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

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Train  •  6h 43m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Warszawa Zachodnia Ec

246 zł - 380 zł

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Bus  •  10h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin Südkreuz train station to Warszawa, Metro Stadion Narodowy 1320

155 zł - 437 zł

5 alternative options

Train via Kostrzyn nad Odrą  •  9h 47m

  1. Take the train from Berlin-Mahlsdorf to Kuestrin-Kietz Re
  2. Take the train from Kostrzyn to Otwock Tlk

Drive  •  5h 30m

  1. Drive from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Otwock 599 km

300 zł - 440 zł

Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt, train  •  5h 19m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Warsaw Chopin (WAW) BER - WAW
  2. Take the train from Warszawa Ochota to Otwock

206 zł - 1 029 zł

Train to Zielona Gora, fly  •  5h 47m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Zbaszynek
  2. Fly from Zielona Gora (IEG) to Warsaw Chopin (WAW) IEG - WAW

263 zł - 1 954 zł

Train to Poznan, fly  •  6h 40m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Poznan Glowny
  2. Fly from Poznan (POZ) to Warsaw Chopin (WAW) POZ - WAW

244 zł - 891 zł

Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Otwock by train

The train journey time between Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Otwock is around 7h 1m and covers a distance of around 589 km. The fastest train normally takes 6h 53m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, Warszawski Transport Publiczny, Koleje Mazowieskie and others, the Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Otwock train service departs from Berlin Hbf and arrives in Otwock. Typically 33 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
7h 1m
Fastest train time:
6h 53m
Train distance:
589 km
Trains per week:
33
Cheapest price:
239 zł
Carbon emissions:
31 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:43
Last train departs at:
17:42

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Otwock 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 8 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 8 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, 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 applies to arrivals from Australia, Canada, Georgia, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey and United States
  • COVID-19 testing required within 2 hours from entering the country
This applies to arrivals from Turkey

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Rules to follow in Poland

1.5m

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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 Otwock is 800 190 590.

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

The social distance requirement in Otwock 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.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 29 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Otwock is to bus which costs €30 - €100 and takes 10h 44m.

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The fastest way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Otwock is to fly and train. Taking this option will cost €45 - €230 and takes 5h 19m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Otwock. However, there are services departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Otwock via Warszawa Zachodnia peron 2. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 43m.

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The distance between Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Otwock is 538 km. The road distance is 599 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Otwock without a car is to train which takes 6h 43m and costs €50 - €85.

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It takes approximately 6h 43m to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Otwock, including transfers.

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Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Otwock 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 Otwock is to train which takes 6h 43m and costs €50 - €85. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €100 and takes 10h 44m.

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The quickest flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Warsaw Chopin Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Otwock train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, arrive at Warszawa Zachodnia station.

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Map of how to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Otwock.
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  • Distance: 538.2 km
  • Duration: 6h 43m

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

Deutsche Bahn Eurocity operates a train from Berlin Hbf to Warszawa Zachodnia 4 times a day. Tickets cost 230 zł - 320 zł and the journey takes 5h 50m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Berlin Südkreuz train station to Warszawa, Metro Stadion Narodowy 4 times a week. Tickets cost 130 zł - 160 zł and the journey takes 8h 14m.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
390 zł - 1 100 zł
Flights from Zielona Gora to Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
110 zł - 200 zł
Flights from Poznan to Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
120 zł - 550 zł
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Warsaw Chopin via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
500 zł - 1 300 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Warsaw Chopin via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
500 zł - 1 300 zł
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Warsaw Chopin via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
390 zł - 1 100 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 Warszawa Zachodnia
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
230 zł - 320 zł
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Zbaszynek
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
100 zł - 140 zł
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Poznan Glowny
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
120 zł - 180 zł
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
NEB
Phone
030 396011-344
Email
info@neb.de
Website
neb.de
Train from Berlin-Mahlsdorf to Kuestrin-Kietz
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
NEB
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 Kostrzyn to Otwock
Ave. Duration
5h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55 zł - 110 zł
Website
PKP Intercity
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Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
55 zł - 70 zł
1st Class
80 zł - 110 zł
Warszawski Transport Publiczny
Phone
+48 22 459 42 81
Email
ztm@ztm.waw.pl
Website
wtp.waw.pl
Train from Warszawa Ochota to Otwock
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
2 zł - 50 zł
Website
Warszawski Transport Publiczny
Koleje Mazowieskie
Phone
22 364 44 44
Website
mazowieckie.com.pl
Train from Warszawa Ochota to Otwock
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10 zł - 12 zł
Website
Koleje Mazowieskie
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 Südkreuz train station to Warszawa, Metro Stadion Narodowy
Ave. Duration
8h 14m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
130 zł - 160 zł
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Otwock is 599 km. It takes approximately 5h 30m to drive from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Otwock.

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Austrian Airlines, LOT and Lufthansa offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Warsaw Chopin Airport.

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There are 409+ hotels available in Otwock. 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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