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

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Train via Leipzig

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
  2. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Berlin Südkreuz train station to Zwickau central train station

Train

  1. Take the train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof

Train #2

  1. Take the train from Berlin Potsdamer Platz to Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf

Drive

  1. Drive from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Zwickau

Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Zwickau by train

The train journey time between Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Zwickau is around 3h 31m and covers a distance of around 253 km. This includes an average layover time of around 49 min. The fastest train normally takes 2h 56m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, DB Fernverkehr AG, Deutsche Bahn Intercity and others, the Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Zwickau train service departs from Berlin Hbf and arrives in Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof. Typically 132 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:
2h 41m
Layover time:
49 min
Total time:
3h 31m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
2h 56m
Train distance:
253 km
Trains per week:
132
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
13 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:27
Last train departs at:
22:29

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Zwickau train schedules

Trains departing Monday, September 20, 2021

Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Zwickau is to bus, which costs €16 - €65 and takes 5h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Zwickau is to drive which costs €30 - €45 and takes 2h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof. Services depart four times a week, and operate Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 3h 23m.

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The distance between Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Zwickau is 209 km. The road distance is 273.2 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Zwickau without a car is to train via Leipzig which takes 2h 43m and costs €24 - €90.

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It takes approximately 2h 43m to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Zwickau, including transfers.

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Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Zwickau train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Berlin Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Zwickau is to train via Leipzig which takes 2h 43m and costs €24 - €90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €16 - €65 and takes 5h 7m.

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Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Zwickau train services, operated by DB Regio AG Südost, arrive at Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Zwickau is 273 km. It takes approximately 2h 40m to drive from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Zwickau.

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  • Distance: 209 km
  • Duration: 2h 43m

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

You can take a train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Zwickau via Leipzig Hbf in around 2h 43m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Berlin Südkreuz train station to Zwickau central train station twice daily. Tickets cost €16 - €20 and the journey takes 4h. FlixBus-de also services this route once daily.

Train operators
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 Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
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 Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Flixtrain
DB Regio AG Südost
Phone
01806 996633
Email
regio.suedost@deutschebahn.com
Website
bahn.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
DB Regio AG Südost
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 Leipzig Hbf to Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
Phone
0341 231898288
Email
info@mitteldeutsche-regiobahn.de
Website
mitteldeutsche-regiobahn.de
Train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
Transdev
Train from Berlin Potsdamer Platz to Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
Transdev
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin Südkreuz train station to Zwickau central train station
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€16 - €20
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 Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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