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There are 7 ways to get from Berlin to Jelgava by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt, train  •  6h 42m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Riga (RIX) BER - RIX
  2. Take the train from Rīga pasažieru to Cukurfabrika

$74 - $402

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Bus via Kaliningrad  •  20h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin to Kaliningrad Bus station
  2. Take the bus from Kaliningrad Bus station to Jelgava

$42 - $96

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Fly from Berlin Tegel, train  •  9h 22m

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Riga (RIX) TXL - RIX
  2. Take the train from Rīga pasažieru to Cukurfabrika

$107 - $271

Train to Hamburg, fly, train  •  8h 32m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  2. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Riga (RIX) HAM - RIX
  3. Take the train from Rīga pasažieru to Cukurfabrika

$103 - $326

Train, bus  •  17h 40m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Warszawa Zachodnia Ec
  2. Take the bus from Warsaw to Jelgava, station N1229

$98 - $135

Bus  •  20h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin to Rīga 847406 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Rīgas SAO to Jelgavas AO 7017 / ...

$60 - $92

Drive  •  12h 22m

  1. Drive from Berlin to Jelgava 1056.6 km

$130 - $210

Berlin to Jelgava by buses

The bus journey time between Berlin and Jelgava is around 21h 50m and covers a distance of around 1065 km. The fastest bus normally takes 21h 50m. Services are operated by Kaliningrad Avtovokzal. Typically only one bus runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
21h 50m
Fastest bus time:
21h 50m
Buses per week:
1
Cheapest price:
$42
Carbon emissions:
132 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
18:30
Last bus departs at:
18:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin to Jelgava bus schedules

Bus services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
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This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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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 2 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Jelgava is 113, 8303.

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

The social distance requirement in Jelgava is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 113, 8303.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Jelgava is to bus which costs 45€ - 80€ and takes 20h 56m.

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The fastest way to get from Berlin to Jelgava is to fly and train. Taking this option will cost 60€ - 340€ and takes 6h 42m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Berlin to Jelgava. However, there are services departing from Berlin and arriving at Jelgava via Kaliningrad Bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 20m.

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The distance between Berlin and Jelgava is 806 km. The road distance is 1056.6 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Jelgava without a car is to train and bus which takes 17h 40m and costs 80€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 6h 42m to get from Berlin to Jelgava, including transfers.

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Berlin to Jelgava bus services, operated by Kaliningrad Avtovokzal, depart from Berlin station.

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The quickest flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Riga Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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Berlin to Jelgava bus services, operated by Kaliningrad Avtovokzal, arrive at Jelgava station.

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Jelgava is 1h ahead of Berlin. It is currently 11:21 AM in Berlin and 12:21 PM in Jelgava.

Map of how to get from Berlin to Jelgava.
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  • Distance: 805.6 km
  • Duration: 6h 42m

What companies run services between Berlin, Germany and Jelgava, Latvia?

You can take a bus from Berlin ZOB to Jelgava via Kaliningrad Bus station in around 20h 20m.

Airlines
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Riga
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $380
Flights from Hamburg to Riga
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $280
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Riga
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$19 - $120
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Riga via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $260
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Riga via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $280
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Riga via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Hamburg to Riga via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $280
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 Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $90
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 Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $24
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 Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Warszawa Zachodnia
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $90
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 Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
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 Warsaw to Jelgava, station
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Kaliningrad Avtovokzal
Phone
+7 (4012) 64-36-35
Email
info@avl39.ru
Website
avl39.ru
Bus from Berlin to Kaliningrad Bus station
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$28 - $75
Schedules at
avl39.ru
Bus from Kaliningrad Bus station to Jelgava
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
avl39.ru
1188 Latvia
SIA "Ekspress-Ādaži"
Phone
+371 67294888
Email
info@bbus.lv
Website
bbus.lv
Bus from Rīgas SAO to Jelgavas AO
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
SIA "Ekspress-Ādaži"
Sia "Dobeles Autobusu Parks"
Phone
+371 63 723 444
Email
autobusuparks@dobele.lv
Website
dobelesautobusuparks.lv
Bus from Rīgas SAO to Jelgavas AO
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Sia "Dobeles Autobusu Parks"
IK "Auto un būve"
Phone
+371 67 280 485
Email
info@atd.lv
Website
atd.lv
Bus from Rīgas SAO to Jelgavas AO
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
IK "Auto un būve"
Nordeka
Phone
+371 67464620
Email
nordeka@nordeka.lv
Website
nordeka.lv
Bus from Rīgas SAO to Jelgavas AO
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
Nordeka
AS "Liepājas autobusu parks"
Phone
+371 634 22754
Website
lap.lv
Bus from Rīgas SAO to Jelgavas AO
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
AS "Liepājas autobusu parks"

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin to Jelgava is 1057 km. It takes approximately 12h 22m to drive from Berlin to Jelgava.

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Ryanair, Air Baltic and LOT offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Riga Airport.

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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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