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There are 11 ways to get from Clapham Junction (Station) to Checkpoint Charlie by train, plane, subway, bus and ferry, bus, car, car train or car ferry

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Train to London Heathrow, fly  •  5h 26m

  1. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Feltham
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) LHR - BER

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Subway to London Stansted, fly  •  5h 58m

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

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Train, subway to London City, fly  •  5h 5m

  1. Take the train from Clapham Junction to London Waterloo
  2. Take the subway from Waterloo station to Canning Town station
  3. Fly from London City (LCY) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) LCY - BER

Fly from London Gatwick  •  5h 16m

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

Train to London Luton, fly  •  6h 2m

  1. Take the train from West Hampstead Thameslink to Luton
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) LTN - BER

Train via Dortmund  •  11h 46m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Eil
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Dortmund Hbf
  3. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to S Spandau Bhf 10 / ...

Train  •  13h 59m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Amsterdam Centraal Eil
  2. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Berlin Hbf Ic / ...

Bus and ferry, bus  •  22h 43m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from London to Lille
  2. Take the bus from Lille to S Südkreuz Bhf N1325

Bus  •  26h 32m

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Amsterdam Sloterdijk N814
  2. Take the bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Berlin - Central Train Station BlaBlaCar Bus

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  10h 24m

  1. Drive from Clapham Junction (Station) to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Checkpoint Charlie

Drive, car ferry  •  11h 46m

  1. Drive from Clapham Junction (Station) to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
  3. Drive from Dunkirk to Checkpoint Charlie
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  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
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  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Egypt, Estonia, France, Guatemala, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Germany

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

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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 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Checkpoint Charlie is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Checkpoint Charlie is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Checkpoint Charlie is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

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

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 13 Oct 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Clapham Junction (Station) to Checkpoint Charlie is to bus which costs £45 - £65 and takes 26h 32m.

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The fastest way to get from Clapham Junction (Station) to Checkpoint Charlie is to train and subway and fly. Taking this option will cost £50 - £290 and takes 5h 5m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Clapham Junction (Station) station to Checkpoint Charlie. However, there are services departing from Clapham Junction Station and arriving at S Anhalter Bahnhof via London Victoria Coach Station, Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk and S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26h 32m.

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No, there is no direct train from Clapham Junction (Station) to Checkpoint Charlie. However, there are services departing from Clapham Junction and arriving at S+U Potsdamer Platz Bhf via Victoria station, London St Pancras Eurostar, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Dortmund Hbf and S Spandau Bhf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 46m.

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The distance between Clapham Junction (Station) and Checkpoint Charlie is 934 km.

The best way to get from Clapham Junction (Station) to Checkpoint Charlie without a car is to train via Dortmund which takes 11h 46m and costs £170 - £550.

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It takes approximately 5h 26m to get from Clapham Junction (Station) to Checkpoint Charlie, including transfers.

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Clapham Junction (Station) to Checkpoint Charlie bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from London Victoria Coach Station.

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Clapham Junction (Station) to Checkpoint Charlie train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St Pancras Eurostar station.

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The best way to get from Clapham Junction (Station) to Checkpoint Charlie is to fly which takes 5h 16m and costs £35 - £130. Alternatively, you can train via Dortmund, which costs £170 - £550 and takes 11h 46m, you could also bus, which costs £45 - £65 and takes 26h 32m.

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Map of how to get from Clapham Junction (Station) to Checkpoint Charlie.
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  • Distance: 934.5 km
  • Duration: 5h 26m

What companies run services between Clapham Junction (Station), England and Checkpoint Charlie, Germany?

easyJet flies from Clapham Junction (Station) to Checkpoint Charlie 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Clapham Junction (Station) to Checkpoint Charlie via London Victoria, Victoria station, King's Cross St. Pancras station, London St Pancras Eurostar, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Dortmund Hbf, S Spandau Bhf, and S+U Potsdamer Platz Bhf in around 11h 46m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €210
Flights from London Gatwick to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €210
Flights from London Gatwick to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€40 - €210
Flights from London Gatwick to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €210
Flights from London Stansted to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€90 - €270
Flights from London Luton to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €370
Flights from London Luton to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€45 - €370
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €400
Flights from London City to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €220
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€11 - €150
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €360
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €300
Flights from London City to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€120 - €180
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €380
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €410
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
€100 - €430
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€210 - €650
Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Clapham Junction to Feltham
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€5 - €12
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
€5 - €8
Anytime Day 1st Class
€10 - €12
Train from Clapham Junction to London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
€2 - €5
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
€2 - €3
Anytime Day 1st Class
€4 - €5
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Waterloo station to Canning Town station
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
€3 - €4
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Subway from Victoria station to Tottenham Hale station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
€3 - €4
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from West Hampstead Thameslink to Luton
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
€14 - €18
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 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
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
4h 7m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€130 - €360
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€310 - €360
Standard
€130 - €170
Standard Premier
€180 - €240
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€80 - €170
Website
Thalys
Standard
€80 - €120
Comfort
€95 - €130
Premium
€120 - €170
DB Fernverkehr
Website
delfi.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to S Spandau Bhf
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
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 Dortmund Hbf to Berlin-Spandau
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
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 Dortmund Hbf to Berlin-Spandau
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€80 - €120
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Berlin-Spandau
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€23 - €28
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 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €120
Website
Dutch Railways (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
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€155
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Lille
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
Union Ivkoni
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to S Südkreuz Bhf
Ave. Duration
15h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€45 - €60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€29 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Berlin - Central Train Station
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€21 - €27
Website
Blablabus
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€100 - €1400
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
€100 - €1400
Standard Car - Flexi
€160 - €190

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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Clapham Junction (Station) to Checkpoint Charlie bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Berlin - Central Train Station.

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Clapham Junction (Station) to Checkpoint Charlie train services, operated by DB Fernverkehr, arrive at S Spandau Bhf station.

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There are 762+ hotels available in Checkpoint Charlie. Prices start at €87 per night.

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