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There are 7 ways to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Olsztyn by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Inowrocław

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Inowroclaw
  2. Take the train from Inowroclaw to Olsztyn Glowny

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from S Südkreuz Bhf to Olsztyn, Dworzec Autobusowy

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Train

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Tczew
  2. Take the train from Tczew to Olsztyn Glowny

Drive

  1. Drive from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Olsztyn

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Gdansk, drive

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Gdansk (GDN)
  2. Drive from Gdansk to Olsztyn

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Warsaw Chopin, train

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Warsaw Chopin (WAW)
  2. Take the train from Legionowo to Olsztyn Glowny

Train to Hamburg, fly to Gdansk, drive

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  2. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Gdansk (GDN)
  3. Drive from Gdansk to Olsztyn

Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Olsztyn by train

The train journey time between Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Olsztyn is around 9h 51m and covers a distance of around 565 km. This includes an average layover time of around 3h 11m. The fastest train normally takes 9h 51m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity and PKP Intercity, the Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Olsztyn train service departs from Berlin Hbf and arrives in Olsztyn Glowny. Typically seven 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:
6h 39m
Layover time:
3h 11m
Total time:
9h 51m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
9h 51m
Train distance:
565 km
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
208 zł
Carbon emissions:
29 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
12:37
Last train departs at:
12:37

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Olsztyn 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

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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 Olsztyn is 800 190 590.

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

The social distance requirement in Olsztyn 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: 15 Oct 2021
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The most affordable way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Olsztyn is to bus, which costs €35 - €90 and takes 13h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Olsztyn is to drive which costs €65 - €100 and takes 7h 7m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Olsztyn. However, there are services departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Olsztyn Glowny via Inowroclaw. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 21m.

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The distance between Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Olsztyn is 495 km. The road distance is 601.7 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Olsztyn without a car is to train via Inowrocław which takes 7h 21m and costs €45 - €70.

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It takes approximately 7h 21m to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Olsztyn, including transfers.

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Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Olsztyn train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, depart from Berlin Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Olsztyn is to train via Inowrocław which takes 7h 21m and costs €45 - €70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €35 - €90 and takes 13h 37m.

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There is no direct flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Gdansk Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 40m and has one stopover.

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Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Olsztyn train services, operated by PKP Intercity, arrive at Olsztyn Glowny station.

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Map of how to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Olsztyn.
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  • Distance: 494.9 km
  • Duration: 7h 21m

What companies run services between Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Germany and Olsztyn, Poland?

You can take a train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Olsztyn via Inowroclaw in around 7h 21m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from S Südkreuz Bhf to Olsztyn, Dworzec Autobusowy 3 times a week. Tickets cost 170 zł - 210 zł and the journey takes 12h 30m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Gdansk via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
650 zł - 1 900 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Gdansk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
650 zł - 1 900 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
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Gdansk via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
340 zł - 1 000 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
390 zł - 1 100 zł
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Gdansk via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
420 zł - 1 700 zł
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Gdansk via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
550 zł - 2 000 zł
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Warsaw Chopin via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
390 zł - 1 100 zł
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Gdansk via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
470 zł - 1 100 zł
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Hamburg to Gdansk
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95 zł - 850 zł
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Hamburg to Gdansk
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
90 zł - 800 zł
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Hamburg to Gdansk via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
600 zł - 9 000 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 Inowroclaw
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
160 zł - 230 zł
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Tczew
Ave. Duration
5h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
220 zł - 320 zł
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
130 zł - 190 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 Inowroclaw to Olsztyn Glowny
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
40 zł - 75 zł
Website
PKP Intercity
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Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
40 zł - 55 zł
1st Class
60 zł - 75 zł
Train from Tczew to Olsztyn Glowny
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
40 zł - 70 zł
Website
PKP Intercity
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Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
40 zł - 50 zł
1st Class
55 zł - 70 zł
Train from Legionowo to Olsztyn Glowny
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
40 zł - 75 zł
Website
PKP Intercity
Book at
Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
40 zł - 55 zł
1st Class
60 zł - 75 zł
Polregio
Phone
(+48) 22 439 6052
Email
info@p-r.com.pl
Website
polregio.pl
Train from Tczew to Olsztyn Glowny
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
18 zł - 26 zł
Website
Polregio
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 Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
240 zł - 340 zł
Website
Deutsche Bahn
DB Fernverkehr
Website
delfi.de
Train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
70 zł - 90 zł
Website
Flixtrain
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 Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
290 zł - 410 zł
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
430 zł - 500 zł
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
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 S Südkreuz Bhf to Olsztyn, Dworzec Autobusowy
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
170 zł - 210 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 Hauptbahnhof to Olsztyn is 602 km. It takes approximately 7h 7m to drive from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Olsztyn.

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Eurowings, Swiss, LOT and two other airlines offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Gdansk Airport.

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There are seven+ hotels available in Olsztyn. Prices start at 500 zł per night.

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The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is to train which takes 31 min and costs €3 - €50.

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