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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 / ...

€27 - €130

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Rideshare  •  6h 36m

  1. Take the rideshare from Berlin to Düsseldorf 570.5 km

€26 - €29

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Bus  •  8h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin central bus station to Düsseldorf central bus station N1320

€28 - €35

Drive  •  4h 58m

  1. Drive from Berlin Hbf to Düsseldorf 569 km

€60 - €90

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf  •  3h 7m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Dusseldorf (DUS) BER - DUS

€60 - €231

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Cologne Bonn, train  •  4h 2m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) BER - CGN
  2. Take the train from Koeln/Bonn Flughafen to Duesseldorf Hbf

€60 - €312

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt, train  •  4h 22m

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

€68 - €297

Train to Dresden, fly to Dusseldorf  •  5h 2m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
  2. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Dusseldorf (DUS) DRS - DUS

€176 - €369

Berlin to Düsseldorf by train

The train journey time between Berlin and Düsseldorf is around 4h 36m and covers a distance of around 536 km. The fastest train normally takes 4h 16m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Intercity and Flixtrain, the Berlin to Düsseldorf train service departs from Berlin Hbf and arrives in Duesseldorf Hbf. Typically 154 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
4h 36m
Fastest train time:
4h 16m
Trains per week:
154
Cheapest price:
€27
Carbon emissions:
28 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:41
Last train departs at:
21:21

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin to Düsseldorf train schedules

Trains departing Friday, June 25, 2021

Berlin → Düsseldorf
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If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 116 117

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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
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Düsseldorf is 116 117.

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

The social distance requirement in Düsseldorf is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

Last updated: 22 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective 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 €60 - €240 and takes 3h 7m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Berlin central bus station station and arriving at Düsseldorf central bus station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 5m.

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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 569 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 €27 - €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 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 €27 - €130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €28 - €35 and takes 8h 5m, you could also fly, which costs €60 - €240 and takes 3h 7m.

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Map of how to get from Berlin to Düsseldorf.
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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. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Berlin central bus station to Düsseldorf central bus station once daily. Tickets cost €28 - €35 and the journey takes 8h 5m.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €240
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €400
Flights from Dresden to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €220
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €390
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €390
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Cologne Bonn via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€140 - €490
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €270
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €270
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
€40 - €190
Flights from Dresden to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €440
Flights from Dresden to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €270
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/Bonn Flughafen to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€18 - €25
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
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 Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€95 - €130
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €80
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€27 - €35
Website
Flixtrain
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Koeln/Bonn Flughafen to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
National Express Rail
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
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 Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€21 - €30
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Berlin Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
Railjet
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 Düsseldorf central bus station
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€28 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Brandenburg Apt 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 central bus 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 569 km. It takes approximately 4h 58m to drive from Berlin to Düsseldorf.

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KLM, Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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There are 432+ hotels available in Düsseldorf. Prices start at €75 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 Brandenburg Apt Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs €2 - €8.

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