The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Berlin to London is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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8 h 9 m
12 h 32 m
Trains per day
It's difficult to get from Berlin to London without transferring at least 2 times.
|Distance||577 miles (931 km)|
|Train frequency||4 a day|
|Train companies||Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection|
Trains from Berlin to London cover the 577 miles (931 km) long journey taking on average 12 h 9 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there are 4 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Berlin Hbf and arrive in London Victoria.
Travel between Berlin and London on Deutsche Bahn trains with Omio. When comparing schedules and tickets, we will also show you other options with multiple connections or other travel modes if they’re available.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your train to London from Berlin. DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.
Train information from Berlin to London with Deutsche Bahn:
Trains from Berlin to London are frequent and affordable, passing through the Channel Tunnel ("Chunnel") for arrival to the UK. The trip takes around 11 to 14h and booking in advance will ensure at least four to five daily travel options. With London as the central hub of the UK for all types of travel, this makes a great destination not only for the beautiful canals and architecture of London itself, but also for easy access to the vast variety of landscape that the United Kingdom has to offer.
Traveling from Berlin to London requires the train company Deutsche Bahn and a transfer to Eurostar. Deutsche Bahn is the largest operating railway in Germany and is guaranteed to offer you a smooth and safe arrival into London. All trains start at the Berlin Hauptbahnhof station and terminate at London St. Pancras. The journey from Berlin to London is the same for all dates and times, with one to two transfers along the way, stopping in either Germany or Amsterdam.
Deutsche Bahn offers an average of four to five options daily for travel from Berlin to London. Choose from a variety of ticket types including the Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible options. All trains from Berlin to London require a transfer via Eurostar, with one or two stop-overs depending. Plan on 11 to 14h of travel with high-speed, international, and regional train options such as InterCity, InterCity Express, and Regional Express and Regular trains. Make sure to book ahead as the duration and amenities options such as Wi-Fi and seat type will vary depending on the type of ticket you purchase. Keep in mind the standard policies in place for Deutsche Bahn including change fees, cancellations, and refunds which all vary depending on your ticket choice.
When traveling from Berlin to London, you will transfer from the Deutsche Bahn to Eurostar, either in Germany or Amsterdam. While onboard Eurostar, you have various class options, including Standard, Standard Premier, and Business Premier. Ticket fare is generally Semi Flex with an option to change your ticket for a fixed fee if needed. Keep this in mind while booking as Deutsche Bahn and Eurostar policies are slightly different. All Eurostar tickets will be in tandem with Deutsche Bahn.
Services on board vary depending on the ticket type you choose. First Class and Second Class options are available, with amenities such as power outlets, catering options, and seat reservations for first class. Standard fare, Savings fare, and Flex fare are all available for different purchasing options, with exchanges and refunds offered for the Savings and Flex fares. Specific conditions apply. Carry-on luggage, such as briefcases, laptop bags, and purses are allowed on the train with no additional charge. Folding bikes and sports equipment are also allowed. All other luggage will require an extra charge, so be sure to check in advance for size and weight limits. Those with vision-impairments or reduced mobility will be offered special assistance. Simply contact Deutsche Bahn with any needs. Depending on your class, Eurostar specifically offers various luggage options, including two pieces of large baggage and a carry-on for standard fare with various amenities including meals and drinks for Premier and Business Premier. Eurostar offers priority seating for all reduced mobility needs as well as wheelchair accessibility. Onboard entertainment is free and includes adult and child options. Make sure to bring headphones for the journey. Both Deutsche Bahn and Eurostar allow pets on board; however, Eurostar requires your pet to be either a guide or used for accessibility purposes. Eurostar also allows folding bikes and children bikes. Refer to the fees per your ticket for larger bikes or pets that do not meet the above requirements.
There are on average four different train options per weekday, with weekends sometimes offering less options. Booking two months in advance will ensure more times. Most trains depart in the early morning, some as early as 4:00 a.m., so be prepared for a day of travel. Depending on when you book your ticket, later morning options may be available, with some of the latest departures around 11:00 a.m. Keep in mind that Sundays and holidays do not always offer rail transportation. Refer to the schedule on Omio for the most up-to-date timetable and services.
On average, travel from Berlin to London can take between 11 and 14h, stopping over in Cologne or Amsterdam. One to two transfers are required to make the journey. During peak hours, morning weekdays, is the best time to search for a ticket as that is when most options and quickest travel is available. Off-peak, including weekends and holidays, is far less frequent; however, Saturdays often have at least one travel option.
Departure train station: Berlin Hauptbahnhof is the only departing train station for travel between Berlin and London. Berlin Hbf Station is right in the middle of the city, a mere 12-minute bus ride from the city’s center via public transportation. Plan on arriving at least 30min to 1h before your departure. The Berlin Station offers multiple amenities including bathrooms, Wi-Fi, food, and lounges. A ticket office and parking are also available.
Arrival train station: Arrival in London will be at the London Pancras Station, which is only 7min from the city center by bus or train. Multiple bus and rail options are available here, as well as transfers through the London Underground and to all over the UK. There are multiple shops, restaurants, bathrooms, lounges, as well as high-end shopping upon reaching the London Pancras Station. The station is also known for its well-kept Victorian architecture.
Cheap train tickets from Berlin to London are easy to find while booking through Omio. Make sure to consider looking into tickets at least 30 days before your departure, with cheap train tickets on sale as far as a couple of months in advance. Allow for some flexibility, as more options are often available during the week at peak hours. Nonetheless, various prices are offered depending on the time of day, with earlier departures often resulting in cheaper train tickets. Affordable train tickets from Berlin to London are further accessible depending on the layovers you choose. Keep in mind that some journeys with a slightly longer duration can be a way to save some extra cash. Deutsche Bahn also offers discount tickets including the Sparpreis ticket and the BahnCard depending on your ticket type. Make sure to look into these options, as well as relevant student and elderly discounts. Overall, Berlin to London trains have a variety of ticket options and Standard and Flexible fares make it easy to choose your own adventure.
Travel between Berlin, Germany and London, United Kingdom by train is: Unrestricted.
International entry status: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Conditions of entry:
All travelers in United Kingdom must observe these coronavirus safety measures:
The information above was last checked on 11/6/22. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Berlin and London as this information can change.
The current restriction level for your return trip by train from London to Berlin is: Unrestricted
Reentry to Germany is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom
What are the requirements?
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 11/6/22. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your train to Berlin from London here.
When departing from Berlin, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Berlin Hbf, Berlin Spandau and Berlin Südkreuz. When arriving in London, you can end your journey in train stations like London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross.
Omio customers book a train from Berlin Hbf to London Victoria most frequently for this route.
The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Berlin Hbf, is located 3.5 miles (5.6 km) from the city center of Berlin.
The most popular arrival train station, London Victoria, is located 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away from the city center of London.
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