Trains to Germany

As you might expect from a country with a rail network spanning almost 25,000 miles, Germany's railways are fast, modern and on time, with 4 million people depending on them every day.

Trains to Germany are surprisingly fast from London, and can take as little as 4hrs to Cologne, or Frankfurt in 5 hours 30 mins, both with a fuss-free interchange in Brussels. London to Berlin is possible in daylight hours via Brussels. For travel within Germany, the fleet of InterCity Express (ICE) whizz between cities at a cool 175mph.

Whether it's the vibrant urban city culture and history or the lush Bavarian countryside that take your fancy, these and everything in between are easy to get to by rail.

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Trains in Germany


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  • Night train icon Night train
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Germany fact file

  • Currency icon Currency: Euro
  • Timezone icon Timezone: 1+ UTC
  • Language icon Language: German

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