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There are 4 ways to get from Berlin Central Station to Schöningen by train, bus or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Magdeburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Magdeburg Hbf to Helmstedt

Cheapest

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] to Helmstedt, Bahnhof

Train via S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf

  1. Take the train from S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf to Magdeburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Magdeburg Hbf to Helmstedt

Drive

  1. Drive from Berlin Central Station to Schöningen

Berlin Central Station to Schöningen by train and bus

The journey time between Berlin Central Station and Schöningen is around 3h 44m and covers a distance of around 201 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 20m. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 34m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, Bahn DE, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and others, the Berlin Central Station to Schöningen service departs from Berlin Hbf and arrives in Schöningen, ZOB. Typically 76 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
2h 23m
Layover time:
1h 20m
Total time:
3h 44m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
2h 34m
Journey distance:
201 km
Services per week:
76
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
11 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:20
Last service departs at:
21:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin Central Station to Schöningen train and bus schedules

Departing Thursday, October 21, 2021

Berlin Central Station → Schöningen
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Rules to follow in Germany

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Travel within Germany

Observe COVID-19 safety rules
Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

COVID-19 help in Germany

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 116 117

Frequently Asked Questions


There are currently travel restrictions within 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 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Schöningen is 116 117.

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

The social distance requirement in Schöningen 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: 18 Oct 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Robert Koch Institute.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Berlin Central Station to Schöningen is to bus which costs €14 - €130 and takes 4h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin Central Station to Schöningen is to drive which costs €22 - €35 and takes 1h 58m.

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It is 169 km from Berlin Central Station to Schöningen. It is approximately 199.1 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Berlin Central Station to Schöningen without a car is to train which takes 2h 59m and costs €30 - €120.

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It takes approximately 2h 59m to get from Berlin Central Station to Schöningen, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Berlin Central Station to Schöningen is to train which takes 2h 59m and costs €30 - €120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €14 - €130 and takes 4h 34m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin Central Station to Schöningen is 199 km. It takes approximately 1h 58m to drive from Berlin Central Station to Schöningen.

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Map of how to get from Berlin Central Station to Schöningen.
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  • Distance: 168.8 km
  • Duration: 2h 59m

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

You can take a train from Berlin Central Station to Schöningen via Magdeburg Hbf, Helmstedt, and Helmstedt, Bahnhof in around 2h 59m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] to Helmstedt, Bahnhof 3 times a week. Tickets cost €12 - €15 and the journey takes 2h 30m.

Train operators
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 Magdeburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Magdeburg Hbf to Helmstedt
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf to Magdeburg, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bahn DE
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Magdeburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€28 - €40
Website
Bahn DE
Train from S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf to Magdeburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Bahn 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 Hbf to Magdeburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
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 Magdeburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Magdeburg Hbf to Helmstedt
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
DB Fernverkehr
Website
delfi.de
Train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Magdeburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Magdeburg Hbf to Helmstedt, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Magdeburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
6 times a week
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail Mitteldeutschland GmbH
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Magdeburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
ABELLIO Rail Mitteldeutschland GmbH
Train from S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf to Magdeburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
ABELLIO Rail Mitteldeutschland GmbH
DB Regio AG Südost
Phone
01806 996633
Email
regio.suedost@deutschebahn.com
Website
bahn.de
Train from Magdeburg Hbf to Helmstedt, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
DB Regio AG Südost
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 Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] to Helmstedt, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€12 - €15
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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