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Overview: Train from Frankfurt am Main to London

distanceDistance395 miles (637 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn

Trains from Frankfurt am Main to London cover the 395 miles (637 km) long trip taking on average 5 h 32 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf and arrive in London Victoria.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn trains Frankfurt am Main to London

Travel between Frankfurt am Main and London on Deutsche Bahn trains with Omio. When comparing timetables and tickets, we will also show you other options with multiple connections or other travel modes if they’re available.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main operator of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Frankfurt am Main to London train.

    Deutsche Bahn 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train between Frankfurt am Main and London are the following:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Normal conditions apply

    Trains from Frankfurt to London

    Getting the train from Frankfurt to London is straightforward and, compared to some journey times across Germany, relatively quick. The journey takes around seven hours, and on the quickest route, there is only one change of train in Brussels. Trains  from Frankfurt and London are also fairly regular, departing from Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof around once every two hours, and they start early in the morning.

    Which train companies travel from Frankfurt to London?

    Deutsche Bahn and Eurostar operate the main route from Frankfurt to London, with the latter taking care of the journey from Brussels onwards. If the budget is a concern, then there is a route with the first section from Frankfurt to Cologne operated by Regiojet. This is slightly more complicated and takes longer, but it is a little cheaper than the faster alternatives.

    How long is the train from Frankfurt to London?

    Typically, trains from Frankfurt to London take between six and seven hours, travelling with Eurostar and Deutsche Bahn. There is an option to go via Mainz and Cologne that takes slightly longer (eight hours) or the cheaper RegioJet option (11 hours). The lengthiest choice is to take the last train from Frankfurt and sleeping through the ten-hour layover in Brussels before heading on to London in the morning.

    How many trains are there from Frankfurt to London?

    Across all different routes, there are usually 11 trains from Frankfurt to London every day, starting at around 6:30 a.m. with the final train departing around 6:30 p.m. The trains depart roughly every two hours although there are some parts of the day where there are two in the same hour. On Saturday, there are fewer trains serving this route.

    What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Frankfurt to London?

    Departure train station: Trains depart from Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof. Used by over 450,000 people daily, Deutsche Bahn describes it as the ‘most important station in Germany’. The station is centrally located, only ten-minutes' walk from the financial district and famous Eurotower. As in most German stations, there is a good selection of food outlets (including a McDonald’s) and a couple of bars.

    Arrival train station: Trains from Frankfurt arrive into St Pancras International station in central London, easily accessible via six different underground (tube) lines and by bus. The station is an architectural marvel and well equipped with nearly 40 shops and 26 eateries.

    Travel Tips: Trains from Frankfurt am Main to London

    Travel by train to London 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 London.
    FAQs

    Are there COVID-19 travel restrictions for trains between Frankfurt am Main and London?

    Travel between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and London, United Kingdom by train is: Partially open.

    Can I enter United Kingdom from Germany?

    International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Frankfurt am Main?

    Conditions of entry:

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
    • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
    • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
    • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 1 for vaccinated travellers
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
    • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

    What are the safety rules to follow in London, United Kingdom?

    All travellers in United Kingdom must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

    • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
    • Face mask: Regional advice

    The information above was last checked on 26/01/2022. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to London from Frankfurt am Main as this information can change.

    What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to Germany from London, United Kingdom?

    The current restriction level for your return trip by train from London to Frankfurt am Main is: Partially open

    Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Germany from United Kingdom?

    Reentry to Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from London?

    What are the entry requirements?

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
    • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
    • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
    • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
    • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

    What are the safety rules to follow in Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

    The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

    • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
    • Face mask: Mandatory

    Last verified on 26/01/2022. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your London to Frankfurt am Main train here.

    How far is it from Frankfurt am Main to London by train?

    The distance between Frankfurt am Main and London by train is approximately 395 miles (637 km).

    What is the average Frankfurt am Main to London train duration?

    On average the train from Frankfurt am Main to London duration is 5 h 32 min  for the 395 miles (637 km) long journey, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

    What is the departure train station in Frankfurt am Main and arrival train station in London?

    When taking a train from Frankfurt am Main, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf, Frankfurt Main Ost and Frankfurt am Main - Stadion. When you arrive in London, your train can arrive in train stations including London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross.

    Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf   to London Victoria.

    Where is the departure train station in Frankfurt am Main located? Where is the arrival train station in London located?

    The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf, is located 6.7 miles (10.8 km) from the city centre of Frankfurt am Main.

    The most popular arrival train station, London Victoria, is located 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city centre of London.

    What train providers go from Frankfurt am Main to London?

    If you're looking for trains from Frankfurt am Main to London, you can rely on Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn to get you to London. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Frankfurt am Main to London journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

    How many trains per day are there between Frankfurt am Main and London?

    The average number of trains departing Frankfurt am Main for London is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Frankfurt am Main
    London
    Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf is the most popular Frankfurt am Main railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Frankfurt am Main for your journey to London.