London to Düsseldorf by train

Prices explained

Prices explained

At Rail Europe we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Rail Europe searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest Price $89.64
  2. 30 day advance $118.36
  3. 7 day advance $235.32
  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 38m
  • Distance
    481 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    7hr 59m
  • Train operators

Travelling from London to Düsseldorf by train

Fast trains from London to Düsseldorf take around 4 hours and 38 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 481 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between London and Düsseldorf.

1. Are there direct trains from London to Düsseldorf?

Journeys between London and Düsseldorf usually involve 2 changes of train.

We usually find around 15 departures on the route from London to Düsseldorf every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.

2. How long is the train journey from London to Düsseldorf?

The London to Düsseldorf train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 38 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the London to Düsseldorf train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Düsseldorf is usually scheduled to depart London around 06:13 and the last train is around 20:04. At weekends the first train of the day leaves London around 06:57, and the last at 20:31.

What's the London to Düsseldorf train price?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from London to Düsseldorf are $89.64.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $118 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $235. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.

When to book London to Düsseldorf train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 6 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from London to Düsseldorf by train.

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Which train companies operate between London and Düsseldorf?

More than one train company operates on the route from London to Düsseldorf, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Eurocity (EC)
  • Eurostar
  • ICE
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Regional-Express
  • S-Bahn
  • TGV
  • Thalys

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Düsseldorf to London by train

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There are two main routes from London to Düsseldorf and both begin with Eurostar to Brussels. From there, you can take a direct Thalys train to Düsseldorf. Alternatively continue with an InterCity Express, which requires an extra change of trains in Cologne.

Eurostar & Thalys

The train journey from London to Düsseldorf is very easy. Eurostar trains from London connect very efficiently at Brussels Midi station with onward high-speed Thalys services to Düsseldorf. There is an alternative route from Brussels, using a German ICE train to Cologne and changing there onto a regional train to Düsseldorf. This route takes slightly longer, but often offers cheaper fares.

On your journey from London to Düsseldorf by train, you’ll speed across the territory of four countries: England, France, Belgium and Germany. As the latter three countries are all members of Schengen, there is little by way of border formalities.

London to Brussels

Board a Eurostar service from London St Pancras to Brussels. Little more than an hour after leaving London you’ll already be in northern France, speeding through Flanders fields towards Lille Europe, where many but not all Brussels-bound Eurostar trains make an intermediate stop. Some trains make up to three additional stops – at Ebbsfleet, Ashford and Calais.

Eurostar trains from London terminate at Brussels Midi station. Trains run every five minutes from Brussels Midi to Brussels Central (for the city centre). Your Eurostar ticket is valid for this short onward hop within Brussels. At Brussels Midi, there are good onward connections with a choice of Thalys or German ICE trains for direct links to Germany, as well as Belgian (or sometimes Dutch) Intercity trains to cities across the wider BeNeLux region.

Remember to factor in at least half an hour for Eurostar’s airline-style baggage check prior to boarding your train. This is a light-touch security scan, and there are no restrictions on taking liquids on board Eurostar trains.

Brussels to Düsseldorf

There are four high-speed trains each day from Brussels to Düsseldorf. These direct trains are operated by Thalys. Additional options are available with a change of train in Cologne. The Thalys trains leave from Brussels Midi in the Belgian capital. In Düsseldorf they stop at the Hauptbahnhof in the city centre.

The first part of the journey from Brussels traverses the flat lands of Brabant to reach Liège-Guillemins station. East of Liège, the train joins a new high-speed line which cuts in tunnels through hilly country to reach the German border just before Aachen. Beyond Aachen, the train traverses flat terrain to reach the River Rhine. The train stops in Cologne before running north to Düsseldorf.

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