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There are 6 ways to get from Berlin Central Station to Zabrze by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6h

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Zabrze Ec

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Bus via Berlin Airport BER  •  9h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin Airport BER to Zabrze, Rondo Sybiraków 1361

4 alternative options

Bus  •  8h 42m

  1. Take the bus from S Südkreuz Bhf to Zabrze, Rondo Sybiraków 1361

Drive  •  5h 4m

  1. Drive from Berlin Central Station to Zabrze 499.2 km

Fly to Katowice  •  7h 52m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Katowice (KTW) BER - KTW

Fly to Krakow, train  •  8h 29m

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

Berlin Central Station to Zabrze by train

The train journey time between Berlin Central Station and Zabrze is around 5h 59m and covers a distance of around 516 km. The fastest train normally takes 5h 59m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, the Berlin Central Station to Zabrze train service departs from Berlin Hbf and arrives in Zabrze. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Train route information

Average train time:
5h 59m
Fastest train time:
5h 59m
Train distance:
516 km
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
220 zł
Carbon emissions:
27 kg CO2

First and last trains

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

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin Central Station to Zabrze train schedules

Germany → Poland
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International entry into Poland from Germany

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Poland, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Canada, Cyprus, Georgia, Israel, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, San Marino, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Poland with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Poland from Germany

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 2 in quarantine
  • Health declaration required
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from Germany
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 2 in quarantine
  • Health declaration required
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican
  • COVID-19 testing required within 48 hours from entering the country
This applies to arrivals from Turkey

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Rules to follow in Poland

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Germany

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Poland from 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

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Zabrze is 800 190 590.

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

The social distance requirement in Zabrze is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 190 590.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Germany from Poland.

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Last updated: 20 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Berlin Central Station to Zabrze is to bus via Berlin Airport BER which costs €26 - €35 and takes 9h 8m.

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The fastest way to get from Berlin Central Station to Zabrze is to drive which takes 5h 4m and costs €55 - €85.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Zabrze. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h.

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The distance between Berlin Central Station and Zabrze is 448 km. The road distance is 499.2 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin Central Station to Zabrze without a car is to train which takes 6h and costs €45 - €70.

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The train from Berlin Hbf to Zabrze takes 6h including transfers and departs once daily.

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Berlin Central Station to Zabrze 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 Zabrze is to train which takes 6h and costs €45 - €70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €27 - €75 and takes 8h 42m, you could also fly, which costs €45 - €240 and takes 7h 52m.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Berlin Central Station to Zabrze.
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  • Distance: 448 km
  • Duration: 6h

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

Deutsche Bahn Eurocity operates a train from Berlin Hbf to Zabrze once daily. Tickets cost 220 zł - 310 zł and the journey takes 6h. Alternatively, FlixBus-de operates a bus from S Südkreuz Bhf to Zabrze, Rondo Sybiraków once daily, and the journey takes 7h 35m. FlixBus also services this route 5 times a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Katowice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
800 zł - 2 100 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Katowice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
800 zł - 2 100 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Katowice via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
800 zł - 2 100 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
440 zł - 1 500 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
440 zł - 1 500 zł
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Katowice via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
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
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Riga
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
100 zł - 750 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday and 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 Venice Treviso
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
100 zł - 750 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Podgorica
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
100 zł - 750 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Budapest
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
100 zł - 750 zł
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Katowice via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
300 zł - 1 100 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
280 zł - 1 400 zł
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
500 zł - 1 900 zł
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
600 zł - 2 300 zł
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
750 zł - 2 700 zł
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
320 zł - 1 800 zł
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
550 zł - 1 500 zł
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
330 zł - 1 200 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 Zabrze
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
220 zł - 310 zł
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Krakow Glowny to Zabrze
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35 zł - 65 zł
Website
PKP Intercity
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Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
35 zł - 50 zł
1st Class
50 zł - 65 zł
Bus operators
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from S Südkreuz Bhf to Zabrze, Rondo Sybiraków
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com
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.xom
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin Südkreuz train station to Zabrze, Rondo Sybiraków
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
120 zł - 150 zł
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Berlin Airport BER to Zabrze, Rondo Sybiraków
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
5 times a week
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 Zabrze is 499 km. It takes approximately 5h 4m to drive from Berlin Central Station to Zabrze.

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LOT, Ryanair and Lufthansa offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Katowice Airport.

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There are 58+ hotels available in Zabrze. 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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