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Overview: Train from London to Berlin

distanceDistance577 miles (931 km)
frequencyTrain frequency3 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 3 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn with connection

Trains from London to Berlin cover the 577 miles (931 km) long journey taking on average 12 h 2 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there are 3 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Berlin Hbf.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn trains London to Berlin

Find the best route to Berlin from London with Omio's train partners Deutsche Bahn! You'll find the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient trip for you.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main operator of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your London to Berlin train.

Deutsche Bahn from London to Berlin train information:

  • Average Duration: 14 h 54 min
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 1 a day

Deutsche Bahn 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train to Berlin from London are the following:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Normal conditions apply

Trains from the UK to Berlin

If you're travelling from London to Berlin via train, you can expect to find one train a day making this trip. This train will typically leave from London St Pancras International Station at around 11:00 a.m. and travel the 688 miles (1107 km) in roughly 11h.

The total travel time depends on the number of changes as well as how long each change takes. This route typically comes with at least two changes along the way and sometimes requires travellers to make up to four changes. Two of the stops along the way are in Brussels and Cologne.

UK to Berlin Train Time: Daily Departures

Trains travelling from London, the UK to Berlin are currently operating once a day and depart at around 11:04 a.m. every day. There are at least seven trains per week travelling from London St Pancras International Station to Berlin Central Station. You can expect to find a couple of changes along the way, moving from Eurostar trains to Deutsche Bahn trains once you reach Brussels. Depending on the time it takes for your changes, you can expect to arrive in Berlin between 9:25 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.

How long is the journey by train from the UK to Berlin?

The train journey from London, the UK to Berlin varies in duration depending on the number of changes required, as well as how long each changeover takes. Typically, a journey with two changes will take around 9h 10min to get from London St Pancras to Berlin, although some of the changes take a little longer and could mean a travel time of closer to 11h 10min. If you're travelling over the weekend, you'll generally find that trains running on a Saturday require up to four changes before reaching Berlin, but these trips typically also take around 11h 10min.

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What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from the UK to Berlin?

London St Pancras International Station: Is the home of Eurostar travel and boasts a selection of shops, restaurants, and bars, including one of the longest CHampagne bars in Europe. The station is situated in the heart of the city centre, providing easy access to everything in London Central.

You'll also have access to Wi-Fi at the train station. St Pancras services most of the major cities in and around London and also has access to several public transport options for getting around the city, such as buses and local taxis.

Berlin Hauptbahnhof: Sometimes known as Berlin Central Station, is the main railway station in Berlin and has been since May 2006. The station is located roughly 2.1 miles (3.4 km) away from the city centre and is easily accessible via several modes of public transport including buses and taxis. Anyone wanting to do some shopping or have coffee, drinks, or a meal will be able to do so at Berlin Station. There are several clothing brand shops, restaurants, car rental companies, and fan shops to be found at the station. Travellers will also be able to exchange currency here or draw money from one of the ATMs in the vicinity.

Which train companies travel from the UK to Berlin?

When travelling from the UK to Berlin and departing from London, your train journey will be conducted by two separate companies along the way. Eurostar is the train company that'll handle the first leg of your journey from London to Brussels. Once you reach Brussels, you will be required to change to a train operated by Deutsche Bahn, the main railway company that handles German travel.

Depending on when you travel, you may be required to make one or three more changes along the way, all of which will be trains that are operated by Deutsche Bahn. Deutsche Bahn tracks stretch far and wide through Germany and connect all major cities through the use of their high-speed trains.

Eurostar trains from the UK to Berlin

St. Pancras International Station is the hub of Eurostar, the only high-speed train in the UK with direct routes to France, the Netherlands, and Belgium. Although they don't provide trains to Berlin, they do have direct trains to Brussels, where you will make your first stop and change to another provider. The journey from St Pancras to Brussels will take around 2h 05min, with a changeover of around 30min.

Deutsche Bahn trains from the UK to Berlin

After travelling on the Eurostar train from London to Brussels, you will be required to change to a train operated by Deutsche Bahn. Deutsche Bahn is one of the most reliable train companies in Europe. Your trip from Brussels to Berlin will typically take around 9h, depending on the number of changes and length of those changes.

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To Berlin by train—travel tips

Berlin serves as Germany's capital, and as such comes with a wide variety of sights to see and activities to partake in. If you're a history buff travelling to the city, you'll want to check out one of the many museums Berlin has, such as Pergamonmuseum, the Jewish Museum Berlin, Neues Museum, German Historical Museum, or Altes Museum.

If you're travelling with kids and looking for the best places to go to keep them entertained, consider heading to places like Labyrinth Kindermuseum Berlin, a children's centre with a variety of interactive exhibits; MACHmit! Museum for Children, the hands-on kids' learning centre; Abenteuerlicher Bauspielplatz Kolle 37, the centre for kids with an adventure playground; or you can head to the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre.

