There are 13 ways to get from Brighton to Germany by plane, train, bus, car, car train or car ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly London Gatwick to Dusseldorf  •  4h 10m

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Dusseldorf (DUS) LGW - DUS

53€ - 209€

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Bus  •  22h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Brighton to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
  3. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Berlin

42€ - 58€

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Fly London Gatwick to Berlin Tegel  •  4h 51m

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) LGW - TXL

58€ - 256€

Train to London City, fly to Frankfurt  •  5h 14m

  1. Take the train from Brighton to London Bridge
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Frankfurt (FRA) LCY - FRA

102€ - 376€

Fly London Gatwick to Hamburg  •  4h 38m

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Hamburg (HAM) LGW - HAM

46€ - 188€

Fly London Gatwick to Stuttgart  •  4h 29m

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Stuttgart (STR) LGW - STR

48€ - 225€

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Dusseldorf  •  5h 24m

  1. Take the train from Brighton to London Victoria
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Dusseldorf (DUS) LHR - DUS

77€ - 285€

Train to London Stansted, fly to Cologne Bonn  •  5h 33m

  1. Take the train from Brighton to London Victoria
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) STN - CGN

56€ - 241€

Train via Cologne  •  12h 7m

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

196€ - 657€

Train  •  14h 9m

  1. Take the train from Brighton to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Amsterdam Centraal Eil
  3. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Berlin Hbf Ic

210€ - 517€

Train, bus  •  22h 7m

  1. Take the train from Brighton to London Victoria
  2. Take the bus from London to Brussels, Brussels-North station 815
  3. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Berlin, Berlin central bus station 081 / ...

75€ - 129€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  10h 45m

  1. Drive from Brighton to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Berlin

282€ - 351€

Drive, car ferry  •  12h 4m

  1. Drive from Brighton to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Berlin

153€ - 235€

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The cheapest way to get from Brighton to Germany is to bus which costs £35 - £50 and takes 22h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Brighton to Germany is to fly which costs £45 - £180 and takes 4h 10m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brighton to Germany. However, there are services departing from Brighton and arriving at Berlin, Berlin Alexanderplatz via London - Victoria Coach Station, Brussels City Center - Midi Train station and Berlin, Berlin central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 43m.

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No, there is no direct train from Brighton to Germany. However, there are services departing from Brighton and arriving at Berlin Alexanderplatz via London St Pancras Eurostar, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Koeln Hbf and Berlin Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 7m.

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The distance between Brighton and Germany is 740 km.

The best way to get from Brighton to Germany without a car is to train via Cologne which takes 12h 7m and costs £160 - £600.

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It takes approximately 4h 10m to get from Brighton to Germany, including transfers.

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Brighton to Germany bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Brighton station.

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Brighton to Germany train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from Brighton station.

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The best way to get from Brighton to Germany is to fly which takes 4h 10m and costs £45 - £180. Alternatively, you can train via Cologne, which costs £160 - £600 and takes 12h 7m, you could also bus, which costs £35 - £50 and takes 22h 43m.

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Map of how to get from Brighton to Germany.
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  • Distance: 739.8 km
  • Duration: 4h 10m

What companies run services between Brighton, England and Germany?

easyJet flies from Brighton to Düsseldorf twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Brighton to Berlin via London St Pancras International LL, London St Pancras Eurostar, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Koeln Hbf, and Berlin Hbf in around 12h 7m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 170€
Flights from London Gatwick to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 220€
Flights from London Gatwick to Berlin Tegel via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
55€ - 270€
Flights from London Gatwick to Berlin Tegel via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 260€
Flights from London Gatwick to Berlin Tegel via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 280€
Flights from London Gatwick to Berlin Tegel via Basel
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 280€
Flights from London Gatwick to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
55€ - 280€
Flights from London Gatwick to Berlin Tegel via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 220€
Flights from London Gatwick to Berlin Tegel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 250€
Flights from London Gatwick to Berlin Tegel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 330€
Flights from London Gatwick to Berlin Tegel via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 320€
Flights from London Gatwick to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 180€
Flights from London Gatwick to Hamburg via Basel
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 180€
Flights from London Gatwick to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 330€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 650€
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 450€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London City to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 290€
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 750€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 600€
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 470€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 290€
Flights from London Stansted to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 270€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Frankfurt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
850€ - 3000€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
24€ - 230€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
190€ - 750€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Brighton to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
26€ - 35€
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
26€ - 35€
Train from Brighton to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
28€ - 35€
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
28€ - 35€
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Brighton to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
17€ - 50€
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
17€ - 25€
Anytime 1st Class
35€ - 50€
Train from Brighton to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 50€
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
17€ - 25€
Anytime 1st Class
35€ - 50€
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
100€ - 350€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
300€ - 350€
Standard
100€ - 130€
Standard Premier
150€ - 190€
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
130€ - 360€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
310€ - 360€
Standard
130€ - 170€
Standard Premier
180€ - 240€
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 Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
95€ - 130€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
65€ - 130€
Website
Thalys
Standard
65€ - 90€
Comfort
75€ - 100€
Premium
90€ - 130€
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne, Cologne central station to Berlin, Berlin central station
Ave. Duration
5h 44m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
27€ - 35€
Website
Flixtrain
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 120€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
50€ - 70€
1st Class
85€ - 120€
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
154€
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 London to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
7h 59m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
21€ - 27€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Berlin, Berlin central bus station
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Brighton to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Book at
National Express
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
13€ - 17€
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Berlin
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
21€ - 27€
Website
Blablabus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Brussels, Gare du Midi
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
Website
RegioJet
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from London Gatwick Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Brighton to Germany bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Berlin station.

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Brighton to Germany train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Berlin Hbf station.

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easyJet offers flights from London Gatwick Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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There are 292+ hotels available in Germany. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Brighton to London Gatwick Airport is to train which takes 23 min and costs £8 - £25.

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