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Train, bus  •  10h 46m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Gdansk Glowny Ec
  2. Take the bus from Gdańsk Główny to Kaliningrad Bus station

RUB 5313 - RUB 7253

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Bus  •  11h

  1. Take the bus from Berlin to Kaliningrad Bus station

RUB 2000 - RUB 5500

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Bus via Gdańsk  •  14h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin central bus station to Gdańsk, Dworzec Autobusowy 1385
  2. Take the bus from Gdańsk Główny to Kaliningrad Bus station

RUB 4319 - RUB 5885

Drive  •  7h 37m

  1. Drive from Berlin to Kaliningrad 717.8 km

RUB 6500 - RUB 10000

Fly  •  7h 38m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Kaliningrad (KGD) BER - KGD

RUB 11326 - RUB 23741

Berlin to Kaliningrad by train and bus

The journey time between Berlin and Kaliningrad is around 11h 28m and covers a distance of around 735 km. The fastest journey normally takes 11h 28m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity and Kaliningrad Avtovokzal, the Berlin to Kaliningrad service departs from Berlin Hbf and arrives in Kaliningrad Bus station. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
11h 28m
Fastest journey time:
11h 28m
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
RUB 5313
Carbon emissions:
50 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
12:37
Last service departs at:
12:37

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin to Kaliningrad train and bus schedules

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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

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Kaliningrad is 8-800-2000-112.

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

The social distance requirement in Kaliningrad is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 8-800-2000-112.

Yes, entry into Germany from Russia is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 21 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Kaliningrad is to bus via Gdańsk which costs €45 - €70 and takes 14h 30m.

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The fastest way to get from Berlin to Kaliningrad is to drive which takes 7h 37m and costs €75 - €120.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Berlin and arriving at Kaliningrad Bus station station. Services depart once a week, and operate Monday. The journey takes approximately 11h.

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The distance between Berlin and Kaliningrad is 527 km. The road distance is 717.8 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Kaliningrad without a car is to train and bus which takes 10h 46m and costs €55 - €85.

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It takes approximately 10h 46m to get from Berlin to Kaliningrad, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Berlin to Kaliningrad is to bus which takes 11h and costs €23 - €65. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs €120 - €270 and takes 7h 38m.

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There is no direct flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Kaliningrad Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 15m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Berlin to Kaliningrad.
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  • Distance: 527.1 km
  • Duration: 10h 46m

What companies run services between Berlin, Germany and Kaliningrad, Russia?

Kaliningrad Avtovokzal operates a bus from Berlin to Kaliningrad Bus station once a week. Tickets cost RUB 2000 - RUB 5500 and the journey takes 11h. Alternatively, Belavia Belarusian Airlines, LOT and two other airlines fly from Berlin to Kaliningrad 3 times a day.

Airlines
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Kaliningrad via Pulkovo
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
RUB 16000 - RUB 48000
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Kaliningrad via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RUB 16000 - RUB 48000
Belavia Belarusian Airlines
Website
belavia.by
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Kaliningrad via Minsk
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RUB 15000 - RUB 26000
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Kaliningrad via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
RUB 5500 - RUB 22000
S7 Airlines
Website
s7.ru
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Kaliningrad via Moscow Domodedovo
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 9500 - RUB 26000
Train operators
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 Gdansk Glowny
Ave. Duration
6h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RUB 4700 - RUB 6500
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
Kaliningrad Avtovokzal
Phone
+7 (4012) 64-36-35
Email
info@avl39.ru
Website
avl39.ru
Bus from Gdańsk Główny to Kaliningrad Bus station
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RUB 600 - RUB 850
Schedules at
avl39.ru
Bus from Berlin to Kaliningrad Bus station
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
RUB 2000 - RUB 5500
Schedules at
avl39.ru
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 Gdańsk, Dworzec Autobusowy
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
RUB 2600 - RUB 3200
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Berlin ZOB to Gdansk
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
RUB 3700 - RUB 5500
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin to Kaliningrad is 718 km. It takes approximately 7h 37m to drive from Berlin to Kaliningrad.

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Belavia Belarusian Airlines, LOT, S7 Airlines and Aeroflot Russian Airlines offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Kaliningrad Airport.

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There are 45+ hotels available in Kaliningrad. Prices start at RUB 7500 per night.

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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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