There are 10 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Birmingham by plane, train, car train, car, bus 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 Frankfurt to Birmingham  •  4 h 17 min

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

$84 - $296

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Bus  •  19 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to London 1920
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express

$79 - $126

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Fly Frankfurt to London City, train  •  5 h 56 min

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

$146 - $485

Fly Frankfurt to Manchester, train  •  6 h 17 min

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

$130 - $369

Fly Frankfurt to Bristol, train  •  6 h 21 min

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

$156 - $416

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Birmingham  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Birmingham (BHX) DUS - BHX

$92 - $286

Train  •  8 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris Est Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord Eurostar to London St. Pancras International Est
  3. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street

$237 - $515

Train, Eurotunnel, drive  •  11 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Süd to Strasbourg En
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Lille Europe Tgv
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun Tgv
  4. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais to Folkestone
  5. Drive from Folkestone to Birmingham

$410 - $481

Bus, train  •  15 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Bruxelles - North
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, CCN, gare du Nord to London, Victoria Green Line Station
  3. Take the train from London Marylebone to Birmingham Snow Hill

$138 - $198

Drive, carferry  •  10 h 23 min

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

$144 - $216

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Frankfurt am Main station to Birmingham station. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station and arriving at Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 1 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Birmingham is 781 km.

The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Birmingham without a car is to train which takes 8 h 52 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 17 min to get from Frankfurt am Main to Birmingham, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Birmingham bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Birmingham is to fly which takes 4 h 17 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 8 h 52 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 19 h 1 min.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Birmingham Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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

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Birmingham is 1 h behind Frankfurt am Main. It is currently 7:28 AM in Frankfurt am Main and 6:28 AM in Birmingham.

Flybe, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings and three other airlines offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Birmingham Airport.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt am Main to Birmingham.
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  • Distance: 487.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 17 min

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

Lufthansa, KLM and four other airlines fly from Frankfurt am Main to Birmingham hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Birmingham via Paris Est, Gare de l'Est, Gare du Nord, Paris Nord Eurostar, London St. Pancras International, and London Euston in around 8 h 52 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Birmingham via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Birmingham via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from Frankfurt to Birmingham via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Flights from Frankfurt to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Manchester via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Dusseldorf to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Dusseldorf to Birmingham via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Birmingham via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to London City via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to Manchester via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Bristol via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Birmingham via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Frankfurt to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to Manchester via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Birmingham via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from Frankfurt to Bristol via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Birmingham via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to London City via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$29 - $180
Flights from Frankfurt to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $210
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 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 Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $65
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(Main)Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Süd to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
Train from Strasbourg to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$160 - $230
Train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $30
1st Class
$43 - $46
Eurostar
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 Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $30
1st Class
$27 - $45
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$172
Website
eurotunnel.com
Chiltern Railways
Phone
+44 345 600 5165
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Train from London Marylebone to Birmingham Snow Hill
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Frankfurt to Bruxelles - North
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
eurolines.de
Low
$55
High
$58
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Brussels, CCN, gare du Nord to London, Victoria Green Line Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
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 Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to London
Ave. Duration
15 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $110
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 Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ferry operators

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More Questions & Answers

There are 566+ hotels available in Birmingham. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs .

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