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There are 26 daily trains from Frankfurt to Schmalkalden. Traveling by train from Frankfurt to Schmalkalden usually takes around 2 hours and 55 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train can make the trip in 2 hours and 36 minutes.
|Distance||89 mi (143 km)|
|Fastest train||2h 36m|
|Most frequent service||Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company|
Which train should you take from Frankfurt to Schmalkalden?
2 train services operate from Frankfurt am Main, Hesse to Schmalkalden, Free State of Thuringia. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company usually has more trains scheduled, with 25 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Deutsche Bahn||1||3h 33m||$29.23|
|Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company||25||2h 54m||$25.53|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Frankfurt am Main to Schmalkalden 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.
How long is the train journey from Frankfurt to Schmalkalden?
When are trains the most crowded?
Trains from Frankfurt to Schmalkalden are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 Sunday 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 Frankfurt at 2:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00pm. 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 to Schmalkalden?
There are 26 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.
You can also take a train for your return trip from Schmalkalden to Frankfurt.
Where is the train station in Frankfurt?
There is one train station in Frankfurt.
Where is the train station in Schmalkalden?
Schmalkalden receives travelers from Frankfurt at its two active train stations.
Train stations in Schmalkalden:
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