more times/often

[color=red]1-I have gone there more times than you.
[color=indigo]2-I have gone there more often than you.

Do these sentences mean the same?

Could one use “2” if one had gone there only five times?

Does “often” not imply “frequency”?


As far as I am concerned you could use those interchangeably.
I probably wouldn’t cjhoose to use ‘often’ for a very low number of times (2 or 3) but I wouldn’t be concerned if someone did.