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Trip Summary

There are 9 daily trains from Frankfurt am Main to Bonn. Traveling by train from Frankfurt am Main to Bonn usually takes around 2 hours and 18 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train can make the trip in one hour and 34 minutes.

Distance82 mi (132 km)
Fastest train1h 34m
Lowest price€7.90
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company
Train lines6

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

In the last month, €8.02 was the average price of a train ticket from Frankfurt am Main to Bonn. 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 16 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €49.05 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 Frankfurt am Main to Bonn 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 €35 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Frankfurt am Main to Bonn in May, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €47 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 Frankfurt am Main to Bonn?

There are 6 train lines with service from Frankfurt am Main to Bonn. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 11 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity-Express42h 14m€48.87
Deutsche Bahn52h 33m€42.22
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company112h 20m€40.16
FlixTrain12h 8m€13.25
Non-federally owned railway company12h 41m€39.05
vlexx12h 55m€38.57
  • DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express train tickets from Frankfurt am Main to Bonn start from €18, and on average cost . Daily there are 4 DB Intercity-Express schedules to Bonn. DB Intercity-Express in Frankfurt am Main leaves from Central Train Station and one other station. And in Bonn trains arrive at Bonn-Mehlem and one other train station.

    From Frankfurt am Main to Bonn train travel on DB Intercity-Express takes 2 hours and 14 minutes. If you are looking to get to Bonn faster, DB Intercity-Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 34 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity-Express offers 17 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Bonn.

  • Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Frankfurt am Main to Bonn start from €18, and on average cost . Daily there are 5 Deutsche Bahn schedules to Bonn. Deutsche Bahn in Frankfurt am Main leaves from Central Train Station and one other station. And in Bonn trains arrive at Bonn-Mehlem and 3 other train stations.

    From Frankfurt am Main to Bonn train travel on Deutsche Bahn takes 2 hours and 33 minutes. If you are looking to get to Bonn faster, Deutsche Bahn offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 34 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn offers 7 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Bonn.

  • 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 Frankfurt am Main to Bonn start from €18, and on average cost . Daily there are 11 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Bonn. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Frankfurt am Main leaves from Central Train Station and one other station. And in Bonn trains arrive at Bonn-Mehlem and one other train station.

    From Frankfurt am Main to Bonn train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 2 hours and 20 minutes. If you are looking to get to Bonn faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 34 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 47 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Bonn.

  • 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 1 daily trips to Bonn from Frankfurt am Main. The train usually departs from Frankfurt Süd Station in Frankfurt am Main and arrives at Train Station in Bonn after about 2 hours and 8 minutes.

  • Non-federally owned railway company

    Non-federally owned railway company

    Non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Frankfurt am Main to Bonn start from €39, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 Non-federally owned railway company schedules to Bonn. Non-federally owned railway company in Frankfurt am Main leaves from Central Train Station . And in Bonn trains arrive at Bonn-Bad Godesberg .

    From Frankfurt am Main to Bonn train travel on Non-federally owned railway company takes 2 hours and 41 minutes. If you are looking to get to Bonn faster, Non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 34 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Non-federally owned railway company offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Bonn.

  • vlexx

    vlexx

    vlexx train tickets from Frankfurt am Main to Bonn start from €39, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 vlexx schedules to Bonn. vlexx in Frankfurt am Main leaves from Central Train Station . And in Bonn trains arrive at Bonn-Mehlem .

    From Frankfurt am Main to Bonn train travel on vlexx takes 2 hours and 55 minutes. If you are looking to get to Bonn faster, vlexx offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 34 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Frankfurt am Main to Bonn 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 Frankfurt am Main to Bonn?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Frankfurt am Main to Bonn. 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 Frankfurt am Main to Bonn?

The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Bonn is approximately 82 miles, or 132 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 18 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 34 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?

Tuesday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Frankfurt am Main to Bonn. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Tuesday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Wednesday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Frankfurt am Main at 00:00 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 Frankfurt am Main to Bonn?

There are 9 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Frankfurt am Main to Bonn. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

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

City Information

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 center 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 neighborhood 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 bus 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.

Bonn

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Located on the banks of the Rhine river, Bonn is known for being the birthplace of the legendary composer Ludwig van Beethoven. The city was the capital of West Germany from 1949 to 1990, before the German Reunification moved the capital back to Berlin. Bonn is full of cultural landmarks and architectural marvels in line with its rich history and traditions.

The Old City Hall of Bonn is an architectural marvel with lavish Rococo style. The square in front of the building, Marktplatz, is the site of a local outdoor market with stalls selling fresh produce, bread, and other delicacies. Several restaurants and bars surround the plaza, so you can grab an outdoor table to people-watch in the center of Bonn.

The historical sights in Bonn are nearly endless, but you definitely shouldn't miss Drachenburg Castle, Catedral de Bonn, and Poppelsdorf Palace; the latter includes botanical gardens and a mineralogical museum! Or engage with more recent history at the Kunstmuseum Bonn, a modernist art museum focused on post-war German art.

Bonn shares an airport with its neighbor to the north, Cologne. Buses connect travelers from the city to the airport, but you can also take a bus to your next destination in Germany, or even farther. For example, FlixBus and Sindbad serve routes to Berlin, Prague, Paris, London, and more. The train network is similarly robust, and Deutsche Bahn provides the bulk of train trips to and from Bonn.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Frankfurt am Main?

Departure stations

Frankfurt am Main has 3 stations where passengers can board the train to Bonn.

All train stations in Frankfurt am Main:

  • Central Train Station

  • Central Train Station

  • Frankfurt Süd Station

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