - Frankfurt train tickets can be found for as low as $14.29 if you’re lucky, or $23.85 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $44.80.

Find the best day to travel to Frankfurt by train

When travelling to Frankfurt by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Eurostar is a high-speed passenger train service connecting London with several cities in mainland Europe, including Paris, Brussels, and Amsterdam. Launched in 1994, Eurostar has since established itself as a popular mode of transportation for leisure and business travelers. With speeds reaching up to 300 km/h, Eurostar trains offer a fast and environmentally-friendly.

FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

Flixtrain is a European low-cost passenger rail service that offers affordable and comfortable train travel to various destinations across Germany. It is owned and operated by FlixMobility, the parent company of FlixBus, which is a popular bus transportation service in Europe. Flixtrain operates on several routes, including Berlin to Stuttgart, Berlin to Cologne, and Hamburg to Cologne, among others.

HLB Hessenbahn is a German railway company that operates regional passenger trains in the state of Hesse. The company was founded in 2005 and is a subsidiary of HLB Basis AG. HLB Hessenbahn operates on several lines in the region, including the Frankfurt-Königstein Railway, the Taunus Railway, and the Main-Lahn Railway. The company also operates the Frankfurt Airport Express, which provides direct connections between Frankfurt Airport and several cities in the region. HLB Hessenbahn is committed to providing safe, reliable, and environmentally friendly transportation services to its passengers.

National Express is a British multinational public transport company that operates bus, and rail services in the UK, Europe, North Africa, and North America. The company was founded in 1972 and has its headquarters in Birmingham, UK. National Express operates a fleet of over 1,600 buses, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. The company also operates rail services in the UK, including the East Anglia franchise.

VIAS Rail is a Belgian railway company that operates passenger and freight trains in Belgium and the Netherlands. It was established in 2014 as a joint venture between the French railway company SNCF and the Belgian railway company SNCB. VIAS Rail operates high-speed trains, regional trains, and commuter trains, as well as providing rail freight services. The company aims to provide safe, reliable, and sustainable transportation solutions to its customers. VIAS Rail is committed to reducing its environmental impact by investing in energy-efficient trains and promoting sustainable practices throughout its operations.

Express InterCity is a type of train service that operates in many countries around the world. It is designed to provide fast and efficient transportation between major cities, with limited stops along the way. Express InterCity trains typically offer amenities such as comfortable seating, air conditioning, and onboard food and beverage service. They may also have first-class or business-class seating options for passengers who want extra comfort and amenities. Express InterCity trains are often a popular choice for business travelers, tourists, and commuters who need to travel between cities quickly and conveniently.

Ticket types and facilities from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by Eurostar, FlixTrain and DB - InterCity Express (ICE) when traveling from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt.

Standard

Eurostar Standard tickets are for budget-conscious travelers and the most widely available and affordable option. However, they have limited flexibility
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Standard Premier

Eurostar Standard Premier tickets offer a premium economy experience, ideal for work in quiet and comfort, but at a higher cost than Standard. This ticket includes extra legroom, complimentary meals, and access to magazines.
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Business Premier

Business Premier tickets are Eurostar's first-class option with top-level comfort and flexibility, but also the most expensive. With this ticket, you will have spacious seating, delectable meals served at your seat, access to exclusive lounges, and dedicated assistance.
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Standard

A standard ticket on FlixTrain is a regular ticket / second class ticket. Flixtrain standard ticket offers you a comfortable seat, guaranteed Wi-Fi, access to power outlets, and one carry-on and one checked luggage with size restrictions.
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Second Class

Deutshce Bahn's second class ensures a comfortable journey with standard seating arrangements with free Wi-Fi, power socket, and. Second class passengers can buy food and drinks from the bar/bistro car or restaurant car.
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First Class

