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There are 5 ways to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Magdeburg by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  1h 40m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Magdeburg Hbf Re / ...

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Rideshare  •  2h 23m

  1. Take the rideshare from Berlin to Magdeburg 153.3 km

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Train via S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf  •  1h 58m

  1. Take the train from S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf to Magdeburg-Neustadt Re1

Bus  •  3h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin Südkreuz train station to Magdeburg central bus station 1338 / ...

Drive  •  1h 29m

  1. Drive from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Magdeburg 153 km

Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Magdeburg by train

The train journey time between Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Magdeburg is around 1h 39m and covers a distance of around 142 km. The fastest train normally takes 1h 26m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, Bahn DE, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and others, the Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Magdeburg train service departs from Berlin Hbf and arrives in Magdeburg Hbf. Typically 161 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Train route information

Average train time:
1h 39m
Fastest train time:
1h 26m
Train distance:
142 km
Trains per week:
161
Cheapest price:
€23
Carbon emissions:
7 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:20
Last train departs at:
22:43

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Magdeburg train schedules

Trains departing Sunday, September 26, 2021

Berlin Hauptbahnhof → Magdeburg
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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 Magdeburg is 116 117.

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

The social distance requirement in Magdeburg 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: 21 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Magdeburg is to rideshare, which costs €7 - €11 and takes 2h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Magdeburg is to drive which costs €17 - €25 and takes 1h 29m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Magdeburg Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 40m.

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The distance between Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Magdeburg is 126 km. The road distance is 153 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Magdeburg without a car is to train which takes 1h 40m and costs €23 - €65.

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The train from Berlin Hbf to Magdeburg Hbf takes 1h 40m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Magdeburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, depart from Berlin Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Magdeburg is to train which takes 1h 40m and costs €23 - €65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €10 - €60 and takes 3h 22m.

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Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Magdeburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, arrive at Magdeburg Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Magdeburg is 153 km. It takes approximately 1h 29m to drive from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Magdeburg.

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  • Distance: 126.3 km
  • Duration: 1h 40m

What companies run services between Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Germany and Magdeburg, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn Regional operates a train from Berlin Hbf to Magdeburg Hbf hourly. Tickets cost €23 - €35 and the journey takes 1h 40m. Six other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Berlin Südkreuz train station to Magdeburg central bus station twice daily. Tickets cost €10 - €13 and the journey takes 2h 15m. FlixBus-de also services this route twice daily.

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 S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf to Magdeburg-Neustadt, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
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-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
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
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Magdeburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
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
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.xom
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin Südkreuz train station to Magdeburg central bus station
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €13
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.
For more information, please visit this page
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from S Südkreuz Bhf to Magdeburg, ZOB
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com
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 Magdeburg
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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