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Travelling from Frankfurt to Strasbourg by train

In just under two hours, without any need for lengthy check-in procedures or tiring transfers, you can take the train direct from Frankfurt over the border and into Strasbourg. High-speed trains including Deutsche Bahn’s ICE (Intercity-Express) fleet and SNCF’s TGV trains make this journey every day.

At the heart of the Alsace region, Strasbourg is a unique city with a distinctive fusion of French and German culture and a lot of beautiful medieval buildings. It’s popular for its Christmas markets, but can be enjoyed at any other time of year. Scroll down for more useful information about this train journey, including train times and FAQs.

Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Strasbourg by train

It takes an average of 2h 38m to travel from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Strasbourg by train, over a distance of around 113 miles (182 km). There are normally 18 trains per day travelling from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Strasbourg and tickets for this journey start from €21.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 54m
Price€21.90 - €170.40
Distance113 miles (182 km)
Frequency18 trains per day
Departure stationFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
Arrival stationStrasbourg
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Strasbourg train times

Check out the next trains departing from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Strasbourg for Tuesday 7th Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
08:01 10:37 2h 36m, 1 change
08:50 11:06 2h 16m, 1 change
10:06 12:13 2h 07m, 1 change
10:50 13:36 2h 46m, 1 change
12:50 15:06 2h 16m, 1 change
13:56 15:56 2h 00m, direct
14:06 16:36 2h 30m, 1 change
14:50 17:06 2h 16m, 1 change
16:06 18:36 2h 30m, 1 change
16:58 18:52 1h 54m, direct

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

You can travel from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf 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.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

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.

PhotoNelso Silva, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

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.

PhotoCtruongngoc, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

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).

PhotoErmell, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

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) Hbf to Strasbourg

Train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Strasbourg start at €21.90 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 €55.81.
lowest price found
from21.90
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price43.62
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price50.70
on the day
avg. single price55.81

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 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 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 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) Hbf to Strasbourg take?

The average journey time by train between Frankfurt (Main) Hbf and Strasbourg is 2 hours and 38 minutes, with around 18 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 Strasbourg by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Strasbourg is 1 hour and 54 minutes.

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

Train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Strasbourg can start from as little as €21.90 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 Strasbourg?

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

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

The first train from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Strasbourg leaves at 02:48. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Strasbourg leaves at 20:50. 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 Strasbourg by train?

Trains travelling from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf 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) Hbf. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Strasbourg.
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 Strasbourg for a typical week day using timetable data for 07/07/2020. 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 29/06/2020 for travel on 09/06/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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