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There are 6 ways to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Checkpoint Charlie by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, night bus, car, car ferry or car train

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Fly  •  2h 45m

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) MAN - BER

5 alternative options

Train, bus, bus and ferry  •  22h 18m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham New Street Station to London Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the bus and ferry from London to Duisburg
  4. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to S Spandau Bhf 10 / ...

Night bus, bus, train  •  24h 36m

  1. Take the night bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals M11 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to The Hague
  3. Take the train from Den Haag Centraal to Hengelo
  4. Take the train from Hengelo to Berlin Hbf Ic / ...

Bus, bus and ferry  •  27h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals M11
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Berlin Südkreuz train station

Drive, car ferry  •  14h 44m

  1. Drive from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
  3. Drive from Dunkirk to Checkpoint Charlie

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  13h 23m

  1. Drive from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Checkpoint Charlie

Manchester Airport (MAN) to Checkpoint Charlie by night bus, bus, train and walk

The journey time between Manchester Airport (MAN) and Checkpoint Charlie is around 35h 27m and covers a distance of around 1544 km. This includes an average layover time of around 13h 36m. The fastest journey normally takes 35h 25m. Operated by Megabus UK, National Express, FlixBus and others, the Manchester Airport (MAN) to Checkpoint Charlie service departs from Manchester Airport The Station and arrives in Checkpoint Charlie. Typically three services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
21h 51m
Layover time:
13h 36m
Total time:
35h 27m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
35h 25m
Journey distance:
1544 km
Services per week:
3
Cheapest price:
€105
Carbon emissions:
144 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
03:15
Last service departs at:
03:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Manchester Airport (MAN) to Checkpoint Charlie night bus, bus, train and walk schedules

United Kingdom → Germany
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International entry into Germany from United Kingdom

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Germany, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Paraguay, Qatar, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Germany with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Germany from United Kingdom

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Guatemala, India, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
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  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
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  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Cyprus, France, Guatemala, India, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Guatemala, India, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Germany

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from United Kingdom

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

Frequently Asked Questions


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 Checkpoint Charlie is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Checkpoint Charlie is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Checkpoint Charlie 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: 15 Sep 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Robert Koch Institute.

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The cheapest way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Checkpoint Charlie is to fly which costs £14 - £130 and takes 2h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Checkpoint Charlie is to fly which costs £14 - £130 and takes 2h 45m.

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The distance between Manchester Airport (MAN) and Checkpoint Charlie is 1052 km.

The best way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Checkpoint Charlie without a car is to train and bus and bus and ferry which takes 22h 18m and costs £80 - £320.

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It takes approximately 2h 45m to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Checkpoint Charlie, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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Ryanair, easyJet, Brussels Airlines and five other airlines offer flights from Manchester Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport.

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There are 762+ hotels available in Checkpoint Charlie. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Map of how to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Checkpoint Charlie.
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  • Distance: 1052.1 km
  • Duration: 2h 45m

What companies run services between Manchester Airport (MAN), England and Checkpoint Charlie, Germany?

easyJet, Ryanair and six other airlines fly from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Checkpoint Charlie every 3 hours.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Manchester to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €320
Flights from Manchester to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €320
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Manchester to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €330
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€60 - €200
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€13 - €170
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Manchester to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€120 - €280
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €450
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Manchester to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €360
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Manchester to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€120 - €310
Train operators
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to S Spandau Bhf
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Hengelo to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
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 Duisburg Hbf to Berlin-Spandau
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Duisburg Hbf to Berlin-Spandau
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€90 - €130
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Duisburg central station to Berlin-Spandau station
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€25 - €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 Den Haag Centraal to Hengelo
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€20 - €50
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€20 - €28
1st Class
€30 - €50
Train from Hengelo to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €95
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€40 - €55
1st Class
€65 - €95
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
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 Birmingham New Street Station to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to The Hague
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€27 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lille to Berlin Südkreuz train station
Ave. Duration
15h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€45 - €60
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.
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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
Bus and ferry from London to Lille
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Night bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€15 - €26
Website
Megabus UK
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
Night bus from Manchester Airport to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
National Express
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Lille to S Südkreuz Bhf
Ave. Duration
15h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com
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
€95 - €1300
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
€95 - €1300
Standard Car - Flexi
€150 - €190

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