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There are 7 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Berlin by plane, train, bus, car, car train or car ferry

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Fly

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER)

Train via Cologne

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Intl to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
  4. Take the train from Köln Hbf to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof

Train

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Intl to Amsterdam Centraal
  3. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Berlin Hbf

Train, bus via Antwerp

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Take the bus from Victoria, Green Line Coach Station to Antwerp
  3. Take the bus from Antwerpen to Berlin

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Berlin central bus station

Drive, Eurotunnel

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Berlin

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
  3. Drive from Dunkirk to Berlin

London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Berlin by train

The train journey time between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Berlin is around 11h 27m and covers a distance of around 1187 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 23m. Operated by Thameslink, Eurostar, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and others, the London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Berlin train service departs from Gatwick Airport and arrives in S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof. Typically 37 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

37 Weekly Trains
11h 27m Average Duration
€184 Cheapest Price
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United Kingdom → Germany
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International entry into Germany from United Kingdom

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Conditions of entry into Germany from United Kingdom

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
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  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 9 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Germany from United Kingdom.

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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 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Berlin is 116 117.

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

The social distance requirement in Berlin 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, returning to United Kingdom from Germany is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 16 May 2022
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Berlin is to fly which costs £24 - £140 and takes 2h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Berlin is to fly which costs £24 - £140 and takes 2h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Berlin. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof via London St Pancras Intl, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and Köln Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 27m.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Berlin is 943 km.

The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Berlin without a car is to train via Cologne which takes 11h 27m and costs £150 - £550.

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It takes approximately 2h 40m to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Berlin, including transfers.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Berlin train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from Gatwick Airport station.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Berlin is to fly which takes 2h 40m and costs £24 - £140. Alternatively, you can train via Cologne, which costs £150 - £550 and takes 11h 27m.

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The quickest flight from London Gatwick Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h.

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Berlin is 1h ahead of London Gatwick Airport (LGW). It is currently 4:59 AM in London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and 5:59 AM in Berlin.

Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Berlin.
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  • Distance: 943.3 km
  • Duration: 2h 40m

What companies run services between London Gatwick Airport (LGW), England and Berlin, Germany?

easyJet, British Airways and Aer Lingus fly from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Berlin every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Berlin Hbf via London St Pancras International LL, London St Pancras Intl, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, and Köln Hbf in around 11h 27m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €220
Flights from London Gatwick to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €220
Flights from London Gatwick to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €220
Flights from London Gatwick to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €220
Flights from London Gatwick to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €220
Flights from London Gatwick to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Venice
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
€30 - €220
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
€45 - €210
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
€16 - €20
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Intl to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€100 - €350
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€300 - €350
Standard
€100 - €130
Standard Premier
€150 - €190
Train from London St Pancras Intl to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€130 - €360
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€310 - €360
Standard
€130 - €170
Standard Premier
€180 - €240
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 Köln Hbf to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€95 - €130
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne central station to Berlin central station
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
Frequency
4 times a day
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
Every 4 hours
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
Hourly
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Victoria, Green Line Coach Station to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
5h 51m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Lille
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lille to Berlin central bus station
Ave. Duration
15h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
Blablabus

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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Lille
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
Blablabus
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Lille Bus Station Europe
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
Union Ivkoni
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
€100 - €160
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
€100
Standard Car - Premium
€160

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