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

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Train  •  8h

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Katowice Ec

Cheapest option

Fly to Krakow, train  •  8h 6m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Krakow (KRK) BER - KRK
  2. Take the train from Krakow Bronowice to Oswiecim

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Bus  •  10h 9m

  1. Take the bus from S Südkreuz Bhf to Katowice Sądowa Dworzec 1360 / ...

Bus via Berlin Airport BER  •  10h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin Airport BER to Katowice Sądowa Dworzec 1360 / ...

Drive  •  5h 39m

  1. Drive from Berlin Central Station to Oświęcim 558.5 km

Fly to Katowice, train  •  9h 27m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Katowice (KTW) BER - KTW
  2. Take the train from Katowice to Oswiecim

Fly to Warsaw Chopin, train  •  9h 30m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Warsaw Chopin (WAW) BER - WAW
  2. Take the train from Warszawa Zachodnia to Katowice

Berlin Central Station to Oświęcim by train

The train journey time between Berlin Central Station and Oświęcim is around 9h 25m and covers a distance of around 567 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 36m. The fastest train normally takes 7h 46m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, Koleje Śląskie and Polregio, the Berlin Central Station to Oświęcim train service departs from Berlin Hbf and arrives in Oswiecim. Typically 13 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:
7h 48m
Layover time:
1h 36m
Total time:
9h 25m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
7h 46m
Train distance:
567 km
Trains per week:
13
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
29 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
10:37
Last train departs at:
18:43

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin Central Station to Oświęcim train schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Berlin Central Station to Oświęcim is to bus via Berlin Airport BER which costs €28 - €40 and takes 10h 36m.

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The fastest way to get from Berlin Central Station to Oświęcim is to drive which takes 5h 39m and costs €60 - €95.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin Central Station to Oświęcim. However, there are services departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Oswiecim via Katowice. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h.

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The distance between Berlin Central Station and Oświęcim is 491 km. The road distance is 558.5 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin Central Station to Oświęcim without a car is to train which takes 8h and costs €50 - €70.

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It takes approximately 8h to get from Berlin Central Station to Oświęcim, including transfers.

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Berlin Central Station to Oświęcim train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, depart from Berlin Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Berlin Central Station to Oświęcim is to train which takes 8h and costs €50 - €70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €28 - €80 and takes 10h 9m.

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There is no direct flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Krakow Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 10m and has one stopover.

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Berlin Central Station to Oświęcim train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, arrive at Katowice station.

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Map of how to get from Berlin Central Station to Oświęcim.
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  • Distance: 491.5 km
  • Duration: 8h

What companies run services between Berlin Central Station, Germany and Oświęcim, Lesser Poland?

Deutsche Bahn Eurocity operates a train from Berlin Hbf to Katowice twice daily. Tickets cost 220 zł - 320 zł and the journey takes 6h 9m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from S Südkreuz Bhf to Katowice Sądowa Dworzec every 3 hours. Tickets cost 120 zł - 150 zł and the journey takes 7h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
450 zł - 1 500 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
450 zł - 1 500 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Katowice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
800 zł - 2 100 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Katowice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
800 zł - 2 100 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Katowice via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
800 zł - 2 100 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Katowice via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
800 zł - 2 100 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Warsaw Chopin via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
600 zł - 1 600 zł
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Pisa
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
100 zł - 750 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
100 zł - 750 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
100 zł - 750 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
100 zł - 750 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
100 zł - 750 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Katowice via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
140 zł - 1 000 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Katowice via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
140 zł - 1 000 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Katowice via Catania
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
140 zł - 1 000 zł
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
280 zł - 1 400 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Katowice via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
300 zł - 1 100 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
390 zł - 1 200 zł
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
600 zł - 2 300 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Warsaw Chopin via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
390 zł - 1 200 zł
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
500 zł - 1 900 zł
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
320 zł - 1 200 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
350 zł - 1 300 zł
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
750 zł - 2 700 zł
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
550 zł - 1 600 zł
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
320 zł - 1 800 zł
Train operators
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 Katowice
Ave. Duration
6h 9m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
220 zł - 320 zł
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Koleje Małopolskie
Phone
703 20 20 25
Email
km@malopolskiekoleje.com.pl
Website
malopolskiekoleje.pl
Train from Krakow Bronowice to Oswiecim
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Koleje Małopolskie
Polregio
Phone
(+48) 22 439 6052
Email
info@p-r.com.pl
Website
polregio.pl
Train from Krakow Bronowice to Oswiecim
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
9 zł - 14 zł
Website
Polregio
Train from Katowice to Oswiecim
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
7 zł - 10 zł
Website
Polregio
Koleje Śląskie
Phone
+48 32 428 88 88
Email
bok@kolejeslaskie.com
Website
kolejeslaskie.com
Train from Katowice to Oswiecim
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
Kolśląsk
PKP Intercity

The rail network in Poland is conveniently organised, with many connections between cities, making it an effective method of travelling around the country. Tickets for regional and express trains are affordable, with children, students, pensioners, people with disability and large families entitled to discounts. Trains have standard 1st and 2nd class reserved seating, and many overnight trains also offer sleepers and couchettes.

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Warszawa Zachodnia to Katowice
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45 zł - 85 zł
Website
PKP Intercity
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Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
45 zł - 60 zł
1st Class
65 zł - 85 zł
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from S Südkreuz Bhf to Katowice Sądowa Dworzec
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
120 zł - 150 zł
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Berlin Airport BER to Katowice Sądowa Dworzec
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
110 zł - 140 zł
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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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin Central Station to Oświęcim is 559 km. It takes approximately 5h 39m to drive from Berlin Central Station to Oświęcim.

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Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Air France and six other airlines offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Krakow Airport.

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There are 10+ hotels available in Oświęcim. Prices start at 500 zł per night.

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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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