Duration 4h 16m
Distance 357.4 km
Average price 82€
Frequency 13/day

Trip overview

The average train between Berlin and Schmalkalden takes 4h 16m and the fastest train takes 3h 31m. There is a train service every few hours from Berlin to Schmalkalden. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Berlin Hbf
  2. Erfurt Hbf
  3. Zella-Mehlis
4h 25m
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64€ - 95€

Berlin to Schmalkalden train times

Trains run hourly between Berlin Hbf and Schmalkalden. The earliest departure is at 17:04 in the afternoon, and the last departure from Berlin Hbf is at 18:30 which arrives into Schmalkalden at 22:49. All services require a transfer, and take on average 4h 16m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Berlin to Schmalkalden? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as "What is the cheapest mode of transport?", "What is the quickest option?", "How much do tickets usually cost?" and many more.

No, there is no direct train from Berlin to Schmalkalden. However, there are services departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Schmalkalden via Erfurt Hbf and Zella-Mehlis. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 25m.

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The distance between Berlin and Schmalkalden is 287 km. The road distance is 357.4 km.

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Berlin to Schmalkalden train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Berlin Hbf station.

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Berlin to Schmalkalden train services, operated by Süd Thüringen Bahn, arrive at Zella-Mehlis station.

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There are 358+ hotels available in Schmalkalden. Prices start at 47€ per night.

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What companies run services between Berlin and Schmalkalden?

You can take a train from Berlin Hbf to Schmalkalden via Erfurt Hbf and Zella-Mehlis in around 4h 25m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Berlin ZOB to Schmalkalden 3 times a day. Tickets cost 17€ - 28€ and the journey takes 4h 40m.
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 240€
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 120€
Train operators
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Bus operators
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
3 times a day
Estimated price
17€ - 28€

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