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There are 9 ways to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Manchester by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, car train, car 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 to Manchester  •  2h 8m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Manchester (MAN) FRA - MAN

$77 - $276

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Fly to Leeds Bradford, train  •  5h 32m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) FRA - LBA
  2. Take the train from Leeds to Manchester Piccadilly

$148 - $445

Fly to Birmingham, train  •  4h 16m

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

$122 - $319

Fly to Liverpool, bus  •  5h 32m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Liverpool (LPL) FRA - LPL
  2. Take the bus from Liverpool Airport to Manchester Sackville Street

$407 - $1,548

Train  •  9h 22m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brussels Midi-Zuid Ice
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to London St. Pancras International
  4. Take the train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly

$249 - $495

Bus, bus and ferry  •  20h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Lille
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Lille to London Victoria
  3. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Shudehill Interchange M11

$144 - $226

Bus  •  22h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to London 1920
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St National Express

$94 - $159

Train, Eurotunnel, drive  •  12h

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brussels Midi-Zuid Ice
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Gare de Calais-Fréthun
  4. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
  5. Drive from Folkestone to Manchester

$390 - $551

Drive, car ferry  •  11h 40m

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

$163 - $239

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Manchester is to fly which costs 65€ - 240€ and takes 2h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Manchester is to fly which costs 65€ - 240€ and takes 2h 8m.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Manchester. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and arriving at Manchester Piccadilly via Köln Hauptbahnhof, Brussel-Zuid/Midi and London Euston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 22m.

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The distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Manchester is 835 km.

The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Manchester without a car is to train which takes 9h 22m and costs 210€ - 440€.

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It takes approximately 2h 8m to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Manchester, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Manchester is to fly which takes 2h 8m and costs 65€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 210€ - 440€ and takes 9h 22m, you could also bus, which costs 80€ - 140€ and takes 22h 54m.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 45m.

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Manchester is 1h behind Frankfurt Airport (FRA). It is currently 7:59 PM in Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and 6:59 PM in Manchester.

Map of how to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Manchester.
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  • Distance: 521.7 miles
  • Duration: 2h 8m

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

Lufthansa, Ryanair and seven other airlines fly from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Manchester hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Manchester via Köln Hauptbahnhof, Brussels Midi-Zuid, Brussel-Zuid/Midi, London St. Pancras International, and London Euston in around 9h 22m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Manchester via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Birmingham via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Birmingham via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Flights from Frankfurt to Birmingham via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $500
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Liverpool via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Frankfurt to Liverpool via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from Frankfurt to Liverpool via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from Frankfurt to Liverpool via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Liverpool via Salzburg
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Manchester via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Leeds Bradford via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Frankfurt to Birmingham via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$29 - $180
Flights from Frankfurt to Leeds Bradford via Girona
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Flights from Frankfurt to Liverpool via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Frankfurt to Liverpool via London Stansted, Dublin
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $290
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Manchester via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to Leeds Bradford via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Liverpool via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from Frankfurt to Liverpool via Budapest
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Leeds Bradford via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Birmingham via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $26
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brussels Midi-Zuid
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to London St. Pancras International
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$150 - $230
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Gare de Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$45 - $110
Premier
$100 - $130
Virgin West Coast Trains
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
TerraVision UK
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from Liverpool Airport to Manchester Sackville Street
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $12
Schedules at
terravision.eu
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Frankfurt to Lille
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
eurolines.de
Low
$55
High
$58
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 Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to London
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $120
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 London Victoria Coach Station to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
National Express
Ferry operators

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Manchester train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, arrive at Manchester Piccadilly station.

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Ryanair, British Airways, KLM and Lufthansa offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Manchester Airport.

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