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Taking the train from Frankfurt Main to Strasbourg

Offering world-class culture, fine food, Christmas markets and the old-world charm of France, Strasbourg never fails to delight. Travel from Frankfurt Main station to the "Capital of Europe" via direct rail connections. Fast and comfortable, taking the train from Frankfurt Main to Strasbourg is an unbeatable option.

TGV INOUI services can whizz travellers to Strasbourg station in a little over three hours. And when you add in onboard perks like free WiFi, extra-comfy seats and a well-stocked bar, there's really no better way to make the trip across the French border to Strasbourg.

Once you arrive in Strasbourg, there's a lot to see, do and taste. Find a cosy bar in Petit France to try a few Alsatian beers (or even beer cocktails at student bars), head to Grande Île for markets and cathedral tours, or check out the latest exhibitions at MAMCS – one of France's best modern art galleries. It's all there to enjoy, and reaching Strasbourg is simple.

Ready to book? Search for train tickets in our Journey Planner at the top of the page or keep reading for train times and FAQs about the train trip from Frankfurt to Strasbourg.

Frankfurt (Main) to Strasbourg by train

It takes an average of 2h 16m to travel from Frankfurt (Main) to Strasbourg by train, over a distance of around 113 miles (182 km). There are normally 15 trains per day travelling from Frankfurt (Main) to Strasbourg and tickets for this journey start from $36.93 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 51m
PriceFrom $36.93
Distance113 miles (182 km)
Frequency15 trains per day
First train07:01
Last train19:06
Departure stationFrankfurt (Main)
Arrival stationStrasbourg
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsDeutsche Bahn, SNCF, Flixbus

Frankfurt (Main) to Strasbourg train times

Check out the next trains departing from Frankfurt (Main) to Strasbourg for Tuesday Jun 22nd 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
09:06 11:13 2h 7m, 1 change
09:50 12:06 2h 16m, 1 change
10:50 13:06 2h 16m, 2 changes
11:50 14:06 2h 16m, 1 change
12:57 15:01 2h 4m, direct
13:06 15:01 1h 55m, 1 change
13:50 16:06 2h 16m, 1 change
14:50 17:06 2h 16m, 2 changes
15:06 17:36 2h 30m, 2 changes
15:56 17:47 1h 51m, direct

Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), SNCF and TGV trains from Frankfurt (Main) to Strasbourg

You can travel from Frankfurt (Main) to Strasbourg on Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), SNCF and TGV trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

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The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

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The high-speed train of Deutsche Bahn, with a maximum speed of 205 mph (330 km/h), the ICE connects major cities and is also used for international travel to neighbouring countries such as Austria, France and Denmark. This train is equipped with air conditioning, a dining car, a children's compartment and power sockets. Passengers enjoy a free WiFi connection throughout the duration of the ICE trip.

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SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).

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TGV is the high-speed train service of the SNCF company. It connects the major cities of France at speeds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h). All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and fold-down tables. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with flexible fare options available and access to the Grand Voyageur lounge in some stations.

Cheap train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) to Strasbourg

The price of train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) to Strasbourg starts at $36.93 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) to Strasbourg by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Frankfurt (Main) to Strasbourg

Want to know more about your journey from Frankfurt (Main) to Strasbourg? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Frankfurt (Main) to Strasbourg take?

The average journey time by train between Frankfurt (Main) and Strasbourg is 2 hours and 16 minutes, with around 15 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Frankfurt (Main) and Strasbourg by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Frankfurt (Main) to Strasbourg is 1 hour and 51 minutes.

How much does the train from Frankfurt (Main) to Strasbourg cost?

Train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) to Strasbourg can start from as little as $36.93 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Frankfurt (Main) to Strasbourg?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Frankfurt (Main) to Strasbourg without having to change trains. There are 2 direct trains from Frankfurt (Main) to Strasbourg each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Frankfurt (Main) to Strasbourg leave?

The first train from Frankfurt (Main) to Strasbourg leaves at 07:01. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Frankfurt (Main) to Strasbourg leave?

The last train from Frankfurt (Main) to Strasbourg leaves at 19:06. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Frankfurt (Main) and Strasbourg by train?

Trains travelling from Frankfurt (Main) to Strasbourg cover a distance of around 113 miles (182 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Strasbourg to Frankfurt (Main).
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Frankfurt (Main) to Strasbourg for a typical week day using timetable data for 06/22/2021. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 09/04/2021 for travel on 09/04/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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