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Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Ilmenau by train

It takes an average of 5h 01m to travel from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Ilmenau by train, over a distance of around 107 miles (173 km). There are normally 28 trains per day travelling from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Ilmenau and tickets for this journey start from €23.50 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 03m
Price€23.50 - €157.70
Distance107 miles (173 km)
Frequency28 trains per day
Departure stationFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
Arrival stationIlmenau
Changes1 change

Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Ilmenau train times

Check out the next trains departing from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Ilmenau for Tuesday 27th Oct 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
10:25 15:38 5h 13m, 1 change
10:54 15:38 4h 44m, 2 changes
11:14 15:38 4h 24m, 3 changes
12:22 16:38 4h 16m, 2 changes
12:24 17:38 5h 14m, 1 change
12:54 17:38 4h 44m, 2 changes
13:14 18:06 4h 52m, 5 changes
14:21 18:38 4h 17m, 2 changes
14:23 19:38 5h 15m, 1 change
14:54 19:38 4h 44m, 2 changes

Cheap train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Ilmenau

Train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Ilmenau start at €23.50 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €51.06.
lowest price found
from23.50
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avg. single price51.06

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) Hbf to Ilmenau 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Ilmenau? 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) Hbf to Ilmenau take?

The average journey time by train between Frankfurt (Main) Hbf and Ilmenau is 5 hours and 1 minute, with around 28 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) Hbf and Ilmenau by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Ilmenau is 4 hours and 3 minutes.

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

Train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Ilmenau can start from as little as €23.50 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) Hbf to Ilmenau?

No, there are no direct train services from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Ilmenau. Travelling from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Ilmenau by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

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

The first train from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Ilmenau leaves at 02:49. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Ilmenau leaves at 20:54. 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) Hbf and Ilmenau by train?

Trains travelling from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Ilmenau cover a distance of around 107 miles (173 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Ilmenau to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Ilmenau for a typical week day using timetable data for 27/10/2020. 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 11/10/2020 for travel on 30/09/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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