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There are 11 ways to get from London to Berlin by plane, train, bus and ferry, bus, car, car train or car ferry

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Fly London Heathrow to Berlin Brandenburg Apt  •  4h 46m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) LHR - BER

42€ - 276€

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Fly London Stansted to Berlin Brandenburg Apt  •  5h 16m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) STN - BER

34€ - 220€

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Fly London Heathrow to Berlin Tegel  •  14h 51m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) LHR - TXL

64€ - 303€

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Berlin Brandenburg Apt  •  5h 12m

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) LGW - BER

48€ - 185€

Fly London City to Berlin Tegel  •  15h 18m

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) LCY - TXL

76€ - 332€

Fly London City to Berlin Brandenburg Apt  •  4h 48m

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) LCY - BER

54€ - 425€

Train via Cologne  •  10h 11m

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

236€ - 651€

Train  •  11h 29m

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

188€ - 473€

Bus and ferry, bus  •  20h 29m

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

54€ - 67€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  10h 17m

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

265€ - 320€

Drive, car ferry  •  11h 49m

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

184€ - 320€

London to Berlin by train

The train journey time between London and Berlin is around 9h 6m and covers a distance of around 1139 km. The fastest train normally takes 9h 6m. Operated by Eurostar, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Thalys and others, the London to Berlin train service departs from London St Pancras Eurostar and arrives in Berlin Hbf. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London to Berlin train schedules

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International entry into Germany from United Kingdom

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Conditions of entry into Germany from United Kingdom

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
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  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
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Spain: Extremadura, Islas Baleares
Portugal: Madeira, Azores

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No, entry into Germany from United Kingdom is currently restricted.

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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
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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, but conditions apply when returning to United Kingdom from Germany.

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Last updated: 11 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from London to Berlin is to bus and ferry and bus which costs £45 - £60 and takes 20h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Berlin is to fly which costs £35 - £240 and takes 4h 46m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London to Berlin station. However, there are services departing from London and arriving at Berlin central bus station via Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 29m.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Berlin. However, there are services departing from London St Pancras Eurostar and arriving at Berlin Hbf via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Koeln Hbf and Wuppertal Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 11m.

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The distance between London and Berlin is 932 km.

The best way to get from London to Berlin without a car is to train via Cologne which takes 10h 11m and costs £200 - £600.

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It takes approximately 4h 46m to get from London to Berlin, including transfers.

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London to Berlin bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from London station.

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London to Berlin train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St Pancras Eurostar station.

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The best way to get from London to Berlin is to fly which takes 4h 46m and costs £35 - £240. Alternatively, you can train via Cologne, which costs £200 - £600 and takes 10h 11m.

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Map of how to get from London to Berlin.
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  • Distance: 931.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 46m

What companies run services between London, England and Berlin, Germany?

British Airways, KLM and five other airlines fly from London Paddington to Berlin every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from London King's Cross to Berlin Hbf via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Koeln Hbf, and Wuppertal Hbf in around 10h 11m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 490€
Flights from London Heathrow to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 490€
Flights from London Heathrow to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 360€
Flights from London Heathrow to Berlin Tegel via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
13h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 460€
Flights from London City to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 320€
Flights from London City to Berlin Tegel via Amsterdam Schiphol, Munich
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 400€
Flights from London City to Berlin Tegel via Dusseldorf, Munich
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Flights from London City to Berlin Tegel via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
18h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 430€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 360€
Flights from London Stansted to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 240€
Flights from London City to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
50€ - 220€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
13€ - 85€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 320€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 500€
Flights from London Gatwick to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
70€ - 500€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 650€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 550€
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Berlin Tegel via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 450€
Flights from London City to Berlin Tegel via Manchester, Helsinki
Ave. Duration
19h 15m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
130€ - 600€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
80€ - 400€
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Oslo
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
90€ - 950€
Train operators
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
Once daily
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
Once 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 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Wuppertal Hbf
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 24€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Wuppertal Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
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 48m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
65€ - 130€
Website
Thalys
Standard
65€ - 90€
Comfort
75€ - 100€
Premium
90€ - 130€
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 Wuppertal Hbf
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Wuppertal Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
90€ - 130€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Wuppertal Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
Website
National Express Rail
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
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Koeln Hbf to Wuppertal Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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 Wuppertal Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
18€ - 35€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Wuppertal Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
reiseauskunft.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
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
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
153€
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Lille
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Berlin central bus station
Ave. Duration
15h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
75€ - 150€
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
75€ - 150€
Standard Car - Flexi
130€ - 170€

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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London to Berlin bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Berlin central bus station.

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Berlin is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 9:36 PM in London and 10:36 PM in Berlin.

London to Berlin train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Berlin Hbf station.

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Eurowings, Scandinavian Airlines, British Airways and four other airlines offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport.

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There are 2951+ hotels available in Berlin. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 14 min and costs £4 - £35.

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