Flights to Frankfurt: Flights from UK to Germany
Flights to Frankfurt from which airports in the UK?
One of Europe's major air travel hubs, Frankfurt Airport is easily reached by numerous direct flights from across the UK.
Unsurpirsingly, the greatest number of services to the German airport depart from London, with both Heathrow and City airports offering direct and daily links.
Flights to Frankfurt are also available from Birmingham, Manchester and Southampton, while travellers looking to head to the German hub from north of the border can take advantage of regular services from Edinburgh.
Airlines flying to Frankfurt from the UK
The dominant presence on the tarmac at Frankfurt, Lufthansa, also currently operates the greatest number of flights to and from the UK.
The German national carrier departs regularly from Birmingham, Edinburgh, London Heathrow and Manchester Airports.
British counterpart BA also offers direct services from Heathrow, while its subsidiary flies out of London City Airport, making it the ideal option for business travellers.
Also flying the route is low-cost airline Flybe, which operates cheap flights out of Birmingham, Manchester and Southampton airports.
Where is Frankfurt in Germany?
Germany's second-largest metropolitan area, the city of Frankfurt am Main is located in the state of Hesse, in the west of the country.
Straddling the banks of the River Maim, the bustling city is notably the largest European financial centre outside of London, making it a popular destination for business travellers, though it also attracts millions of holidaymakers and tourists each year, due largely to the surrounding countryside, which is easily reached by hire car, and its rich heritage.
Where would you have to fly over?
With typical flights between the UK and Frankfurt taking around two
hours, no stopovers are required.
Services cross over France before touching down in the heart of western Germany.
Places of interest in and around Frankfurt
Though principally known as a transportation and business hub, Frankfurt nevertheless has lots to offer tourists.
Highlights of its historic city centre include the stunning Gothic Saint Bartholomeus' Cathedral, dating back to the 14th century, Saint Paul's Church and the 'Romer', or City Hall.
As well as simply making for pretty pictures, many of Frankfurt's historic wonders still serve a purpose, not least the Old Opera House, which, along with the Frankfurt Opera House, allow the city to boast one of Europe's top cultural scenes.
At night, the bars and restaurants of the centre come alive with a perfect mix of businessmen, students and tourists, most of whom take advantage of the city's many top-end hotels, though it is possible to grab a bargain for the night.
While many come to Frankfurt to make money, it is just as easy to spend it here, with the city's principal shopping street, the pedestrian-only Ziel, home to big-name stores and more intimate boutiques alike.