How to travel from London to Frankfurt am Main

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You can get from London to Frankfurt am Main by train, bus or flight.

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$60Malta Air
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$197Lufthansa
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Travel Information between London and Frankfurt am Main

distanceDistance395 miles (637 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or bus
priceTicket price range$13 - $64
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $13 (€10) • 1 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $13 (€10) • 1 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesRyanair or Union Ivkoni International

Take a flight or bus to travel 395 miles (637 km) between London and Frankfurt am Main. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 25 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $13 (€10). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Ryanair or Union Ivkoni International among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight from London to Frankfurt am Main.

Quick Guide: Traveling from London to Frankfurt

General Information about the journey from London to Frankfurt

Frankfurt lies 637 kilometers east of London and passengers have three main options to travel between the two cities - air, train and coach. Flights take just 90 minutes. Trains are much faster than buses, but all passengers need to change in Brussels, with some routes requiring more changes.

Getting from London to Frankfurt by air is straightforward with over 200 flights available per week. National carriers British Airways and Lufthansa offer frequent daily flights from Heathrow and Gatwick to Flughafen Frankfurt am Main. Budget carrier Ryanair also offers flights from Stansted to Frankfurt Hahn which is some 120 kilometers from the city. The flight takes around 1 hour and 25 minutes.

Getting from London to Frankfurt by coach: Eurolines offers daily direct buses departing early afternoon from London's Victoria Station. Evening departures are also offered on Mondays and Fridays. The journey lasts 13 and a half hours and terminates at Frankfurt's Hauptbahnhof (Central Station) a major hub for local buses and trams and the S-Bahn and U-Bahn.

Getting from London to Frankfurt by train: 19 trains run each weekday between London and Frankfurt with traveling times varying between 6 hours and 26 minutes and 9 hours and 48 minutes. The fastest option is to take a Eurostar from London St Pancras for the 1 hour 55 minute trip to Brussels-Midi. 11 trains run this route each day (8 on Sundays). Passengers then switch to an InterCity Express (ICE) train for the thrice daily run to Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof. Morning​ afternoon and evening departures are offered. An alternative route from Brussels is to take an ICE or Thalys high-speed train for the 1 hour 57 minute journey to Cologne (Köln Hbf) and the take an ICE on to Frankfurt.

How to get from London to Frankfurt am Main

The Best Way According to our Users

When it comes to choosing a method of transportation from London to Frankfurt am Main, 66,67% of our customers do not hesitate to choose the flight as their preferred way to travel. Nowadays, passengers who want to fly around Europe have more options than ever before. With dozens of budget airlines covering several routes which connect to virtually all European countries, taking a flight to reach your desired destination is easy and inexpensive. The low fares and the short flight time are, among others, some of the reasons why our users choose the airplane as the best way to get from London to Frankfurt am Main, even if they have to face baggage limitations and long lines at check-in and security control. You can book your flights with Omio to make sure you are always taking the fastest route or getting the best deal. You can also add extra luggage and book securely with several methods of payment such as Apple Pay, PayPal and more.

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FAQs
What are the international travel restrictions for Germany due to COVID-19 if I’m traveling from London to Frankfurt am Main?

International travel from London, United Kingdom to Frankfurt am Main, Germany is: Partially open.

Can I enter Germany if coming from United Kingdom?

Entry into Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Frankfurt am Main if traveling from London?

Conditions of entry:

  • 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 measures do I need to follow in Frankfurt am Main, Germany due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Germany must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 7/31/21; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip from London to Frankfurt am Main.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions on returning to London, United Kingdom from Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

The restriction level for your return to London, United Kingdom from Germany is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to London from Frankfurt am Main restricted?

Entry into United Kingdom is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in London from Frankfurt am Main?

Conditions of reentry into United Kingdom:

  • 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 travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in London, United Kingdom?

You should observe these safety measures in United Kingdom as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to United Kingdom was last checked on 7/31/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to London from Frankfurt am Main closer to your date of departure here.

How do I get from London to Frankfurt am Main?

There are 2 ways that you can travel between London and Frankfurt am Main. You can take a flight or bus.

How far is Frankfurt am Main from London?

The London to Frankfurt am Main distance is around 395 miles (637 km).

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from London to Frankfurt am Main?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from London to Frankfurt am Main:

  • Most travelers take a flight from London Heathrow Airport to Frankfurt am Main Airport.
  • Most travelers catch their bus from London, Victoria Coach Station and arrive in Frankfurt am Main, Hauptbahnhof Fernbusse.
Who can get me from London to Frankfurt am Main?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from London to Frankfurt am Main, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Ryanair for flights to Frankfurt am Main. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Ryanair London to Frankfurt am Main tickets on Omio for $13 (€10).
  • Union Ivkoni International can take you to Frankfurt am Main by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Union Ivkoni International from London to Frankfurt am Main for $64 (€51).
Can I find a direct route to Frankfurt am Main from London?

Yes, there are direct routes from London to Frankfurt am Main with the following travel companies:

  • You can check for a direct flight to Frankfurt am Main with Lufthansa or BA Cityflyer.

Direct services to Frankfurt am Main tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from London to Frankfurt am Main?
Your trip from London to Frankfurt am Main doesn't have to end in Frankfurt am Main. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Paris or Munich. If you’d like to add Berlin, Paris or Munich to your London to Frankfurt am Main tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Frankfurt am Main today!
How early should I buy tickets between London and Frankfurt am Main online for the best deals?

When planning your trip from London to Frankfurt am Main, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets are costing $13 (€10) one way on average.
  • Bus tickets cost $64 (€51) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from London to Frankfurt am Main online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

What is the cheapest way to travel from London to Frankfurt am Main?

The cheapest way to get from London to Frankfurt am Main is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around $13 (€10) compared to other travel options to Frankfurt am Main:

A flight is $51 (€41) less than a bus for this trip with tickets for a bus from London to Frankfurt am Main costing on average $64 (€51).

What is the fastest way to get from London to Frankfurt am Main?

The quickest way to travel to Frankfurt am Main from London is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 25 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 16 h   of travel time.