How to travel from London to Frankfurt am Main

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from London to Frankfurt am Main

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

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To get from London to Frankfurt am Main on May 26 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:10AMLondon City Airport1h30 10:40AMFrankfurt am Main Airport
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10:30AMLondon18h30 06:00AMFrankfurt, Flughafen Terminal 2
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04:55PMLondon City Airport1h35 07:30PMFrankfurt am Main Airport
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02:55PMLondon City Airport1h30 05:25PMFrankfurt am Main Airport
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07:40PMLondon Heathrow Airport1h40 10:20PMFrankfurt am Main Airport
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Travel Information to Frankfurt am Main from London

distanceDistance395 miles (637 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or flight
priceTicket price range$15 - $59
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $15 (€13) • 1 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $15 (€13) • 1 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Malta Air

Travel 395 miles (637 km) by bus or flight 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 $15 (€13). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or Malta Air among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or 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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Travel Tips: Travel from London to Frankfurt am Main

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FAQs

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

Can travelers from United Kingdom enter Germany?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Frankfurt am Main from London?

Conditions of entry into Germany:

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 9 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Germany has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 5/24/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey from London to Frankfurt am Main.

Return travel to London, United Kingdom from Germany is: Fully open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering United Kingdom from Germany?

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

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into United Kingdom from Germany?

Requirements for reentering United Kingdom:

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in United Kingdom?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in United Kingdom to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The above information about your return travel to London, United Kingdom was last verified on 5/24/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to London from Frankfurt am Main.

There are 2 ways to get from London to Frankfurt am Main: bus or flight.

The cheapest way to go to Frankfurt am Main from London is by taking a flight, which costs on average $15 (€13).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Frankfurt am Main:

Taking a flight is usually $44 (€40) less than taking a bus to Frankfurt am Main, which costs on average $59 (€53) for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Frankfurt am Main from London is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 25 min.

Other travel options to Frankfurt am Main can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 14 h 30 min.

The distance is approximately 395 miles (637 km) 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.

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 Flixbus for buses to Frankfurt am Main. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus London to Frankfurt am Main tickets on Omio for $59 (€53).
  • Travel with Malta Air to go to Frankfurt am Main by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Malta Air London to Frankfurt am Main tickets on Omio for $15 (€13).

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

  • You can travel directly by bus with.
  • You'll find direct flights with Lufthansa.

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.

Omio customers who travel from London to Frankfurt am Main often also extend their vacation to go to Berlin, Paris or Munich. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Frankfurt am Main and these popular destinations at a great price.

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:

  • Bus tickets cost on average $59 (€53) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing $15 (€13) 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.

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