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

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Train via Hamburg  •  3h 6m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Dammtor to Kiel Hbf Re / ...

56€ - 109€

Cheapest option

Train  •  3h 32m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Ostbahnhof to Kiel Hbf Ec

13€ - 20€

5 alternative options

Bus  •  6h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin, Berlin central bus station to Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB 250 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB to Kiel 050 / ...

18€ - 100€

Train via Bad Kleinen  •  6h 12m

  1. Take the train from S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf to Bad Kleinen, Bahnhof Re2
  2. Take the train from Bad Kleinen to Luebeck Hbf Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Luebeck Hbf to Kiel Hbf Rb / ...

65€ - 97€

Rideshare  •  4h 6m

  1. Take the rideshare from Berlin to Kiel 217.4 miles

13€ - 20€

Drive  •  3h 27m

  1. Drive from Berlin to Kiel 221.4 miles

40€ - 60€

Fly  •  6h 13m

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Hamburg (HAM) TXL - HAM

59€ - 271€

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The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Kiel is to rideshare which costs 13€ - 20€ and takes 4h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Kiel is to train via Hamburg which costs 55€ - 110€ and takes 3h 6m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Berlin station to Kiel. However, there are services departing from Berlin, Berlin central bus station and arriving at Kiel via Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 12m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Berlin Ostbahnhof and arriving at Kiel Hbf. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 32m.

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The distance between Berlin and Kiel is 295 km. The road distance is 354.2 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Kiel without a car is to train via Hamburg which takes 3h 6m and costs 55€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 3h 6m to get from Berlin to Kiel, including transfers.

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

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Berlin to Kiel train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Berlin Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Kiel is to train via Hamburg which takes 3h 6m and costs 55€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 17€ - 100€ and takes 6h 12m, you could also fly, which costs 55€ - 280€ and takes 6h 13m.

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Map of how to get from Berlin to Kiel.
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  • Distance: 184.4 miles
  • Duration: 3h 6m

What companies run services between Berlin, Germany and Kiel, Germany?

You can take a train from Berlin to Kiel via Hamburg Dammtor in around 3h 6m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Berlin ZOB to Kiel via Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB in around 6h 12m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
120€ - 500€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 500€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Hamburg via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 1100€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Hamburg via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
120€ - 1100€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 1100€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Hamburg via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 1100€
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Hamburg via Mannheim
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
70€ - 300€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Hamburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 800€
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

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 Dammtor
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Dammtor to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bad Kleinen to Luebeck Hbf
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 25€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Luebeck Hbf to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
20€ - 29€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
9€ - 15€
Website
cd.cz
Train from Berlin Ostbahnhof to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
13€ - 20€
Website
cd.cz
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Hamburg Dammtor to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
HVV
ODEG
Phone
+49 30 514888888
Email
info@odeg.de
Website
odeg.de
Train from S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf to Bad Kleinen, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
28€ - 45€
Website
ODEG
Pr
Website
przewozyregionalne.pl
Train from Bad Kleinen to Luebeck Hbf
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
przewozyregionalne.pl
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, Berlin central bus station to Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 23€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB to Kiel
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€ - 8€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
EST Gdansk
Email
estgdansk@wp.pl
Website
estgdansk.pl
Bus from Berlin Central Bus Station to Hamburg Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
29€ - 45€
Website
EST Gdansk
Comati PSG
Phone
0040 723 450 475
Email
info@comati-psg.ro
Website
comati-psg.ro
Bus from Berlin Central Bus Station to Hamburg Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
80€ - 95€
Website
Comati PSG
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Berlin to Kiel
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 20€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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More Questions & Answers

There is no direct flight from Berlin Tegel Airport to Hamburg Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin to Kiel is 354 km. It takes approximately 3h 27m to drive from Berlin to Kiel.

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FlexFlight ApS, KLM, Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from Berlin Tegel Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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Book your Berlin to Kiel bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 795+ hotels available in Kiel. Prices start at 59€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Berlin and Kiel. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Berlin Tegel Airport is to bus which takes 19m and costs 2€ - 4€.

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