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

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Fly London Heathrow to Frankfurt  •  4h 12m

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

€58 - €262

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Bus and ferry  •  15h 12m

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

€29 - €42

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Subway to London City, fly to Frankfurt  •  4h 32m

  1. Take the subway from Lancaster Gate station to Bank station
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Frankfurt (FRA) LCY - FRA

€67 - €344

Subway to London Stansted, fly to Frankfurt  •  5h 17m

  1. Take the subway from Paddington to Liverpool Street station
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Frankfurt (FRA) STN - FRA

€59 - €253

Train to Birmingham, fly to Frankfurt  •  5h 37m

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

€85 - €518

Fly London Heathrow to Cologne Bonn, train  •  5h 39m

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

€65 - €274

Train  •  7h 21m

  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

€173 - €453

Bus, night train  •  15h 42m

  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

€48 - €68

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  7h 22m

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

€230 - €271

Drive, car ferry  •  8h 53m

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

€149 - €266

United Kingdom → Germany
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International entry into Germany from United Kingdom

  • Entry is restricted 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 States 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
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
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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
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
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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
  • 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 am Main is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Frankfurt am Main is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Frankfurt am Main 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: 22 Jun 2021
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The cost-effective way to get from London Paddington Station to Frankfurt am Main is to bus and ferry, which costs £24 - £40 and takes 15h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from London Paddington Station to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which costs £50 - £230 and takes 4h 12m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Paddington Station station to Frankfurt am Main. However, there are services departing from Paddington Rail Station and arriving at Frankfurt am Main via London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 12m.

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No, there is no direct train from London Paddington Station to Frankfurt am Main. However, there are services departing from Paddington and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf via London St Pancras Eurostar and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 21m.

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The distance between London Paddington Station and Frankfurt am Main is 641 km.

The best way to get from London Paddington Station to Frankfurt am Main without a car is to train which takes 7h 21m and costs £140 - £390.

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It takes approximately 4h 12m to get from London Paddington Station to Frankfurt am Main, including transfers.

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London Paddington Station to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from London station.

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London Paddington Station to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St Pancras Eurostar station.

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The best way to get from London Paddington Station to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which takes 4h 12m and costs £50 - £230. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £140 - £390 and takes 7h 21m.

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Map of how to get from London Paddington Station to Frankfurt am Main.
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  • Distance: 641.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 12m

What companies run services between London Paddington Station, England and Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

Lufthansa, British Airways and four other airlines fly from London Paddington Station to Frankfurt am Main hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from London Paddington Station to Frankfurt am Main via King's Cross St. Pancras station, London St Pancras Eurostar, and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 7h 21m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €360
Flights from London City to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€55 - €2100
Flights from Birmingham to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €250
Flights from Birmingham to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€100 - €250
Flights from Birmingham to Frankfurt via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €330
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €2400
Flights from London City to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €270
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €410
Flights from London City to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€140 - €420
Flights from Birmingham to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €410
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €150
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€20 - €170
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Birmingham to Frankfurt via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €330
Train operators
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 Lancaster Gate station to Bank station
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Subway from Paddington to Liverpool Street station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
London Underground (Tube)
London Midland
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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 Siegburg/Bonn to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Siegburg/Bonn to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€17 - €40
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€17 - €24
1st Class
€29 - €40
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Frankfurt(Main)Sued
Ave. Duration
5h 43m
Frequency
4 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 Paddington Station to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, arrive at Frankfurt am Main station.

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London Paddington Station to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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Air France, KLM, British Airways and Lufthansa offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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There are 422+ hotels available in Frankfurt am Main. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from London Paddington Station to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 14 min and costs £4 - £35.

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