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Hannover to Frankfurt by Train

Hello Hannover, Frankfurt is calling. Did you know it’s only 2.5 hours away by train? And if you did, what’s keeping you? Deutsche Bahn Intercity (IC) and Intercity-Express (ICE) trains will get you there in modern style, with spacious and comfy seats for you to enjoy the scenic route from. There’s plenty to do in fabulous Frankfurt, but why not start by tucking into its most famous dish - the frankfurter? The charming square of Römerberg is where to do it, with traditional houses and the imposing Römer building surrounding you. Next, head to Palmengarten, the beautiful public garden where flora from all over the world blossom into life. It’s also where the world’s oldest open-air jazz festival is held once a year.

For a more modern take on Frankfurt, head to Main Tower. This glass and metal skyscraper not only looks impressive from the ground, it boasts some truly impressive views across the city at its peak. Städel Museum has an impressive modern art selection with works from the 1300s to present, including masterpieces by Rembrandt. See Frankfurt for yourself, but see our key route information below first!

Hannover Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf by train

It takes an average of 3h 6m to travel from Hannover Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf by train, over a distance of around 164 miles (263 km). There are normally 15 trains per day travelling from Hannover Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf and tickets for this journey start from €17.50 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 59m
PriceFrom €17.50
Distance164 miles (263 km)
Frequency15 trains per day
First train08:01
Last train17:00
Departure stationHannover Hbf
Arrival stationFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsDeutsche Bahn, Flixbus, BlaBlaCar Bus

Hannover Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf train times

Check out the next trains departing from Hannover Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf for Tuesday 29th June 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
09:01 12:00 2h 59m, direct
10:01 13:00 2h 59m, direct
10:24 13:44 3h 20m, 1 change
11:01 14:00 2h 59m, direct
12:01 15:00 2h 59m, direct
12:24 15:44 3h 20m, 1 change
13:01 16:00 2h 59m, direct
14:00 17:00 3h 0m, direct
14:23 17:44 3h 21m, 1 change
15:00 18:00 3h 0m, direct

Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express) and IC (Intercity) trains from Hannover Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf

You can travel from Hannover Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf on Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express) and IC (Intercity) 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.

PhotoFalk2, under licence CC4.0

An express train running on German domestic routes, the Intercity is a little slower than the ICE and is also used for long distance trips. The integrated circuit covers long distances with a maximum speed of 125 mph (200 km/h). In recent years, trains of the new generation "Intercity 2" run on some lines at 100 mph (160 km/h) only – these trains, however, offer extra legroom and extra space for toddlers. They are also equipped with air conditioning, a food carriage and wheelchair parking spaces.

Cheap train tickets from Hannover Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf

The price of train tickets from Hannover Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf starts at €17.50 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 Hannover Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf 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.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Hannover Hbf and Frankfurt (Main) Hbf is 3 hours and 6 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 Hannover Hbf and Frankfurt (Main) Hbf by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Hannover Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf is 2 hours and 59 minutes.

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

Train ticket prices from Hannover Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf can start from as little as €17.50 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

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

Yes, it is possible to travel from Hannover Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf without having to change trains. There are 10 direct trains from Hannover Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Hannover Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf leaves at 08:01. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Hannover Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf leaves at 17:00. 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 Hannover Hbf and Frankfurt (Main) Hbf by train?

Trains travelling from Hannover Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf cover a distance of around 164 miles (263 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Hannover Hbf. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Hannover Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Hannover Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf for a typical week day using timetable data for 06/29/2021. 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 02/05/2021 for travel on 02/05/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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