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Travel Information to Berlin from Manchester

distanceDistance651 miles (1050 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • £131 • 1 h 50 min
carriersPopular travel companieseasyJet

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 651 miles (1050 km) between Manchester and Berlin. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are easyJet among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight from Manchester to Berlin.

How to Travel from Manchester to Berlin?

There are flights available so that you can travel between Manchester and Berlin. With both direct and connecting flights available you should be able to find a flight that suits your budget and scheduling needs. If you prefer to travel by land there are also train providers available that will allow you to take in a view while you travel, as well as offer some flexibility on stopping in different cities on your way to Berlin. It takes roughly 2h on average to fly to Berlin and roughly 24h on average by train.

Flights operate every day of the week and trains operate every day except Sunday. Berlin is a popular tourist destination with many people travelling to visit its vibrant nightlife and culture as well as well known sights such as the Berlin Wall, the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag Building. People spend, on average, three days in Berlin.

What is the Cheapest Way To Get from Manchester to Berlin?

The cheapest way to travel between Manchester and Berlin is to fly. There are reasonably priced flights flying directly between Manchester Airport (MAN) and Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) You will find the best prices by booking well in advance of your trip, this will also give you the most options in regards to airlines. If you can be flexible with your exact travel dates, this will help you choose the cheapest option.

If you are part of the Erasmus Student Network Ryanair offers a 10% student discount when you book four single flights or 2 return flights as well as free checked luggage of up to 44 lbs (20kg). Eurowings also offers student discounts that vary depending on the flight. You can also usually get cheaper tickets from Manchester to Berlin by only bringing carry-on luggage.

What is the Fastest Way to Travel from Manchester to Berlin?

The fastest way to get from Manchester to Berlin is to fly. The flight itself usually takes just under 2h if you fly direct which is offered by Easyjet and Ryanair. You can get from the Manchester city centre to Manchester Airport in roughly 18min if you drive or take a taxi and in roughly 30min if you take a bus or train. Once you've arrived at Berlin Brandenburg Airport you can get to the city centre in roughly 30min by train, car or taxi and in roughly 45min by bus. Manchester Airport recommends arriving 2h ahead of your flight for check-in. So if you fly direct you should plan for between 5h and 6h of travel time from Manchester to Berlin.

Berlin Couple. Source: Shutterstock

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When you book your tickets with Omio you can compare the prices, schedules and routes of all the different travel options as well as the different travel providers you can use to get to your destination. This allows you to make sure that your travel plans fit your budget, schedule and personal travel preferences, whether you prefer to take the scenic route or get to where you're going as quickly as possible. Omio allows you to have confidence when booking with the website available in English no matter where you're travelling and the Omio magazine provides plenty of travel tips to help you plan your trip. Omio also provides mobile ticket options, if your phone is always on hand, then your tickets will be too.

Trains from Manchester to Berlin

While there are no direct train trips from Manchester to Berlin you can use the Omio website to have a travel itinerary put together so that you can take connecting trains to your destination. These trips depart from Manchester Piccadilly Station and arrive in Berlin at Berlin Alexanderplatz Station. Along the way changes are usually made in London, Amsterdam and Hanover using Avanti West Coast, Eurostar and Deutsche Bahn as providers. They usually depart from Manchester in the morning, with multiple departures an hour between 5:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m.. The trip takes roughly between 15h and 24h. Travellers who cannot fly or who wish to make short trips in any of the connecting cities will benefit from travelling via train.

Train travel from Manchester to Berlin with Deutsche Bahn and Eurostar

When travelling by train between Manchester and Berlin you will spend most of your trip on Eurostar and Deutsche Bahn trains. Both providers offer first-class options providing more space and sometimes more privacy. Both providers often have a restaurant car that will serve both hot meals and snacks as well as a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Some Deutsche Bahn InterCity trains will also have seating available in their restaurant car for table dining with service and if you've opted for a premier service on the Eurostar train you will be served light meals in your seat.

