Frankfurt may be known as a hub for business travellers but it͛s also home to medieval buildings, museums and a vibrant food scene.
It’s known to many as ‘Mainhattan’, thanks to its skyscrapers and position on the banks of the River Main, but also for its abundance of cultural attractions and nightlife.
Flying to Frankfurt
If you're flying from London to Frankfurt, you're likely flying on business. But there is more to the city than its status as a major commercial centre. Frankfurt’s old-world charm is easy to find if you step outside the glossy Innerstadt and head for Romerberg Square. Medieval buildings and historic churches along the perimiter offer a peek into the past, and you’ll also find cider taverns selling ebbelwoi (a type of apple wine) here. Whether it's strictly business or you're planning to enjoy some leisure time, flying to Frankfurt from London City Airport means a quick, easy direct flight straight from the heart of London, with minimal hassle.
Flying from London City Airport to Frankfurt: Q&A
Frankfurt is one of the most popular destinations for business travellers flying from London. Whether you're a regular flier or you need to find out about the route, we've rounded up answers to some of the most common questions about flying from LCY to Frankfurt.
How long is the flight from London to Frankfurt?
Flying from London City Airport to Frankfurt takes around an hour and a half. Frankfurt is in the Central European time zone, one hour ahead of the UK, so remember to set your watch before you land. To head into the centre of the city when you arrive, the S-Bahn train will get you there in under 10 minutes.
How many flights a week are there from London City Airport to Frankfurt?
There are usually six flights Monday–Friday, and two flights every Sunday to Frankfurt from London City Airport. During the working week, flights take off from morning to evening, to give you the option of arriving for an afternoon of work or in time for dinner. On Sunday, a late evening flight will make sure you’re in Frankfurt in time to check into your hotel and sleep well ready for the week ahead. Check our LCY–Frankfurt timetable for exact flight times.
What airlines fly most frequently between London City Airport and Frankfurt?
Flying directly from London City Airport to Frankfurt will usually mean flying with British AIrways or Lufthansa. It's possible to book flights between LCY and Frankfurt with other airlines, but these are indirect, involving a connecting flight and a layover that will add to your travel time.
Practical information about flying from London to Frankfurt
Flying from London to Frankfurt requires a passport. As with any foreign travel, it's a good idea to make sure your passport is well within its expiry date and is in good condition. Damaged passports can cause issues. On arrival it’s easy to get into Frankfurt; the cheapest and quickest way is by train. However if you’d prefer to take a taxi, there are plenty of them. The journey takes 20 minutes and should cost around €25.
What to expect in Frankfurt
Frankfurt is a busy major city, and as you’d expect for a large German hub, the transport is swift and affordable, the streets are clean and the locals are friendly. It’s full of soul too, with plenty of high-end restaurants and cocktail bars to spend some downtime in. From the expansive botanical gardens to the top of Main Tower, Frankfurt is a modern city with a historic heart, and you’ll love getting it under your skin. Check out our essential guide to Frankfurt for more information on what you can expect there.