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There are 9 ways to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) by plane, train, bus, subway, bus and ferry, car, car train or car ferry

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Fly to London Gatwick  •  4h 43m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to London Gatwick (LGW) BER - LGW

£33 - £121

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Fly to London City, train  •  5h 41m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to London City (LCY) BER - LCY
  2. Take the train from London Bridge to Gatwick Airport

£65 - £312

Fly to London Heathrow, bus  •  6h 33m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to London Heathrow (LHR) BER - LHR
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Gatwick Airport, South Terminal Coach Station

£56 - £224

Fly to London Stansted, subway, train  •  6h 19m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to London Stansted (STN) BER - STN
  2. Take the subway from Tottenham Hale station to Victoria station
  3. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport

£34 - £153

Train via Cologne  •  11h 23m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Koeln Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ice
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil
  4. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Gatwick Airport

£157 - £539

Train  •  12h 44m

  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 London St Pancras International LL to Gatwick Airport

£214 - £452

Bus, bus and ferry, train  •  23h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin Südkreuz train station to Lille
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Lille to London
  3. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport

£53 - £88

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  10h 21m

  1. Drive from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to London Gatwick Airport (LGW)

£232 - £277

Drive, car ferry  •  11h 40m

  1. Drive from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Dunkirk
  2. Take the car ferry from Dunkirk to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to London Gatwick Airport (LGW)

£184 - £1,345

Berlin Hauptbahnhof to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) by train

The train journey time between Berlin Hauptbahnhof and London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is around 11h 32m and covers a distance of around 741 miles. The fastest train normally takes 10h 50m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Intercity, Flixtrain and others, the Berlin Hauptbahnhof to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) train service departs from Berlin Hbf and arrives in Gatwick Airport. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
11h 32m
Fastest train time:
10h 50m
Train distance:
741 miles
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
£214
Carbon emissions:
62 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:21
Last train departs at:
08:19

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin Hauptbahnhof to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) train schedules

Germany → United Kingdom
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International entry into United Kingdom from Germany

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Allowed for: All visitors with the below exceptions

Restricted for: Foreign nationals that have visited Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Guyana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Maldives, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia and Zimbabwe in the past 10 days

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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
  • Travellers can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. The earliest you can take the test while in quarantine is 5 full days after you left a place not on the travel corridor list
  • 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
This applies to arrivals from Germany
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. The earliest you can take the test while in quarantine is 5 full days after you left a place not on the travel corridor list
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man
  • 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
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Barbados, Bermuda, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guernsey, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Jersey, Malta, Montserrat, New Zealand, Pitcairn, Saint Helena, Singapore, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands and Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Before departure, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include a COVID-19 test to be taken on day 2
This applies to arrivals from Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Barbados, Bermuda, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Grenada, Iceland, Israel, Malta, Montserrat, New Zealand, Pitcairn, Saint Helena, Singapore, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands and Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in United Kingdom

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Regional advice

Regional advice

Considerations leaving from Germany

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering United Kingdom from Germany.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 1 metre.

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

No, but conditions apply when returning to Germany from United Kingdom.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 30 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to fly which costs €35 - €150 and takes 4h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to fly which costs €35 - €150 and takes 4h 43m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to London Gatwick Airport (LGW). However, there are services departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Gatwick Airport via Koeln Hbf, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and London St Pancras International LL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 23m.

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The distance between Berlin Hauptbahnhof and London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 588 miles.

The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) without a car is to train via Cologne which takes 11h 23m and costs €180 - €650.

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It takes approximately 4h 43m to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to London Gatwick Airport (LGW), including transfers.

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Berlin Hauptbahnhof to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Berlin Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to fly which takes 4h 43m and costs €35 - €150. Alternatively, you can train via Cologne, which costs €180 - €650 and takes 11h 23m.

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The quickest flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to London Gatwick Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 1h behind Berlin Hauptbahnhof. It is currently 1:16 AM in Berlin Hauptbahnhof and 12:16 AM in London Gatwick Airport (LGW).

Map of how to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).
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  • Distance: 587.8 miles
  • Duration: 4h 43m

What companies run services between Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Germany and London Gatwick Airport (LGW), England?

easyJet and Ryanair fly from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) via Koeln Hbf, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, London St Pancras Eurostar, and London St Pancras International LL in around 11h 23m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£27 - £110
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£7 - £120
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £190
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £440
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £340
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to London Heathrow via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £160
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to London Gatwick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
£35 - £160
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to London Gatwick via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£35 - £160
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£120 - £370
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £350
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to London Heathrow via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
£70 - £350
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to London Heathrow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £310
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to London Heathrow via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £310
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to London Heathrow via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£140 - £360
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Bridge to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£12 - £16
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£12 - £16
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£13 - £17
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£13 - £17
Southern Service
Phone
+44 3451 27 29 20
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from London Bridge to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£9 - £23
Website
Southern Service
Schedules at
Southern Service
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
£9 - £13
Anytime 1st Class
£17 - £23
Train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£9 - £23
Website
Southern Service
Schedules at
Southern Service
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
£9 - £13
Anytime 1st Class
£17 - £23
London Underground (Tube)

Comprised of 11 lines and 270 stations, the London Underground (known to locals as the Tube) is the most popular way to navigate the English capital, including to/from Heathrow Airport via the Piccadilly Line. Purchase an Oyster card (an electronic smartcard that you use to touch on and off at Tube stations) at any station for the cheapest fares. Most stations have WiFi, but not all trains and stations are air-conditioned. On weekends, a 24-hour service runs on selected lines.

Rome2rio's guide to London Underground (Tube)
Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Tottenham Hale station to Victoria station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
London Underground (Tube)
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 Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£80 - £120
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£35 - £55
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 Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£80 - £120
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 Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£23 - £29
Website
Flixtrain
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£55 - £110
Website
Thalys
Standard
£55 - £75
Comfort
£65 - £85
Premium
£80 - £110
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
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
6 times a week
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 - £140
Standard Premier
£160 - £200
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
35 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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin Südkreuz train station to Lille
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£35 - £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
£85 - £1,200
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
£85 - £1,200
Standard Car - Flexi
£130 - £160

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Berlin Hauptbahnhof to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) train services, operated by Thameslink, arrive at Gatwick Airport station.

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