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There are 3 ways to get from Berlin to Ilmenau by train, taxi, bus or car

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Train, taxi  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Erfurt Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Erfurt Hbf to Ilmenau

$135 - $175

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Berlin, Berlin central bus station to Ilmenau 215

$20 - $34

1 alternative option

Drive  •  3 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Berlin to Ilmenau 209.4 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Ilmenau is to bus which costs 17€ - 30€ and takes 5 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Ilmenau is to train and taxi which costs 110€ - 160€ and takes 2 h 32 min.

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The distance between Berlin and Ilmenau is 267 km. The road distance is 335 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Ilmenau without a car is to train and taxi which takes 2 h 32 min and costs 110€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 32 min to get from Berlin to Ilmenau, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin to Ilmenau is 335 km. It takes approximately 3 h 7 min to drive from Berlin to Ilmenau.

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There are 386+ hotels available in Ilmenau. Prices start at $49 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Berlin to Ilmenau.
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  • Distance: 167.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 32 min

What companies run services between Berlin, Germany and Ilmenau, Thuringia, Germany?

FlixBus operates a bus from Berlin to Ilmenau 4 times a week. Tickets cost $18 - $30 and the journey takes 3 h 45 min.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Bus operators

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
+49 1807 123 99 123
Bus from Berlin, Berlin central bus station to Ilmenau
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
4 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $30
Other operators
Taxi from Erfurt Hbf to Ilmenau
Ave. Duration
32 min
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Erfurter Taxi
+49 361/5401939
+49 361/733546

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