First Class travel with Deutsche Bahn provides a luxurious experience with comfortable seats and many amenities such as spacious seating with personalized on-seat service and exclusive lounge access at major stations. First-class passengers can have their orders delivered to their seats, but if you do not want to wait, you can also dine in the restaurant car or buy food and drinks from the bar/bistro car.
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Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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Business Premier travelers and Eurostar™ carte blanche holders enjoy free wi-fi in lounges at select stations. Free wi-fi vouchers are available at Ashford's information desk. All trains also provide free wi-fi, connect via EurostarTrainsWiFi.
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Starting September 2012, a quiet coach option is available for Business and Standard Premier travelers at no extra cost.
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Every seat features UK and European power sockets. Business Premier and Standard Premier also include USB sockets.
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Your Eurostar ticket allows you to take a generous amount of luggage on board with no weight restrictions. You can carry two suitcases and one hand-held item, all labeled properly, as long as they don't exceed 85 cm in length. Baby strollers and pushchairs are allowed on board. You can also bring your bike or musical instrument, which will count as one of your two medium-sized luggage pieces as long as it is in a carrying case under 85 cm in length.
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Assistance for travelers with disabilities or the elderly is available at all stations. The type of assistance varies by location. Pre-booking at least 24 hours in advance is recommended, with a 60-minute prior arrival if not pre-booked.
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Café Métropole aboard Eurostar trains offers discounts for reusable cups. Unsold food is donated to Olio, benefiting London communities. Food in Standard Premier: Standard Premier offers international dishes throughout the day. Breakfast features fruits, pastries, and more until 10:14. After 10:15, enjoy a light meal, dessert, and drinks. Food in Business Premier: Business Premier's menu is curated by Michelin-starred chef Raymond Blanc OBE. Drinks, from tea to champagne, are available throughout the journey.
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Fresh air is constantly drawn in and filtered throughout the journey.
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Got a musical instrument or guitar under 85 cm? You can include it as part of your luggage on Eurostar. If you have a boxed bike, reserve a spot by reaching out to the Eurostar travel service (available on select trains). Folding and children's bikes under 85 cm are welcome, but they should be in a protective bag. Heads up: e-scooters and hoverboards are a no-go. Plus, you can bring along a pair of skis or a snowboard in addition to your luggage
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Connect effortlessly on FlixTrain and enjoy free WiFi, whether you're catching up on work, chatting, or simply browsing.
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Keep your devices charged and ready. FlixTrain seats come equipped with power sockets and USB outlets.
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For your safety and the comfort of everyone on board, FlixBus permits you to bring one carry-on bag that should fit under the seat or in the overhead compartment. You're also allowed one checked bag, but make sure you can load and unload it by yourself and store it in the overhead space or under your seat. Kindly ensure your luggage isn't bulky or poses a risk to others. Remember, it's up to you to keep track of your belongings during the trip.
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FlixTrain prioritizes comfort for all. Passengers with mobility concerns can book designated seats and utilize complimentary transportation for foldable wheelchairs and mobility aids. Reach out to FlixTrain for any assistance required.
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While FlixTrain doesn't offer onboard catering, you're welcome to bring along your own snacks and beverages.
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With FlixTrain, you can pack an extra piece of luggage, but it's a good idea to book early since train space is limited. Got sports equipment or a big musical instrument? They're welcome too, though an extra fee might apply. If you're cycling around, you can park your bike in specific areas for just 9 Euro, but ensure it's standard-sized and free of extra attachments. Remember to reserve a spot for your bike early, as space fills up fast
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On ICE trains, enjoy free WiFi and access the ICE portal for movies, TV shows, audiobooks, games, and reading material.
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Seek tranquillity on ICE Frankfurt in Coach 21 (second class) and Coach 28/29 (first class). On ICE 104/105 Basel, it's Coach 31 (second class) and Coach 38/39 (first class).
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Stay charged with a power socket available for every two seats on the train.
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On ICE-trains, you can bring any amount of luggage without restrictions. Store small bags either in the overhead racks or beneath your seats. For bigger luggage items, use the racks found in the compartments or close to the exterior doors.
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For assistance in boarding, changing trains, or other queries, reach out to DB’s Mobility Service. The staff is always ready to assist and ensure a smooth journey.
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With ICE, choose between a full menu at the onboard restaurant or quick snacks at the bistro. For First Class passengers, complimentary food and drinks are served directly to your seat. DB's diverse menu, updated quarterly, features local and vegetarian/vegan options.
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ICE trains not only offer air conditioning but are also innovating with eco-friendly systems that both cool and heat using natural refrigerants.
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On Deutsche Bahn trains, make sure it's disassembled and snugly packed in a case or cover with your name labeled on it, and you can bring it on board for free. You're also allowed one regular and one hand luggage item. Just ensure your bike doesn't get in the way of other travelers or block aisles. Note: Special bikes aren't permitted, but if you're an international traveler, there's no need to worry about peak-time restrictions.
Services on board DB - InterCity Express (ICE), National Express and Eurostar from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt
Compare services on board when travelling from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt by train.
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Düsseldorf to Frankfurt CO2 Emissions by Train

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12.77kg
Bus
13.68kg
Flight
36.49kg
Car
29.19kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Düsseldorf and Frankfurt are 12.77kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Düsseldorf and Frankfurt? By taking the train between Düsseldorf and Frankfurt you will save 23.72kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.91kg compared to a bus and 16.42kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt?
A train ticket from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt is $36.49. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $18.37.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt is $18.37. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Düsseldorf and Frankfurt by train?
Düsseldorf to Frankfurt is 113.36 mi.
How long does the train between Düsseldorf and Frankfurt take?
Düsseldorf to Frankfurt is on average 2 hr 36 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 1 hr 26 min.
Which companies operate from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt?
The train journey from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt is covered by 7 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: DB - InterCity Express (ICE), National Express, Eurostar, FlixTrain, HLB Hessenbahn, VIAS Rail, FlixBus and DB - Regional Express.
How many train connections per day go from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt?
Düsseldorf to Frankfurt has 9 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt leave?
The earliest train from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt departs at 12:57 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt depart?
The latest train from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt departs at 9:19 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $18.37 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt?
There are on average 2 direct connection(s) from Düsseldorf to go to Frankfurt.
What's the fastest journey time between Düsseldorf to Frankfurt by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Düsseldorf and Frankfurt is 1 hr 26 min.
Is there a direct train from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt?
Yes, there is a direct train between Düsseldorf and Frankfurt.
What are the CO2 emissions for Düsseldorf to Frankfurt by train?
The train journey from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt creates 12.77kg of CO2 emissions.

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