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There are 9 ways to get from Berlin to Duisburg by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 2m

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

25€ - 130€

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Train via Dortmund  •  4h 33m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Dortmund Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Duisburg Hbf Re 1

Bus  •  7h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin central bus station to Duisburg central train station N1320

26€ - 35€

Rideshare  •  6h 26m

  1. Take the rideshare from Berlin to Duisburg 545.8 km

27€

Drive  •  4h 45m

  1. Drive from Berlin Hbf to Duisburg 546.5 km

55€ - 90€

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf, train  •  3h 12m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Dusseldorf (DUS) BER - DUS
  2. Take the train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Duisburg Hbf

44€ - 272€

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Cologne Bonn, train  •  3h 47m

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

57€ - 339€

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt, train  •  4h 36m

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

108€ - 297€

Train to Dresden, fly to Dusseldorf  •  5h 6m

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

165€ - 420€

Berlin to Duisburg by trains

The train journey time between Berlin and Duisburg is around 4h 17m and covers a distance of around 512 km. The fastest train normally takes 4h. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Intercity and Flixtrain, the Berlin to Duisburg train service departs from Berlin Hbf and arrives in Duisburg Hbf. Typically 162 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
4h 17m
Fastest train time:
4h
Trains per week:
162
Cheapest price:
25€
Carbon emissions:
27 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:31
Last train departs at:
21:21

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin to Duisburg train schedules

Berlin → Duisburg
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Duisburg is to rideshare which costs 27€ and takes 6h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Duisburg is to fly and train which costs 40€ - 280€ and takes 3h 12m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Berlin central bus station station and arriving at Duisburg central train station station. Services depart five times a week, and operate Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 7h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Duisburg Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 2m.

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The distance between Berlin and Duisburg is 471 km. The road distance is 546.5 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Duisburg without a car is to train which takes 4h 2m and costs 25€ - 130€.

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The train from Berlin Hbf to Duisburg Hbf takes 4h 2m including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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Berlin to Duisburg 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 Duisburg is to train which takes 4h 2m and costs 25€ - 130€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 26€ - 35€ and takes 7h 30m.

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  • Distance: 470.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 2m

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

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Berlin Hbf to Duisburg Hbf hourly. Tickets cost 85€ - 130€ and the journey takes 4h 2m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Berlin central bus station to Duisburg central train station 5 times a week. Tickets cost 26€ - 35€ and the journey takes 7h 30m.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 200€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 380€
Flights from Dresden to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 200€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
150€ - 350€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 350€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Cologne Bonn via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
140€ - 390€
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€ - 390€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 450€
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 Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
85€ - 130€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
80€ - 120€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 17€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
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 Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
90€ - 130€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
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 Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Berlin Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
23€ - 29€
Website
Flixtrain
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
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 Duesseldorf Flughafen to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
National Express Rail
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
National Express Rail
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
Abellio
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from D-Flughafen Bf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Abellio NRW
Train from Köln Messe/Deutz to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
1€ - 2€
Website
Eurobahn
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
35€ - 65€
Website
Thalys
Standard
35€ - 50€
Comfort
45€ - 60€
Premium
45€ - 65€
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 Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
23€ - 45€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
11€ - 15€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
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 Duisburg central train station
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
26€ - 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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Berlin to Duisburg
Ave. Duration
6h 26m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
27€
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 Duisburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Duisburg central train station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin to Duisburg is 547 km. It takes approximately 4h 45m to drive from Berlin to Duisburg.

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

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Book your Berlin to Duisburg train tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 420+ hotels available in Duisburg. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Berlin and Duisburg. 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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