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There are 11 ways to get from Birmingham to Frankfurt am Main by plane, train, bus, car, car train or car ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Birmingham to Frankfurt  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Frankfurt (FRA) BHX - FRA

$84 - $294

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Bus  •  17 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Frankfurt

$53 - $77

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Train to Manchester, fly to Frankfurt  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Frankfurt (FRA) MAN - FRA

$133 - $367

Train to Bristol, fly to Frankfurt  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Frankfurt (FRA) BRS - FRA

$158 - $412

Train to London City, fly to Frankfurt  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to London Euston
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Frankfurt (FRA) LCY - FRA

$146 - $479

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Frankfurt  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham Moor Street to London Marylebone
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Frankfurt (FRA) LHR - FRA

$165 - $425

Fly Birmingham to Stuttgart, train  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Stuttgart (STR) BHX - STR
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf

$105 - $269

Train  •  8 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  3. Take the train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  4. Take the train from Koln Hbf to Frankfurt Ice / ...

$195 - $434

Train, bus  •  17 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to London Euston
  2. Take the bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Brussels, CCN, gare du Nord
  3. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station 328 / ...

$82 - $163

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  11 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Birmingham to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  4. Take the train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  5. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice

$363 - $506

Drive, car ferry  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Birmingham to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Frankfurt am Main

$147 - $218

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The cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Frankfurt am Main is to bus which costs £40 - £60 and takes 17 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Birmingham to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which costs £60 - £230 and takes 4 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Birmingham station to Frankfurt am Main. However, there are services departing from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and arriving at Frankfurt via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Birmingham to Frankfurt am Main. However, there are services departing from Birmingham New Street and arriving at Frankfurt via London St. Pancras International, Brussels Midi-Zuid and Koln Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 58 min.

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The distance between Birmingham and Frankfurt am Main is 488 miles.

The best way to get from Birmingham to Frankfurt am Main without a car is to train which takes 8 h 58 min and costs £150 - £340.

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It takes approximately 4 h 12 min to get from Birmingham to Frankfurt am Main, including transfers.

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Birmingham to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth.

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Birmingham to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, depart from Birmingham New Street station.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which takes 4 h 12 min and costs £60 - £230. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £150 - £340 and takes 8 h 58 min, you could also bus, which costs £40 - £60 and takes 17 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Birmingham to Frankfurt am Main.
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  • Distance: 487.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 12 min

What companies run services between Birmingham, England and Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

Lufthansa, KLM and two other airlines fly from Birmingham to Frankfurt am Main every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Birmingham to Frankfurt am Main via London Euston, London St. Pancras International, Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar, Brussels Midi-Zuid, Köln Hauptbahnhof, and Koln Hbf in around 8 h 58 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Birmingham to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Birmingham to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Manchester to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Bristol to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from London City to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from London Heathrow to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Birmingham to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $450
Flights from Birmingham to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $450
Flights from Birmingham to Stuttgart via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $450
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Birmingham to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Manchester to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Bristol to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from London City to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Birmingham to Stuttgart via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $410
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Frankfurt via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from London City to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Birmingham to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Flights from Manchester to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from London Heathrow to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Frankfurt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$950 - $3,300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $180
Flights from Manchester to Frankfurt via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Flights from Bristol to Frankfurt via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $240
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Bristol to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Birmingham to Stuttgart via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Birmingham to Stuttgart via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $450
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Birmingham to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Birmingham to Stuttgart via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Train from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $65
Virgin West Coast Trains
Chiltern Railways
Phone
+44 345 600 5165
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Train from Birmingham Moor Street to London Marylebone
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Koln Hbf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$150 - $230
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$45 - $110
Premier
$100 - $130
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Brussels, CCN, gare du Nord
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
regiojet.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
13 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
elines.cz
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from Birmingham Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Birmingham to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by Eurolines CZ, arrive at Frankfurt station.

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Frankfurt am Main is 1 h ahead of Birmingham. It is currently 4:18 PM in Birmingham and 5:18 PM in Frankfurt am Main.

Birmingham to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Frankfurt station.

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Flybe, Air France, Lufthansa and KLM offer flights from Birmingham Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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There are 681+ hotels available in Frankfurt am Main. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to Birmingham Airport is to train which takes 8 min and costs £2 - £29.

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