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from London to Frankfurt am Main

How to get to Frankfurt am Main from London by train, bus, flight or ferry.

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The best way to travel from London to Frankfurt am Main is by taking a coach because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

FlixBus
21:0015h40
London, Victoria Coach Station
13:40Frankfurt am Main
£1061One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
FlixBus
21:0015h40
London, Victoria Coach Station
13:40Frankfurt am Main
£1061One-way
0 changes
Fastest
Lufthansa Cityline
09:151h20
London City Airport (LCY)
11:35Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA)
£2751One-way
0 changes
Other options
FlixBus
10:0017h30
London, Victoria Coach Station
04:30Frankfurt am Main
£1191One-way
1 change
FlixBus
22:0021h25
London, Victoria Coach Station
20:25Frankfurt, Flughafen Terminal 2
£1161One-way
1 change
FlixBus
22:0023h35
London, Victoria Coach Station
22:35Frankfurt am Main
£1161One-way
2 changes
BA Cityflyer
14:551h30
London City Airport (LCY)
17:25Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA)
£1911One-way
0 changes
BA Cityflyer
16:551h35
London City Airport (LCY)
19:30Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA)
£1961One-way
0 changes
BA Cityflyer
08:101h30
London City Airport (LCY)
10:40Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA)
£2231One-way
0 changes

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Travel Information between London and Frankfurt am Main

distanceDistance395 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, train or flight
priceTicket price range£45 - £36
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £36 • 14 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £45 • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus, Ryanair or Deutsche Bahn

Take a coach, train or flight to travel 395 miles between London and Frankfurt am Main. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are FlixBus, Ryanair or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, ferry, flight or train 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.

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Travel from London to Frankfurt am Main on SWISS, KLM and BlaBlaCar Bus travel 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.

Eurostar is the premier high-speed railway service which connects the United Kingdom with Europe through the Channel Tunnel with journeys connecting London St Pancras International with Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam among other popular European cities. With its high-speed service reaching speeds up to 186 mph (300 km/h), the Eurostar makes travel between the UK and Europe as smooth and easy as possible. When you book your London to Frankfurt am Main travel, you can choose between ticket types like Standard, Standard Premier (with spacious seats and light refreshments served), and Business Premier (with flexible travel options, spacious seats, lounge access, hot meals served and priority boarding).

    BlaBlaCar Bus (formerly known as Ouibus or iDBUS) is a popular French travel provider from France operating long-distance services in 10 countries in Europe and connecting over 300 destinations. It is a subsidiary of the French car sharing service, BlaBlaCar. Standard amenities on BlaBlaCar Bus include toilets, air conditioning, USB and power outlets for charging phones, tablets and laptops during long travel journeys, extra legroom and adjustable seats. There is also free Wi-Fi available on select routes. The only ticket type from BlaBlaCar Bus is the Standard ticket, which allows each traveler to bring one cabin bag and up to two hold bags.

      British Airways (BA) is the flag carrier airline of the United Kingdom with its headquarters in London near its main hub at London Heathrow Airport (LHR). Known as a full-service global airline, BA offers low fares year-round to destinations around the globe and flies to and from centrally-located airports. Its extensive global route network includes more than 170 destinations in nearly 80 countries throughout Europe, North America, South America, Asia, Africa and Australia. BA is also the second largest airline based in the UK in terms of its fleet size and number of passengers carried.

        FAQs: London to Frankfurt am Main

        FAQs: 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

        There are 3 options to travel between London and Frankfurt am Main including taking a coach, train or flight.

        The cheapest way to get from London to Frankfurt am Main is by taking a coach with average ticket prices of £36 compared to other travel options to Frankfurt am Main:

        A coach is less than a ferry for this journey with tickets for a ferry from London to Frankfurt am Main costing on average.

        A coach is £9 less than a flight with an average ticket price of £45 from London to Frankfurt am Main.

        Taking a coach costs £347 less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of £383.

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

        Other travel options to Frankfurt am Main take longer:

        Coach takes 14 h 35 min on average.

        Train takes 6 h 27 min on average.

        The London to Frankfurt am Main distance is approximately 395 miles.

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

        • 1 coach a day.
        • 5 trains a day.

        However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Frankfurt am Main from London as scheduled services by coach, train or flight 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 who purchase a coach ticket from London to Frankfurt am Main depart from London, Victoria Coach Station to Frankfurt am Main, Flughafen Frankfurt (Terminal 1 - Busparkplatz P36).
        • Most travellers take a flight from London Gatwick Airport to Frankfurt am Main Airport.
        • Most travellers board their train from London Waterloo and arrive in Frankfurt am Main Flughafen.

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

        • You can travel to Frankfurt am Main from London by coach with FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus or Ourbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £36 with FlixBus from London to Frankfurt am Main.
        • You can travel to Frankfurt am Main from London by flight with Ryanair, Lufthansa, British Airways, Malta Air, Cityflyer (British Airways 2), Lufthansa Cityline (2), KLM Cityhopper, KLM, Finnair, SWISS, Air France, LAER, Air Dolomiti, Brussels Airlines or TAP Portugal. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £45 with British Airways from London to Frankfurt am Main.
        • You can travel by train to Frankfurt am Main from London with Deutsche Bahn, Thalys or Eurostar, and you can find Deutsche Bahn London to Frankfurt am Main tickets for £27 on Omio.

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

        • Direct coaches with FlixBus with 1 direct coach per day.

        Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Frankfurt am Main as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Frankfurt am Main from London.

        Your journey from London to Frankfurt am Main doesn't have to end in Frankfurt am Main. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Munich or Cologne. If you’d like to add Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Munich or Cologne to your London to Frankfurt am Main trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Frankfurt am Main today!

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