If you're interested in the arts and culture scene of Berlin, you'll be pleasantly surprised by the many options available to you. Check out places like Sanssouci Palace, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für, or Alte Nationalgalerie.

If you're more concerned with the great outdoors and nature, again you'll have several options at your disposal, Berlin truly has something for everyone. You can spend time hiking up to the monument on top of Viktoriapark, spend time walking along the wooded walk at Sacrower See, check out the rare plants and other foliage at the Botanical Garden and Botanical Museum, or head to Berlin Zoological Garden and enjoy the large, leafy zoo and modern aviary they have on the property.

Train from the UK to Berlin

Services on Board

  • Travelling with Eurostar means having several conveniences at your disposal. One of the main conveniences is their no luggage limit. The only restrictions that you have are that you can only bring two bags and you have to be able to carry the luggage onto the train by yourself. There is no limit otherwise. You'll also benefit from no food or drink restrictions and can pack your own lunch.

How to find cheap train tickets from the UK to Berlin?

  • Sometimes, travelling from the UK to Berlin via train can be more expensive than flying, if you want to find the cheapest tickets possible, there are a couple of tricks you can rely on to help. Generally, Eurostar allow tickets to be booked up to 120 days before the date of departure, the earlier you book your tickets, the better the price you'll get them for.

  • Also, midweek journeys typically cost less than those closer to the weekends. Eurostar also doesn't have any hidden costs for their tickets, so you can trust the prices advertised before purchasing.

Deutsche Bahn Trains from London to Berlin

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Deutsche Bahn is Germany's leading train company, running 40,000 train journeys every day. Deutsche Bahn has a wide range of tickets, offers and discount cards such as the BahnCard. Check if you can use it on the Deutsche Bahn trains from London to Berlin. For more information on ticket cancellation, please visit our customer service centre.

Deutsche Bahn has different types of trains such as ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regional Rail) based on travel time and comfort. Toilets are available on all trains and some of them have an onboard restaurant or access to Wi-Fi.

At Omio, you can easily check the train schedule from London to Berlin and book cheap Deutsche Bahn tickets.


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Travel Tips: Trains from London to Berlin

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FAQs

Are there COVID-19 travel restrictions for trains to Berlin from London?

Travel between London, United Kingdom and Berlin, Germany by train is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into Germany from United Kingdom?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Germany from London?

Conditions of entry:

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 9 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Berlin, Germany?

When travelling in Germany, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 16/05/2022. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between London and Berlin before travelling.

Are there travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, in place when returning to London, United Kingdom from Berlin, Germany?

The restriction level for your return train to London, United Kingdom from Berlin is: Fully open.

Is my return train into London from Berlin restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Berlin?

Conditions of reentry:

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

What are the safety rules to follow in London, United Kingdom?

The government of United Kingdom has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distancing required: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask required: Regional advice

Last checked on 16/05/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to London from Berlin closer to your date of departure here.

What is the distance between London and Berlin via train?

When travelling this route you should expect the distance from London to Berlin via train to be approximately 577 miles (931 km).

How long does it take from London to Berlin by train?

While the time it takes to travel 577 miles (931 km) between London and Berlin can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from London to Berlin is on average 12 h 2 min.

Which train station from London to Berlin do I depart from? Which Berlin train station from London do I arrive in?

When departing from London, you have various train station options to start your route from including London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. When arriving in Berlin, you can end your trip in train stations like Berlin Hbf, Berlin Spandau and Berlin Südkreuz.

Omio customers book a train from London Victoria   to Berlin Hbf   most frequently for this route.

Where do I find the London train station to Berlin? Where is the Berlin train station?

Passengers board their train most frequently from London Victoria and travel around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Berlin Hbf and need to travel approximately 3.5 miles (5.6 km) from the train station to the city centre in Berlin.

Which train companies should I travel with from London to Berlin?

If you're looking for trains from London to Berlin, you can rely on Deutsche Bahn with connection to get you to Berlin. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the London to Berlin trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

How many trains are there between London and Berlin a day?

The average number of trains departing London for Berlin is 3 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Berlin
London Victoria is the most popular London railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in London for your journey to Berlin.
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Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
Public transport options for London Euston
Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
Overground lines: Watford DC
Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
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Mon - Fri: 05: 00 - 01: 36 | Sat: 05: 00 - 00: 36 | Sun: 05: 30 - 01: 36
Public transport options for London Kings Cross
Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
Bus lines: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
Train lines: Thameslink, Grand Central, Hull, London North Eastern, Gatwick Express
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ParkingParking
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24/7
Public transport options for London Paddington
Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
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WifiWifi
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ParkingParking
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Phone Number
+44 2078437688
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Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 22: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 15
Public transport options for London St Pancras International
Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar
Bus lines: 326, 139