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There are 8 ways to get from Earl's Court to Checkpoint Charlie by plane, subway, train, bus and ferry, 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.

Recommended option

Fly from London Heathrow  •  5h 21m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) LHR - BER

€52 - €237

Cheapest option

Subway to London Stansted, fly  •  6h 2m

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

€36 - €177

6 alternative options

Train to London Gatwick, fly  •  5h 39m

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) LGW - BER

€51 - €242

Train via Cologne  •  11h 38m

  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 Koeln Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Berlin-Spandau Ice / ...

€172 - €618

Train  •  13h 14m

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

€185 - €486

Bus and ferry, bus  •  23h 4m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from London to Lille
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Berlin Südkreuz train station N1325

€58 - €78

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  10h 30m

  1. Drive from Earl's Court to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Checkpoint Charlie

€266 - €321

Drive, car ferry  •  11h 52m

  1. Drive from Earl's Court to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
  3. Drive from Dunkirk to Checkpoint Charlie

€204 - €1471

Earl's Court to Checkpoint Charlie by subway, train and walk

The journey time between Earl's Court and Checkpoint Charlie is around 21h 32m and covers a distance of around 1150 km. The fastest journey normally takes 18h 28m. Operated by London Underground (Tube), Eurostar, Thalys and others, the Earl's Court to Checkpoint Charlie service departs from Earl's Court station and arrives in Checkpoint Charlie. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
21h 32m
Fastest journey time:
18h 28m
Journey distance:
1150 km
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
€236
Carbon emissions:
60 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
10:39
Last service departs at:
10:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Earl's Court to Checkpoint Charlie subway, train and walk schedules

United Kingdom → Germany
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  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
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  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
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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: 21 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Earl's Court to Checkpoint Charlie is to bus and ferry and bus, which costs £45 - £70 and takes 23h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Earl's Court to Checkpoint Charlie is to fly which costs £40 - £210 and takes 5h 21m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Earl's Court to Checkpoint Charlie. However, there are services departing from Earls Court, Nevern Place and arriving at Berlin, Jüdisches Museum via London, Lille and S Südkreuz Bhf/Ostseite. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23h 4m.

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No, there is no direct train from Earl's Court station to Checkpoint Charlie. However, there are services departing from Earl's Court station and arriving at S+U Potsdamer Platz Bhf via London St Pancras Eurostar, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Koeln Hbf and S Spandau Bhf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 38m.

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The distance between Earl's Court and Checkpoint Charlie is 935 km.

The best way to get from Earl's Court to Checkpoint Charlie without a car is to train via Cologne which takes 11h 38m and costs £140 - £550.

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It takes approximately 5h 21m to get from Earl's Court to Checkpoint Charlie, including transfers.

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Earl's Court to Checkpoint Charlie bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from London station.

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Earl's Court 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 Earl's Court to Checkpoint Charlie is to fly which takes 5h 21m and costs £40 - £210. Alternatively, you can train via Cologne, which costs £140 - £550 and takes 11h 38m.

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Map of how to get from Earl's Court to Checkpoint Charlie.
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  • Distance: 935.5 km
  • Duration: 5h 21m

What companies run services between Earl's Court, England and Checkpoint Charlie, Germany?

British Airways, Eurowings and four other airlines fly from Earl's Court to Checkpoint Charlie every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Earl's Court to Checkpoint Charlie via King's Cross St. Pancras station, London St Pancras Eurostar, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Koeln Hbf, S Spandau Bhf, and S+U Potsdamer Platz Bhf in around 11h 38m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€14 - €140
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €550
Flights from London Heathrow to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €420
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €260
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €350
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €420
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€80 - €310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €95
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€75 - €200
Train operators
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 Green Park station to Tottenham Hale station
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
€1 - €2
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
6 times a week
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 Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€65 - €130
Website
Thalys
Standard
€65 - €90
Comfort
€75 - €100
Premium
€90 - €130
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-Spandau
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€90 - €130
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 Koeln Hbf to Berlin-Spandau
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€95 - €130
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne central station to Berlin-Spandau station
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
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
5 times a day
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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€153
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
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
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 Lille to Berlin Südkreuz train station
Ave. Duration
15h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
€95 - €1300
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
€95 - €1300
Standard Car - Flexi
€150 - €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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Earl's Court to Checkpoint Charlie bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Berlin Südkreuz train station.

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Earl's Court to Checkpoint Charlie train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Berlin-Spandau station.

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British Airways, Eurowings, Air France and three other airlines offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport.

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There are 769+ hotels available in Checkpoint Charlie. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Earl's Court to London Heathrow Airport is to subway which takes 36 min and costs £3 - £4.

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