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There are 12 ways to get from Southampton to Frankfurt am Main by train, car, car train, bus, car ferry or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  9h 9m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  3. Take the train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  4. Take the train from Koln Hbf to Frankfurt Ice / ...

$178 - $374

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Bus via Brussels, Brussels-North station  •  16h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to London Victoria Coach Station 032
  2. Take the bus from London to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
  3. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station 328 / ...

$44 - $71

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Train via Paris Est  •  9h 32m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  3. Take the train from Paris Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...

$213 - $454

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  10h 14m

  1. Drive from Southampton to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  4. Take the train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  5. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice

$336 - $471

Bus Eurolines CZ  •  16h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to London Victoria Coach Station National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Frankfurt

$50 - $73

Drive, car ferry  •  8h 44m

  1. Drive from Southampton to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Frankfurt am Main

$137 - $202

Fly from Southampton  •  5h 51m

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Frankfurt (FRA) SOU - FRA

$108 - $462

Train to London City, fly  •  5h 32m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Frankfurt (FRA) LCY - FRA

$127 - $414

Train, train to London Heathrow, fly  •  5h 53m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
  3. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Frankfurt (FRA) LHR - FRA

$125 - $371

Train to Bristol, fly  •  6h 13m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Frankfurt (FRA) BRS - FRA

$148 - $410

Train to Birmingham, fly  •  6h 21m

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

$148 - $355

Train to London Stansted, fly  •  6h 24m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Frankfurt (FRA) STN - FRA

$96 - $299

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The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Frankfurt am Main is to bus which costs £30 - £55 and takes 16h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Frankfurt am Main is to train and fly which costs £95 - £320 and takes 5h 32m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to Frankfurt am Main station. However, there are services departing from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade and arriving at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station via London and Brussels, Brussels-North station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 25m.

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The distance between Southampton and Frankfurt am Main is 449 miles.

The best way to get from Southampton to Frankfurt am Main without a car is to train which takes 9h 9m and costs £130 - £290.

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It takes approximately 9h 9m to get from Southampton to Frankfurt am Main, including transfers.

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Southampton to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Frankfurt am Main is to train which takes 9h 9m and costs £130 - £290. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £55 and takes 16h 25m, you could also fly, which costs £80 - £360 and takes 5h 51m.

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There is no direct flight from Southampton Airport to Frankfurt Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 35m and has one stopover.

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Southampton to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Frankfurt am Main.
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  • Distance: 448.9 miles
  • Duration: 9h 9m

What companies run services between Southampton, England and Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

You can take a train from Southampton to Frankfurt am Main via London Waterloo, Waterloo station, Euston station, London St. Pancras International, Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar, Brussels Midi-Zuid, Köln Hauptbahnhof, and Koln Hbf in around 9h 9m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southampton to Frankfurt am Main via London Victoria Coach Station, London, and Brussels, Brussels-North station in around 16h 25m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Southampton to Frankfurt via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $330
Flights from Southampton to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from Southampton to Frankfurt via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from London City to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from London Heathrow to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Bristol to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Birmingham to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Birmingham to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from London Stansted to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Southampton to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from London City to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Bristol to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Birmingham to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Southampton to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Flights from London Heathrow to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Bristol to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Birmingham to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Frankfurt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$950 - $3,300
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Bristol to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Train operators
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$150 - $230
Train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $240
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$75 - $240
Premier
$180 - $280
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$45 - $110
Premier
$100 - $130
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Koln Hbf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Paris Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Reading
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$24 - $40
Train from Southampton Central to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $100
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $90
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $24
Train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
National Express
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from London to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
Ouibus
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
regiojet.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
elines.cz
Ferry operators

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Frankfurt am Main is 1h ahead of Southampton. It is currently 3:23 PM in Southampton and 4:23 PM in Frankfurt am Main.

Air France, KLM, Lufthansa and Flybe offer flights from Southampton Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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There are 678+ hotels available in Frankfurt am Main. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Southampton Airport is to train which takes 10m and costs £1 - £28.

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