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There are 7 ways to get from Berlin Central Station to Kiel Hbf by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train via Hamburg  •  3h 15m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Dammtor 18 / ...
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Dammtor to Kiel Hbf Re70 / ...

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Rideshare  •  4h 41m

  1. Take the rideshare from Berlin to Kiel 347.5 km

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Train  •  3h 16m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Kiel Hbf 27 / ...

Train via Bad Kleinen  •  5h 34m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Bad Kleinen Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Bad Kleinen Bhf to Lübeck Hbf Re4 / ...
  3. Take the train from Luebeck Hbf to Kiel Hbf Re / ...

Bus  •  6h 18m

  1. Take the bus from S Südkreuz Bhf to Kiel Interims-ZOB N150

Drive  •  3h 20m

  1. Drive from Berlin Central Station to Kiel Hbf 346 km

Fly, train  •  6h 48m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg (BER) to Hamburg (HAM) BER - HAM
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf

Berlin Central Station to Kiel Hbf by train

The train journey time between Berlin Central Station and Kiel Hbf is around 3h 15m and covers a distance of around 393 km. This includes an average layover time of around 16 min. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Czech Railways (ČD) and Deutsche Bahn Regional, the Berlin Central Station to Kiel Hbf train service departs from Berlin Hauptbahnhof and arrives in Kiel Hbf. Typically 98 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

98 Weekly Trains
3h 15m Average Duration
€31 Cheapest Price
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Berlin Central Station → Kiel Hbf
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The cost-effective way to get from Berlin Central Station to Kiel Hbf is to rideshare, which costs €14 - €20 and takes 4h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin Central Station to Kiel Hbf is to train via Hamburg which costs €30 - €65 and takes 3h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Berlin Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Kiel Hbf. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 16m.

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The distance between Berlin Central Station and Kiel Hbf is 293 km. The road distance is 346 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin Central Station to Kiel Hbf without a car is to train via Hamburg which takes 3h 15m and costs €30 - €65.

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It takes approximately 3h 15m to get from Berlin Central Station to Kiel Hbf, including transfers.

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Berlin Central Station to Kiel Hbf train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Berlin Hauptbahnhof station.

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The best way to get from Berlin Central Station to Kiel Hbf is to train via Hamburg which takes 3h 15m and costs €30 - €65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €20 - €40 and takes 6h 18m.

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There is no direct flight from Berlin Brandenburg Airport to Hamburg Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 5m and has one stopover.

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Berlin Central Station to Kiel Hbf train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, arrive at Kiel Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from Berlin Central Station to Kiel Hbf.
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  • Distance: 292.6 km
  • Duration: 3h 15m

What companies run services between Berlin Central Station, Germany and Kiel Hbf, Germany?

You can take a train from Berlin Central Station to Kiel Hbf via Hamburg Dammtor in around 3h 15m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from S Südkreuz Bhf to Kiel Interims-ZOB twice daily. Tickets cost €20 - €24 and the journey takes 5h 10m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €470
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €470
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Hamburg via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€330 - €900
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Hamburg via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €310
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€85 - €310
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Hamburg via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€85 - €310
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Hamburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €800
DAT Danish Air Transport
Website
dat.dk
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Hamburg via Saarbrucken
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€260 - €600
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Hamburg via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€330 - €900
Train operators
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 Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Dammtor to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€70 - €100
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€14 - €24
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
€14 - €17
Business
€19 - €23
1st Class
€19 - €24
Train from Berlin Hbf to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€18 - €35
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
€18 - €23
Business
€26 - €31
1st Class
€26 - €32
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Dammtor to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€17 - €25
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Bad Kleinen Bhf to Lübeck Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Lübeck Hbf to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€17 - €25
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Polregio
Phone
(+48) 22 439 6052
Email
info@p-r.com.pl
Website
polregio.pl
Train from Bad Kleinen to Luebeck Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€2 - €3
Website
Polregio
Erixx
Phone
05191/ 96944-250
Website
erixx.de
Train from Luebeck Hbf to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
Erixx
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 S Südkreuz Bhf to Kiel Interims-ZOB
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€20 - €24
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.
For more information, please visit this page
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Phone
+3 318 576 2228
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Berlin to Kiel
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin Central Station to Kiel Hbf is 346 km. It takes approximately 3h 20m to drive from Berlin Central Station to Kiel Hbf.

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Brussels Airlines, KLM, DAT Danish Air Transport and two other airlines offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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There are 61+ hotels available in Kiel Hbf. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Berlin Central Station and Kiel Hbf. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Berlin Central Station to Berlin Brandenburg Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs €3 - €22.

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