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There are 4 ways to get from Berlin to Ilmenau by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3h 31m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Erfurt Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Ilmenau Stb 46 / ...

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Bus  •  5h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin, Berlin central bus station to Ilmenau 215

$23 - $38

2 alternative options

Train via Magdeburg Hbf  •  6h 45m

  1. Take the train from S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf to Magdeburg, Hauptbahnhof Re1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Magdeburg Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
  3. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Ilmenau

Drive  •  3h 7m

  1. Drive from Berlin to Ilmenau 209.4 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Ilmenau is to bus which costs 19€ - 35€ and takes 5h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Ilmenau is to drive which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 3h 7m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Berlin to Ilmenau. However, there are services departing from Berlin, S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf/Memhardstr. and arriving at Ilmenau via S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf and Berlin, Berlin central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 33m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin to Ilmenau. However, there are services departing from Berlin Hbf (tief) and arriving at Ilmenau via Erfurt Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 31m.

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The distance between Berlin and Ilmenau is 267 km. The road distance is 335 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Ilmenau without a car is to train which takes 3h 31m and costs .

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It takes approximately 3h 31m to get from Berlin to Ilmenau, including transfers.

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

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Berlin to Ilmenau train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Berlin Hbf (tief) station.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Ilmenau is to train which takes 3h 31m and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 19€ - 35€ and takes 5h 33m.

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Map of how to get from Berlin to Ilmenau.
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  • Distance: 167.1 miles
  • Duration: 3h 31m

What companies run services between Berlin, Germany and Ilmenau, Thuringia, Germany?

You can take a train from Berlin to Ilmenau via Erfurt Hbf in around 3h 31m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Berlin to Ilmenau 4 times a week. Tickets cost $18 - $30 and the journey takes 3h 45m.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

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Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Train from S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf to Magdeburg, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Süd Thüringen Bahn
Phone
+49 (0)3693 5086 0
Email
info@sued-thueringen-bahn.de
Website
sued-thueringen-bahn.de
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Ilmenau
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
sued-thueringen-bahn.de
Abellio Rail Mitteldeutschland GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Berlin Alexanderplatz to Magdeburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
abellio.de
Train from Magdeburg Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
abellio.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin, Berlin central bus station to Ilmenau
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Berlin to Ilmenau train services, operated by Süd Thüringen Bahn, arrive at Ilmenau station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin to Ilmenau is 335 km. It takes approximately 3h 7m to drive from Berlin to Ilmenau.

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