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Overview: Train from Berlin to London

distanceDistance577 miles (931 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn

Trains from Berlin to London cover the 577 miles (931 km) long trip with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Berlin Hbf and arrive in London Victoria.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn from Berlin to London trains

Travel on Deutsche Bahn trains between Berlin and London at great prices. Omio finds you train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider 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 Berlin to London train.

    Deutsche Bahn has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by train from Berlin to London:

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

    Trains from Berlin to London

    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.

    Which train companies travel from Berlin to London?

    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 trains from Berlin to London

    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.

    Eurostar trains from Berlin to London

    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.

    Train from Berlin to London: Services on board

    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.

    Berlin to London Train Time: Daily Departures

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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.

    How to find cheap train tickets from Berlin to London?

    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 Tips: Trains from Berlin to London

    Travel by train to London 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 Berlin to London.

    What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my train to London from Berlin?

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

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

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

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

    Conditions of entry:

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
    • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
    • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
    • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 1 for vaccinated travellers
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
    • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

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

    When traveling in United Kingdom, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

    • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
    • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

    The information above was last checked on 1/21/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to London from Berlin before traveling.

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

    The current restriction level for your return trip by train from London to Berlin is: Partially open

    Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Germany from United Kingdom?

    Reentry to Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

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

    What are the requirements?

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self 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)
    • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
    • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
    • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

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

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

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

    Last checked on 1/21/22. 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.

    How far is London from Berlin by train?

    The distance to London from Berlin by train is approximately 577 miles (931 km).

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

    When taking a train from Berlin, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Berlin Hbf, Berlin Spandau and Berlin Südkreuz. When you arrive in London, your train can arrive in train stations including London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross.

    Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Berlin Hbf   to London Victoria.

    Where is the train station in Berlin to go to London? Where is the train station in London located?

    Passengers board their train most frequently from Berlin Hbf and travel around 1.7 miles (2.8 km) from the city center to this train station.

    Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at London Victoria and need to travel approximately 1.2 miles (2 km) from the train station to the city center in London.

    What train companies go from Berlin to London?

    When taking a train from Berlin to London, you can count on Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn for the best way to get you to London. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service from Berlin to London and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.

    How many trains per day are there from Berlin to London?

    On average, there is 1 train a day from Berlin to London. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Berlin Hbf is the most popular Berlin railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Berlin for your trip to London.
    Amenities at station
    Phone Number
    +49 302971055
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sat: 07: 00 - 22: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 00
    Public transit options for Berlin Hbf
    U-Bahn lines: U5
    S-Bahn lines: S3, S5, S7, S9
    Bus lines: 120, 123, 142, 147, 245, M41, M85, N20, N40, N5
    Tram lines: M5, M6, M8, M10
    Train lines: ICE, EC, IC, FEX, HBX, IRE, RB10, RB14, RB21, RB22, RE1, RE2, RE3, RE4, RE5, RE7