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London to Frankfurt by train

The average journey time by train between London and Frankfurt is 10 hours and 50 minutes, with around 11 trains per day. The fastest journey time by train from London to Frankfurt is 5 hours and 18 minutes. 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.

Travel from city centre to city centre, eliminating stressful airport transfers or long security checks. The journey requires just one change in Brussels along the way.

Kick back and relax as a combination of high-speed Eurostar and Deutsche Bahn ICE trains whisk you in ultimate comfort from London St Pancras station to Frankfurt Main station right in the heart of the city. Make use of the wide range of facilities on board Eurostar trains, including two-bag travel allowance, food carriage, and three comfort classes to choose from. There's even free WiFi connection, so you can brush up your German skills on the way! Forget about airport transfers or waiting for luggage - the station is located just a 15-minute stroll from Frankfurt's historic old town.

Heard enough? Book your trip now using our Journey Planner at the top of this page, or keep reading for more information on the route from London to Frankfurt, including train times, ticket prices and FAQs.

London to Frankfurt (Main) by train

It takes an average of 8h 45m to travel from London to Frankfurt (Main) by train, over a distance of around 393 miles (633 km). There are normally 4 trains per day travelling from London to Frankfurt (Main) and tickets for this journey start from €64.25 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 5h 27m
Price€64.25 - €577
Distance393 miles (633 km)
Frequency4 trains per day
Departure stationLondon
Arrival stationFrankfurt (Main)
Changes1 change
Train and bus operators

London to Frankfurt (Main) train times

Check out the next trains departing from London to Frankfurt (Main) for Monday 6th Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
21:02 London Liverpool Street14:31 Frankfurt (Main) HbfSchnellzug 13016 Greater Anglia Get tickets16h 29m, 4 changes
09:01 London St-Pancras15:31 Frankfurt (Main) HbfEurostar 9116 Eurostar Get tickets5h 30m, 1 change
11:04 London St-Pancras17:31 Frankfurt (Main) HbfEurostar 9126 Eurostar Get tickets5h 27m, 1 change
12:24 London St-Pancras20:58 Frankfurt (Main) HbfEurostar 9024 Eurostar Get tickets7h 34m, 1 change
21:02 London Liverpool Street14:31 Frankfurt (Main) HbfSchnellzug 13016 Greater Anglia Get tickets16h 29m, 4 changes
09:01 London St-Pancras15:31 Frankfurt (Main) HbfEurostar 9116 Eurostar Get tickets5h 30m, 1 change
11:04 London St-Pancras17:31 Frankfurt (Main) HbfEurostar 9126 Eurostar Get tickets5h 27m, 1 change
12:24 London St-Pancras20:58 Frankfurt (Main) HbfEurostar 9024 Eurostar Get tickets7h 34m, 1 change
21:02 London Liverpool Street14:31 Frankfurt (Main) HbfSchnellzug 13016 Greater Anglia Get tickets16h 29m, 4 changes
09:01 London St-Pancras15:31 Frankfurt (Main) HbfEurostar 9116 Eurostar Get tickets5h 30m, 1 change

Cheap train tickets from London to Frankfurt (Main)

Train tickets from London to Frankfurt (Main) start at €64.25 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €348.11.
lowest price found
from64.25
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price205.92
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price234.67
on the day
avg. single price348.11

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 London to Frankfurt (Main) 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 London to Frankfurt (Main)? 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 London to Frankfurt (Main) take?

The average journey time by train between London and Frankfurt (Main) is 8 hours and 45 minutes, with around 4 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 London and Frankfurt (Main) by train?

The fastest journey time by train from London to Frankfurt (Main) is 5 hours and 27 minutes.

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

Train tickets from London to Frankfurt (Main) 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.

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

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

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

The first train from London to Frankfurt (Main) leaves at 09:01. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from London to Frankfurt (Main) leaves at 21:02. 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 London and Frankfurt (Main) by train?

Trains travelling from London to Frankfurt (Main) 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 Frankfurt (Main) to London. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from London to Frankfurt (Main).
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for London to Frankfurt (Main) for a typical week day using timetable data for 06/07/2020. 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 29/06/2020 for travel on 15/02/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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