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Fly to Reggio Calabria  •  9h 8m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Reggio Calabria (REG) BER - REG

€108 - €400

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Fly to Lamezia Terme  •  6h 23m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Lamezia Terme (SUF) BER - SUF

€31 - €220

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Fly to Crotone  •  8h 14m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Crotone (CRV) BER - CRV

€112 - €568

Fly to Catania, train, ferry  •  10h 35m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Catania (CTA) BER - CTA
  2. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale
  3. Take the ferry from Messina Marittima to Reggio Calabria

€38 - €231

Train via Nuremberg  •  22h

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Bolzano Bozen Ecb
  4. Take the train from Bolzano Bozen to Paola Fa
  5. Take the train from Paola to Reggio Calabria Lido Re

€206 - €468

Train  •  26h 9m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Muenchen Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Venezia Mestre Ecb
  3. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Reggio Calabria C.Le Fa

€289 - €513

Bus via Trieste  •  38h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin central bus station to Trieste N160
  2. Take the bus from Trieste to Reggio Calabria N1553

€113 - €137

Bus  •  38h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin central bus station to Wrocław, Dworzec Autobusowy N1376 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Wrocław to Reggio di Calabria Lido

€79 - €112

Drive  •  19h 49m

  1. Drive from Berlin to Reggio Calabria 2176.5 km

€270 - €400

Berlin to Calabria by train

The train journey time between Berlin and Calabria is around 34h 7m and covers a distance of around 2196 km. The fastest train normally takes 32h 49m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Intercity, Deutsche Bahn Regional and others, the Berlin to Calabria train service departs from Berlin Hbf and arrives in Reggio Calabria Lido. Typically six trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
34h 7m
Fastest train time:
32h 49m
Train distance:
2196 km
Trains per week:
6
Cheapest price:
€231
Carbon emissions:
115 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
19:28
Last train departs at:
22:29

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin to Calabria train schedules

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International entry into Italy from Germany

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Italy, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Canada, Cyprus, Israel, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

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Conditions of entry into Italy from Germany

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This applies to arrivals from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and United States
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom
  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area, Canada, Japan and United States
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of San Marino and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Italy

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Considerations leaving from Germany

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Italy 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
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Calabria is 1500.

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

The social distance requirement in Calabria is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Germany from Italy.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 29 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Calabria is to fly and train and ferry which costs €35 - €240 and takes 10h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Calabria is to fly which costs €30 - €220 and takes 6h 23m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Berlin station to Calabria. However, there are services departing from Berlin central bus station and arriving at Condera - Cimitero via Trieste and Reggio di Calabria - Piazza Garibaldi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 38h 4m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin to Calabria. However, there are services departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Reggio Calabria Lido via Nuernberg Hbf, Muenchen Hbf, Bolzano Bozen and Paola. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h.

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The distance between Berlin and Calabria is 1517 km. The road distance is 2176.5 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Calabria without a car is to train via Nuremberg which takes 22h and costs €200 - €470.

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It takes approximately 9h 8m to get from Berlin to Calabria, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Berlin to Calabria is to fly which takes 9h 8m and costs €100 - €400. Alternatively, you can train via Nuremberg, which costs €200 - €470 and takes 22h, you could also bus via Trieste, which costs €110 - €140 and takes 38h 4m.

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Map of how to get from Berlin to Calabria.
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  • Distance: 1516.5 km
  • Duration: 9h 8m

What companies run services between Berlin, Germany and Calabria, Italy?

Alitalia and easyJet fly from Berlin Hbf to Reggio Calabria once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Berlin Hbf to Reggio Calabria via Nuernberg Hbf, Muenchen Hbf, Bolzano Bozen, and Paola in around 22h.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Lamezia Terme via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
€24 - €270
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Crotone via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €490
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Crotone via Luxembourg, Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€90 - €550
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€22 - €270
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Catania via Pisa
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€22 - €270
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Catania via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€22 - €270
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Lamezia Terme
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €240
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €290
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €290
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Lamezia Terme via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€200 - €500
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Lamezia Terme via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€200 - €500
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €420
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Reggio Calabria via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €360
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €340
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Catania via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €350
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Lamezia Terme via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€200 - €1500
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Catania via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Train operators
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
Train from Paola to Reggio Calabria Lido
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €24
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€22 - €24
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€7 - €10
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 Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€80 - €120
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€160 - €230
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Flixtrain
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 Muenchen Hbf to Bolzano Bozen
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
6h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bolzano Bozen to Paola
Ave. Duration
8h 26m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€70 - €210
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€70 - €100
Base Standard
€120 - €170
Base Premium
€140 - €210
Train from Venezia Mestre to Reggio Calabria C.Le
Ave. Duration
9h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€75 - €220
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€75 - €110
Base Standard
€120 - €170
Base Premium
€150 - €220
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 Trieste
Ave. Duration
16h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Trieste to Reggio Calabria
Ave. Duration
20h 20m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€65 - €80
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Berlin central bus station to Wrocław, Dworzec Autobusowy
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€18 - €23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Wrocław to Reggio di Calabria Lido
Ave. Duration
33h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€60 - €90
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
Ferry operators
Blue Jet
Phone
342 32 55 869
Website
blujetlines.it
Ferry from Messina Marittima to Reggio Calabria
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4
Schedules at
blujetlines.it

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There is no direct flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Reggio Calabria Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h 25m and has one stopover.

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Berlin to Calabria bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Reggio Calabria station.

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Berlin to Calabria train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Reggio Calabria Lido station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin to Calabria is 2176 km. It takes approximately 19h 49m to drive from Berlin to Calabria.

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easyJet and Alitalia offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Reggio Calabria Airport.

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There are 38+ hotels available in Calabria. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is to train which takes 31 min and costs €3 - €50.

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