How to get from London to Frankfurt am Main

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from London to Frankfurt am Main

You can get from London to Frankfurt am Main by train, bus or flight.

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To get from London to Frankfurt am Main on 19 Aug we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:10London Stansted Airport1h35 12:45Frankfurt Hahn Airport
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£2191One-way
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00:01London22h34 23:35Frankfurt, Flughafen Terminal 2
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£1271One-way
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19:15London City Airport1h30 21:45Frankfurt am Main Airport
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£2761One-way
16:25London Heathrow Airport3h35 21:00Frankfurt am Main Airport
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£2771One-way
06:00London Heathrow Airport4h40 11:40Frankfurt am Main Airport
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£2801One-way

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Travel Information from London to Frankfurt am Main

distanceDistance395 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£2 - £79
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £2 • 6 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £65 • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Ryanair

Travel 395 miles by coach, flight, ferry or train from London to Frankfurt am Main. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £2. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus or Ryanair among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or flight from London to Frankfurt am Main.

Quick Guide: Travelling from London to Frankfurt

Average Price: £80
Distance: 483 miles
Cheapest Month: September
Trains per Day: ~ 5
Buses per Day: ~ 10
Flights per Day: ~ 36
 

General Information about the journey from London to Frankfurt

Frankfurt lies 637 kilometres east of London and passengers have three main options to travel between the two cities - air, train and coach. Flights take just 90 minutes. Trains are much faster than buses, but all passengers need to change in Brussels, with some routes requiring more changes.

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Travelling from London to Frankfurt

Plane

Getting from London to Frankfurt by air is straightforward with over 200 flights available per week. National carriers British Airways and Lufthansa offer frequent daily flights from Heathrow and Gatwick to Flughafen Frankfurt am Main. Budget carrier Ryanair also offers flights from Stansted to Frankfurt Hahn which is some 120 kilometres from the city. The flight takes around 1 hour and 25 minutes.

Buses

Eurolines offers daily direct coaches departing early afternoon from London's Victoria Station. Evening departures are also offered on Mondays and Fridays. The journey lasts 13 and a half hours and terminates at Frankfurt's Hauptbahnhof (Central Station) a major hub for local buses and trams and the S-Bahn and U-Bahn.

Trains

19 trains run each weekday between London and Frankfurt with travelling times varying between 6 hours and 26 minutes and 9 hours and 48 minutes. The fastest option is to take a Eurostar from London St Pancras for the 1 hour 55 minute trip to Brussels-Midi. 11 trains run this route each day (8 on Sundays). Passengers then switch to an InterCity Express (ICE) train for the thrice daily run to Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof. Morning​ afternoon and evening departures are offered. An alternative route from Brussels is to take an ICE or Thalys high-speed train for the 1 hour 57 minute journey to Cologne (Köln Hbf) and the take an ICE on to Frankfurt.

Travelling from London to Frankfurt

Plane

Getting from London to Frankfurt by air is straightforward with over 200 flights available per week. National carriers British Airways and Lufthansa offer frequent daily flights from Heathrow and Gatwick to Flughafen Frankfurt am Main. Budget carrier Ryanair also offers flights from Stansted to Frankfurt Hahn which is some 120 kilometres from the city. The flight takes around 1 hour and 25 minutes.

Buses

Eurolines offers daily direct coaches departing early afternoon from London's Victoria Station. Evening departures are also offered on Mondays and Fridays. The journey lasts 13 and a half hours and terminates at Frankfurt's Hauptbahnhof (Central Station) a major hub for local buses and trams and the S-Bahn and U-Bahn.

Trains

19 trains run each weekday between London and Frankfurt with travelling times varying between 6 hours and 26 minutes and 9 hours and 48 minutes. The fastest option is to take a Eurostar from London St Pancras for the 1 hour 55 minute trip to Brussels-Midi. 11 trains run this route each day (8 on Sundays). Passengers then switch to an InterCity Express (ICE) train for the thrice daily run to Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof. Morning​ afternoon and evening departures are offered. An alternative route from Brussels is to take an ICE or Thalys high-speed train for the 1 hour 57 minute journey to Cologne (Köln Hbf) and the take an ICE on to Frankfurt.

Travel Tips: Travel from London to Frankfurt am Main

Travel to Frankfurt am Main 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 London to Frankfurt am Main.
FAQs

Travel between London, United Kingdom and Frankfurt am Main, Germany is: Fully open.

Can travellers from United Kingdom enter Germany?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Frankfurt am Main from London?

Conditions of entry into Germany:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Germany has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 08/08/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip to Frankfurt am Main from London.

Return travel to London, United Kingdom from Germany is: Fully open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering United Kingdom from Germany?

Entry into United Kingdom is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into United Kingdom from Germany?

Requirements for reentering United Kingdom:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in United Kingdom?

All travellers must abide by the following measures in United Kingdom to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The above information about your return travel to London, United Kingdom was last verified on 08/08/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to London from Frankfurt am Main.

You can travel to Frankfurt am Main from London 4 different ways: coach, flight, ferry or train.

A train service offers the cheapest way to travel from London to Frankfurt am Main, which costs on average £2.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Frankfurt am Main:

A train is generally £77 less than a coach for the same trip. A coach costs on average £79 from London to Frankfurt am Main.

A train is £63 less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from London to Frankfurt am Main costing on average £65.

The fastest way to get to Frankfurt am Main from London is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 20 min.

There are alternative travel options to Frankfurt am Main that can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 14 h 15 min.

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 6 h 55 min.

The distance between London and Frankfurt am Main is around 395 miles.

The average frequency per day from London to Frankfurt am Main is:

  • 1 coach per day.
  • Around 4 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from London to Frankfurt am Main as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from London to Frankfurt am Main:

  • Most travellers take a flight from London Heathrow Airport to Frankfurt am Main Airport.
  • Most travellers catch their train from London Victoria and arrive in Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from London to Frankfurt am Main:

  • You can go to Frankfurt am Main from London by coach with Flixbus. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £79 with Flixbus from London to Frankfurt am Main on Omio.
  • You can travel to Frankfurt am Main from London by flight with Ryanair. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £65 with Ryanair from London to Frankfurt am Main.

Yes, there are direct routes from London to Frankfurt am Main with the following travel companies:

  • You can find 1 direct coach per day to Frankfurt am Main with Flixbus.
  • You can check for a direct flight to Frankfurt am Main with Lufthansa with direct flights per day.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Frankfurt am Main tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this journey.

Omio customers who travel from London to Frankfurt am Main often also extend their holiday to go to Berlin, Paris or Munich. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Frankfurt am Main and these popular destinations at a great price.

Before travelling from London to Frankfurt am Main, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this journey is on average £79 one way.
  • The price of a plane ticket is on average £65 one way for this trip.
  • The price of a train ticket for this journey is on average £2 one way.

But we recommend booking London to Frankfurt am Main tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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