Berlin Bundestag. Source: Shutterstock

Flights from Manchester to Berlin

There are multiple flights from different providers available on the Omio website. Direct and connecting flights are both available. Ryanair and Easyjet offer direct flights, these flights are less likely to be available at short notice. Air France and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines offer connecting flights and are more likely to be available at short notice. The Air France flights usually have a connecting flight in Paris and the KLM flights usually have a connecting flight in either Paris or Amsterdam. Flights occur every day of the week and most often depart in the morning, between 5:55 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. with occasional flights in the afternoon between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Flying from Manchester to Berlin with Ryanair and Air France

Ryanair is the cheapest airline providing flights between Manchester and Berlin. They offer direct flights and their membership program Ryanair Choice offers free seat selection, a 22lbs (10kg) carry-on bag as well as priority boarding and fast-track security. Their ticket options also allow you to choose how much luggage you will need and if you want seat selection so you only pay for what's important to you.

Air France offers flights from Manchester to Berlin with one layover in Paris. Air France offers scheduled meals and often also a self-service buffet on their flights. In addition, they will tailor kids meals to your child's taste, making for much simpler meal times on board.

To Berlin by train / flight—travel tips

Berlin is a destination full of culture and history. You can experience the cities history by visiting the Berlin Wall and its famous East Side Gallery as well as the Brandenburg Gate, the only remaining city gate that is considered to be the symbol of Berlin. Berlin is full of art galleries and museums to spend a day wandering around such as the Pergamonmuseum, German Museum of Technology and the Gemaldegalerie.

You can enjoy some theatre or music at the Berliner Philharmonic or the Friedrichstadt-Palast. Germany is known for its beer and there are several beer tasting tours for a unique Berlin experience as well as dining tours that will take you on a journey through Berlin's cuisine along with cooking classes so you can recreate them at home.

From Berlin, travellers can make day trips to cities such as Dresden and Potsdam. With so much history on display right on the city streets there are many guided walking tours you can take around the city to make sure yo see all the sights and know the stories behind them.

Travel Tips: Travel from Manchester to Berlin

Travel to Berlin easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Manchester to Berlin.

Travel between Manchester, United Kingdom and Berlin, Germany is: Fully open.

Can travellers from United Kingdom enter Germany?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Berlin from Manchester?

Conditions of entry into Germany:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Berlin, Germany?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Germany has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 28/06/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip between Manchester and Berlin.

The restriction level for your return to Manchester, United Kingdom from Germany is: Fully open.

Is my journey back to Manchester from Berlin restricted?

Entry into United Kingdom is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Manchester from Berlin?

Conditions of reentry into United Kingdom:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Manchester, United Kingdom?

You should observe these safety measures in United Kingdom as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

This information about your return travel to United Kingdom was last checked on 28/06/2022. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Manchester from Berlin closer to your date of departure here.

There are 4 ways to travel between Manchester and Berlin including taking a coach, flight, ferry or train.

Ferry services offer the cheapest way to get from Manchester to Berlin. Tickets for a ferry cost on average £1.

This is compared to other travel options to Berlin:

A ferry journey is usually £2 less than a journey to Berlin by coach, which costs on average £2 for the same trip.

A ferry is about £131 less than a flight, which costs on average £131 for this trip.

A ferry is about £5 less than a train, which costs on average £5 for this route.

The quickest way to travel to Berlin from Manchester is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 50 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

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In comparison, taking a train requires on average 15 h 51 min   of travel time.

The distance from Manchester to Berlin is approximately 651 miles (1050 km).

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Berlin is:

  • 4 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Manchester to Berlin as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Manchester to Berlin:

  • Coaches mostly depart from Manchester, Coach Station and arrive in Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof.
  • Flights from Manchester to Berlin most often leave from Manchester Airport and arrive in Berlin Brandenburg Airport.
  • Trains from Manchester to Berlin most often leave from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Berlin Hbf.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Manchester to Berlin:

  • You can travel by plane from Manchester to Berlin with easyJet, and you can find easyJet Manchester to Berlin tickets for £131 on Omio.

Yes, there are direct routes from Manchester to Berlin with the following travel companies:

  • You can check for a direct flight to Berlin with.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Berlin tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this route.

Your journey from Manchester to Berlin doesn't have to end in Berlin. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Amsterdam, Prague or Paris. If you’d like to add Amsterdam, Prague or Paris to your Manchester to Berlin trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Berlin today!

Before travelling from Manchester to Berlin, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this trip is £2 one way on average.
  • The price of a plane ticket is £131 one way on average for this route.
  • The price of a ferry ticket for this journey is on average £1 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket for this trip is on average £5 one way.

But we recommend booking Manchester to Berlin tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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