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

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Train ODEG  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf to Cottbus, Hauptbahnhof Re2
  2. Take the train from Cottbus, Hauptbahnhof to Görlitz, Bahnhof Oe65

$30 - $47

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Rideshare  •  3 h 7 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Berlin to Görlitz 135.5 miles

$11 - $17

3 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Berlin, Berlin Alexanderplatz to Dresden, Dresden central station 270 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dresden, Dresden central station to Görlitz 121

$17 - $30

Train Deutsche Bahn  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Berlin Ostkreuz to Zary Ire
  2. Take the train from Zary to Zgorzelec Miasto R

$36 - $61

Drive  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Berlin to Zgorzelec 136.3 miles

$28 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Zgorzelec is to rideshare which costs 10€ - 15€ and takes 3 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Zgorzelec is to drive which costs 24€ - 35€ and takes 2 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin to Zgorzelec. However, there are services departing from S Hackescher Markt and arriving at Zgorzelec Miasto via Berlin Ostkreuz and Zary. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 37 min.

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The distance between Berlin and Zgorzelec is 188 km. The road distance is 218.1 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Zgorzelec without a car is to train which takes 3 h 15 min and costs 25€ - 40€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 15 min to get from Berlin to Zgorzelec, including transfers.

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Berlin to Zgorzelec train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Berlin Ostkreuz station.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Zgorzelec is to train which takes 3 h 15 min and costs 25€ - 40€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 14€ - 26€ and takes 5 h 34 min.

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Berlin to Zgorzelec train services, operated by Polish Railways (PKP), arrive at Zgorzelec Miasto station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin to Zgorzelec is 218 km. It takes approximately 2 h 39 min to drive from Berlin to Zgorzelec.

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  • Distance: 117.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 15 min

What companies run services between Berlin, Germany and Zgorzelec, Dolnośląskie, Poland?

You can take a train from Berlin to Zgorzelec via Cottbus, Hauptbahnhof, Görlitz, Bahnhof, and Görlitz Bahnhof in around 3 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Berlin to Zgorzelec via Dresden, Dresden central station, Görlitz, and Görlitz Bahnhof in around 5 h 34 min.

Train operators
ODEG
Website
odeg.de
Train from S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf to Cottbus, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Website
odeg.de
Train from Cottbus, Hauptbahnhof to Görlitz, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $21
Website
odeg.de
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Ostkreuz to Zary
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Polish Railways (PKP)

The rail network in Poland is conveniently organised, with many connections between cities, making it an effective method of travelling around the country. Tickets for regional and express trains are affordable, with children, students, pensioners, people with disability, and large families being entitled to discounts. Polish Railways offer a pre-booking service for travellers living outside of Poland - tickets and reservations can be booked in advance for trips inside Poland (up to 30 days in advance for domestic trains), and to/from other countries in the region (up to 60 days in advance).

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Zary to Zgorzelec Miasto
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$5 - $8
1st Class
$7 - $11
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin, Berlin Alexanderplatz to Dresden, Dresden central station
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Dresden, Dresden central station to Görlitz
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Berlin to Görlitz
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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