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There are 9 ways to get from Berlin to Paderborn by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 51m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Bielefeld Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Bielefeld Hbf to Paderborn Kasseler Tor Re

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Rideshare  •  4h 40m

  1. Take the rideshare from Berlin to Paderborn 425.6 km

19€ - 21€

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Train via Hanover  •  4h 13m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Hannover Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Paderborn Hbf 34527 / ...

35€ - 139€

Bus  •  7h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin, Berlin central bus station to Bielefeld N3200

21€ - 26€

Drive  •  3h 51m

  1. Drive from Berlin Hbf to Paderborn 425.5 km

45€ - 70€

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Paderborn  •  8h 47m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Paderborn (PAD) BER - PAD

48€ - 368€

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf, train  •  5h 31m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Dusseldorf (DUS) BER - DUS
  2. Take the train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Paderborn Hbf

93€ - 348€

Fly Berlin Tegel to Paderborn  •  13h 35m

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Paderborn (PAD) TXL - PAD

84€ - 356€

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt, train  •  6h 31m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Frankfurt (FRA) BER - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe
  3. Take the train from Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe to Paderborn Hbf

111€ - 368€

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The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Paderborn is to rideshare which costs 19€ - 21€ and takes 4h 40m.

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The fastest way to get from Berlin to Paderborn is to drive which takes 3h 51m and costs 45€ - 70€.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin to Paderborn. However, there are services departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Paderborn Kasseler Tor via Bielefeld Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 51m.

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The distance between Berlin and Paderborn is 330 km. The road distance is 425.5 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Paderborn without a car is to train which takes 3h 51m and costs .

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It takes approximately 3h 51m to get from Berlin to Paderborn, including transfers.

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Berlin to Paderborn train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Berlin Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Paderborn is to train which takes 3h 51m and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 21€ - 26€ and takes 7h 6m, you could also fly, which costs 45€ - 370€ and takes 8h 47m.

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There is no direct flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Paderborn Airport. The quickest flight takes 7h and has one stopover.

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Berlin to Paderborn train services, operated by NordWestBahn, arrive at Paderborn Kasseler Tor station.

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Map of how to get from Berlin to Paderborn.
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  • Distance: 330.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 51m

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

You can take a train from Berlin Hbf to Paderborn via Bielefeld Hbf in around 3h 51m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Berlin, Berlin central bus station to Bielefeld once daily. Tickets cost 21€ - 26€ and the journey takes 6h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Paderborn via Munich
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 410€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Paderborn via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 430€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Paderborn via Verona, Munich
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
45€ - 320€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Paderborn via Vienna, Munich
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 430€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
110€ - 300€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Paderborn via Munich
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 350€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Paderborn via Helsinki, Munich
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
95€ - 400€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 220€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
60€ - 220€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 240€
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Paderborn via Zurich
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 350€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Paderborn via Helsinki, Zurich
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 410€
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 Bielefeld Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
65€ - 90€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe to Paderborn Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Bielefeld Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
70€ - 110€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Paderborn Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe to Paderborn Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Bielefeld Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
19€ - 24€
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
Flixtrain
NordWestBahn
Phone
01806 / 600161
Email
dialog@nordwestbahn.de
Website
nordwestbahn.de
Train from Bielefeld Hbf to Paderborn Kasseler Tor
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
nordwestbahn.de
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Hannover Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
23h 39m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
90€ - 110€
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hannover Hbf to Paderborn Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 30€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Paderborn Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe to Paderborn Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from D-Flughafen Bf to Paderborn Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
Abellio NRW
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Paderborn Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Abellio NRW
HLB Hessische Landesbahn GmbH
Phone
0800 44 33 700
Website
hlb-online.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
HLB Hessische Landesbahn GmbH
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 Bielefeld
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
21€ - 26€
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Berlin to Paderborn
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
19€ - 21€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin to Paderborn is 425 km. It takes approximately 3h 51m to drive from Berlin to Paderborn.

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Austrian Airlines, Swiss, FlexFlight ApS and two other airlines offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Paderborn Airport.

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There are 72+ hotels available in Paderborn. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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

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