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There are 8 ways to get from Berlin to Kerkrade by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 4m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Wuppertal Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Wuppertal Hbf to Herzogenrath, Bf Re 4 / ...

110€ - 152€

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Train #2  •  7h 47m

  1. Take the train from Berlin central station to Aachen central train station Flx30

30€ - 40€

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Train via Düsseldorf  •  6h 53m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Herzogenrath, Bf Re 4 / ...

45€ - 154€

Bus  •  12h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin central bus station to Cologne South 1338 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cologne South to Aachen Hüls N1153

37€ - 45€

Drive  •  5h 42m

  1. Drive from Berlin Hbf to Kerkrade 642.9 km

80€ - 120€

Fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  4h 59m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Dusseldorf (DUS) BER - DUS
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Herzogenrath, Bf

62€ - 232€

Fly to Cologne Bonn, train  •  5h 3m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) BER - CGN
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Aachen Hbf
  3. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Landgraaf

53€ - 373€

Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  6h 23m

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

119€ - 291€

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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
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Kerkrade is 1351.

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

The social distance requirement in Kerkrade is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1351.

Yes, entry into Germany from Netherlands is currently restricted.

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The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Kerkrade is to train which costs 30€ - 40€ and takes 7h 47m.

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The fastest way to get from Berlin to Kerkrade is to fly and train. Taking this option will cost 60€ - 240€ and takes 4h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Berlin station to Kerkrade. However, there are services departing from Berlin central bus station and arriving at Herzogenrath, Pilgramsweg via Cologne South and Aachen, Wilmersdorfer Straße. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 8m.

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The distance between Berlin and Kerkrade is 539 km. The road distance is 642.9 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Kerkrade without a car is to train which takes 6h 4m and costs 110€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 6h 4m to get from Berlin to Kerkrade, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Berlin to Kerkrade is to train which takes 6h 4m and costs 110€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 45€ and takes 12h 8m.

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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 Kerkrade bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Aachen Hüls station.

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Map of how to get from Berlin to Kerkrade.
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  • Distance: 538.7 km
  • Duration: 6h 4m

What companies run services between Berlin, Germany and Kerkrade, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Berlin Hbf to Kerkrade via Wuppertal Hbf, Herzogenrath, Bf, and Herzogenrath, Bahnhof in around 6h 4m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Berlin ZOB to Kerkrade via Cologne South, Aachen Hüls, and Aachen, Wilmersdorfer Straße in around 12h 8m.

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€
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€
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 Wuppertal Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
90€ - 130€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
20€ - 29€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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 Wuppertal Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
90€ - 130€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
95€ - 130€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Wuppertal Hbf to Herzogenrath, Bf
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
22€ - 28€
Website
National Express Rail
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Herzogenrath, Bf
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
17€ - 21€
Website
National Express Rail
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
27€ - 35€
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Berlin central station to Aachen central train station
Ave. Duration
5h 54m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Cologne central station to Aachen central train station
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Website
Flixtrain
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Aachen, Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 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 Koeln Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 17€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Aachen Hbf to Landgraaf
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Train from Aachen Hbf to Landgraaf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
arriva.nl
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 Cologne South
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Cologne South to Aachen Hüls
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
7€ - 9€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin to Kerkrade is 643 km. It takes approximately 5h 42m to drive from Berlin to Kerkrade.

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

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There are 203+ hotels available in Kerkrade. Prices start at 75€ 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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