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

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Train

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Köln Hbf
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Aachen, Rothe Erde Bf

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] to Köln Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Terminal 2
  2. Take the bus from Köln Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Terminal 2 to Aachen, Bendplatz

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Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Berlin Am Nußbaum to Cologne Unter Kaster
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Aachen, Rothe Erde Bf

Drive

  1. Drive from Berlin Hbf to Brand

Fly to Cologne Bonn, train, line 25 bus

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg (BER) to Cologne Bonn (CGN)
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Aachen, Rothe Erde Bf
  3. Take the line 25 bus from Aachen, Bahnhof Rothe Erde to Aachen, Brand

Fly to Dusseldorf, train

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg (BER) to Dusseldorf (DUS)
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Flughafen to Aachen, Rothe Erde Bf

Fly to Frankfurt, train

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg (BER) to Frankfurt (FRA)
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt to Köln Deutz Messe/Deutz Bf
  3. Take the train from Köln Messe/Deutz to Aachen, Rothe Erde Bf
Berlin → Brand
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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 Brand is 116 117.

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

The social distance requirement in Brand is 1.5 metres.

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Last updated: 8 Aug 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Brand is to bus which costs €40 - €50 and takes 12h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Brand is to fly and train and line 25 bus which costs €50 - €300 and takes 4h 20m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Berlin to Brand. However, there are services departing from Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] and arriving at Aachen, Brand via Köln Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Terminal 2 and Aachen, Bendplatz. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 5m.

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The distance between Berlin and Brand is 537 km. The road distance is 633 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Brand without a car is to train which takes 5h 34m and costs €40 - €160.

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It takes approximately 5h 34m to get from Berlin to Brand, including transfers.

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Berlin to Brand bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] station.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Brand is to train which takes 5h 34m and costs €40 - €160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €40 - €50 and takes 12h 5m.

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The quickest flight from Berlin Brandenburg Airport to Cologne Bonn Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Berlin to Brand bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Aachen, Bendplatz station.

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Map of how to get from Berlin to Brand.
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  • Distance: 537.5 km
  • Duration: 5h 34m

What companies run services between Berlin, Germany and Brand, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany?

You can take a train from Berlin Hbf to Brand via Köln Hbf, Aachen, Rothe Erde Bf, and Aachen, Bahnhof Rothe Erde in around 5h 34m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Berlin ZOB to Brand via Köln Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Terminal 2 and Aachen, Bendplatz in around 12h 5m.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €310
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €280
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
€170 - €500
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €500
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €400
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €400
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Frankfurt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €340
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €230
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Frankfurt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €340
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 Hauptbahnhof to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€95 - €130
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt to Köln Deutz Messe/Deutz Bf
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Berlin central station to Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€27 - €35
Website
Flixtrain
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Aachen, Rothe Erde Bf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€15 - €19
Website
National Express Rail
Train from Düsseldorf Flughafen to Aachen, Rothe Erde Bf
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
National Express Rail
Train from Köln Messe/Deutz to Aachen, Rothe Erde Bf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€15 - €20
Website
National Express Rail
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Aachen, Rothe Erde Bf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
ABELLIO Rail
Train from Düsseldorf Flughafen to Aachen, Rothe Erde Bf
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
ABELLIO Rail
Train from Köln Messe/Deutz to Aachen, Rothe Erde Bf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
ABELLIO Rail
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Aachen-Rothe Erde
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Aachen-Rothe Erde
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
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 Köln Hbf to Aachen, Rothe Erde Bf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Köln Deutz Messe/Deutz Bf to Aachen, Rothe Erde Bf
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €17
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
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 Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] to Köln Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Köln Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Terminal 2 to Aachen, Bendplatz
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €9
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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East West Eurolines
Phone
+380 98 815 4444
Email
support@ewe.ua
Website
ewe.ua
Bus from Berlin Am Nußbaum to Cologne Unter Kaster
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€60 - €70
Website
East West Eurolines
ASEAG
Phone
0241 1688-3040
Website
aseag.de
Bus from Aachen, Bahnhof Rothe Erde to Aachen, Brand
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
€2 - €3
Website
ASEAG

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin to Brand is 633 km. It takes approximately 5h 36m to drive from Berlin to Brand.

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easyJet and Eurowings offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Airport to Cologne Bonn Airport.

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There are 165+ hotels available in Brand. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Berlin Brandenburg Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs €3 - €22.

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