The best bases

Bundesliga games are played on Friday, Saturday and Sunday – perfect if you want to spend a long weekend in Germany, take in a couple of games and do some sightseeing as well. So when you are planning a football trip you might want to start by deciding on a base city.

These cities are easy to get to from the UK and ideal  starting points for football weekends:

How do I get there and where can I go?

Which are the best cities to have as a base, how do I get to them and which clubs are within reach?


Base city and airportFlights from Clubs you can easily seeTime by train(approx) League
MunichBirmingham
FC Bayern München 1 Bundesliga
BristolFC Augsburg48 min1 Bundesliga
CardiffFC Nürnberg1 hr 10 min2 Bundesliga
Edinburgh FC Ingolstadt 0447 min2 Bundesliga
GlasgowSpVgg Greuther Fürth1 hr 15 min2 Bundesliga
HeathrowSSV Jahn Regensburg1 hr 31 min2 Bundesliga
GatwickSpVgg Unterhaching21 min3 Liga
LutonTSV 1860 MünchenRegionalliga Bayern
Stansted
Manchester
Newcastle
StuttgartAberdeenVfB StuttgartBundesliga
BelfastHoffenheim1hr 47 minBundesliga
BirminghamSC Freiburg1hr 53 minBundesliga
EdinburghHeidenheim1hr 15 min2 Bundesliga
LeedsSV Sandhausen1 hr 9 min2 Bundesliga
GatwickKarlsruher SC42 min3 Liga
HeathrowVfR Aalen1 hr 6 min3 Liga
StandstedSG Sonnenhof Grossaspach25 min (Backnang Hbf)3 Liga
ManchesterStuttgarter KickersRegionalliga Südwest
Newcastle
FrankfurtAberdeenEintracht Frankfurt1 Bundesliga
Birmingham1 FSV Mainz33 min1 Bundesliga
BristolSC Darmstadt19 min2 Bundesliga
Edinburgh1 FC Kaiserslautern1 hr 38 min2 Bundesliga
GlasgowWürzburger Kickers1 hr 10 min3 Liga
London CityWehen Wiesbaden53 min3 Liga
HeathrowFSV FrankfurtRegionalliga Südwest
Manchester
Newcastle
HannoverAberdeenHannover 96Bundesliga
EdinburghWfL Wolfsburg32 min1 Bundesliga
HeathrowEintracht Braunschweig31 min2 Bundesliga
HeathrowArmenia Bielefeld50 min2 Bundesliga
StanstedSC Paderborn1 hr 56 min3 Liga
ManchesterSC Preussen Münster1 hr 51 min3 Liga
ManchesterOsnabrück1 hr 11 min3 Liga
1. FC Magdeburg1 hr 17 min3 Liga
LeipzigBirminghamRB Leipzig1 Bundesliga
EdinburghEnergie Cottbus2 hr 41 min3 Liga
GlasgowErzgebirge Aue2 hr 2 min3 Liga
HeathrowDynamo Dresden1 hr 4 min2 Bundesliga
ManchesterChemnitz1 hr 18 min3 Liga
NewcastleRW Erfurt43 min3 Liga
Hallescher FC36 min3 Liga
FSV Zwickau 1 hr 34 min3 Liga
BerlinBristolHertha Berlin SC1 Bundesliga
ManchesterRB Leipzig1 hr 15 min1 Bundesliga
East Midlands1 FC Union Berlin2 Bundesliga
EdinburghSG Dynamo Dresden1 hr 53 min2 Bundesliga
Glasgow1 FC Magdeburg1 hr 38 min3 Liga
LiverpoolHallescher FC1 hr 10 min3 Liga
GatwickEnergie Cottbus1 hr 20 minRegionalliga Nordost
Heathrow
Luton
Southend
Stansted
DüsseldorfBirminghamBVB Borussia Dortmund53 min1 Bundesliga
CardiffFC Schalke 0445 min (Gelsenkirchen)1 Bundesliga
Bayer Leverkusen35 min1 Bundesliga
GlasgowVfL Borussia Mönchengladbach34 min1 Bundesliga
Leeds1 FC Köln22 min1 Bundesliga
London CityVfL Bochum 184848 min2 Bundesliga
GatwickFortuna Düsseldorf2 Bundesliga
HeathrowMSV Duisburg 15 min2 Bundesliga
StanstedSC Fortuna Köln22 min3 Liga
ManchesterSC Preußen Münster1 hr 14 min3 Liga
NewcastleOsnabrück1 hr 54 min3 Liga
NewquaySV Meppen2 hr 15 min3 Liga
HamburgAberdeenHamburger SV1 Bundesliga
BirminghamSV Werder Bremen1 hr 9 min1 Bundesliga
BristolFC St Pauli 2 Bundesliga
EdinburghFC Hansa Rostock2 hr 39 min3 Liga
GlasgowHolstein Kiel1 hr 17 min2 Bundesliga
London City
Gatwick
Heathrow
Luton
Stansted
Manchester
Newquay



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