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There are 10 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) by plane, train, bus and ferry, bus, night train, car, car train or car ferry

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Fly from London Gatwick  •  3h 37m

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Frankfurt (FRA) LGW - FRA

41€ - 214€

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Train, bus and ferry  •  15h 20m

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Frankfurt am Main

38€ - 66€

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Train to London City, fly  •  4h 27m

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Frankfurt (FRA) LCY - FRA

116€ - 1031€

Train to London Heathrow, fly  •  5h 7m

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Frankfurt (FRA) LHR - FRA

70€ - 495€

Train to London Stansted, fly  •  5h 27m

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Frankfurt (FRA) STN - FRA

66€ - 314€

Train, train to Birmingham, fly  •  6h 6m

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

135€ - 534€

Train  •  7h 53m

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

186€ - 469€

Train, bus, night train  •  15h 49m

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Take the bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Brussels, Gare du Midi
  3. Take the night train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Frankfurt(Main)Sued Nj

58€ - 107€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  7h 6m

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level)

231€ - 272€

Drive, car ferry  •  8h 38m

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
  3. Drive from Dunkirk to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level)

150€ - 266€

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No, entry into Germany from United Kingdom is currently restricted.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, but conditions apply when returning to United Kingdom from Germany.

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Last updated: 9 May 2021
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The most affordable way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to train and bus and ferry, which costs £30 - £60 and takes 15h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to fly which costs £35 - £190 and takes 3h 37m.

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No, there is no direct train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level). However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf via London St Pancras Eurostar and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 53m.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is 633 km.

The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) without a car is to train which takes 7h 53m and costs £160 - £410.

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It takes approximately 3h 37m to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level), including transfers.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from Gatwick Airport station.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to fly which takes 3h 37m and costs £35 - £190. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £160 - £410 and takes 7h 53m.

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There is no direct flight from London Gatwick Airport to Frankfurt Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h 10m and has one stopover.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level).
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  • Distance: 632.8 km
  • Duration: 3h 37m

What companies run services between London Gatwick Airport (LGW), England and Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level), Germany?

Iberia, TAP Portugal and 13 other airlines fly from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) via London St Pancras International LL, London St Pancras Eurostar, and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 7h 53m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
75€ - 330€
Flights from London Gatwick to Frankfurt via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
Flights from London Gatwick to Frankfurt via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
35€ - 170€
Flights from London Gatwick to Frankfurt via Venice
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
50€ - 230€
Flights from London Gatwick to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
Flights from London Gatwick to Frankfurt via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 200€
Flights from London Gatwick to Frankfurt via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 400€
Flights from London Gatwick to Frankfurt via Florence
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 230€
Flights from London Gatwick to Frankfurt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 210€
Flights from London Gatwick to Frankfurt via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 390€
Flights from London Gatwick to Frankfurt via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 270€
Flights from London City to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
55€ - 260€
Flights from London Heathrow to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 700€
Flights from London Heathrow to Frankfurt via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
190€ - 600€
Flights from Birmingham to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 330€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 260€
Flights from London Heathrow to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 420€
Flights from Birmingham to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 400€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
75€ - 210€
Flights from London Heathrow to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 400€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 220€
Flights from London Heathrow to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
40€ - 2900€
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from London Gatwick to Frankfurt via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
Flights from London Gatwick to Frankfurt via Florence
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 230€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Frankfurt via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
35€ - 170€
Flights from London Heathrow to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 700€
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Frankfurt via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 200€
Flights from London Gatwick to Frankfurt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 210€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Frankfurt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 210€
Flights from London Gatwick to Frankfurt via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 390€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Frankfurt via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
75€ - 210€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Frankfurt via Porto
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 490€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Frankfurt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
160€ - 270€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Frankfurt via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
190€ - 600€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
14€ - 170€
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
14€ - 18€
Train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
16€ - 20€
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
10€ - 26€
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
10€ - 15€
Anytime 1st Class
19€ - 26€
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
10€ - 26€
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
10€ - 15€
Anytime 1st Class
19€ - 26€
London Northwestern Railway
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
9€ - 13€
Anytime Day Single
45€ - 55€
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 Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
70€ - 100€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Frankfurt(Main)Sued
Ave. Duration
5h 43m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Nightjet
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
153€
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Frankfurt am Main
Ave. Duration
13h 39m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Brussels, Gare du Midi
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
RegioJet
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
75€ - 150€
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
75€ - 150€
Standard Car - Flexi
130€ - 170€

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