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There are 12 ways to get from Germany to London by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, car, car train or car ferry

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Fly Dusseldorf to London City  •  3h 54m

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

£58 - £148

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Fly Cologne Bonn to London Stansted  •  4h 36m

  1. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to London Stansted (STN) CGN - STN

£39 - £151

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Fly Dusseldorf to London Heathrow  •  3h 59m

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

£41 - £188

Fly Frankfurt to London City  •  4h 14m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to London City (LCY) FRA - LCY

£54 - £299

Fly Frankfurt to London Heathrow  •  4h 19m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to London Heathrow (LHR) FRA - LHR

£52 - £229

Fly Hamburg to London Heathrow  •  4h 30m

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to London Heathrow (LHR) HAM - LHR

£47 - £218

Fly Cologne Bonn to London Heathrow  •  4h 8m

  1. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to London Heathrow (LHR) CGN - LHR

£42 - £189

Train via Cologne  •  10h 54m

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

£145 - £535

Train  •  12h 45m

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

£201 - £442

Bus, bus and ferry  •  22h 49m

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

£49 - £64

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  10h 26m

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

£230 - £274

Drive, car ferry  •  11h 55m

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

£162 - £272

Germany to London by train

The train journey time between Germany and London is around 10h 39m and covers a distance of around 715 miles. The fastest train normally takes 10h 10m. Operated by ODEG, S-Bahn Berlin, Deutsche Bahn Regional and others, the Germany to London train service departs from Berlin Alexanderplatz and arrives in London St Pancras Eurostar. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
10h 39m
Fastest train time:
10h 10m
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
£202
Carbon emissions:
60 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:29
Last train departs at:
08:29

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Germany to London train schedules

Germany → United Kingdom
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International entry into United Kingdom from Germany

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Allowed for: All visitors with the below exceptions

Restricted for: Foreign nationals that have visited Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, Egypt, Eswatini, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Guyana, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Maldives, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia and Zimbabwe in the past 10 days

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Conditions of entry into United Kingdom from Germany

  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. The earliest you can take the test while in quarantine is 5 full days after you left a place not on the travel corridor list
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Germany
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Australia, Brunei, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Jersey, New Zealand, Saint Helena, Singapore and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. The earliest you can take the test while in quarantine is 5 full days after you left a place not on the travel corridor list
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man
  • Before departure, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include a COVID-19 test to be taken on day 2
This applies to arrivals from Australia, Brunei, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Iceland, Israel, New Zealand, Saint Helena, Singapore and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in United Kingdom

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Considerations leaving from Germany

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


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

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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 2 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in London is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in London is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in London is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 111.

Yes, entry into Germany from United Kingdom is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 13 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Germany to London is to bus and bus and ferry which costs 55€ - 75€ and takes 22h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Germany to London is to fly which costs 65€ - 180€ and takes 3h 54m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Germany to London. However, there are services departing from S+U Alexanderpl./Grunerstr.(Bln) [Grunerstr.] and arriving at London via Berlin Südkreuz train station and Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 49m.

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No, there is no direct train from Germany to London. However, there are services departing from Berlin Alexanderplatz and arriving at London St Pancras Eurostar via Berlin-Spandau, Koeln Hbf and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 54m.

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The distance between Germany and London is 459 miles.

The best way to get from Germany to London without a car is to train via Cologne which takes 10h 54m and costs 160€ - 650€.

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It takes approximately 3h 54m to get from Germany to London, including transfers.

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Germany to London bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Berlin Südkreuz train station.

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Germany to London train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Berlin-Spandau station.

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The best way to get from Germany to London is to fly which takes 3h 54m and costs 65€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can train via Cologne, which costs 160€ - 650€ and takes 10h 54m.

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Map of how to get from Germany to London.
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  • Distance: 459 miles
  • Duration: 3h 54m

What companies run services between Germany and London, England?

British Airways and KLM fly from Düsseldorf to London Bank DLR 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Berlin to London King's Cross via Berlin-Spandau, Koeln Hbf, and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 10h 54m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £110
Flights from Dusseldorf to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£35 - £110
Flights from Frankfurt to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £240
Flights from Frankfurt to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £2,100
Flights from Hamburg to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£40 - £210
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£100 - £220
Flights from Dusseldorf to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £280
Flights from Frankfurt to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £360
Flights from Frankfurt to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£120 - £360
Flights from Hamburg to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£100 - £320
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£50 - £1,800
Flights from Frankfurt to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £310
Flights from Hamburg to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £400
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £280
Flights from Hamburg to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £220
Flights from Hamburg to London Heathrow via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £220
Flights from Hamburg to London Heathrow via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£55 - £220
Flights from Cologne Bonn to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £130
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Frankfurt to London City via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £280
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to London Heathrow via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£160 - £370
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Hamburg to London Heathrow via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£75 - £360
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Hamburg to London Heathrow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £270
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£8 - £95
Train operators
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 Berlin-Spandau to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£80 - £110
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£35 - £55
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 Berlin-Spandau to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£80 - £120
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
6h 26m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£90 - £130
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Berlin-Spandau to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£23 - £28
Website
Flixtrain
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£55 - £110
Website
Thalys
Standard
£55 - £80
Comfort
£65 - £85
Premium
£80 - £110
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
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
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 Berlin Südkreuz train station to Lille
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£40 - £50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Lille to London
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£7 - £11
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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