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

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Train to London City, fly to Dusseldorf  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to Stratford International
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Dusseldorf (DUS) LCY - DUS

$103 - $341

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Bus, night bus  •  20 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Canterbury to The Hague Ouibus
  2. Take the night bus from The Hague to Berlin, Berlin Wannsee N31

$56 - $108

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Train to London City, fly to Frankfurt  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to Stratford International
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Frankfurt (FRA) LCY - FRA

$134 - $418

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Dusseldorf  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to St Pancras International
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Dusseldorf (DUS) LHR - DUS

$116 - $304

Train to London Stansted, fly to Cologne Bonn  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to St Pancras International
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) STN - CGN

$92 - $245

Train, train to Southend, fly to Cologne Bonn  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to Stratford International
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Southend Airport
  3. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) SEN - CGN

$86 - $438

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly to Hamburg  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Gatwick Airport
  3. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Hamburg (HAM) LGW - HAM

$90 - $248

Train, train to London Luton, fly to Dortmund  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Dortmund (DTM) LTN - DTM

$79 - $228

Train  •  10 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
  2. Take the train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  3. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief) Ice

$212 - $398

Eurotunnel, train, drive  •  11 h 59 min

  1. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  2. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  3. Take the train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  4. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Hannover Hbf Ice / ...
  5. Drive from Hannover Hbf to Berlin

$420 - $573

Bus, train  •  17 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Canterbury to The Hague
  2. Take the train from Den Haag Centraal to Amersfoort
  3. Take the train from Amersfoort to Berlin Hbf

$98 - $165

Bus and ferry, bus  •  19 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Folkestone/Dover to Lille
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Berlin Kaiserdamm

$129 - $222

Car ferry, drive  •  9 h 37 min

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

$148 - $221

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The cheapest way to get from Canterbury to Germany is to bus and night bus which costs £40 - £85 and takes 20 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Canterbury to Germany is to train and fly which costs £75 - £270 and takes 4 h 51 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Canterbury to Germany. However, there are services departing from Canterbury and arriving at Berlin, S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf/Memhardstr. via Folkestone/Dover, Lille, Berlin, Masurenallee/ZOB and S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Canterbury to Germany. However, there are services departing from Canterbury West and arriving at S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf via Ashford(Kent) Int., Brussels Midi-Zuid, Köln Hbf and S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 58 min.

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The distance between Canterbury and Germany is 407 miles.

The best way to get from Canterbury to Germany without a car is to train which takes 10 h 58 min and costs £160 - £310.

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It takes approximately 4 h 51 min to get from Canterbury to Germany, including transfers.

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Canterbury to Germany bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Folkestone/Dover station.

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Canterbury to Germany train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from Ashford(Kent) Int. station.

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The quickest flight from London City Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Canterbury to Germany.
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  • Distance: 407 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 51 min

What companies run services between Canterbury, England and Germany?

You can take a train from Canterbury to Berlin via Ashford International, Ashford(Kent) Int., Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar, Brussels Midi-Zuid, Köln Hauptbahnhof, Köln Hbf, Berlin Hbf (tief), and S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof in around 10 h 58 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from London City to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London City to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from London City to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from London City to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from London Stansted to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Flights from London Gatwick to Hamburg via Basel
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Flights from London Luton to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London City to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Flights from Southend to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$24 - $100
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Frankfurt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$950 - $3,300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $250
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Canterbury West to Stratford International
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Train from Canterbury West to St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Greater Anglia
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$55 - $150
Premier
$120 - $180
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$45 - $110
Premier
$100 - $130
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
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 Den Haag Centraal to Amersfoort
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Amersfoort to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 Canterbury to The Hague
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus and ferry from Folkestone/Dover to Lille
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lille to Berlin Kaiserdamm
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from The Hague to Berlin, Berlin Wannsee
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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Canterbury to Germany bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Berlin Kaiserdamm station.

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Canterbury to Germany train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Berlin Hbf (tief) station.

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