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There are 11 ways to get from London to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof underground by train, bus and ferry, bus, night train, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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Train  •  6h 9m

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

174€ - 441€

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Bus and ferry  •  13h 44m

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

27€ - 40€

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Bus, night train  •  14h 20m

  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

47€ - 80€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  7h 14m

  1. Drive from London to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof underground

230€ - 270€

Drive, car ferry  •  8h 30m

  1. Drive from London to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof underground

154€ - 220€

Fly London City to Frankfurt  •  3h 55m

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

68€ - 237€

Fly London Heathrow to Frankfurt  •  4h 4m

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

51€ - 178€

Fly London Stansted to Frankfurt  •  4h 27m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Frankfurt (FRA) STN - FRA

34€ - 112€

Train to Birmingham, fly to Frankfurt  •  5h 11m

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

77€ - 299€

Fly London Heathrow to Dusseldorf, train  •  5h 45m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Dusseldorf (DUS) LHR - DUS
  2. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf

69€ - 261€

Fly London Heathrow to Cologne Bonn, train  •  5h 48m

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

70€ - 274€

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof underground is 116 117.

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

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The most affordable way to get from London to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof underground is to bus and ferry, which costs £23 - £35 and takes 13h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof underground is to fly which costs £55 - £210 and takes 3h 55m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London and arriving at Frankfurt am Main. Services depart twice a week, and operate Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 13h 39m.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof underground. However, there are services departing from London St. Pancras Int. 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 and Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof underground is 637 km.

The best way to get from London to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof underground 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 to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof underground, including transfers.

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London to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof underground bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from London station.

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London to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof underground train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St. Pancras Int. station.

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The best way to get from London to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof underground is to train which takes 6h 9m and costs £150 - £380. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs £55 - £210 and takes 3h 55m.

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Map of how to get from London to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof underground.
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  • Distance: 636.5 km
  • Duration: 6h 9m

What companies run services between London, England and Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof underground, Germany?

You can take a train from London King's Cross to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof underground via Brussel-Zuid/Midi and 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
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 200€
Flights from London Heathrow to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 2600€
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 230€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London City to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 330€
Flights from London Heathrow to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 260€
Flights from London Heathrow to Frankfurt via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
170€ - 1500€
Flights from Birmingham to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 350€
Flights from London Heathrow to Cologne Bonn via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 460€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 320€
Flights from London Heathrow to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 330€
Flights from Birmingham to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 390€
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 380€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 200€
Flights from London Heathrow to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 200€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 310€
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 290€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Frankfurt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
130€ - 300€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Frankfurt via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
170€ - 1500€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
14€ - 90€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Cologne Bonn via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
200€ - 480€
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
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Siegburg/Bonn to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
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
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
London Northwestern Railway
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
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€
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 Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
22€ - 50€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
22€ - 30€
1st Class
35€ - 50€
Train from Siegburg/Bonn to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
17€ - 40€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
17€ - 24€
1st Class
29€ - 40€
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Calais
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
75€ - 100€
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
75€ - 100€
Standard Car - Flexi
120€ - 150€

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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 to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof underground bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, arrive at Frankfurt am Main station.

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

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Luxair, Lufthansa, British Airways and KLM offer flights from London City Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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There are 1141+ hotels available in Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof underground. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from London to London City Airport is to train which takes 20 min and costs £1 - £5.

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