How to travel from Frankfurt am Main to Kassel

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from Frankfurt am Main to Kassel

You can get from Frankfurt am Main to Kassel by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Frankfurt am Main to Kassel on Jun 29 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:20PMFrankfurt (Main) Süd1h27 07:47PMKassel-Wilhelmshöhe
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06:34AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf2h20 08:54AMKassel-Wilhelmshöhe
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07:58PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf1h21 09:19PMKassel-Wilhelmshöhe
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08:41AMFrankfurt (Main) Süd2h13 10:54AMKassel-Wilhelmshöhe
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06:57AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf1h22 08:19AMKassel-Wilhelmshöhe
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Travel Information to Kassel from Frankfurt am Main

distanceDistance90 miles (145 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeTrain • $33 (€30) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 90 miles (145 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train from Frankfurt am Main to Kassel. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Frankfurt am Main to Kassel.

How to Travel from Frankfurt to Kassel

Traveling from Frankfurt to Kassel is possible by bus or train with journey times between 1:18 h and 3:05 h. Flying is not a viable way of making the journey since Frankfurt and Kassel are located quite close together. Taking the train is usually the quickest method of traveling from Frankfurt to Kassel. There are over 50 trains and 6-8 buses making the journey every day. Buses traveling from Frankfurt to Kassel are operated by FlixBus and Eurolines, while all trains are operated by Deutsche Bahn

Frankfurt to Kassel Travel Comparison


Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€21

3:05 h

1 Month Ahead

trains

€35

1:18 h

2 Months Ahead



What is the best way to travel from Frankfurt to Kassel?

Cheapest way to travel from Frankfurt to Kassel


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Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Frankfurt to Kassel. Frankfurt to Kassel buses depart from either Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof or Flughafen Terminal 2 and take just over 3 hours to arrive at Kassel Busparkplatz for direct journeys. Some buses require a transfer in Mannheim, Heidelberg, or Düsseldorf,  which usually take between 7½ and 8 hours to arrive in Kassel. There are between 6-8 buses traveling from Frankfurt to Kassel every day. The first Frankfurt to Kassel bus departs at 3:45 a.m., while the last bus leaves Frankfurt at 12:15 p.m. Bus companies that travel from Frankfurt to Kassel include Flixbus and Eurolines.


Fastest way to travel from Frankfurt to Kassel


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Taking the train is the fastest way to travel from Frankfurt to Kassel. Trains traveling from Frankfurt to Kassel depart from either Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof or Süd train station and take at least 1:18 h to arrive at either Kassel Hauptbahnhof or Wilhelmshöhe train station. Most trains traveling from Frankfurt to Kassel are direct; however, occasional services do transfer in Fulda, Bebra, or Marburg. All trains traveling from Frankfurt to Kassel are operated by Deutsche Bahn.


Most popular way to travel from Frankfurt to Kassel


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Taking the train is the most popular way to travel from Frankfurt to Kassel. While taking the train is more expensive than taking the bus, it is also nearly 2 hours faster. Frankfurt to Kassel trains also making the journey more frequently than buses. There are over 50 trains traveling from Frankfurt to Kassel per day, while only 6-8 buses make the journey. The first train traveling from Frankfurt to Kassel departs at 5:06 a.m., while the last train leaves Frankfurt at 12:31 a.m.



Travel Tips: Travel from Frankfurt am Main to Kassel

Travel to Kassel easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Frankfurt am Main to Kassel.
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There are 4 ways to travel between Frankfurt am Main and Kassel including taking a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel to Kassel from Frankfurt am Main is by taking a flight with an average price of $1 (€1).

This is compared to other travel options to Kassel:

Taking a flight is usually $16 (€14) less than taking a bus to Kassel, which costs on average $16 (€14) for the same trip.

A flight is generally $1 (€1) less than a ferry for the same trip. Taking a ferry costs on average $1 (€1) from Frankfurt am Main to Kassel.

A flight is $33 (€30) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Frankfurt am Main to Kassel costing on average $33 (€30).

The fastest way to get to Kassel from Frankfurt am Main is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 15 min.

Other travel options to Kassel can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Kassel by bus can take on average 2 h 27 min.

In comparison, getting to Kassel by flight can take on average 0 h 0 min.

In comparison, taking a ferry requires on average 0 h 0 min   of travel time.

You should expect to travel around 90 miles (145 km) between Frankfurt am Main and Kassel.

The average frequency per day from Frankfurt am Main to Kassel is:

  • 2 buses per day.
  • Around 55 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Frankfurt am Main to Kassel as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Frankfurt am Main to Kassel:

  • Buses most often depart from Frankfurt am Main at Frankfurt am Main, Flughafen (Terminal 1) and arrive in Kassel at Kassel, Kaufungen Papierfabrik.
  • Trains most often depart from Frankfurt am Main at Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf and arrive in Kassel at Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Frankfurt am Main to Kassel:

  • You can take a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Kassel with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $16 (€14) with Flixbus from Frankfurt am Main to Kassel.
  • You can travel by train between Frankfurt am Main and Kassel with Deutsche Bahn, and you can find Deutsche Bahn Frankfurt am Main to Kassel tickets for $33 (€30) on Omio.

Yes, there are direct routes from Frankfurt am Main to Kassel with the following travel companies:

  • You can find 2 direct buses per day to take to Kassel with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar.
  • You can find 41 direct trains per day to take to Kassel with Deutsche Bahn.

Direct services to Kassel tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your route.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Frankfurt am Main to Kassel often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Berlin, Munich or Hamburg. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Frankfurt am Main and Kassel itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Kassel and any of these top destinations today!

Before traveling from Frankfurt am Main to Kassel, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $16 (€14) one way for this route.
  • A plane ticket is costing on average $1 (€1) one way for this journey.
  • A ferry ticket for this trip costs on average $1 (€1) one way.
  • A train ticket costs $33 (€30) one way on average for this journey.

But we recommend booking Frankfurt am Main to Kassel tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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