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Frankfurt am Main to London Train Information

Trains depart from:Frankfurt am Main
Trains arrive in:London
Distance:638 km
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Train from Frankfurt am Main to London with Deutsche Bahn

Find the best trip between Frankfurt am Main and London with Omio's train partners Deutsche Bahn! You'll find the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable route for you.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) makes German train travel easy! Find Deutsche Bahn train timetables and cheap tickets for the 395 miles (637 km) journey between Frankfurt am Main and London with Omio. Choose from Super Saver, Saver and Flexible fares for your journey from Frankfurt am Main to London if you’re looking for the best deals on affordable train tickets. Deutsche Bahn even offers discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use on Omio.

As the main operator of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 train journeys per day, DB offers a range of train types to suit you with the high-speed InterCity Express (ICE), the express national and international Intercity (IC) and Eurocity (EC) trains, and local Regional Express (RE) and Regional (RB) trains. These different types of trains differ in terms of the comfort and time required to travel. For example, while WCs are standard services on each train, other services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi access are only available on certain trains.

Deutsche Bahn has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by train from Frankfurt am Main to London:

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

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.

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FAQs
Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by train 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:

  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. The earliest you can take the test while in quarantine is 5 full days after you left a place not on the travel corridor list
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • 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: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 12/06/2021. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Frankfurt am Main and London as this information can change.

What is the restriction level for the return leg of a round trip journey from London, United Kingdom to Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

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

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

Reentry to Germany is allowed for: Entry is restricted 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 for all travellers by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)

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 12/06/2021. 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.

What is the distance by train from Frankfurt am Main to London?
The train distance from Frankfurt am Main to London is around 395 miles (637 km).
When travelling by train from Frankfurt am Main to London, which train station in Frankfurt am Main do I depart from and which train station in London do I arrive in?

Some of the Frankfurt am Main train stations to London you can start your journey from include Frankfurt (Main) Flughafen and Frankfurt Main Ost. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in London include London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Frankfurt (Main) Flughafen   and arriving in London Victoria.

Where is the train station in Frankfurt am Main? Where is the train station in London?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Frankfurt (Main) Flughafen and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at London Victoria and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city centre in London.

Which train companies should I travel with from Frankfurt am Main to London?
For the trip from Frankfurt am Main to London you can take a train with Deutsche Bahn. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services from Frankfurt am Main to London on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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