Exploring the world is meant to be magical, but sometimes booking travel can get in the way of that. With 23 airlines, and 1,990 flights available each week, finding the best available flights to Frankfurt might feel like a chore.
Lucky for you we at ebookers have toiled endlessly to make booking a cheap flight from Heathrow (LHR) to Frankfurt Intl. (FRA) as easy as possible. Below you're going to find some helpful information about airlines and specific flights heading to Frankfurt. You may even find answers to flight questions you didn't even know to ask.
We want you to travel on your own terms. That way, when your flight arrives in Frankfurt you are ready to be amazed by the spectacular sights, sounds, and tastes the city has to offer.
Out of the 23 airlines interested in helping you break free from your everyday routine with a cheap flight from London to Frankfurt, some of the most popular operating in the London area are:
Below you will find the airlines flying from London area airports to Frankfurt most often. Larger airports and airlines with more frequent flights on a route tend to have more available seats, though flying out of a smaller airport may be more affordable.
Every week, there are over 1,990 flights from London to Frankfurt flown by over 23 different airlines like British Airways, Lufthansa, and others. Find more details below:
A direct flight from London to Frankfurt usually takes around 1 hour, 20 minutes to cover the 623 km distance. The longest flights on this route typically take 7 hours, 50 minutes, and on average that is 4 hours, 35 minutes.
Many of those booking London to Frankfurt flights will have finance on their minds – after all this Europe's premier banking city, with both the Bundesbank and the European Central Bank sprawling their glass-fronted towers here. But this modern German city has a curious charm of its own. There are fragments of old Frankfurt still clinging on in unlikely places, in particular its ballet houses, whose dancers can whisk you on flights of fancy. There’s plenty to see and do on a London to Frankfurt trip.
To make the most of this massive city, and hear its ringing clash of modern and old, you’ll want make sure you haven't overpaid on your airfare. Look to the season's flank months of mid-May and November, and think about travelling on a Wednesday or Thursday morning.
London's budget carrier standby, Stansted (STN), is the lowest cost place to fly to Frankfurt from – even if it's 35 miles to the north. The fastest direct train to the airport is the Stansted Express, which leaves Liverpool Street every 15-20 minutes. If you book online, you’ll get significant savings at a cost of GBP 12. Alternatively, EasyBus picks up from around central London and costs GBP 8. Given Stansted Airport is just off the M11 motorway, driving up for a park-and-fly is also readily do-able.
London Frankfurt flights travel over 470 miles westwards in about an hour and a half. SAS and Swiss Air offer well-priced flights for this route, but Ryanair comes out on top in the prices stake. You can also get direct flights from mainline carrier, Lufthansa. Also note that Frankfurt is an hour ahead of London, so you lose an hour while you're up in the air.
Frankfurt am Main has two terminals with Terminal 1 being used for Lufthansa and Star Alliance airlines, while Terminal 2 serves all other airlines. The most convenient way to get into the city is by train. Take lines S8 or S9 from the regional train station in Terminal 1, and you'll be in central Frankfurt in 11 minutes. All tickets costs about GBP 4. A taxi into the city centre, on the other hand, costs about GBP 25 and takes 30 minutes.
There are some obvious things to do in Frankfurt, and some less so. A visit to the Gothic-fronted Römerplatz is one that has to be done, even if it's just for the thrill of seeing a slice of medieval Germany standing up to the bullying mirror-shaded tower blocks all around. The Museum of Modern Art is a bizarre shaped work of art in itself, and will have you as intrigued on the outside as you are artistically challenged within. Then there are the curveballs. A visit to the Struwwelpeter Museum will introduce you to Shockheaded Peter, a nightmarish figure in the German psyche that you might want to wish away. Alternatively, you can stroll onto the Eiserner Steg, Frankfurt's stalwart bridge over the Maine. When you look back at the skyline of skyscrapers it might just click as to why they call this city 'Mainhattan'.
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