The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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3 h 7 m
7 h 57 m
Trains per day
It's difficult to get from Frankfurt am Main to London without changing at least once.
|Train frequency||4 a day|
|Train companies||Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express|
Trains from Frankfurt am Main to London cover the 395 miles long journey taking on average 7 h 31 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express. Normally, there are 4 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf and arrive in London Victoria.
Travel to London from Frankfurt am Main 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 (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.
Frankfurt am Main to London train information with Deutsche Bahn:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 by train between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and London, United Kingdom is: Fully open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
The government of United Kingdom has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
The above information was last checked on 07/08/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Frankfurt am Main and London closer to your date of departure here.
The restriction level for your return train to Frankfurt am Main, Germany from London is: Fully open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom
Conditions of reentry:
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 07/08/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Frankfurt am Main from London closer to your date of departure here.
When departing from Frankfurt am Main, you have various train station options to start your route from including Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf, Frankfurt Main Ost and Frankfurt am Main - Stadion. When arriving in London, you can end your route in train stations like London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross.
Omio customers book a train from Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf to London Victoria most frequently for this route.
The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf, is located 9.3 miles (15 km) from the city centre of Frankfurt am Main.
The most popular arrival train station, London Victoria, is located 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away from the city centre of London.
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