Want to find out more about taking the train from Kiel Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf? Look no further.
There are around 23 trains per day running between Kiel Hbf and Frankfurt (Main) Hbf, which usually take 5 hours 58 minutes to complete the 297 miles (478 km) journey. It can take as little as 4 hours 47 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. As soon as you board the train, you'll be able to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as there are direct services available. Hop on a train operated by either ICE or DB to reach your destination in no time. These train companies are the main operators of services on this route and run modern comfortable trains to make your journey as relaxing as possible.
You can save money on train tickets from Kiel Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from €17.90. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.
Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for timetables (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.
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.
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.
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 Kiel Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf by booking early.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Kiel Hbf and Frankfurt (Main) Hbf is 5 hours and 58 minutes, with around 23 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Kiel Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf is 4 hours and 47 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Kiel Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf can start from as little as €17.90 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Kiel Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf without having to change trains. There are 4 direct trains from Kiel Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Kiel Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf leaves at 00:05. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Kiel Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf leaves at 21:27. 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.
Trains travelling from Kiel Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf cover a distance of around 297 miles (478 km) during the journey.