It may not be the quickest way to travel between these two capital cities, but taking the train from London to Berlin means less baggage restrictions, more comfortable seating and plenty of beautiful European countryside to spot along the way. You can even turn the journey into an extra part of your trip with an overnight stay in Brussels along the way.
In around nine hours, Eurostar and ICE high-speed trains can transport you to the centre of Berlin, so you’ll be able to start sightseeing straight away. Once you step out of Berlin Hbf, it’s just a 5-minute walk to the iconic Reichstag Building and a 20-minute stroll to the iconic Brandenburg Gate. Feeling inspired? Keep reading to find train times, ticket prices and journey information.
Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from London to Berlin by booking early.§
Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.
On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between London and Berlin is 18 hours and 58 minutes, with around 5 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from London to Berlin is 10 hours and 23 minutes.
Train tickets from London to Berlin can start from as little as $98 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
No, there are no direct train services from London to Berlin. Travelling from London to Berlin by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.
The first train from London to Berlin leaves at 05:46. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from London to Berlin leaves at 11:46. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from London to Berlin cover a distance of around 576 miles (927 km) during the journey.