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There are 8 ways to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Linz by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Linz  •  3h 57m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Linz (LNZ) BER - LNZ

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Bus, train  •  9h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin Airport BER to Prague Main station N60 / ...
  2. Take the train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Linz Hbf Ec / ...

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Fly to Salzburg, train  •  2h 59m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Salzburg (SZG) BER - SZG
  2. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Linz Hbf

Fly to Vienna, train  •  3h 38m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Vienna (VIE) BER - VIE
  2. Take the train from Flughafen Wien to Linz Hbf

Train  •  7h 53m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Suedkreuz to Linz Hbf Ice / ...

Train via Nuremberg  •  7h 57m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Suedkreuz to Nuernberg Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Linz Hbf Ice / ...

Bus  •  8h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 to Dresden Hauptbahnhof 070 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Linz Industriezeile N160

Drive  •  5h 51m

  1. Drive from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Linz 567.7 km

Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Linz by train

The train journey time between Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) and Linz is around 9h 30m and covers a distance of around 796 km. This includes an average layover time of around 15 min. The fastest train normally takes 7h 6m. Operated by S-Bahn Berlin, Deutsche Bahn Intercity, DB Fernverkehr and others, the Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Linz train service departs from Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 and arrives in Linz Hbf. Typically 14 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
9h 15m
Layover time:
15 min
Total time:
9h 30m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
7h 6m
Train distance:
796 km
Trains per week:
14
Cheapest price:
€123
Carbon emissions:
42 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
09:17
Last train departs at:
21:37

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Linz train schedules

Germany → Austria
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International entry into Austria from Germany

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Allowed for: All visitors

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Conditions of entry into Austria from Germany

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Germany
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Andorra, Australia, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Uruguay, Vatican and Vietnam
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Andorra, Australia, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Uruguay, Vatican and Vietnam
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Australia, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Uruguay, Vatican and Vietnam
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) and Cyprus
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica and Suriname
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Andorra, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican
  • Entry is allowed only for essential reasons
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Rules to follow in Austria

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Considerations leaving from Germany

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Austria from Germany.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Linz is 800 555 621.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Linz is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Linz is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 555 621.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Germany from Austria.

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Last updated: 20 Oct 2021
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Linz is to bus, which costs €30 - €40 and takes 8h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Linz is to fly and train which costs €70 - €300 and takes 2h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Linz. However, there are services departing from Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 and arriving at Linz Industriezeile via Dresden Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Linz. However, there are services departing from Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 and arriving at Linz Hbf via Berlin Suedkreuz. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 53m.

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The distance between Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) and Linz is 455 km. The road distance is 567.7 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Linz without a car is to train which takes 7h 53m and costs €120 - €230.

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It takes approximately 3h 57m to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Linz, including transfers.

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Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Linz bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 station.

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Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Linz train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Berlin Suedkreuz station.

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The best way to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Linz is to fly which takes 3h 57m and costs €100 - €430. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €120 - €230 and takes 7h 53m, you could also bus, which costs €30 - €40 and takes 8h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Linz.
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  • Distance: 454.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 57m

What companies run services between Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER), Germany and Linz, Austria?

Lufthansa, Air Dolomiti and three other airlines fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Linz every 4 hours. Alternatively, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Berlin Suedkreuz to Linz Hbf twice daily. Tickets cost €120 - €180 and the journey takes 6h 13m. Deutsche Bahn Intercity also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Linz via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €450
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Linz via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€140 - €650
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Linz via Luxembourg, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€190 - €600
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Linz via Stuttgart, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€100 - €430
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €430
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €450
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €550
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €450
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€45 - €200
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €240
Train operators
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€20 - €35
Website
Railjet
Train from Flughafen Wien to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€29 - €45
Website
Railjet
WESTbahn Gmbh
Phone
+43 1 89900
Email
meinenachricht@westbahn.at
Website
westbahn.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €14
Website
WESTbahn Gmbh
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Salzburg, Hbf to Linz, Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €12
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
€4 - €7
1st Class
€8 - €12
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €29
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Suedkreuz to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 13m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€120 - €180
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Suedkreuz to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€80 - €120
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €85
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Suedkreuz to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
10h 48m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€120 - €170
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Suedkreuz to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€65 - €95
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€27 - €40
1st Class
€40 - €60
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €23
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
€13 - €17
Business
€18 - €22
1st Class
€19 - €23
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 to Dresden Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Linz Industriezeile
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€20 - €25
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Berlin Airport BER to Prague Main station
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€17 - €21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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There is no direct flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Linz Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 10m and has one stopover.

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Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Linz bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Linz Industriezeile station.

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Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Linz train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Linz Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Linz is 568 km. It takes approximately 5h 51m to drive from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Linz.

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Luxair, Eurowings, Air Dolomiti and Lufthansa offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Linz Airport.

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