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Travelling from London to Berlin by train

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.

London to Berlin by train

It takes an average of 14h 59m to travel from London to Berlin by train, over a distance of around 576 miles (927 km). There are normally 5 trains per day travelling from London to Berlin and tickets for this journey start from €57.80 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 9h 01m
Price€57.80 - €761
Distance576 miles (927 km)
Frequency5 trains per day
Departure stationLondon
Arrival stationBerlin
Changes2 changes
Train and bus operators

London to Berlin train times

Check out the next trains departing from London to Berlin for Wednesday 27th May 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
21:02 London Liverpool Street17:06 Berlin Hbf (tief)Schnellzug 13016 Greater Anglia Get tickets19h 04m, 7 changes
21:02 London Liverpool Street18:09 Berlin Hbf (tief)Schnellzug 13016 Greater Anglia Get tickets20h 07m, 6 changes
21:02 London Liverpool Street19:05 Berlin Hbf (tief)Schnellzug 13016 Greater Anglia Get tickets21h 03m, 4 changes
09:01 London St-Pancras21:05 Berlin Hbf (tief)Eurostar 9116 Eurostar Get tickets11h 04m, 2 changes
10:24 London St-Pancras05:36 Berlin HbfEurostar 9018 Eurostar Get tickets18h 12m, 3 changes
21:02 London Liverpool Street17:06 Berlin Hbf (tief)Schnellzug 13016 Greater Anglia Get tickets19h 04m, 7 changes
21:02 London Liverpool Street17:54 Berlin Hbf (tief)Schnellzug 13016 Greater Anglia Get tickets19h 52m, 6 changes
21:02 London Liverpool Street18:09 Berlin Hbf (tief)Schnellzug 13016 Greater Anglia Get tickets20h 07m, 5 changes
21:02 London Liverpool Street19:05 Berlin Hbf (tief)Schnellzug 13016 Greater Anglia Get tickets21h 03m, 4 changes
09:01 London St-Pancras21:05 Berlin Hbf (tief)Eurostar 9116 Eurostar Get tickets11h 04m, 2 changes

Cheap train tickets from London to Berlin

Train tickets from London to Berlin start at €57.80 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €425.81.
lowest price found
from57.80
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price301.59
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price334.82
on the day
avg. single price425.81

Book in advance

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.§

Be flexible with your travel times

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.

Choose a slower or connecting train

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!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from London to Berlin? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from London to Berlin take?

The average journey time by train between London and Berlin is 14 hours and 59 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.

How fast does the train from London to Berlin travel?

The quickest journey from London to Berlin is made up of two high-speed trains – Eurostar trains which travel at speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h) and ICE trains which travel at speeds of up to 205 mph (330 km/h). The fastest journey time between London and Berlin by train is 9 hours and 1 minute.

How much does the train from London to Berlin cost?

The average train ticket price from London to Berlin usually costs around €334.82 two weeks before travel, but can start from as little as €57.80 when you book in advance. Prices also vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from London to Berlin?

No, there are no direct train services from London to Berlin. Travelling from London to Berlin by train will require a minimum of 2 change(s).

What time does the first train from London to Berlin leave?

The first train from London to Berlin leaves at 09:01 from London St. Pancras International. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from London to Berlin leave?

The last train from London to Berlin leaves at 21:02 from London St. Pancras International. 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.

What's the distance between London and Berlin by train?

Trains travelling from London to Berlin cover a distance of around 576 miles (927 km) during the journey.

Which train companies operate between London and Berlin?

Trains travelling from London to Berlin are operated by Eurostar – high-speed services linking London to France via the Channel Tunnel or Deutsche Bahn – the national train operator in Germany.

Does the train from London to Berlin go underwater?

Yes. Trains from London to Berlin do go underwater. In fact, the Channel Tunnel (or “Chunnel” if you prefer its nickname) is just over 31 miles (50 km) in length and is the longest continuous underwater tunnel in the world. At a maximum speed of 100 mph (160 km/h) in the Chunnel, it takes a Eurostar train around 35 minutes to travel this underwater stretch between London and Berlin.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Berlin to London.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for London to Berlin for a typical week day using timetable data for 27/05/2020. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 01/04/2019 for travel on 01/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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