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There are 12 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Oberhausen by train, plane, bus and ferry, bus, car, car train or car ferry

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Train to London City, fly to Dusseldorf  •  4h 43m

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Dusseldorf (DUS) LCY - DUS

€110 - €294

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Train, bus and ferry  •  11h 50m

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Duisburg

€31 - €98

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Train to London Heathrow, fly to Dusseldorf  •  5h 14m

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Dusseldorf (DUS) LHR - DUS

€64 - €268

Train to London Stansted, fly to Cologne Bonn, train  •  6h 31m

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) STN - CGN
  3. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf

€52 - €242

Train to London City, fly to Rotterdam, train  •  6h 17m

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Rotterdam (RTM) LCY - RTM
  3. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
  4. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Oberhausen Hbf

€233 - €442

Train to London City, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  6h 53m

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LCY - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Utrecht Centraal
  4. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Oberhausen Hbf

€104 - €345

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  7h 24m

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LHR - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Utrecht Centraal
  4. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Oberhausen Hbf

€88 - €279

Train via Brussels  •  7h 52m

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Eil
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf Ice
  4. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf Re / ...

€172 - €555

Train  •  8h 37m

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Amsterdam Centraal Eil
  3. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Oberhausen Hbf Ice

€165 - €425

Train, bus  •  12h 55m

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Take the bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Brussels, Gare du Midi
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Duisburg Hbf

€98 - €237

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  5h 47m

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

€212 - €238

Drive, car ferry  •  7h 9m

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

€155 - €1382

London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Oberhausen by train

The train journey time between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Oberhausen is around 7h 16m and covers a distance of around 709 km. The fastest train normally takes 7h 14m. Operated by Thameslink, Eurostar, Thalys and others, the London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Oberhausen train service departs from Gatwick Airport and arrives in Oberhausen Hbf. Typically six trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
7h 16m
Fastest train time:
7h 14m
Train distance:
709 km
Trains per week:
6
Cheapest price:
€177
Carbon emissions:
37 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
10:06
Last train departs at:
10:16

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Oberhausen train schedules

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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
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Considerations leaving from United Kingdom

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

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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 Oberhausen is 116 117.

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

The social distance requirement in Oberhausen 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.

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Last updated: 2 Aug 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Oberhausen is to train and bus and ferry which costs £26 - £85 and takes 11h 50m.

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The fastest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Oberhausen is to train and fly. Taking this option will cost £90 - £250 and takes 4h 43m.

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No, there is no direct train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Oberhausen. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at Oberhausen Hbf via London St Pancras Eurostar, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and Koeln Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 52m.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Oberhausen is 489 km.

The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Oberhausen without a car is to train via Brussels which takes 7h 52m and costs £140 - £480.

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It takes approximately 4h 43m to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Oberhausen, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from London City Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Oberhausen is 1h ahead of London Gatwick Airport (LGW). It is currently 7:54 PM in London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and 8:54 PM in Oberhausen.

London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Oberhausen train services, operated by National Express, arrive at Oberhausen Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Oberhausen.
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  • Distance: 489.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 43m

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

You can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Oberhausen via London St Pancras International LL, London St Pancras Eurostar, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, and Koeln Hbf in around 7h 52m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€150 - €330
Flights from London City to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €270
Flights from London Heathrow to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €290
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €490
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €230
Flights from London City to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €270
Flights from London City to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €130
Flights from London Heathrow to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€4 - €110
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €340
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €390
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
€14 - €18
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
Southern Service
Phone
+44 3451 27 29 20
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€10 - €27
Website
Southern Service
Schedules at
Southern Service
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
€10 - €15
Anytime 1st Class
€20 - €27
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€10 - €27
Website
Southern Service
Schedules at
Southern Service
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
€10 - €15
Anytime 1st Class
€20 - €27
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
National Express Rail
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 Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
ABELLIO Rail
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 Koeln Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€21 - €29
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€10 - €24
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€10 - €15
1st Class
€17 - €24
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €40
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€17 - €24
1st Class
€28 - €40
Train from Schiphol Airport to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€8 - €19
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€8 - €12
1st Class
€14 - €19
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€19 - €45
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€19 - €27
1st Class
€30 - €45
Eurostar
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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
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€75 - €150
Website
Thalys
Standard
€75 - €110
Comfort
€85 - €120
Premium
€100 - €150
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
€154
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Duisburg
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Brussels, Gare du Midi
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
RegioJet
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 - €1300
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
€100 - €1300
Standard Car - Flexi
€150 - €190

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