How do the cost, time and carbon emissions of a single journey from London to Frankfurt by plane, compare to travelling by train?

The graphic shows that a single journey from London to Frankfurt by plane will cost £67, take 5 hours 25 minutes, and emit 101kg equivalent of carbon dioxide. By train, the same journey will cost £71, take 7 hours 21 minutes, and emit 4kg equivalent of carbon dioxide. Assumptions: the start and end location are the main train terminal in the centre of each city; travel costs are for the cheapest advance tickets bought in advance and include all connecting journeys; carbon emissions are calculated using UK government greenhouse gas emissions factors for short-haul flights, ferry and international rail travel. To find out more, visit www.imperial.ac.uk/stories/climate-action

The graphic shows that a single journey from London to Frankfurt by plane will cost £67, take 5 hours 25 minutes, and emit 101kg equivalent of carbon dioxide. By train, the same journey will cost £71, take 7 hours 21 minutes, and emit 4kg equivalent of carbon dioxide.
Assumptions: the start and end location are the main train terminal in the centre of each city; travel costs are for the cheapest advance tickets bought in advance and include all connecting journeys; carbon emissions are calculated using UK government greenhouse gas emissions factors for short-haul flights, ferry and international rail travel.

To find out more, visit http://www.imperial.ac.uk/stories/climate-action

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