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

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Fly to London City  •  1h 57m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to London City (LCY) FRA - LCY

£82 - £278

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Bus and ferry  •  14h 59m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Frankfurt am Main to London

£25 - £72

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Fly to London Heathrow  •  2h 4m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to London Heathrow (LHR) FRA - LHR

£58 - £161

Fly to London Stansted  •  2h 46m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to London Stansted (STN) FRA - STN

£60 - £207

Fly to Birmingham, train  •  3h 15m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Birmingham (BHX) FRA - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham International to London Euston

£88 - £434

Train  •  5h 47m

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

£145 - £382

Bus  •  13h

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt Airport to Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon N952
  2. Take the bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to London, Victoria Green Line Station RegioJet

£26 - £34

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  7h 11m

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

£197 - £227

Drive, car ferry  •  8h 40m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Dunkirk
  2. Take the car ferry from Dunkirk to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to London

£129 - £225

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to London by train

The train journey time between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and London is around 6h 37m and covers a distance of around 474 miles. The fastest train normally takes 6h 20m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and Eurostar, the Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to London train service departs from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and arrives in London St Pancras Eurostar. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to London train schedules

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Conditions of entry into United Kingdom from Germany

  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
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  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
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  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man
  • Before departure, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include a COVID-19 test to be taken on day 2
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in London is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in London is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in London is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 111.

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

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to London is to bus which costs 30€ - 40€ and takes 13h.

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The fastest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to London is to fly which takes 1h 57m and costs 95€ - 330€.

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No, there is no direct bus from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to London station. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt Airport and arriving at London, Victoria Green Line Station via Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to London. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and arriving at London St Pancras Eurostar via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 47m.

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The distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and London is 395 miles.

The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to London without a car is to train which takes 5h 47m and costs 160€ - 450€.

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It takes approximately 1h 57m to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to London, including transfers.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to London bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Frankfurt Airport station.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to London train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to London is to fly which takes 1h 57m and costs 95€ - 330€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 160€ - 450€ and takes 5h 47m, you could also bus, which costs 30€ - 40€ and takes 13h.

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  • Distance: 395.1 miles
  • Duration: 1h 57m

What companies run services between Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany and London, England?

Lufthansa, British Airways and KLM fly from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to London Bank DLR 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to London King's Cross via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 5h 47m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£85 - £400
Flights from Frankfurt to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £330
Flights from Frankfurt to London Heathrow via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£170 - £3,500
Flights from Frankfurt to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£65 - £220
Flights from Frankfurt to Birmingham via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£65 - £220
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Frankfurt to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£140 - £490
Flights from Frankfurt to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£120 - £360
Flights from Frankfurt to Birmingham via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £350
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Frankfurt to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£65 - £380
Flights from Frankfurt to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£45 - £2,200
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Frankfurt to London Heathrow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£100 - £400
Flights from Frankfurt to Birmingham via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£95 - £230
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to London Heathrow via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£170 - £3,500
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£12 - £150
Train operators
London Northwestern Railway
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from Birmingham International to London Euston
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£39 - £44
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£7 - £11
Anytime Day Single
£39 - £44
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£60 - £85
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£131
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt Airport to Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£12 - £15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to London, Victoria Green Line Station
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
£14 - £20
Website
RegioJet
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Frankfurt am Main to London
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£23 - £35
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 Dunkirk to Dover
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£65 - £130
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
£65 - £130
Standard Car - Flexi
£110 - £150

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to London City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to London bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at London, Victoria Green Line Station.

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London is 1h behind Frankfurt Airport (FRA). It is currently 7:17 PM in Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and 6:17 PM in London.

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to London train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at London St Pancras Eurostar station.

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Lufthansa, British Airways and KLM offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to London City Airport.

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