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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 fewer baggage restrictions, more comfortable seating and plenty of beautiful European countryside to spot along the way. As there are no direct trains from London to Berlin, you'll need to make a minimum of 1 change during the journey. You can even turn the journey into an extra part of your trip with an overnight stay in Brussels along the way.

In around ten 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 station, it’s just a 5-minute walk to the iconic Reichstag Building and a 20-minute stroll to the iconic Brandenburg Gate. 

First Class travel from London to Berlin

If you want to travel in style, why not choose a First Class train ticket from London to Berlin?

Eurostar and DB's ICE trains have Business Premier and First Class tickets that offer wider, more comfortable seating, complimentary newspapers and drinks and snacks along the way (including a complimentary Michelin-starred gourmet meal on the Eurostar).

Want to find out more about First Class train travel in Europe? Check out our guide to First Class v Second Class on European trains. Feeling inspired? Keep reading to find train times, ticket prices and journey information.

London to Berlin by train

It takes an average of 15h 1m to travel from London to Berlin by train, over a distance of around 576 miles (927 km). There are normally 3 trains per day travelling from London to Berlin and tickets for this journey start from €77.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 9h 6m
PriceFrom €77.90
Distance576 miles (927 km)
Frequency3 trains per day
Departure stationLondon
Arrival stationBerlin
Changes2 changes

London to Berlin train times

Check out the next trains departing from London to Berlin for Tuesday 11th May 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
11:04 08:10 9h 6m, 2 changes
12:01 04:52 16h 51m, 3 changes
09:02 04:09 19h 7m, 5 changes

Cheap train tickets from London to Berlin

The price of train tickets from London to Berlin starts at €77.90 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

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 guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train 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 15 hours and 1 minute, with around 3 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.

What's the fastest journey time between London and Berlin by train?

The fastest journey time by train from London to Berlin is 9 hours and 6 minutes.

How much does the train from London to Berlin cost?

Train ticket prices from London to Berlin can start from as little as €77.90 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

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 changes.

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

The first train from London to Berlin leaves at 11:04. 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 09:02. 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.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Berlin to London.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for London to Berlin for a typical week day using timetable data for 05/11/2021. 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 08/31/2021 for travel on 08/31/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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