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There are 11 ways to get from Duisburg to London by train, bus and ferry, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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Train via Brussels  •  5h 41m

  1. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Thalys
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil

£149 - £426

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Bus and ferry  •  10h 1m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Duisburg to London

£16 - £23

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Train  •  7h 15m

  1. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal Ice
  2. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil

£145 - £357

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  5h 40m

  1. Drive from Duisburg to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to London

£178 - £199

Drive, car ferry  •  7h 9m

  1. Drive from Duisburg to Dunkirk
  2. Take the car ferry from Dunkirk to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to London

£110 - £197

Fly Dusseldorf to London Heathrow  •  4h 14m

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to London Heathrow (LHR) DUS - LHR

£53 - £301

Train to Cologne Bonn, fly to London Heathrow  •  4h 47m

  1. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
  2. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to London Heathrow (LHR) CGN - LHR

£60 - £395

Fly Dusseldorf to London Gatwick, train  •  4h 15m

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to London Gatwick (LGW) DUS - LGW
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria

£41 - £209

Train, train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to London City  •  5h 49m

  1. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  3. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to London City (LCY) AMS - LCY

£92 - £662

Fly Dusseldorf to Birmingham, train  •  5h 26m

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Birmingham (BHX) DUS - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham International to London Euston

£84 - £376

Fly Dusseldorf to London City  •  4h 3m

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to London City (LCY) DUS - LCY

£135 - £611

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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Duisburg to London is to bus and ferry, which costs 19€ - 27€ and takes 10h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Duisburg to London is to fly which costs 150€ - 750€ and takes 4h 3m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Duisburg and arriving at London. Services depart twice a week, and operate Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 10h 1m.

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No, there is no direct train from Duisburg to London. However, there are services departing from Duisburg Hbf and arriving at London St Pancras Eurostar via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 41m.

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The distance between Duisburg and London is 298 miles.

The best way to get from Duisburg to London without a car is to train via Brussels which takes 5h 41m and costs 170€ - 500€.

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It takes approximately 5h 41m to get from Duisburg to London, including transfers.

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Duisburg to London bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from Duisburg station.

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Duisburg to London train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Duisburg Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Duisburg to London is to train via Brussels which takes 5h 41m and costs 170€ - 500€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 60€ - 350€ and takes 4h 14m.

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Map of how to get from Duisburg to London.
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  • Distance: 298.3 miles
  • Duration: 5h 41m

What companies run services between Duisburg, Germany and London, England?

You can take a train from Duisburg to London King's Cross via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 5h 41m. Alternatively, Union Ivkoni operates a vehicle from Duisburg to London twice a week. Tickets cost £16 - £23 and the journey takes 10h 1m.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £360
Flights from Cologne Bonn to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£45 - £110
Flights from Dusseldorf to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£45 - £200
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
£35 - £160
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
£45 - £190
Flights from Dusseldorf to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £190
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £340
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£60 - £280
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£28 - £130
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Once 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
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 Duisburg Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£30 - £50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£16 - £23
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£29 - £40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£12 - £16
Website
National Express Rail
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 Duisburg Hbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£9 - £22
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
£9 - £13
1st Class
£15 - £22
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£7 - £17
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
£7 - £10
1st Class
£12 - £17
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 Duisburg Hbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£30 - £45
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
£10 - £15
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
London Northwestern Railway
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from Birmingham International to London Euston
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£39 - £44
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£7 - £11
Anytime Day Single
£39 - £44
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Duisburg to London
Ave. Duration
10h 1m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£16 - £23
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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