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There are 11 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Wales by plane, train, bus, car, car ferry or car train

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 Cardiff  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Cardiff (CWL) FRA - CWL

$171 - $566

Cheapest option

Bus  •  17 h 28 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 bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Kingsway M7

$96 - $136

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Fly to Bristol, train  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Bristol (BRS) FRA - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Newport (S Wales)

$122 - $388

Fly to Birmingham, train  •  6 h 46 min

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

$111 - $306

Fly to Manchester, train  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Manchester (MAN) FRA - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Shotton

$107 - $330

Fly to London City, train  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to London City (LCY) FRA - LCY
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Newport (S Wales)

$171 - $505

Fly to London Heathrow, train  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to London Heathrow (LHR) FRA - LHR
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Newport (S Wales)

$167 - $456

Train  •  9 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris Est Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord Eurostar to London St. Pancras International Est
  3. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central

$281 - $566

Bus, train  •  17 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to London N815 / ...
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central

$141 - $246

Drive, car ferry  •  10 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Calais
  2. Take the car ferry from Calais to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to Cardiff

$149 - $226

Train, Eurotunnel, drive  •  12 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  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 Cardiff

$409 - $493

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Wales is to bus which costs 80€ - 120€ and takes 17 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Wales is to fly and train which costs 100€ - 340€ and takes 5 h 21 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Frankfurt am Main to Wales. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt and arriving at Cardiff, Kingsway via Brussels, CCN, gare du Nord and Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 28 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Wales is 897 km.

The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Wales without a car is to train which takes 9 h 31 min and costs 240€ - 500€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 44 min to get from Frankfurt am Main to Wales, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Wales bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Frankfurt station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Wales is to fly which takes 5 h 44 min and costs 140€ - 500€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 240€ - 500€ and takes 9 h 31 min, you could also bus, which costs 80€ - 120€ and takes 17 h 28 min.

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There is no direct flight from Frankfurt Airport to Cardiff Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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Frankfurt am Main to Wales bus services, operated by Megabus UK, arrive at Cardiff, Kingsway station.

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  • Distance: 560.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 44 min

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

KLM, Air France and 10 other airlines fly from Frankfurt am Main to Barry hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Cardiff via Paris Est, Gare de l'Est, Gare du Nord, Paris Nord Eurostar, London St. Pancras International, King's Cross St. Pancras station, Paddington, and London Paddington in around 9 h 31 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Frankfurt to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 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 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $250
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 London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Cardiff via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $900
Flights from Frankfurt to Bristol via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Birmingham via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Manchester via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to London City via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to London Heathrow via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Manchester via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Cardiff via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Frankfurt to Cardiff via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $900
Flights from Frankfurt to Birmingham via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Bristol via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
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 Manchester via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Cardiff via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,400
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
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Cardiff via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $300
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
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $26
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $26
Train from London Paddington to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $60
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $130
Train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $140
CrossCountry
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Birmingham International to Wrexham General
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $75
Train from Manchester Airport to Shotton
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $40
First Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$160 - $240
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$65 - $90
Train from Strasbourg to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
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 - $45
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 Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
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
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
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.

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
14 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
regiojet.com
Ferry operators

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More Questions & Answers

Wales is 1 h behind Frankfurt am Main. It is currently 1:05 AM in Frankfurt am Main and 12:05 AM in Wales.

Aer Lingus, Lufthansa, Ryanair and three other airlines offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Cardiff Airport.

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There are 232+ hotels available in Wales. Prices start at $78 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 9€ - 14€.

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