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

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Train to Birmingham, fly to Dusseldorf  •  5 h 4 min

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

$80 - $265

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Bus, night bus  •  25 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk 814
  3. Take the night bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Berlin, Berlin Alexanderplatz N44

$76 - $146

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Train to Birmingham, fly to Frankfurt  •  5 h 17 min

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

$124 - $353

Train to Birmingham, fly to Stuttgart  •  5 h 30 min

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

$99 - $253

Train to Birmingham, fly to Berlin Tegel  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) BHX - TXL

$102 - $278

Train to London Stansted, fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Stansted Airport
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) STN - CGN

$92 - $261

Train to Birmingham, fly to Hamburg  •  5 h 40 min

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

$96 - $263

Train to Birmingham, fly to Munich  •  5 h 54 min

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

$128 - $429

Train to London City, fly to Dusseldorf  •  5 h 23 min

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

$98 - $362

Train via Köln Hauptbahnhof  •  12 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Leicester to London St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  3. Take the train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  4. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief) Ice

$243 - $499

Train  •  13 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Leicester to London St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras Int. to Amsterdam Centraal
  3. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Berlin Hbf

$194 - $519

Bus, bus and ferry  •  23 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Berlin Kaiserdamm

$145 - $254

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  11 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Leicester to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Berlin

$331 - $407

Drive, car ferry  •  12 h 17 min

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

$184 - $273

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The cheapest way to get from Leicester to Germany is to bus and night bus which costs £55 - £120 and takes 25 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Leicester to Germany is to train and fly which costs £60 - £210 and takes 5 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Leicester station to Germany. However, there are services departing from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station and arriving at Berlin, S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf/Memhardstr. via London Victoria, Lille, Berlin, Masurenallee/ZOB and S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 41 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Leicester to Germany. However, there are services departing from Leicester and arriving at S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf via London St. Pancras International, Brussels Midi-Zuid, Köln Hbf and S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 1 min.

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The distance between Leicester and Germany is 507 miles.

The best way to get from Leicester to Germany without a car is to train which takes 12 h 1 min and costs £180 - £380.

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It takes approximately 5 h 4 min to get from Leicester to Germany, including transfers.

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

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

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The quickest flight from Birmingham Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Leicester to Germany.
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  • Distance: 507 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 4 min

What companies run services between Leicester, England and Germany?

You can take a train from Leicester to Berlin via London St Pancras International, London St. Pancras International, Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar, Brussels Midi-Zuid, Köln Hauptbahnhof, Köln Hbf, Berlin Hbf (tief), and S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof in around 12 h 1 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Birmingham to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Birmingham to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $450
Flights from Birmingham to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $450
Flights from Birmingham to Berlin Tegel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Birmingham to Berlin Tegel via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Flights from Birmingham to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from London Stansted to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Birmingham to Hamburg via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from Birmingham to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Flights from Birmingham to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Flights from Birmingham to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Birmingham to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Birmingham to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Birmingham to Frankfurt via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Birmingham to Stuttgart via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $410
Flights from Birmingham to Berlin Tegel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Flights from Birmingham to Hamburg via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $460
Flights from Birmingham to Munich via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from London City to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Birmingham to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from Birmingham to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Flights from Birmingham to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Flights from Birmingham to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Flights from London City to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Birmingham to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Birmingham to Stuttgart via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Birmingham to Berlin Tegel via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $340
Flights from London Stansted to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Birmingham to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $300
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Birmingham to Munich via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from London City to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Birmingham to Stuttgart via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $450
Flights from Birmingham to Berlin Tegel via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Birmingham to Hamburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Birmingham to Stuttgart via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Birmingham to Berlin Tegel via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Flights from Birmingham to Hamburg via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $250
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Birmingham to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from Birmingham to Berlin Tegel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $480
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Birmingham to Berlin Tegel via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Birmingham to Munich via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Birmingham to Munich via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Leicester to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Train from Leicester to Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
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
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$23 - $35
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$65 - $95
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$160 - $230
Train from London St. Pancras Int. to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $310
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$95 - $310
Premier
$230 - $360
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Website
bahn.de
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
6 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
ns.nl
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Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$173
Website
eurotunnel.com
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
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lille to Berlin Kaiserdamm
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $150
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Berlin, Berlin Alexanderplatz
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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Leicester to Germany bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Berlin Kaiserdamm station.

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Leicester to Germany train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Berlin Hbf (tief) station.

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Air France, KLM, Eurowings and Flybe offer flights from Birmingham Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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