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.
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.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Frankfurt (Main) and London is 15 hours and 4 minutes, with around 16 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Frankfurt (Main) to London is 6 hours and 36 minutes.
Train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) to London can start from as little as €64.25 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
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.
The first train from Frankfurt (Main) to London leaves at 05:58. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Frankfurt (Main) to London leaves at 22:20. 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.
Trains travelling from Frankfurt (Main) to London cover a distance of around 393 miles (633 km) during the journey.