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

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Train via Hamburg  •  3h 2m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Dammtor to Kiel Hbf Ice / ...

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Rideshare  •  4h 40m

  1. Take the rideshare from Berlin to Kiel 347.5 km

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Train  •  3h 40m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Kiel Hbf Ice / ...

Bus  •  6h 26m

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

Train, bus  •  6h 35m

  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 bus from Lübeck Hbf to Kiel Hbf Sev

Drive  •  3h 20m

  1. Drive from Berlin Central Station to Kiel Hauptbahnhof 346.2 km

Fly, train  •  6h 28m

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

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The cost-effective way to get from Berlin Central Station to Kiel Hauptbahnhof is to rideshare, which costs €14 - €20 and takes 4h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin Central Station to Kiel Hauptbahnhof is to train via Hamburg which costs €29 - €85 and takes 3h 2m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Kiel Hbf. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 40m.

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The distance between Berlin Central Station and Kiel Hauptbahnhof is 293 km. The road distance is 346.2 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin Central Station to Kiel Hauptbahnhof without a car is to train via Hamburg which takes 3h 2m and costs €29 - €85.

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It takes approximately 3h 2m to get from Berlin Central Station to Kiel Hauptbahnhof, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Berlin Central Station to Kiel Hauptbahnhof is to train via Hamburg which takes 3h 2m and costs €29 - €85. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €20 - €70 and takes 6h 26m.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Berlin Central Station to Kiel Hauptbahnhof.
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  • Distance: 292.7 km
  • Duration: 3h 2m

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

You can take a train from Berlin Central Station to Kiel Hauptbahnhof via Hamburg Dammtor in around 3h 2m. 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 Apt to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €440
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €440
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€220 - €750
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€240 - €800
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€100 - €350
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€100 - €350
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€100 - €350
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Salzburg
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€100 - €350
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€220 - €750
DAT Danish Air Transport
Website
dat.dk
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Saarbrucken
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€310 - €600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€240 - €800
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 Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Dammtor to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hbf to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€70 - €100
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€26 - €40
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 Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€65 - €90
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Dammtor to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €23
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
€13 - €17
Business
€18 - €22
1st Class
€19 - €23
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
€25 - €31
1st Class
€26 - €31
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€5 - €9
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
€5 - €7
Business
€7 - €9
1st Class
€7 - €9
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 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Dammtor to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€16 - €24
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bad Kleinen Bhf to Lübeck Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€17 - €25
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Hamburg Dammtor to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€18 - €26
Website
HVV
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
HVV
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€20 - €26
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
Flixtrain
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
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.
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DB Bus
Website
bahn.com
Bus from Lübeck Hbf to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
DB Bus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
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 Hauptbahnhof is 346 km. It takes approximately 3h 20m to drive from Berlin Central Station to Kiel Hauptbahnhof.

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DAT Danish Air Transport, Austrian Airlines, KLM and three other airlines offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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There are 52+ hotels available in Kiel Hauptbahnhof. 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 Hauptbahnhof. 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 Apt Airport is to train which takes 31 min and costs €3 - €50.

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