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There are 9 ways to get from Schönefeld to Cambridge by plane, train, bus, car ferry, car or car train

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Fly to London Stansted  •  4h 59m

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

£19 - £163

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Fly to London Heathrow, train  •  6h 7m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to London Heathrow (LHR) BER - LHR
  2. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge

£69 - £213

Fly to London City, train  •  6h 14m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to London City (LCY) BER - LCY
  2. Take the train from Tottenham Hale to Cambridge

£75 - £282

Fly to London Gatwick, train  •  6h 39m

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

£67 - £133

Train via Cologne  •  12h 38m

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

£221 - £560

Train  •  14h 29m

  1. Take the train from Flughafen BER - Terminal 5 [Bahnhof] to S Spandau Bhf S9 / ...
  2. Take the train from Berlin-Spandau to Amsterdam Centraal Ic
  3. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil
  4. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge

£217 - £484

Bus, car ferry, train  •  25h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin Airport BER to The Hague
  2. Take the car ferry from Hook of Holland to Harwich
  3. Take the train from Harwich International to Cambridge

Drive, car ferry  •  12h 17m

  1. Drive from Schönefeld to Dunkirk
  2. Take the car ferry from Dunkirk to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to Cambridge

£190 - £1,353

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  11h

  1. Drive from Schönefeld to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to Cambridge

£238 - £287

Schönefeld to Cambridge by train

The train journey time between Schönefeld and Cambridge is around 12h 29m and covers a distance of around 786 miles. The fastest train normally takes 11h 40m. Operated by S-Bahn Berlin, Deutsche Bahn Regional, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and others, the Schönefeld to Cambridge train service departs from Flughafen BER - Terminal 5 [Bahnhof] and arrives in Cambridge. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
12h 29m
Fastest train time:
11h 40m
Train distance:
786 miles
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
£221
Carbon emissions:
66 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:18
Last train departs at:
07:18

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Schönefeld to Cambridge train schedules

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Rules to follow in United Kingdom

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Considerations leaving from Germany

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering United Kingdom from Germany.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Cambridge is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Cambridge is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Cambridge is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 111.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Germany from United Kingdom.

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Last updated: 28 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Schönefeld to Cambridge is to fly which costs €22 - €200 and takes 4h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Schönefeld to Cambridge is to fly which costs €22 - €200 and takes 4h 59m.

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No, there is no direct train from Schönefeld to Cambridge. However, there are services departing from Flughafen BER - Terminal 5 [Bahnhof] and arriving at Cambridge via Berlin Ostbahnhof, Koeln Hbf, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and London Kings Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 38m.

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The distance between Schönefeld and Cambridge is 568 miles.

The best way to get from Schönefeld to Cambridge without a car is to train via Cologne which takes 12h 38m and costs €260 - €700.

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It takes approximately 4h 59m to get from Schönefeld to Cambridge, including transfers.

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Schönefeld to Cambridge train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Berlin Ostbahnhof station.

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The best way to get from Schönefeld to Cambridge is to fly which takes 4h 59m and costs €22 - €200. Alternatively, you can train via Cologne, which costs €260 - €700 and takes 12h 38m.

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

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Schönefeld to Cambridge train services, operated by Great Northern, arrive at Cambridge station.

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Map of how to get from Schönefeld to Cambridge.
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  • Distance: 568.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 59m

What companies run services between Schönefeld, Brandenburg, Germany and Cambridge, England?

Ryanair flies from Schönefeld to Cambridge twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Schönefeld to Cambridge via Berlin Ostbahnhof, Koeln Hbf, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, London St Pancras Eurostar, and London Kings Cross in around 12h 38m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£7 - £120
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£27 - £110
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £430
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £190
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £340
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to London Heathrow via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £310
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £340
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£120 - £370
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £160
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to London Gatwick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
£35 - £160
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to London Gatwick via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£35 - £160
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to London Heathrow via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
£70 - £350
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to London Heathrow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £310
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to London Heathrow via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £310
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to London Heathrow via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£140 - £360
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£26 - £35
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£26 - £35
Train from Gatwick Airport to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £50
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£35 - £50
Greater Anglia
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Train from Tottenham Hale to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£20 - £30
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Harwich International to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£30 - £50
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
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 Berlin Ostbahnhof to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£80 - £120
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£35 - £55
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 Berlin Ostbahnhof to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
£80 - £120
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin-Spandau to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
6h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£85 - £130
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£55 - £110
Website
Thalys
Standard
£55 - £75
Comfort
£65 - £85
Premium
£80 - £110
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to London St Pancras Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£85 - £290
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
£260 - £290
Standard
£85 - £110
Standard Premier
£120 - £160
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to London St Pancras Eurostar
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£110 - £310
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
£270 - £310
Standard
£110 - £140
Standard Premier
£160 - £200
S-Bahn Berlin
Phone
+49 30 29743333
Website
sbahn.berlin
Train from Flughafen BER - Terminal 5 [Bahnhof] to S Spandau Bhf
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
S-Bahn Berlin
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Flughafen Ber - Terminal 5 to Berlin-Spandau
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£131
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 Berlin Airport BER to The Hague
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£30 - £40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Stena Line
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dunkirk to Dover
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£85 - £1,200
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
£85 - £1,200
Standard Car - Flexi
£130 - £160

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Ryanair offers flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to London Stansted Airport.

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The best way to get from Schönefeld to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is to train which takes 8 min and costs €2 - €4.

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