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There are 10 ways to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Southend-on-Sea by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, car, car ferry or car train

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Fly to London City, train  •  2h 52m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to London City (LCY) BER - LCY
  2. Take the train from West Ham to Southend Central

£62 - £288

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Fly to London Stansted, train  •  4h 13m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to London Stansted (STN) BER - STN
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria

£45 - £164

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Fly to London Heathrow, train  •  3h 55m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to London Heathrow (LHR) BER - LHR
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria

£64 - £247

Fly to London Gatwick, train  •  3h 39m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to London Gatwick (LGW) BER - LGW
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
  3. Take the train from West Ham to Southend Central

£53 - £206

Fly to London Luton, train  •  4h 24m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to London Luton (LTN) BER - LTN
  2. Take the train from Luton to Farringdon
  3. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria

£73 - £190

Train via Brussels  •  13h

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Duisburg Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil
  4. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria

£189 - £610

Train  •  14h 32m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal Ic
  2. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil
  3. Take the train from West Ham to Southend Central

£215 - £498

Bus, bus and ferry, train  •  23h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin Airport BER to Lille
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Lille to London
  3. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria

£67 - £87

Drive, car ferry  •  11h 48m

  1. Drive from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Dunkirk
  2. Take the car ferry from Dunkirk to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to Southend-on-Sea

£164 - £274

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  10h 20m

  1. Drive from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to Southend-on-Sea

£232 - £278

Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Southend-on-Sea by train and subway

The journey time between Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) and Southend-on-Sea is around 28h 38m and covers a distance of around 795 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 14h 7m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, Deutsche Bahn Intercity, S-Bahn Berlin and others, the Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Southend-on-Sea service departs from Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 and arrives in Southend Victoria. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
28h 38m
Fastest journey time:
14h 7m
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
£245
Carbon emissions:
67 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:15
Last service departs at:
12:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Southend-on-Sea train and subway schedules

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Conditions of entry into United Kingdom from Germany

  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
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  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Southend-on-Sea is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Southend-on-Sea is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Southend-on-Sea is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 111.

Yes, entry into Germany from United Kingdom is currently restricted.

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The cheapest way to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Southend-on-Sea is to fly and train which costs €60 - €240 and takes 3h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Southend-on-Sea is to fly and train which costs €70 - €340 and takes 2h 52m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Southend-on-Sea. However, there are services departing from Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 and arriving at Southend Victoria via Berlin Hbf, Duisburg Hbf, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, King's Cross St. Pancras station and London Liverpool Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h.

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The distance between Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) and Southend-on-Sea is 550 miles.

The best way to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Southend-on-Sea without a car is to train via Brussels which takes 13h and costs €220 - €750.

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It takes approximately 2h 52m to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Southend-on-Sea, including transfers.

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Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Southend-on-Sea train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Berlin Hbf station.

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The quickest flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to London City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 45m.

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Southend-on-Sea is 1h behind Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER). It is currently 1:08 PM in Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) and 12:08 PM in Southend-on-Sea.

Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Southend-on-Sea train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Southend Victoria station.

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Map of how to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Southend-on-Sea.
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  • Distance: 550.1 miles
  • Duration: 2h 52m

What companies run services between Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER), Germany and Southend-on-Sea, England?

You can take a train from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Southend-on-Sea via Berlin Hbf, Duisburg Hbf, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, London St Pancras Eurostar, King's Cross St. Pancras station, Liverpool Street station, and London Liverpool Street in around 13h.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £80
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to London Gatwick via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
£30 - £80
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to London Gatwick via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £80
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to London Gatwick via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £80
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to London Stansted via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £150
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to London Luton via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to London Luton via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£45 - £170
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £200
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £230
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£50 - £230
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £340
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£110 - £360
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to London Heathrow via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£150 - £310
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £440
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£12 - £120
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to London Heathrow via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
£70 - £260
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to London Heathrow via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£70 - £260
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to London Heathrow via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£150 - £310
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to London Heathrow via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £360
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£12 - £16
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£12 - £16
Train from Luton to Farringdon
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£14 - £18
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£75 - £110
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£75 - £110
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
6h 26m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£90 - £130
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£22 - £27
Website
Flixtrain
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£60 - £130
Website
Thalys
Standard
£60 - £90
Comfort
£75 - £100
Premium
£90 - £130
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to London St Pancras Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£85 - £300
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
£260 - £300
Standard
£85 - £110
Standard Premier
£120 - £160
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to London St Pancras Eurostar
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£110 - £310
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
£270 - £310
Standard
£110 - £150
Standard Premier
£160 - £200
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£131
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin Airport BER to Lille
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£40 - £50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Lille to London
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£7 - £11
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dunkirk to Dover
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£65 - £130
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
£65 - £130
Standard Car - Flexi
£110 - £150

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British Airways and KLM offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to London City Airport.

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