Trains from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt am Main

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Trip Summary

There are 17 daily trains from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt am Main. Traveling by train from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt am Main usually takes around 2 hours and 26 minutes, but the fastest DB Intercity-Express train can make the trip in one hour and 30 minutes.

Distance114 mi (183 km)
Fastest train1h 30m
Lowest price£6.71
Trains per day19
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines5

What is the price of a train ticket from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt am Main?

In the last month, £16.66 was the average price of a train ticket from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt am Main. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 15 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £39.58 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt am Main by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for January. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £32 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt am Main in October, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £43 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Which train should you take from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt am Main?

There are 5 train lines with service from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt am Main. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 18 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity13h 0m£28.56
DB Intercity-Express51h 51m£42.30
Deutsche Bahn182h 42m£42.31
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company82h 50m£42.43
FlixTrain22h 51m£20.21
  • DB Intercity

    DB Intercity

    DB Intercity train tickets from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt am Main start from £17, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 DB Intercity schedules to Frankfurt am Main. DB Intercity in Düsseldorf leaves from Düsseldorf Central Station . And in Frankfurt am Main trains arrive at Central Train Station .

    From Düsseldorf to Frankfurt am Main train travel on DB Intercity takes 3 hours and 0 minutes. If you are looking to get to Frankfurt am Main faster, DB Intercity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 30 minutes.

    If you are looking to travel to Frankfurt am Main on a weekend there is typically one DB Intercity scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from Düsseldorf.

  • DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express train tickets from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt am Main start from £11, and on average cost . Daily there are 5 DB Intercity-Express schedules to Frankfurt am Main. DB Intercity-Express in Düsseldorf leaves from Düsseldorf Central Station . And in Frankfurt am Main trains arrive at Central Train Station and 3 other train stations.

    From Düsseldorf to Frankfurt am Main train travel on DB Intercity-Express takes 1 hours and 51 minutes. If you are looking to get to Frankfurt am Main faster, DB Intercity-Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 30 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity-Express offers 43 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Frankfurt am Main.

  • Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn EuroCity, or Deutsche Bahn EC, is a train service in Germany with regular service to Frankfurt, Hamburg, Zurich, Copenhagen, Berlin, Warsaw, and Munich. Deutsche Bahn Eurocity trains can be single or double-decker, but all are air conditioned.

  • Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt am Main start from £17, and on average cost . Daily there are 8 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Frankfurt am Main. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Düsseldorf leaves from Düsseldorf Central Station and one other station. And in Frankfurt am Main trains arrive at Central Train Station and 3 other train stations.

    From Düsseldorf to Frankfurt am Main train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 2 hours and 50 minutes. If you are looking to get to Frankfurt am Main faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 30 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 13 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Frankfurt am Main.

  • FlixTrain

    FlixTrain

    Part of the FlixBus family, FlixTrain launched in 2018 to offer affordable and sustainable train travel in Germany. Its trains provide Wi-Fi, power outlets, air conditioning, onboard restrooms, and access to an entertainment portal full of movies, games, and music. In addition, each passenger gets a guaranteed seat, so you don't have to worry about standing in any aisles. FlixTrain operates 2 daily trips to Frankfurt am Main from Düsseldorf. The train usually departs from Düsseldorf Central Station in Düsseldorf and arrives at Frankfurt Süd Station in Frankfurt am Main after about 2 hours and 51 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt am Main during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

Can you take a train all the way from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt am Main?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt am Main. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt am Main?

The distance between Düsseldorf and Frankfurt am Main is approximately 114 miles, or 183 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 26 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 30 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt am Main are the most crowded on Thursday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Saturday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Düsseldorf at 02:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 23:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt am Main?

There are 17 scheduled trains on most days. 19 of these are direct connections to Frankfurt am Main. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Frankfurt am Main to Düsseldorf.

City Information

Düsseldorf

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Düsseldorf is located between Essen and Cologne in Germany and is known for its booming fashion industry. Arts, music, and culture thrive in this welcoming and multicultural destination.

Altstaft, the city's old town, fills its narrow streets with relaxed cafes and chic bars. If you're lucky enough to visit in the winter, Düsseldorf is home to one of Germany's best Christmas markets, hosted at Marktplatz.

To experience Düsseldorf's culture, you can opt to watch a performance in an opera or a theatre. Two of the top theaters are the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus and Roncalli’s Apollo Variete. Then, when the opera makes you feel sufficiently posh, you'll be ready to enter the pink, opulent palace of Schloss Benrath.

While nearly every corner in Düsseldorf is filled with shops to catch your eye, the most exclusive and luxury shops congregate on one street: Königsallee. However, if you prefer digging through thrift shops and poking into local boutiques, Lorettostrasse might be more your style.

Düsseldorf is home to one of the largest airports in the area, with flights to many international destinations. To view the German countryside from the ground, take a Deutsche Bahn train or a coach offered by several companies that run routes throughout Europe.

Frankfurt am Main

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Frankfurt is Germany's financial hub, home to the European Central Bank. This riverside city offers a variety of cultural and historical attractions scattered between its financial institutions and shops.

Your first stop should be Old Town, along the river Main. Once the centre of the city, the Old Town district is now the site of the Römer, or city hall, along a row of picturesque timber houses. Stop in Kleinmarkthalle, a bustling indoor market, to grab a sausage for a snack before wandering through some of Old Town's museums: Saalgasse, Dommuseum, and Museum für Moderne Kunst (Museum MMK) will get you started. Two of Frankfurt's most prominent churches, St. Bartholomew Cathedral and St. Nicholas Church, are also in the area.

Food is always delightful in Frankfurt. Several Michelin-star restaurants will entice you, including Restaurant Lafleur, Restaurant Gustav, Restaurant Villa Merton, and Carmelo Greco. If you prefer more affordable dining and lively nightlife, head to the Bahnhofsviertel neighbourhood near the city's train station.

The train station in Bahnhofsviertel serves national and international rail lines for Deutsche Bahn, DB Intercity, FlixTrain, vlexx, and Railjet. You can also reach Frankfurt easily on coach carriers like FlixBus and Sindbad. Plus, flying in and out of Frankfurt is a breeze, as the airport is one of the largest in Germany and the main hub for the Lufthansa airline.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Düsseldorf?

Main departure station: Düsseldorf Central Station

There are two stations in Düsseldorf where you can board the train to Frankfurt am Main.

All train stations in Düsseldorf:

  • Düsseldorf Central Station

  • Düsseldorf-Hellerhof

Where is the train station in Frankfurt am Main?

Main arrival station: Central Train Station

There are more train stations and stops in Frankfurt am Main than most cities. Most trains from Düsseldorf will stop at one (or more) of the 6 following stations in Frankfurt am Main:

Train stations in Frankfurt am Main:

  • Central Train Station

  • Frankfurt-Zeilsheim

  • Frankfurt-Sindlingen

  • Central Train Station

  • Frankfurt Süd Station

  • Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf

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