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

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Train  •  1h 40m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Magdeburg Hbf Re / ...

23€ - 65€

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Rideshare  •  1h 58m

  1. Take the rideshare from Berlin to Magdeburg 153.3 km

7€ - 11€

3 alternative options

Bus  •  1h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin central bus station to Magdeburg central bus station 1338 / ...

10€ - 12€

Train via S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf  •  2h 26m

  1. Take the train from S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf to Magdeburg, Hauptbahnhof Re1

24€ - 38€

Drive  •  1h 29m

  1. Drive from Berlin Hbf to Magdeburg 153 km

16€ - 24€

Berlin to Magdeburg by trains

The train journey time between Berlin and Magdeburg is around 1h 31m and covers a distance of around 142 km. The fastest train normally takes 1h 31m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, Deutsche Bahn Intercity, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and others, the Berlin to Magdeburg train service departs from Berlin Hbf and arrives in Magdeburg Hbf. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
1h 31m
Fastest train time:
1h 31m
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
45€
Carbon emissions:
7 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:25
Last train departs at:
07:26

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin to Magdeburg train schedules

Berlin → Magdeburg
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Magdeburg is 116 117.

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

The social distance requirement in Magdeburg is 1.5 metres.

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Last updated: 8 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Magdeburg is to rideshare which costs 7€ - 11€ and takes 1h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Magdeburg is to drive which costs 16€ - 24€ and takes 1h 29m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Berlin central bus station station and arriving at Magdeburg central bus station station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Magdeburg Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 40m.

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The distance between Berlin and Magdeburg is 129 km. The road distance is 153 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Magdeburg without a car is to train which takes 1h 40m and costs 23€ - 65€.

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The train from Berlin Hbf to Magdeburg Hbf takes 1h 40m including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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

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The best way to get from Berlin to Magdeburg is to train which takes 1h 40m and costs 23€ - 65€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 10€ - 12€ and takes 1h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Berlin to Magdeburg.
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  • Distance: 128.8 km
  • Duration: 1h 40m

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

Deutsche Bahn Regional operates a train from Berlin Hbf to Magdeburg Hbf hourly. Tickets cost 23€ - 35€ and the journey takes 1h 40m. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Berlin central bus station to Magdeburg central bus station 3 times a day. Tickets cost 10€ - 12€ and the journey takes 1h 45m.

Train operators
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 Magdeburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf to Magdeburg, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Magdeburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Magdeburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Magdeburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
6 times a week
Website
Abellio
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 Magdeburg central bus station
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
10€ - 12€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Berlin to Magdeburg
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin to Magdeburg is 153 km. It takes approximately 1h 29m to drive from Berlin to Magdeburg.

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Book your Berlin to Magdeburg bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 32+ hotels available in Magdeburg. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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

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