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There are 14 ways to get from Leicester to Duisburg by train, bus, car, car train, car ferry or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train via Cologne  •  7h 45m

  1. Take the train from Leicester to London St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eil
  3. Take the train from Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf Ice
  4. Take the train from Köln Dom / Hbf to Duisburg Hbf Re5 / ...

142€ - 336€

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  16h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London to Utrecht
  3. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Duisburg Hbf Ice

52€ - 97€

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Train  •  7h 49m

  1. Take the train from Leicester to London St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eil
  3. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Duisburg Hauptbahnhof

161€ - 321€

Bus  •  16h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport 815
  3. Take the bus from Koln to Duisburg 153

79€ - 129€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  7h 1m

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

227€ - 261€

Drive, car ferry  •  8h 19m

  1. Drive from Leicester to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Duisburg

96€ - 144€

Train to Birmingham, fly to Dusseldorf  •  5h 29m

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Dusseldorf (DUS) BHX - DUS

78€ - 246€

Train to London City, fly to Dusseldorf  •  5h 54m

  1. Take the train from Leicester to London St Pancras International
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Dusseldorf (DUS) LCY - DUS

119€ - 324€

Train to London Stansted, fly to Cologne Bonn, train  •  6h 53m

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Stansted Airport
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) STN - CGN
  3. Take the train from Koeln Messe/Deutz to Duisburg Hbf

90€ - 250€

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Dusseldorf  •  6h 4m

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

107€ - 282€

Train to London Luton, fly to Dortmund, train  •  6h 41m

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Bedford
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Dortmund (DTM) LTN - DTM
  3. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Duisburg Hbf

61€ - 229€

Train, train to Manchester, fly to Dusseldorf  •  7h 31m

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Sheffield
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to Manchester Airport
  3. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Dusseldorf (DUS) MAN - DUS

85€ - 219€

Train to Birmingham, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  7h 23m

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) BHX - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Utrecht Centraal
  4. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Duisburg Hbf

98€ - 300€

Train to London Stansted, fly to Eindhoven, train  •  8h 50m

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Stansted Airport
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Eindhoven (EIN) STN - EIN
  3. Take the train from Eindhoven to Venlo

99€ - 271€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Leicester to Duisburg is to bus and train which costs £45 - £90 and takes 16h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Leicester to Duisburg is to train and fly which costs £65 - £220 and takes 5h 29m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Leicester station to Duisburg. However, there are services departing from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station and arriving at Duisburg via London and Koln. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Leicester to Duisburg. However, there are services departing from Leicester and arriving at Duisburg Hbf via London St Pancras Eurostar, Bruxelles-Midi and Köln Dom / Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 45m.

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The distance between Leicester and Duisburg is 348 miles.

The best way to get from Leicester to Duisburg without a car is to train via Cologne which takes 7h 45m and costs £120 - £300.

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It takes approximately 7h 45m to get from Leicester to Duisburg, including transfers.

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Leicester to Duisburg bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Leicester St Margarets Bus Station.

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Leicester to Duisburg train services, operated by East Midlands Trains, depart from Leicester station.

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The best way to get from Leicester to Duisburg is to train via Cologne which takes 7h 45m and costs £120 - £300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £65 - £120 and takes 16h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Leicester to Duisburg.
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  • Distance: 347.7 miles
  • Duration: 7h 45m

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

You can take a train from Leicester to Duisburg via London St Pancras International, London St Pancras Eurostar, Bruxelles-Midi, and Köln Dom / Hbf in around 7h 45m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leicester to Duisburg via London Victoria Coach Station, London, Cologne, Cologne South, Airport, and Koln in around 16h 45m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Birmingham to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 300€
Flights from London City to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 400€
Flights from Manchester to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 280€
Flights from Birmingham to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 270€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Birmingham to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 260€
Flights from London Stansted to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 260€
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 280€
Flights from Manchester to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 240€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Birmingham to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 480€
Flights from London City to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
150€ - 600€
Flights from Manchester to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Birmingham to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 350€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 410€
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 440€
Flights from Manchester to Dusseldorf via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
120€ - 600€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Birmingham to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
45€ - 260€
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 280€
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 700€
Flights from Manchester to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
40€ - 240€
Flights from Manchester to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 800€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
23€ - 220€
Flights from London Stansted to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
27€ - 210€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Birmingham to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
55€ - 300€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Luton to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 270€
Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Leicester to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
19€ - 29€
Off-Peak Single
35€ - 65€
Anytime Day Single
40€ - 60€
Anytime Single
55€ - 85€
Train from Leicester to Bedford
Ave. Duration
42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
20€ - 29€
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
9€ - 14€
Off-Peak Single
19€ - 30€
Anytime Day Single
20€ - 29€
Anytime Single
28€ - 40€
Train from Leicester to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
13€ - 19€
Off-Peak Single
26€ - 40€
Anytime Day Single
27€ - 40€
Anytime Single
35€ - 55€
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 170€
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
55€ - 170€
Premier
130€ - 200€
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 75€
Website
Thalys
2nd Class
55€ - 75€
1st Class
75€ - 110€
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 35€
Website
Thalys
2nd Class
19€ - 35€
1st Class
35€ - 45€
Train from Brussels - Midi to Duisburg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
65€ - 95€
Website
Thalys
2nd Class
65€ - 95€
1st Class
95€ - 130€
Train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Duisburg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
49m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
17€ - 35€
Website
Thalys
2nd Class
17€ - 35€
1st Class
30€ - 40€
Deutsche Bahn

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 Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Köln Dom / Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
17€ - 26€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
17€ - 25€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
National Express Rail
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Köln Dom / Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
National Express Rail
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne, Cologne central station to Duisburg, Duisburg central station
Ave. Duration
39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Dortmund, Dortmund central station to Duisburg, Duisburg central station
Ave. Duration
43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
5€ - 7€
Website
Flixtrain
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
41m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
22€ - 40€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
42m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
22€ - 40€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
41m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
10€ - 17€
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
41m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
10€ - 17€
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
AR Abellio Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Dom / Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
48m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
AR Abellio Rail NRW GmbH
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
39m
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
AR Abellio Rail NRW GmbH
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 Utrecht Centraal to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
17€ - 40€
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
17€ - 24€
1st Class
29€ - 40€
Train from Schiphol Airport to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
8€ - 19€
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
8€ - 12€
1st Class
14€ - 19€
Train from Eindhoven to Venlo
Ave. Duration
39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 24€
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
10€ - 14€
1st Class
17€ - 24€
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
149€
Website
eurotunnel.com
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Leicester to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
21€ - 35€
Anytime Single
30€ - 50€
Off-Peak Single
18€ - 27€
Train from Leicester to Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
50€ - 80€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
30€ - 55€
Anytime Single
50€ - 80€
Off-Peak Single
45€ - 70€
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
abellio.de
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Duisburg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 6€
Website
eurobahn.de
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
18€ - 26€
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
9€ - 14€
Off-Peak Day Single
16€ - 23€
Anytime Day Single
18€ - 26€
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 25€
Book at
National Express
Ouibus

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
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from London to Utrecht
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
Ouibus
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 London to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 55€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Ferry operators

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Leicester to Duisburg bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Duisburg station.

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Duisburg is 1h ahead of Leicester. It is currently 2:37 PM in Leicester and 3:37 PM in Duisburg.

Leicester to Duisburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Duisburg Hbf station.

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