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There are 36 daily trains from Berlin to London. Traveling by train from Berlin to London usually takes around 12 hours and 49 minutes, but the fastest DB Intercity-Express train can make the trip in 9 hours and 43 minutes.
|Distance||579 mi (932 km)|
|Fastest train||9h 43m|
|Most frequent service||Deutsche Bahn|
Which train should you take from Berlin to London?
2 train services operate from Berlin to London. Deutsche Bahn usually has more trains scheduled, with 30 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:
DB Intercity-Express train tickets from Berlin to London start from €88, and on average cost . Daily there are 6 DB Intercity-Express schedules to London. DB Intercity-Express in Berlin leaves from Train Station (tief) . And in London trains arrive at London St. Pancras International .
From Berlin to London train travel on DB Intercity-Express takes 12 hours and 5 minutes. If you are looking to get to London faster, DB Intercity-Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 9 hours and 43 minutes.
Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Berlin to London start from €88, and on average cost . Daily there are 30 Deutsche Bahn schedules to London. Deutsche Bahn in Berlin leaves from Rigaer Straße and 2 other stations. And in London trains arrive at London St. Pancras International .
From Berlin to London train travel on Deutsche Bahn takes 12 hours and 59 minutes. If you are looking to get to London faster, Deutsche Bahn offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 9 hours and 43 minutes.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Berlin to London during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.
Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.
How long is the train journey from Berlin to London?
The distance between Berlin and London is approximately 579 miles, or 932 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 12 hours and 49 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 9 hours and 43 minutes.
Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.
When are trains the most crowded?
Trains from Berlin to London are the most crowded on Friday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Friday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
The earliest train departs Berlin at 00:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 23:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.
Is there a direct train from Berlin to London?
There are 36 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.
You can also take a train for your return trip from London to Berlin.
Berlin is one of the most exciting destinations in Europe for all travelers. One of the most unique landmarks in Berlin is its famous Brandenburg Gate, which was built for King Frederick Wilhelm II. The Gate now represents German unity, and it is perhaps the most photogenic landmark in the capital city. Modern art enthusiasts should visit the Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art which is Germany’s first street art museum. Opened in 2017, the museum displays works from various graffiti artists from around the world and it’s located in Schöneberg, one of the city’s edgier areas. If you’re simply looking to enjoy a stroll, the Tiergarten, which spans 519 acres from central Berlin, will offer the relaxing vibes you need.
Berlin has an expansive and vibrant food scene with a good variety. Those looking for traditional German dishes should head over to Zur letzten Instanz, which is the oldest restaurant in Berlin. For a special twist, don’t hesitate to visit the Turkish Market, which offers amazing Turkish delicacies.
The main hub for intercity bus services is the Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof Berlin. For rail services, the Berlin Hauptbahnhof is the main train station. The Berlin Brandenburg Airport, located just outside of the city’s south-eastern border, is the main air travel hub of the city.
One of the most important cities in the world, London is where the traditional blends seamlessly with the modern. As a vibrant modern city, London has something for everyone. For visitors interested in the Royal Family as well as their history, check out Buckingham Palace. The palace is open all days in summer, but only on selected days in winter. The Tower of London, where the crown jewels are put on exhibition, is also a great spot to check out. For fans of history, you might not want to miss out on the famous British Museum, considered by many to be the best museum in all of London. The museum currently carries an impressive collection of 8 million historic objects from all around the world, making it an eye-opening destination for many.
London’s food scene reflects its multiculturalism. Here you can find restaurants serving cuisines from various countries around the world, from India to Malaysia. If you opt for a lavish dining experience, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, run by the famous chef himself, will be a great choice. Also don’t forget to stop by at a local pub and enjoy the beer like a true Londoner.
The city’s centers of intercity rail services are King’s Cross Station and Euston Station, from which you can take a train to other places in the UK or hop on the Eurostar train to Paris and beyond. The largest coach station in the city is Victoria Coach Station, serving big local carriers like National Express. The city’s air services are fulfilled by eight airports, of which London Heathrow Airport, located west of the city, is the busiest one.
Where is the train station in Berlin?
Main departure station: Rigaer Straße
Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 4 stops and stations in Berlin where you can board the train.
All train stations in Berlin:
Train Station (tief)
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