The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Frankfurt am Main to Hanover will cost around $ 91 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 38.
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Trains per day
Of the 25 train that leave Frankfurt am Main for Hanover every day 17 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 261 km distance in an average of 2h 42m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 2h 34m .
The slowest train will take 2h 56m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
3 hours 57 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||$27|
|Trains depart from:||Frankfurt am Main|
|Trains arrive in:||Hanover|
|Train Companies:||FlixTrain, Deutsche Bahn|
Passengers departing Frankfurt am Main for Hanover will find direct train services readily available, seven days a week. With nearly 20 direct departures, passengers can expect journey times of as little as 2 hours 8 minutes, though most routes advertize a journey time of 10 minutes more. The 217-mile route is served by German provider Deutsche Bahn.
German providers Deutsche Bahn are the sole company offering direct travel from Frankfurt to Hanover by train. The leading provider of German rail travel, Deutsche Bahn have more than 30,000 trains operating every day. They're known for their efficient and reliable service.
The 217-mile route between the German destinations can be completed in as little as 2 hours 8 minutes. Most other services are 10-15 minutes longer. Overnight direct services take slightly longer, traveling at a slower speed, with a journey time of nearly 4 hours, leaving Frankfurt at around 2:00 a.m. Indirect options are also offered, the fastest route taking closer to 3 hours.
Every day, passengers can expect 19 direct departures between the two cities. A further 18 indirect options are available. Departure times for direct services are spread throughout the day, beginning as early as 2:30 a.m. and continuing until 10:00 p.m.
Departure train station: Trains depart from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf, one of the busiest rail stations in Germany. Passengers arriving by S Bahn from either the city center or the airport will arrive at the lower level of the station. Green signs will direct them to the main concourse. Metro trains also connect the station to the city center, or passengers can take the 20-minute walk along the river to the heart of the city.
Arrival train station: All trains terminate at Hanover station, located in the center of town, and right next to the bus station Hanover ZOB, where passengers can easily organize onward travel. Tram services A, B and D lines stop at the station, as do all S Bahn services, connecting Hanover station with the rest of the city.