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.
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.§
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 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.
The fastest journey time by train from London to Frankfurt (Main) is 5 hours and 27 minutes.
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.
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.
The first train from London to Frankfurt (Main) leaves at 09:01. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
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.
Trains travelling from London to Frankfurt (Main) cover a distance of around 393 miles (633 km) during the journey.