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There are 8 ways to get from Berlin to Łódź by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 39m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Kutno Ec
  2. Take the train from Kutno to Lodz Widzew Ic / ...

207 zł - 383 zł

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Bus  •  7h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin central bus station to Poznan N1320 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Poznan to Łódź, WPA Łódź Fabryczna N3222

126 zł - 154 zł

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Train via Poznań  •  7h 40m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Poznan Glowny Ec
  2. Take the train from Poznan Glowny to Lodz Kaliska R / ...

157 zł - 254 zł

Drive  •  4h 24m

  1. Drive from Berlin to Łódź 463.8 km

220 zł - 330 zł

Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt, train  •  6h 31m

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

237 zł - 1 213 zł

Train to Zielona Gora, fly, train  •  6h 56m

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

314 zł - 869 zł

Fly from Berlin Tegel, train  •  9h 21m

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Warsaw Chopin (WAW) TXL - WAW
  2. Take the train from Warszawa Zachodnia to Lodz Fabryczna

335 zł - 1 055 zł

Train to Poznan, fly, train  •  7h 50m

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

240 zł - 2 156 zł

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, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia, Australia, Georgia and Cyprus

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area 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
This applies to arrivals from Germany
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 1
  • Health declaration required
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia, Australia and Canada
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 1
  • Health declaration required
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Poland

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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 Łódź is 800 190 590.

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

The social distance requirement in Łódź 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.

Yes, entry into Germany from Poland is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 9 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Łódź is to bus which costs 27€ - 35€ and takes 7h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Łódź is to drive which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 4h 24m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Berlin station to Łódź. However, there are services departing from Berlin central bus station and arriving at Łódź, WPA Łódź Fabryczna via Poznan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin to Łódź. However, there are services departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Lodz Fabryczna via Kutno and Lodz Widzew. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 39m.

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The distance between Berlin and Łódź is 422 km. The road distance is 463.8 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Łódź without a car is to train which takes 6h 39m and costs 45€ - 85€.

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It takes approximately 6h 39m to get from Berlin to Łódź, including transfers.

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Berlin to Łódź bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Berlin central bus station.

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

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The best way to get from Berlin to Łódź is to train which takes 6h 39m and costs 45€ - 85€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 27€ - 35€ and takes 7h 45m.

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  • Distance: 422 km
  • Duration: 6h 39m

What companies run services between Berlin, Germany and Łódź, Poland?

You can take a train from Berlin Hbf to Łódź via Kutno and Lodz Widzew in around 6h 39m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Berlin ZOB to Łódź via Poznan in around 7h 45m.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
400 zł - 1 100 zł
Flights from Zielona Gora to Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
150 zł - 600 zł
Flights from Poznan to Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
80 zł - 250 zł
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Warsaw Chopin via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
600 zł - 1 700 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Warsaw Chopin via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
400 zł - 1 100 zł
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Warsaw Chopin via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
330 zł - 1 300 zł
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Warsaw Chopin via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
380 zł - 1 500 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 Kutno
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
190 zł - 260 zł
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Poznan Glowny
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
120 zł - 180 zł
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Zbaszynek
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
95 zł - 140 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 Kutno to Lodz Widzew
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
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
Train from Poznan Glowny to Lodz Kaliska
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
45 zł - 80 zł
Website
PKP Intercity
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Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
45 zł - 55 zł
1st Class
60 zł - 80 zł
Train from Warszawa Zachodnia to Lodz Fabryczna
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40 zł - 70 zł
Website
PKP Intercity
Book at
Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
40 zł - 50 zł
1st Class
50 zł - 70 zł
Łódzka Kolej Aglomeracyjna
Phone
42 205 55 15
Email
bok@lka.lodzkie.pl
Website
lka.lodzkie.pl
Train from Kutno to Lodz Widzew
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
13 zł - 16 zł
Website
Łódzka Kolej Aglomeracyjna
Train from Warszawa Zachodnia to Lodz Fabryczna
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
19 zł - 23 zł
Website
Łódzka Kolej Aglomeracyjna
Polregio
Phone
(+48) 22 439 6052
Email
info@p-r.com.pl
Website
polregio.pl
Train from Poznan Glowny to Lodz Kaliska
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
29 zł - 40 zł
Website
Polregio
Train from Warszawa Zachodnia to Lodz Fabryczna
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
16 zł - 24 zł
Website
Polregio
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 central bus station to Poznan
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
70 zł - 85 zł
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Poznan to Łódź, WPA Łódź Fabryczna
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
55 zł - 70 zł
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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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 to Łódź bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Łódź, WPA Łódź Fabryczna station.

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Berlin to Łódź train services, operated by PKP Intercity, arrive at Lodz Widzew station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin to Łódź is 464 km. It takes approximately 4h 24m to drive from Berlin to Łódź.

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

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Book your Berlin to Łódź bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 62+ hotels available in Łódź. Prices start at 500 zł per night.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs 2€ - 8€.

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