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Train trips from Frankfurt to London

Working out your travel plans from Frankfurt to London? Consider taking the train instead of hopping on the plane. You can reach London from Frankfurt in over six hours with one change. The perks? You’ll be transported from the centre of one city to the heart of the other. There’s no need to trek to airports on the outskirts of the city, and you can simply sink into comfy seats and enjoy the countryside views along the way. Plus you’ll get to say you’ve been on an underwater train as the Eurostar crosses through the Channel Tunnel into the UK.

Hop off at London St. Pancras and you’re just a short stroll from plenty of bars and restaurants in the lively Kings Cross area. From here, you can get many London underground lines or frequent bus service for city-wide exploration.

Ready to book? Check for train tickets and times in our Journey Planner at the top of the page, or keep reading to learn more about the Frankfurt to London route by scrolling down.

Frankfurt (Main) to London by train

It takes an average of 16h 55m to travel from Frankfurt (Main) to London by train, over a distance of around 393 miles (633 km). There are normally 10 trains per day travelling from Frankfurt (Main) to London and tickets for this journey start from €75.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 6h 36m
PriceFrom €75.90
Distance393 miles (633 km)
Frequency10 trains per day
First train04:56
Last train17:06
Departure stationFrankfurt (Main)
Arrival stationLondon
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsUnion Ivkoni (Bus), BlaBlaCar Bus

Frankfurt (Main) to London train times

Check out the next trains departing from Frankfurt (Main) to London for Tuesday 29th June 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
04:56 14:39 9h 43m, 1 change
09:27 16:03 6h 36m, 1 change
12:27 08:42 20h 15m, 4 changes
12:27 08:54 20h 27m, 3 changes
13:27 08:42 19h 15m, 6 changes
13:27 08:54 19h 27m, 5 changes
14:10 08:42 18h 32m, 7 changes
14:10 08:54 18h 44m, 6 changes
15:56 10:39 18h 43m, 1 change
17:06 10:39 17h 33m, 2 changes

Cheap train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) to London

The price of train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) to London starts at €75.90 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) to London by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Frankfurt (Main) to London? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Frankfurt (Main) to London take?

The average journey time by train between Frankfurt (Main) and London is 16 hours and 55 minutes, with around 10 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Frankfurt (Main) and London by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Frankfurt (Main) to London is 6 hours and 36 minutes.

How much does the train from Frankfurt (Main) to London cost?

Train ticket prices from Frankfurt (Main) to London can start from as little as €75.90 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Frankfurt (Main) to London?

No, there are no direct train services from Frankfurt (Main) to London. Travelling from Frankfurt (Main) to London by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Frankfurt (Main) to London leave?

The first train from Frankfurt (Main) to London leaves at 04:56. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Frankfurt (Main) to London leave?

The last train from Frankfurt (Main) to London leaves at 17:06. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Frankfurt (Main) and London by train?

Trains travelling from Frankfurt (Main) to London cover a distance of around 393 miles (633 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from London to Frankfurt (Main). If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Frankfurt (Main) to London.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Frankfurt (Main) to London for a typical week day using timetable data for 06/29/2021. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 09/30/2021 for travel on 09/30/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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