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There are 8 ways to get from Berlin to Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  10h 5m

  1. Take the train from S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf to Cottbus, Hauptbahnhof Re2 / ...
  2. Take the train from Cottbus, Hauptbahnhof to Wroclaw Glowny Ire
  3. Take the train from Wroclaw Glowny to Katowice Ic / ...

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Bus  •  10h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin Airport BER to Katowice Sądowa Dworzec N1376 / ...

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Bus via Kraków  •  11h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] to Krakow N1376 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Kraków to Oświęcim

Night train, train  •  10h 45m

  1. Take the night train from Berlin Hbf to Chalupki Nj
  2. Take the train from Chalupki to Oswiecim Os

Drive  •  5h 39m

  1. Drive from Berlin to Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum 551.7 km

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow, train  •  6h 42m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Krakow (KRK) BER - KRK
  2. Take the train from Kraków Bronowice to Oświęcim

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Katowice, train  •  9h 31m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Katowice (KTW) BER - KTW
  2. Take the train from Katowice to Oswiecim

Train, train to Szczecin, fly to Krakow  •  9h 20m

  1. Take the train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Angermünde, Bahnhof
  2. Take the train from Angermünde, Bahnhof to Szczecin, Glowny
  3. Take the train from Szczecin Glowny to Port Lotniczy Szczecin Goleniow
  4. Fly from Szczecin (SZZ) to Krakow (KRK) SZZ - KRK
  5. Take the train from Kraków Bronowice to Oświęcim

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The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum is to bus which costs €26 - €40 and takes 10h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum is to drive which costs €65 - €100 and takes 5h 39m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Berlin to Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. However, there are services departing from Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] and arriving at Oświęcim via Kraków. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 7m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin to Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. However, there are services departing from S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf and arriving at Oswiecim via Cottbus, Hauptbahnhof, Wroclaw Glowny and Katowice. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 5m.

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It is 487 km from Berlin to Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. It is approximately 551.7 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum without a car is to train which takes 10h 5m and costs €55 - €95.

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It takes approximately 10h 5m to get from Berlin to Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, including transfers.

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Berlin to Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] station.

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Berlin to Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum train services, operated by ODEG, depart from S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf station.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum is to train which takes 10h 5m and costs €55 - €95. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €26 - €40 and takes 10h 18m.

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Map of how to get from Berlin to Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum.
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  • Distance: 487.1 km
  • Duration: 10h 5m

What companies run services between Berlin, Germany and Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, Poland?

You can take a train from Berlin to Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum via Cottbus, Hauptbahnhof, Wroclaw Glowny, Katowice, and Oswiecim in around 10h 5m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Berlin Airport BER to Katowice Sądowa Dworzec every 4 hours. Tickets cost 110 zł - 140 zł and the journey takes 6h 25m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
550 zł - 1 800 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Katowice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
700 zł - 3 100 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Katowice via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
700 zł - 3 100 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Katowice via Luxembourg, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
700 zł - 3 100 zł
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Katowice via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
490 zł - 2 300 zł
Flights from Szczecin to Krakow via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
300 zł - 850 zł
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
130 zł - 950 zł
Flights from Szczecin to Krakow
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
140 zł - 600 zł
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 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf to Cottbus, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
85 zł - 130 zł
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Cottbus, Hauptbahnhof to Wroclaw Glowny
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
150 zł - 220 zł
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Angermünde, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
55 zł - 80 zł
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Angermünde, Bahnhof to Szczecin, Glowny
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
50 zł - 70 zł
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
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 Wroclaw Glowny to Katowice
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40 zł - 75 zł
Website
PKP Intercity
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Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
40 zł - 55 zł
1st Class
55 zł - 75 zł
Koleje Śląskie
Phone
+48 32 428 88 88
Email
bok@kolejeslaskie.com
Website
kolejeslaskie.com
Train from Chalupki to Oswiecim
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Kolśląsk
Train from Katowice to Oswiecim
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
Kolśląsk
Koleje Małopolskie
Phone
703 20 20 25
Email
km@malopolskiekoleje.com.pl
Website
malopolskiekoleje.pl
Train from Kraków Bronowice to Oświęcim
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Koleje Małopolskie
Polregio
Phone
(+48) 22 439 6052
Email
info@p-r.com.pl
Website
polregio.pl
Train from Krakow Bronowice to Oswiecim
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
9 zł - 14 zł
Website
Polregio
Train from Szczecin Glowny to Port Lotniczy Szczecin Goleniow
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
8 zł - 12 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 S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Angermünde, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
95 zł - 140 zł
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin Airport BER to Katowice Sądowa Dworzec
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
110 zł - 140 zł
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] to Krakow
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
130 zł - 170 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.
For more information, please visit this page
LajkonikBus przewozy autokarowe
Phone
660-508-097
Email
biuro@lajkonikbus.pl
Website
lajkonikbus.pl
Bus from Kraków to Oświęcim
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
lajkonikbus.pl

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The quickest flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Krakow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Berlin to Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum bus services, operated by LajkonikBus przewozy autokarowe, arrive at Oświęcim station.

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Berlin to Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum train services, operated by PKP Intercity, arrive at Katowice station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin to Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum is 552 km. It takes approximately 5h 39m to drive from Berlin to Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum.

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Ryanair and Lufthansa offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Krakow Airport.

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There are seven+ hotels available in Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. 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 32 min and costs €3 - €22.

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