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There are 5 ways to get from Berlin Central Station to Rostock by train, bus, night train, rideshare or car

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Train  •  2h

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Rostock Hbf Ic / ...

€30 - €80

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  3h 2m

  1. Take the rideshare from Berlin to Rostock 222.8 km

€8 - €16

3 alternative options

Bus  •  4h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin central bus station to Rostock central bus station 032 / ...

€17 - €22

Night train  •  2h 40m

  1. Take the night train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Rostock, Hauptbahnhof Re5

€35 - €50

Drive  •  2h 10m

  1. Drive from Berlin Central Station to Rostock 223.4 km

€24 - €35

Berlin Central Station to Rostock by train

The train journey time between Berlin Central Station and Rostock is around 2h 19m and covers a distance of around 220 km. The fastest train normally takes 1h 59m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, Deutsche Bahn Regional, ÖBB Intercity and others, the Berlin Central Station to Rostock train service departs from Berlin Hbf and arrives in Rostock Hbf. Typically 109 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
2h 19m
Fastest train time:
1h 59m
Train distance:
220 km
Trains per week:
109
Cheapest price:
€30
Carbon emissions:
11 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
04:43
Last train departs at:
22:42

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin Central Station to Rostock train schedules

Berlin Central Station → Rostock
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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 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Rostock is 116 117.

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

The social distance requirement in Rostock is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

Last updated: 26 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Berlin Central Station to Rostock is to rideshare which costs €8 - €16 and takes 3h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin Central Station to Rostock is to train which costs €30 - €80 and takes 2h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Rostock Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h.

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The distance between Berlin Central Station and Rostock is 192 km. The road distance is 223.4 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin Central Station to Rostock without a car is to train which takes 2h and costs €30 - €80.

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The train from Berlin Hbf to Rostock Hbf takes 2h including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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The best way to get from Berlin Central Station to Rostock is to train which takes 2h and costs €30 - €80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €16 - €22 and takes 4h 13m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin Central Station to Rostock is 223 km. It takes approximately 2h 10m to drive from Berlin Central Station to Rostock.

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  • Distance: 192.1 km
  • Duration: 2h

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

Deutsche Bahn Intercity operates a train from Berlin Hbf to Rostock Hbf every 4 hours. Tickets cost €55 - €80 and the journey takes 2h. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Berlin central bus station to Rostock central bus station every 4 hours. Tickets cost €13 - €16 and the journey takes 2h 45m.

Train operators
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 Rostock Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €80
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Berlin Hbf to Rostock Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Night train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Rostock, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Berlin Hbf to Rostock Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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 Rostock Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin central bus station to Rostock central bus station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Berlin to Rostock
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €16
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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