A step-by-step travel guide. Take the train from London to Warsaw

Trip duration
2 days
Travel time
16h

This is the expert's go-to travel option

Traveling from London to Warsaw by train is a great experience. It’s a 2 days train journey with amazing scenery, passing through Brussels, Cologne and Berlin on the way.

Planning a trip in the opposite direction? See the Warsaw to London page.

Day 1

London United Kingdom
Brussels Belgium
Brussels

Have a nice lunch and switch trains in Brussels.

Brussels Belgium
Cologne Germany
Cologne Germany
Berlin Germany
Berlin

Spend 1 night in Berlin

There are plenty of great hotel options close to the Berlin train station. Check out Hotels.com to get the cheapest prices.

Day 2

Berlin Germany
Warsaw Poland
Warsaw

Arrive at your final destination, Warsaw.

Check out Hotels.com to find affordable housing in the city centre of Warsaw.

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Leaving from London United Kingdom
Going to Warsaw Poland

Good to know when traveling from London to Warsaw

Travel insurance

International train journeys in Europe are covered by the CIV protection rules, a set of rules to make it easier to travel cross-boarder with train. Primarily providing compensation for lost baggage and a guarantee of onward transport.

You can find out if your journey is covered by CIV by checking the tickets. "CIV" should then be printed in a corner.

But...

...there are many cases when these rules does not apply. Therefore All Aboard advise you to have a valid travel insurance before going on your trip. It's never a fun thing either to miss a connection or to loose your luggage, we know, therefore it's very useful to have an insurance where you're fully covered.

What happens if I miss my connecting train?

Missed trains connections are always possible due to delays, cancellations or just bad luck. Here's a few things to think about:

Before you travel

  • Make sure you have enough time to begin with. Check all the connecting trains and give yourself some extra time to make the changes.
  • Make sure that you have a travel insurance that include missed connections due to things out of your own control.

If you've missed your train

International rail travel is protected by the CIV rules - which means you're usually allowed to travel on the next available train free of charge.

  • Save all documentation and tickets, you'll need them later to make a claim.
  • Ask the ticket inspector to validate your tickets as evidence of the delay.
  • When arriving at the next station ask the staff on what to do next.

Long distance train trips

If you have multiple connecting trains and your first train is delayed, your whole journey might be affected. Remember that if you have to buy new tickets or accommodation as an effect of the delay, save all receipts for your travel insurer.

Can I charge my phone on the train?

Most long distance trains in Europe have power sockets available. In some cases, the number of power sockets may be limited in the 2nd class cars. In 1st class, however, it's most common that there are power sockets somewhere around each seat. If it's super important to you, the best way to really know is to google the name of the train (that can be found on your ticket) and you'll find out.

Wondering if there's free wifi available? Find more information here: Is there wifi on the train?