Trains from Frankfurt am Main to London

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Frankfurt am Main - London Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 14 daily trains from Frankfurt am Main to London. Traveling by train from Frankfurt am Main to London usually takes around 8 hours and 13 minutes, but the fastest DB Intercity-Express train can make the trip in 5 hours and 50 minutes.

Distance397 mi (638 km)
Fastest train5h 50m
Lowest price$94.01
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines2

Which train should you take from Frankfurt am Main to London?

2 train services operate from Frankfurt am Main to London. Deutsche Bahn usually has more trains scheduled, with 8 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity-Express68h 9m$231.25
Deutsche Bahn88h 17m$232.35
  • DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express train tickets from Frankfurt am Main to London start from $111, and on average cost . Daily there are 6 DB Intercity-Express schedules to London. DB Intercity-Express in Frankfurt am Main leaves from Central Train Station and 4 other stations. And in London trains arrive at London St. Pancras International .

    From Frankfurt am Main to London train travel on DB Intercity-Express takes 8 hours and 9 minutes. If you are looking to get to London faster, DB Intercity-Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 5 hours and 50 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity-Express offers 10 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to London.

  • Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn EuroCity, or Deutsche Bahn EC, is a train service in Germany with regular service to Frankfurt, Hamburg, Zurich, Copenhagen, Berlin, Warsaw, and Munich. Deutsche Bahn Eurocity trains can be single or double-decker, but all are air conditioned.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Frankfurt am Main to London during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Frankfurt am Main to London?

The distance between Frankfurt am Main and London is approximately 397 miles, or 638 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours and 13 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 50 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Frankfurt am Main to London on Sunday. Tickets for Sunday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Tuesday. Tuesday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Frankfurt am Main at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 2:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Frankfurt am Main to London?

There are 14 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from London to Frankfurt am Main.

City Information

Frankfurt am Main

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Frankfurt is Germany's financial hub, home to the European Central Bank. This riverside city offers a variety of cultural and historical attractions scattered between its financial institutions and shops.

Your first stop should be Old Town, along the river Main. Once the center of the city, the Old Town district is now the site of the Römer, or city hall, along a row of picturesque timber houses. Stop in Kleinmarkthalle, a bustling indoor market, to grab a sausage for a snack before wandering through some of Old Town's museums: Saalgasse, Dommuseum, and Museum für Moderne Kunst (Museum MMK) will get you started. Two of Frankfurt's most prominent churches, St. Bartholomew Cathedral and St. Nicholas Church, are also in the area.

Food is always delightful in Frankfurt. Several Michelin-star restaurants will entice you, including Restaurant Lafleur, Restaurant Gustav, Restaurant Villa Merton, and Carmelo Greco. If you prefer more affordable dining and lively nightlife, head to the Bahnhofsviertel neighborhood near the city's train station.

The train station in Bahnhofsviertel serves national and international rail lines for Deutsche Bahn, DB Intercity, FlixTrain, vlexx, and Railjet. You can also reach Frankfurt easily on bus carriers like FlixBus and Sindbad. Plus, flying in and out of Frankfurt is a breeze, as the airport is one of the largest in Germany and the main hub for the Lufthansa airline.

London

One of the most important cities in the world, London is where the traditional blends seamlessly with the modern. As a vibrant modern city, London has something for everyone. For visitors interested in the Royal Family as well as their history, check out Buckingham Palace. The palace is open all days in summer, but only on selected days in winter. The Tower of London, where the crown jewels are put on exhibition, is also a great spot to check out. For fans of history, you might not want to miss out on the famous British Museum, considered by many to be the best museum in all of London. The museum currently carries an impressive collection of 8 million historic objects from all around the world, making it an eye-opening destination for many.

London’s food scene reflects its multiculturalism. Here you can find restaurants serving cuisines from various countries around the world, from India to Malaysia. If you opt for a lavish dining experience, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, run by the famous chef himself, will be a great choice. Also don’t forget to stop by at a local pub and enjoy the beer like a true Londoner.

The city’s centers of intercity rail services are King’s Cross Station and Euston Station, from which you can take a train to other places in the UK or hop on the Eurostar train to Paris and beyond. The largest coach station in the city is Victoria Coach Station, serving big local carriers like National Express. The city’s air services are fulfilled by eight airports, of which London Heathrow Airport, located west of the city, is the busiest one.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Frankfurt am Main?

Main departure station: Frankfurt-Unterliederbach

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 6 stops and stations in Frankfurt am Main where you can board the train.

All train stations in Frankfurt am Main:

  • Frankfurt-Unterliederbach

  • Central Train Station

  • Frankfurt-Höchst Farbwerke

  • Frankfurt-Sindlingen

  • Frankfurt-Zeilsheim

  • Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf

Where is the train station in London?

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Main arrival station: St. Pancras International

A treasure of British architecture, London St Pancras International first opened in 1868. After a major refit in 2007, its main concourse became home to Eurostar trains to Europe via the Channel Tunnel. Domestic services are available from Thameslink, Southeastern and East Midlands Railway franchises connecting St Pancras to England's southeast and destinations as far north as Sheffield. The concourse contains some of London's most beloved stores alongside plenty of dining options and seating. It is linked directly with the London Underground—don't forget to "mind the gap!" London's iconic red buses stop at Euston Road and Midland Road, also an arrival and departure point for National Express long-distance coach services.

Train stations in London:

  • St. Pancras International

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