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There are 9 ways to get from London Kings Cross Station to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) by train, bus and ferry, bus, night train, car, car train, car ferry, plane or subway

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Train  •  6h 9m

  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€ - 441€

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Bus and ferry  •  15h 1m

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

30€ - 43€

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Bus, night train  •  15h 35m

  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

50€ - 84€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  7h 15m

  1. Drive from London Kings Cross Station to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level)

230€ - 271€

Drive, car ferry  •  8h 46m

  1. Drive from London Kings Cross Station to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
  3. Drive from Dunkirk to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level)

149€ - 265€

Fly from London City  •  4h 12m

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

106€ - 1004€

Fly from London Heathrow  •  4h 48m

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

56€ - 430€

Subway to London Stansted, fly  •  4h 48m

  1. Take the subway from King's Cross St. Pancras station to Tottenham Hale station
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Frankfurt (FRA) STN - FRA

55€ - 287€

Train to Birmingham, fly  •  5h 27m

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

123€ - 503€

London Kings Cross Station to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) by train

The train journey time between London Kings Cross Station and Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is around 5h 29m and covers a distance of around 770 km. The fastest train normally takes 5h 29m. Operated by Eurostar and Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, the London Kings Cross Station to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) train service departs from London St Pancras Eurostar and arrives in Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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London Kings Cross Station to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) train schedules

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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.

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The most affordable way to get from London Kings Cross Station to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to bus and ferry, which costs £25 - £40 and takes 15h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from London Kings Cross Station to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to fly which costs £90 - £900 and takes 4h 12m.

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No, there is no direct train from London Kings Cross Station to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level). However, there are services departing from London St Pancras Eurostar and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 9m.

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The distance between London Kings Cross Station and Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is 637 km.

The best way to get from London Kings Cross Station to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) without a car is to train which takes 6h 9m and costs £150 - £380.

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It takes approximately 6h 9m to get from London Kings Cross Station to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level), including transfers.

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London Kings Cross Station 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 Kings Cross Station to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to train which takes 6h 9m and costs £150 - £380. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs £90 - £900 and takes 4h 12m.

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The quickest flight from London City Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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London Kings Cross Station 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 Kings Cross Station to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level).
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  • Distance: 636.7 km
  • Duration: 6h 9m

What companies run services between London Kings Cross Station, England and Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level), Germany?

You can take a train from London Kings Cross Station to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 6h 9m. Alternatively, Union Ivkoni operates a vehicle from London to Frankfurt am Main twice a week. Tickets cost 27€ - 40€ and the journey takes 13h 39m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
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
Saturday
Estimated price
190€ - 600€
Flights from Birmingham to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 330€
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€
KLM
Website
klm.com
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 Heathrow to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 400€
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
Saturday
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€
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
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
London Underground (Tube)

Comprised of 11 lines and 270 stations, the London Underground (known to locals as the Tube) is the most popular way to navigate the English capital, including to/from Heathrow Airport via the Piccadilly Line. Purchase an Oyster card (an electronic smartcard that you use to touch on and off at Tube stations) at any station for the cheapest fares. Most stations have WiFi, but not all trains and stations are air-conditioned. On weekends, a 24-hour service runs on selected lines.

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Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from King's Cross St. Pancras station to Tottenham Hale station
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
2€ - 4€
Website
London Underground (Tube)
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 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
9€ - 13€
Anytime Day Single
45€ - 55€
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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Luxair, Lufthansa and British Airways offer flights from London City Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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