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There are 5 ways to get from Berlin to Köthen by train, bus or car

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Train via Halle(Saale)Hbf  •  2h 28m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Halle(Saale)Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Köthen Ic

$53 - $76

Cheapest option

Train  •  2h 43m

  1. Take the train from S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf to Dessau, Hauptbahnhof Re7

$2 - $45

3 alternative options

Train BVG  •  3h 41m

  1. Take the train from S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf to S Babelsberg S7 / ...
  2. Take the train from Potsdam Babelsberg to Dessau Hauptbahnhof Re7

$4 - $8

Bus  •  3h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin, Berlin central bus station to Köthen 152

$12 - $21

Drive  •  1h 42m

  1. Drive from Berlin to Köthen 96.7 miles

$20 - $30

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The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Köthen is to train which costs 3€ - 7€ and takes 3h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Köthen is to drive which costs 17€ - 26€ and takes 1h 42m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Berlin to Köthen. However, there are services departing from Berlin, S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf/Memhardstr. and arriving at Köthen via S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf and Berlin, Berlin central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 48m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin to Köthen. However, there are services departing from Berlin Hbf (tief) and arriving at Köthen via Halle(Saale)Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 28m.

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The distance between Berlin and Köthen is 131 km. The road distance is 154.7 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Köthen without a car is to train which takes 2h 28m and costs 45€ - 70€.

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It takes approximately 2h 28m to get from Berlin to Köthen, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Berlin to Köthen is to train which takes 2h 28m and costs 45€ - 70€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 10€ - 19€ and takes 3h 48m.

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Map of how to get from Berlin to Köthen.
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  • Distance: 81.6 miles
  • Duration: 2h 28m

What companies run services between Berlin, Germany and Köthen, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany?

You can take a train from Berlin to Köthen via Halle(Saale)Hbf in around 2h 28m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Berlin to Köthen once daily. Tickets cost $7 - $13 and the journey takes 2h.

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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Köthen
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
bahn.de
Train from S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf to Dessau, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
BVG
Website
bvg.de
Train from Berlin Alexanderplatz to Dessau Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
vbb.de
Train from Berlin Alexanderplatz to Potsdam Babelsberg
Ave. Duration
31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
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vbb.de
Train from Potsdam Babelsberg to Dessau Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
vbb.de
S-Bahn Berlin
Website
s-bahn-berlin.de
Train from S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf to S Babelsberg
Ave. Duration
41m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
s-bahn-berlin.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.

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 Köthen
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Berlin to Köthen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Köthen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin to Köthen is 155 km. It takes approximately 1h 42m to drive from Berlin to Köthen.

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