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

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Train  •  4h 21m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf Ice / ...

90€ - 130€

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Rideshare  •  6h 36m

  1. Take the rideshare from Berlin to Düsseldorf 557.6 km

26€ - 29€

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Bus  •  9h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin, Berlin central bus station to Düsseldorf N3200 / ...

28€ - 70€

Drive  •  5h 14m

  1. Drive from Berlin Hbf to Düsseldorf 555.8 km

65€ - 95€

Fly Berlin Tegel to Dusseldorf  •  2h 55m

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Dusseldorf (DUS) TXL - DUS

35€ - 233€

Fly Berlin Tegel to Cologne Bonn, train  •  3h 15m

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) TXL - CGN
  2. Take the train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Duesseldorf Hbf

35€ - 240€

Fly Berlin Tegel to Frankfurt, train  •  4h 13m

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Frankfurt (FRA) TXL - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Duesseldorf Hbf

88€ - 213€

Train to Leipzig, fly to Dusseldorf  •  4h 14m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
  2. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Dusseldorf (DUS) LEJ - DUS

96€ - 384€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Düsseldorf is to rideshare which costs 26€ - 29€ and takes 6h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Düsseldorf is to fly which costs 30€ - 240€ and takes 2h 55m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Berlin, Berlin central bus station station and arriving at Düsseldorf. Services depart three times a day, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 9h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Duesseldorf Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 21m.

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The distance between Berlin and Düsseldorf is 478 km. The road distance is 555.8 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Düsseldorf without a car is to train which takes 4h 21m and costs 90€ - 130€.

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The train from Berlin Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf takes 4h 21m including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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Berlin to Düsseldorf 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 Düsseldorf is to train which takes 4h 21m and costs 90€ - 130€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 28€ - 70€ and takes 9h 30m, you could also fly, which costs 30€ - 240€ and takes 2h 55m.

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  • Distance: 477.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 21m

What companies run services between Berlin, Germany and Düsseldorf, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Berlin Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf hourly. Tickets cost 90€ - 130€ and the journey takes 4h 21m. Deutsche Bahn Intercity also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Berlin, Berlin central bus station to Düsseldorf 3 times a day. Tickets cost 29€ - 40€ and the journey takes 9h 30m. Eurolines DE also services this route 5 times a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 180€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 650€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Cologne Bonn via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 390€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 220€
Flights from Leipzig to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
65€ - 210€
Flights from Leipzig to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 440€
Flights from Leipzig to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 480€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 180€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 250€
Flights from Leipzig to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 210€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 120€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 160€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 180€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 650€
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 Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
90€ - 130€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
16€ - 22€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 14m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
95€ - 130€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl. 9-10 to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gleis 11-12 to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Website
National Express Rail
VRR
Phone
+49 209 1584-0
Email
info@vrr.de
Website
vrr.de
Train from Köln Messe/Deutz to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2€
Website
VRR
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
17€ - 35€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
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, Berlin central bus station to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
29€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Berlin to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
6h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
26€ - 29€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Berlin Tegel Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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

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Berlin to Düsseldorf train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Duesseldorf Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin to Düsseldorf is 556 km. It takes approximately 5h 14m to drive from Berlin to Düsseldorf.

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KLM, easyJet, Lufthansa and Eurowings offer flights from Berlin Tegel Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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Book your Berlin to Düsseldorf train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Berlin to Düsseldorf bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 1276+ hotels available in Düsseldorf. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Berlin and Düsseldorf. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Berlin Tegel Airport is to bus which takes 22 min and costs 2€ - 3€.

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