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

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Train  •  6h 6m

  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

£147 - £384

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Bus and ferry  •  13h 40m

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

£23 - £35

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Bus  •  13h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt HBF. AREA B Mannheimer Str. to Brussels-North train station K1959
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, Gare du Midi to London, Victoria Green Line Station RegioJet

£29 - £38

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  7h 19m

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

£198 - £228

Drive, car ferry  •  8h 48m

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

£130 - £226

Fly Frankfurt to London City  •  4h 12m

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

£89 - £859

Fly Frankfurt to London Heathrow  •  4h 18m

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

£52 - £369

Fly Frankfurt to London Stansted  •  4h 52m

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

£51 - £211

Fly Frankfurt to Birmingham, train  •  5h 29m

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

£103 - £404

Train to Cologne Bonn, fly to London Heathrow  •  5h 15m

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

£81 - £390

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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Frankfurt am Main to London is to bus and ferry, which costs 27€ - 40€ and takes 13h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to London is to fly which costs 100€ - 1000€ and takes 4h 12m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt am Main and arriving at London. Services depart twice a week, and operate Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 13h 40m.

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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 6m.

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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 6m and costs 170€ - 450€.

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

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Frankfurt am Main to London bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from Frankfurt am Main 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 6m and costs 170€ - 450€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 13h 34m, you could also fly, which costs 100€ - 1000€ and takes 4h 12m.

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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 6m

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 6m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Frankfurt am Main to London Victoria via Brussels-North train station, Gare Du Nord, Gare Du Midi, and Brussels, Gare du Midi in around 13h 34m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£45 - £220
Flights from Frankfurt to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £600
Flights from Frankfurt to London Heathrow via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£160 - £480
Flights from Frankfurt to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£75 - £320
Flights from Frankfurt to Birmingham via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£80 - £370
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 - £190
Flights from Frankfurt to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£35 - £2,500
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Frankfurt to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£130 - £360
Flights from Frankfurt to Birmingham via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £350
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 - £340
Flights from Frankfurt to Birmingham via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£95 - £230
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£45 - £110
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
£160 - £480
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
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 - £85
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Siegburg/Bonn
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£29 - £40
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
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 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£39 - £44
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£7 - £11
Anytime Day Single
£39 - £44
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 HBF. AREA B Mannheimer Str. to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£18 - £22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Brussels, Gare du Midi to London, Victoria Green Line Station
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£9 - £14
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 am Main to London bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, arrive at London station.

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London is 1h behind Frankfurt am Main. It is currently 1:32 AM in Frankfurt am Main and 12:32 AM in London.

Frankfurt am Main 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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There are 20067+ 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 35880 train which takes 15 min and costs 3€ - 5€.

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