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

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Train  •  6h 17m

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

£154 - £397

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Bus  •  16h

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to London 1920

£35 - £45

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Bus via Brussels  •  14h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Bruxelles - North
  2. Take the bus from Bruxelles, Nord to London 140

£62 - £86

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  7h 20m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to London

£207 - £243

Drive, car ferry  •  8h 49m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Dunkirk
  2. Take the car ferry from Dunkirk to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to London

£80 - £160

Fly Frankfurt to London City  •  4h 13m

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

£79 - £319

Fly Frankfurt to London Heathrow  •  4h 19m

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

£58 - £349

Fly Frankfurt to London Stansted  •  4h 51m

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

£46 - £321

Fly Frankfurt to Birmingham, train  •  5h 21m

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

£88 - £434

Train to Cologne Bonn, fly to London Heathrow  •  5h 29m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Siegburg/Bonn
  2. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to London Heathrow (LHR) CGN - LHR

£78 - £362

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to London is to bus which costs 40€ - 50€ and takes 16h.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to London is to fly which costs 85€ - 360€ and takes 4h 13m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station station and arriving at London. Services depart twice daily, and operate Wednesday. The journey takes approximately 16h.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt am Main to London. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at London St Pancras Eurostar via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 17m.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and London is 399 miles.

The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to London without a car is to train which takes 6h 17m and costs 170€ - 450€.

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It takes approximately 6h 17m to get from Frankfurt am Main to London, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to London bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station.

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Frankfurt am Main to London train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to London is to train which takes 6h 17m and costs 170€ - 450€. Alternatively, you can bus via Brussels, which costs 65€ - 100€ and takes 14h 22m, you could also fly, which costs 85€ - 360€ and takes 4h 13m.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt am Main to London.
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  • Distance: 398.6 miles
  • Duration: 6h 17m

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

You can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to London King's Cross via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 6h 17m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Frankfurt am Main to London Victoria via Bruxelles - North and Bruxelles, Nord in around 14h 22m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£75 - £1,400
Flights from Frankfurt to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£70 - £490
Flights from Frankfurt to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£85 - £410
Flights from Frankfurt to Birmingham via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£85 - £410
Flights from Frankfurt to Birmingham via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£110 - £430
Flights from Cologne Bonn to London Heathrow via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£200 - £800
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Frankfurt to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £900
Flights from Frankfurt to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £950
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Frankfurt to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £600
Flights from Frankfurt to Birmingham via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £360
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £330
Flights from Cologne Bonn to London Heathrow via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£40 - £330
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to London City via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£160 - £450
Flights from Frankfurt to London Heathrow via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£180 - £440
Flights from Cologne Bonn to London Heathrow via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£180 - £850
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Frankfurt to London City via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£90 - £270
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£26 - £130
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Birmingham via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£110 - £430
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Frankfurt to London Stansted via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£90 - £330
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Birmingham via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£95 - £260
Train operators
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(Main)Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£60 - £90
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Siegburg/Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to London St Pancras Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£90 - £310
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
£270 - £310
Standard
£90 - £120
Standard Premier
£130 - £170
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
London Northwestern Railway
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Birmingham International to London Euston
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £45
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single
£18 - £26
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Frankfurt to Bruxelles - North
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£40 - £60
Website
eurolines.de
Low
£42
High
£45
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bruxelles, Nord to London
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£20 - £29
Website
Eurolines FR
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
£35 - £45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
£5 - £50
Website
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
£20 - £25
Reclining Seat
£24
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
£6
2-bed inside cabin
£35 - £50

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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 am Main to London bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at London station.

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London is 1h behind Frankfurt am Main. It is currently 7:44 AM in Frankfurt am Main and 6:44 AM in London.

Frankfurt am Main to London train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at London St Pancras Eurostar station.

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

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Book your Frankfurt am Main to London bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 9842+ hotels available in London. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to line 35802 train which takes 16 min and costs 3€ - 5€.

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