London to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof underground - 9 ways to travel
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There are 9 ways to get from London to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof underground by train, bus and ferry, bus, 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  •  16h 5m

  1. Take the bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Lille London - Victoria Coach Station > Coquelles - UK > Coquelles - France > Lille > Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lille, Europe to Frankfurt Hbf 940

40€ - 54€

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

227€ - 267€

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 from London City  •  3h 55m

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

73€ - 237€

Fly from London Heathrow  •  4h 4m

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

51€ - 177€

Fly from London Stansted  •  4h 27m

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

33€ - 112€

Train to Birmingham, fly  •  5h 11m

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

76€ - 296€

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The cheapest 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 £60 - £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 - £390.

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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 - £390. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £35 - £50 and takes 16h 5m, you could also fly, which costs £60 - £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
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London City to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 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
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 350€
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 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
50€ - 2700€
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€ - 330€
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 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 390€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Frankfurt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
140€ - 300€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
100€ - 320€
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€ - 95€
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
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
150€
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€ - 50€
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
9€ - 13€
Anytime Day Single
45€ - 50€
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
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 - Victoria Coach Station to Lille
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 15€
Website
Blablabus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Lille, Europe
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lille, Europe to Frankfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
28€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 87€ 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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