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Train Information between Frankfurt am Main and London

distanceDistance395 miles (637 km)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn

Trains from Frankfurt am Main to London cover the 395 miles (637 km) long route with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn. There are direct train services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Frankfurt (Main) Flughafen and arrive in London Victoria.

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Train from Frankfurt am Main to London with Deutsche Bahn

Travel on Deutsche Bahn trains between Frankfurt am Main and London at great prices. Omio finds you train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) makes German train travel easy! Find Deutsche Bahn train schedules and cheap tickets for the 395 miles (637 km) journey between Frankfurt am Main and London with Omio. Choose from Super Saver, Saver and Flexible fares for your journey between Frankfurt am Main and London if you’re looking for the best deals on affordable train tickets. Deutsche Bahn even offers discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use on Omio.

As the main provider of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 train journeys per day, DB offers a range of train types to suit you with the high-speed InterCity Express (ICE), the express national and international Intercity (IC) and Eurocity (EC) trains, and local Regional Express (RE) and Regional (RB) trains. These different types of trains differ in terms of the comfort and time required to travel. For example, while restrooms are standard services on each train, other services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi access are only available on certain trains.

When purchasing your Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Frankfurt am Main to London, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

  • Normal conditions apply
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Trains from Frankfurt to London

Getting the train from Frankfurt to London is straightforward and, compared to some journey times across Germany, relatively quick. The journey takes around seven hours, and on the quickest route, there is only one change of train in Brussels. Trains  from Frankfurt and London are also fairly regular, departing from Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof around once every two hours, and they start early in the morning.

Which train companies travel from Frankfurt to London?

Deutsche Bahn and Eurostar operate the main route from Frankfurt to London, with the latter taking care of the journey from Brussels onwards. If the budget is a concern, then there is a route with the first section from Frankfurt to Cologne operated by Regiojet. This is slightly more complicated and takes longer, but it is a little cheaper than the faster alternatives.

How long is the train from Frankfurt to London?

Typically, trains from Frankfurt to London take between six and seven hours, traveling with Eurostar and Deutsche Bahn. There is an option to go via Mainz and Cologne that takes slightly longer (eight hours) or the cheaper RegioJet option (11 hours). The lengthiest choice is to take the last train from Frankfurt and sleeping through the ten-hour layover in Brussels before heading on to London in the morning.

How many trains are there from Frankfurt to London?

Across all different routes, there are usually 11 trains from Frankfurt to London every day, starting at around 6:30 a.m. with the final train departing around 6:30 p.m. The trains depart roughly every two hours although there are some parts of the day where there are two in the same hour. On Saturday, there are fewer trains serving this route.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Frankfurt to London?

Departure train station: Trains depart from Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof. Used by over 450,000 people daily, Deutsche Bahn describes it as the ‘most important station in Germany’. The station is centrally located, only ten-minutes' walk from the financial district and famous Eurotower. As in most German stations, there is a good selection of food outlets (including a McDonald’s) and a couple of bars.

Arrival train station: Trains from Frankfurt arrive into St Pancras International station in central London, easily accessible via six different underground (tube) lines and by bus. The station is an architectural marvel and well equipped with nearly 40 shops and 26 eateries.

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FAQs
Is cross-border travel by train between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and London, United Kingdom allowed?

Travel by train between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and London, United Kingdom is: Partially open.

Is international entry into London from Frankfurt am Main restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Frankfurt am Main?

Entry Requirements:

  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. The earliest you can take the test while in quarantine is 5 full days after you left a place not on the travel corridor list
  • Before departure, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include a COVID-19 test to be taken on day 2
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in London, United Kingdom?

The government of United Kingdom has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask required: Regional advice

The above information was last checked on 8/3/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to London from Frankfurt am Main closer to your date of departure here

What restrictions are there on reentering Germany from London, United Kingdom?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from London to Frankfurt am Main is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Germany from United Kingdom?

Reentry to Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from London?

What are the requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers

What are the safety rules to follow in Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

Last checked on 8/3/21. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your train to Frankfurt am Main from London here.

How far is it from Frankfurt am Main to London by train?
The train distance from Frankfurt am Main to London is around 395 miles (637 km).
Which train station from Frankfurt am Main to London do I depart from? Which London train station from Frankfurt am Main do I arrive in?

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Frankfurt (Main) Flughafen   and arrive in London Victoria.

Where is the train station in Frankfurt am Main to go to London? Where is the train station in London located?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Frankfurt (Main) Flughafen, located approximately 6 mile (s) / 10 km from the city center of Frankfurt am Main. The most popular arrival train station in London, called London Victoria, is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from its city center.

Which train companies should I travel with from Frankfurt am Main to London?
When taking a train from Frankfurt am Main to London, you can count on Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn for the best way to get you to London. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service to London from Frankfurt am Main and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
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