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There are 6 ways to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) 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  •  1h 52m

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

57€ - 424€

Cheapest option

Bus and ferry  •  15h 34m

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

32€ - 46€

4 alternative options

Train  •  8h 4m

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

174€ - 455€

Bus, night train  •  16h 10m

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

52€ - 87€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  7h 28m

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

235€ - 277€

Drive, car ferry  •  9h

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

154€ - 272€

United Kingdom → Germany
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International entry into Germany from United Kingdom

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Germany, as well as residents from Albania, Andorra, Australia, China, Falkland Islands, Hong Kong, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, United Kingdom and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Germany with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Germany from United Kingdom

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
Finland: Uusimaa, Varsinais-Suomi, Satakunta
France: Saint Barthélemy, French Guiana, Saint Martin, Mayotte, Réunion, Moselle, Guadeloupe
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Spain: Extremadura, Islas Baleares
Portugal: Madeira, Azores

This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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Rules to follow in Germany

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Considerations leaving from United Kingdom

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Germany from United Kingdom.

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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
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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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.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 15 May 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Robert Koch Institute.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to bus and ferry which costs £27 - £40 and takes 15h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to fly which costs £45 - £370 and takes 1h 52m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level). However, there are services departing from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and arriving at Frankfurt am Main via London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 34m.

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No, there is no direct train from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) station to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level). However, there are services departing from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 station and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf via London St Pancras Eurostar and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 4m.

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The distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is 658 km.

The best way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) without a car is to train which takes 8h 4m and costs £150 - £400.

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It takes approximately 1h 52m to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level), including transfers.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from London station.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St Pancras Eurostar station.

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The best way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to fly which takes 1h 52m and costs £45 - £370. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £150 - £400 and takes 8h 4m.

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Map of how to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level).
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  • Distance: 658 km
  • Duration: 1h 52m

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

Lufthansa, British Airways and four other airlines fly from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) via King's Cross St. Pancras station, London St Pancras Eurostar, and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 8h 4m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
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
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
190€ - 600€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 420€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
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 Heathrow to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
40€ - 2900€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Frankfurt via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
190€ - 600€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 700€
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 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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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, arrive at Frankfurt am Main station.

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

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British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Swiss and three other airlines offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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