There are 10 ways to get from Dover to Frankfurt am Main by train, car train, bus and ferry, bus, car ferry, car or plane

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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Train via Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
  2. Take the train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  3. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice

$160 - $315

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Bus  •  13 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Folkestone Coach Interchange to Frankfurt

$42 - $57

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Train  •  7 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
  2. Take the train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  3. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...

$154 - $299

Eurotunnel, train  •  9 h 1 min

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

$380 - $491

Bus and ferry, bus  •  11 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Folkestone/Dover to Lille
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Frankfurt

$96 - $144

Carferry, drive  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Take the carferry from Dover to Calais
  2. Drive from Calais to Frankfurt am Main

$105 - $154

Train to London City, fly  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to Stratford International
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Frankfurt (FRA) LCY - FRA

$144 - $433

Train to London Heathrow, fly  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Frankfurt (FRA) LHR - FRA

$146 - $396

Train, bus to London Stansted, fly  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to Stratford International
  2. Take the bus from London Stratford also for Westfield to Stansted Airport London
  3. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Frankfurt (FRA) STN - FRA

$94 - $301

Train, train to Birmingham, fly  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham International
  3. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Frankfurt (FRA) BHX - FRA

$168 - $422

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No, there is no direct bus from Dover to Frankfurt am Main. However, there are services departing from Folkestone/Dover and arriving at Frankfurt via Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Dover to Frankfurt am Main. However, there are services departing from Dover Priory and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf via Ashford(Kent) Int., Brussels Midi-Zuid, Köln Hbf and Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 49 min.

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The distance between Dover and Frankfurt am Main is 332 miles.

The best way to get from Dover to Frankfurt am Main without a car is to train which takes 7 h 49 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 49 min to get from Dover to Frankfurt am Main, including transfers.

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Dover to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Folkestone/Dover station.

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Dover to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from Ashford(Kent) Int. station.

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The best way to get from Dover to Frankfurt am Main is to train which takes 7 h 49 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 13 h 34 min.

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The quickest flight from London City Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Dover to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, arrive at Frankfurt station.

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Map of how to get from Dover to Frankfurt am Main.
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  • Distance: 332.4 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 49 min

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

You can take a train from Dover to Frankfurt am Main via Ashford International, Ashford(Kent) Int., Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar, Brussels Midi-Zuid, Köln Hauptbahnhof, Köln Hbf, and Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf in around 7 h 49 min. Alternatively, Eurolines CZ operates a bus from Dover to Frankfurt am Main twice a week. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 11 h 40 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London City to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 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 London Heathrow to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
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
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
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
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Frankfurt via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Frankfurt via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Birmingham to Frankfurt via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Frankfurt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$950 - $3,300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Train operators
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$55 - $150
Premier
$120 - $180
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe Eurostar
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $55
Premier
$64 - $67
Train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $60
Premier
$67 - $68
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 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 Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
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
$172
Website
eurotunnel.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $30
1st Class
$43 - $46
Train from Lille Europe to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $31
1st Class
$44 - $47
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $30
1st Class
$27 - $45
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $70
Train from Brussels - Midi to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$90 - $120
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Dover Priory to Stratford International
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Virgin West Coast Trains
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus and ferry from Folkestone/Dover to Lille
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Lille to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
eurolines.de
Low
$55
High
$58
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from Folkestone Coach Interchange to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
11 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
elines.cz
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 London Stratford also for Westfield to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ferry operators

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Frankfurt am Main is 1 h ahead of Dover. It is currently 1:16 AM in Dover and 2:16 AM in Frankfurt am Main.

Dover to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf station.

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Swiss, Luxair, KLM and two other airlines offer flights from London City Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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There are 676+ hotels available in Frankfurt am Main. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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