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There are 11 ways to get from Stevenage to Checkpoint Charlie by train, plane, bus, car, car ferry or car train

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train to London Heathrow, fly

  1. Take the train from Stevenage to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER)

Cheapest

Fly from London Luton

  1. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER)

Train to London City, fly

  1. Take the train from Stevenage to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER)

Train to London Gatwick, fly

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

Train to London Stansted, fly

  1. Take the train from Stevenage to Cambridge
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER)

Train via Cologne

  1. Take the train from Stevenage to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
  4. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Wuppertal Hbf
  5. Take the train from Wuppertal Hbf to Berlin-Spandau

Train

  1. Take the train from Stevenage to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Amsterdam Centraal
  3. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof

Train, bus via Lille

  1. Take the train from Stevenage to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe
  3. Take the bus from Lille to S Südkreuz Bhf

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Stevenage to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
  3. Take the bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Berlin - Central Train Station

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Stevenage to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
  3. Drive from Dunkirk to Checkpoint Charlie

Drive, Eurotunnel

  1. Drive from Stevenage to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Checkpoint Charlie

Stevenage to Checkpoint Charlie by train and walk

The journey time between Stevenage and Checkpoint Charlie is around 14h 15m and covers a distance of around 1186 km. This includes an average layover time of around 5h 15m. The fastest journey normally takes 10h 17m. Services are operated by Thameslink, Eurostar, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and others. Typically 20 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
8h 59m
Layover time:
5h 15m
Total time:
14h 15m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
10h 17m
Journey distance:
1186 km
Services per week:
20
Cheapest price:
€253
Carbon emissions:
62 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:17
Last service departs at:
22:47

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Stevenage to Checkpoint Charlie 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
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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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, Egypt, Estonia, Guatemala, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, 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
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Egypt, Estonia, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Egypt, Estonia, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Estonia, Guatemala, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, 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, Egypt, Estonia, France, Guatemala, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, 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.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 16 Oct 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Robert Koch Institute.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Stevenage to Checkpoint Charlie is to fly which costs £27 - £110 and takes 5h 31m.

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The fastest way to get from Stevenage to Checkpoint Charlie is to fly which takes 5h 31m and costs £27 - £110.

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No, there is no direct train from Stevenage to Checkpoint Charlie. However, there are services departing from Stevenage and arriving at S+U Potsdamer Platz Bhf via London St Pancras Eurostar, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Koeln Hbf, Wuppertal Hbf and S Spandau Bhf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 48m.

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The distance between Stevenage and Checkpoint Charlie is 927 km.

The best way to get from Stevenage to Checkpoint Charlie without a car is to train via Cologne which takes 11h 48m and costs £190 - £600.

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It takes approximately 5h 47m to get from Stevenage to Checkpoint Charlie, including transfers.

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Stevenage to Checkpoint Charlie train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from Stevenage station.

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The best way to get from Stevenage to Checkpoint Charlie is to fly which takes 5h 31m and costs £27 - £110. Alternatively, you can train via Cologne, which costs £190 - £600 and takes 11h 48m.

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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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Stevenage to Checkpoint Charlie train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Berlin-Spandau station.

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Map of how to get from Stevenage to Checkpoint Charlie.
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  • Distance: 927.3 km
  • Duration: 5h 47m

What companies run services between Stevenage, England and Checkpoint Charlie, Germany?

easyJet flies from Stevenage to Checkpoint Charlie 4 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Stevenage to Checkpoint Charlie via London St Pancras International LL, London St Pancras Eurostar, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Koeln Hbf, Wuppertal Hbf, S Spandau Bhf, and S+U Potsdamer Platz Bhf in around 11h 48m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €210
Flights from London Gatwick to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €210
Flights from London Gatwick to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€40 - €210
Flights from London Gatwick to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €210
Flights from London Luton to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €370
Flights from London Luton to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€45 - €370
Flights from London Stansted to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€90 - €270
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €400
Flights from London City to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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
€11 - €150
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €360
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €300
Flights from London City to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€120 - €180
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €380
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €410
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €430
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€210 - €650
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Stevenage to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€15 - €19
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
€15 - €19
Train from Stevenage to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
€30 - €40
Train from Stevenage to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€16 - €21
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
€16 - €21
Train from Stevenage to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€15 - €19
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
€15 - €19
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 5m
Frequency
Twice 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
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€85 - €340
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€300 - €340
Standard
€85 - €110
Standard Premier
€130 - €170
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 Koeln Hbf to Wuppertal Hbf
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€17 - €24
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Wuppertal Hbf to Berlin-Spandau
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
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 51m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€65 - €130
Website
Thalys
Standard
€65 - €90
Comfort
€75 - €100
Premium
€90 - €130
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Wuppertal Hbf
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€10 - €14
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 Wuppertal Hbf
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
DB Fernverkehr
Website
delfi.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Wuppertal Hbf
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Wuppertal Hbf to S Spandau Bhf
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
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
€19 - €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
29 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Stevenage to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €75
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
€4 - €6
Anytime Day Single
€30 - €50
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€50 - €75
Hull Trains
Phone
+44 345 071 0222
Website
hulltrains.co.uk
Train from Stevenage to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Website
hulltrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
€7 - €10
Anytime Day Single
€12 - €18
Super Off-Peak Single
€13 - €17
Off-Peak Single
€14 - €17
Anytime Single
€19 - €23
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€156
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to S Südkreuz Bhf
Ave. Duration
15h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€45 - €60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€29 - €40
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
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Berlin - Central Train Station
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€21 - €27
Website
Blablabus
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 - €1400
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
€100 - €1400
Standard Car - Flexi
€160 - €190

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Eurowings, Scandinavian Airlines, Air France and three other airlines offer flights from London Heathrow 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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The best way to get from Stevenage to London Luton Airport is to line 100 bus which takes 51 min and costs £4 - £6.

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