It's good considering the distance - Kiel to Frankfurt is a 5h direct ride, so home to FRA would be 6h plus DB buffer, so about 7h.
Home to HAM is 1h, HAM to FRA is 1h, 1h transfer time in FRA - 4h faster, same number of security checks, same pre-flight buffer at the first airport, cheaper
- getting to HAM by rental is cheaper for two than taking the train to FRA despite 50% train discount card, and the connecting flight costs negative a few hundred because weird airline pricing schemes charging extra for direct flights from affluent cities
my flight was 430€ return, cheapest I saw directly from FRA without the connecting flights was about twice that.
When I'm going to Frankfurt itself I usually take the train because not going to an airport at all makes up for most of the extra time the train takes. Driving is 1-2h slower depending on traffic and madness of the driver, and much more expensive... so I usually only drive in the summer because ?
Didn't think I'd have to explain the concept of distance to a 'Murican
for Ulm-Munich the train service is dreamy - direct, more than once per hour, hardly any distance to cover.
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