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There are 9 ways to get from Edinburgh to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) by plane, train, bus, night train, bus and ferry, car, car ferry or car train

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Fly from Edinburgh  •  4h 22m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Frankfurt (FRA) EDI - FRA

€42 - €387

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Train to Glasgow, fly  •  6h 21m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Central
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Frankfurt (FRA) GLA - FRA

€47 - €305

Train to Newcastle, fly  •  6h 50m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
  2. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to Frankfurt (FRA) NCL - FRA

€49 - €257

Train to Manchester, fly  •  7h 7m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Frankfurt (FRA) MAN - FRA

€114 - €329

Train  •  11h 8m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Eil
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice

€230 - €895

Train, bus, night train  •  20h 54m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Euston
  2. Take the bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Brussels, Gare du Midi
  3. Take the night train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Nj

€223 - €664

Bus, bus and ferry  •  24h

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Frankfurt am Main

€45 - €105

Drive, car ferry  •  22h 18m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Newcastle upon Tyne
  2. Take the car ferry from Newcastle upon Tyne to IJmuiden
  3. Drive from IJmuiden to Frankfurt Airport (FRA)

€157 - €277

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  13h 29m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Frankfurt Airport (FRA)

€295 - €360

Edinburgh to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) by train

The train journey time between Edinburgh and Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is around 11h 42m and covers a distance of around 1387 km. The fastest train normally takes 9h 52m. Operated by LNER, Eurostar and Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, the Edinburgh to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) train service departs from Edinburgh and arrives in Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
11h 42m
Fastest train time:
9h 52m
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€230
Carbon emissions:
73 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:24
Last train departs at:
17:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) train schedules

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  • 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
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, but conditions apply when returning to United Kingdom from Germany.

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Last updated: 19 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £35 - £95 and takes 24h.

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The fastest way to get from Edinburgh to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is to fly which takes 4h 22m and costs £35 - £340.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Frankfurt Airport (FRA). However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf via London St Pancras Eurostar and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 8m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is 1023 km.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) without a car is to train which takes 11h 8m and costs £190 - £800.

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It takes approximately 4h 22m to get from Edinburgh to Frankfurt Airport (FRA), including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) train services, operated by LNER, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is to fly which takes 4h 22m and costs £35 - £340. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £190 - £800 and takes 11h 8m.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is 1h ahead of Edinburgh. It is currently 2:56 PM in Edinburgh and 3:56 PM in Frankfurt Airport (FRA).

Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Frankfurt Airport (FRA).
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  • Distance: 1022.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 22m

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany?

Lufthansa, KLM and Air France fly from Edinburgh to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Edinburgh to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) via London Kings Cross, London St Pancras Eurostar, and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 11h 8m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €250
Flights from Edinburgh to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €250
Flights from Glasgow to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €430
Flights from Newcastle to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €190
Flights from Manchester to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €400
Flights from Manchester to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €400
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €420
Flights from Glasgow to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €330
Flights from Newcastle to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €310
Flights from Manchester to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €410
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €300
Flights from Newcastle to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €310
Flights from Manchester to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €340
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Frankfurt via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €320
Flights from Newcastle to Frankfurt via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €230
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Manchester to Frankfurt via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €280
Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €35
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
€12 - €17
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€27 - €35
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
€35 - €45
Anytime Day 1st Class
€95 - €140
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€70 - €210
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
€70 - €90
Anytime Day 1st Class
€150 - €210
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€7 - €95
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
€7 - €10
Anytime Day Single
€40 - €60
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€60 - €95
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €170
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
€19 - €27
Anytime Day Single
€75 - €110
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€120 - €170
Train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€60 - €450
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
€60 - €85
Anytime Day Single
€200 - €280
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€310 - €450
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
€19 - €27
Off-Peak Day Single
€30 - €55
Anytime Day Single
€45 - €70
Train from Edinburgh to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€75 - €120
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
€30 - €45
Off-Peak Day Single
€60 - €95
Anytime Day Single
€75 - €120
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€70 - €100
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Nightjet
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€153
Website
Eurotunnel
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, Gare du Midi
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
RegioJet
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 Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€16 - €21
Website
National Express
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Frankfurt am Main
Ave. Duration
13h 39m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Newcastle upon Tyne to IJmuiden
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€80 - €160
Website
dfds.co.uk
4-bed inside cabin
€100 - €130
2-bed inside cabin
€80 - €110
2-bed sea view cabin
€120 - €160
4 berth commodore cabin
€240 - €340
3-bed Commodore De Luxe double bed
€300 - €400
Standard Car (extra fee)
€91

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Edinburgh to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf station.

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

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There are 508+ hotels available in Frankfurt Airport (FRA). Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 32 min and costs £1 - £6.

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