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Train  •  2h 55m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Leipzig Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf 37505 / ...

€25 - €89

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Bus  •  4h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin central bus station to Zwickau central train station 039

€16 - €21

2 alternative options

Train via Elsterwerda  •  5h 13m

  1. Take the train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Elsterwerda, Bahnhof Re5
  2. Take the train from Elsterwerda to Chemnitz Hbf Re
  3. Take the train from Chemnitz Hbf to Zwickau-Poelbitz Re

Drive  •  2h 40m

  1. Drive from Berlin Hbf to Zwickau 273.2 km

€29 - €45

Berlin to Zwickau by train

The train journey time between Berlin and Zwickau is around 3h 33m and covers a distance of around 253 km. The fastest train normally takes 2h 57m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Intercity, Flixtrain and others, the Berlin to Zwickau train service departs from Berlin Hbf and arrives in Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf. Typically 79 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
3h 33m
Fastest train time:
2h 57m
Trains per week:
79
Cheapest price:
€25
Carbon emissions:
13 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:27
Last train departs at:
22:29

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin to Zwickau train schedules

Trains departing Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Berlin → Zwickau
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If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 116 117

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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
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Zwickau is 116 117.

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

The social distance requirement in Zwickau is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

Last updated: 19 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Zwickau is to bus which costs €16 - €21 and takes 4h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Zwickau is to drive which costs €29 - €45 and takes 2h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Berlin central bus station station and arriving at Zwickau central train station station. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 4h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin to Zwickau. However, there are services departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf via Leipzig Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 55m.

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The distance between Berlin and Zwickau is 210 km. The road distance is 273.2 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Zwickau without a car is to train which takes 2h 55m and costs €24 - €90.

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It takes approximately 2h 55m to get from Berlin to Zwickau, including transfers.

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

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Berlin to Zwickau 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 Zwickau is to train which takes 2h 55m and costs €24 - €90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €16 - €21 and takes 4h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Berlin to Zwickau.
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  • Distance: 209.7 km
  • Duration: 2h 55m

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

You can take a train from Berlin Hbf to Zwickau via Leipzig Hbf in around 2h 55m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Berlin central bus station to Zwickau central train station 5 times a week. Tickets cost €16 - €21 and the journey takes 4h 20m.

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 Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €50
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 Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Flixtrain
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 Leipzig Hbf to Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Elsterwerda, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€21 - €30
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Elsterwerda to Chemnitz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
Transdev
Train from Chemnitz Hbf to Zwickau-Poelbitz
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
Meridian, BOB & BRB
Phone
+49 8024 997171
Email
kontakt@bayerischeoberlandbahn.de
Website
brb.de
Train from Elsterwerda, Bahnhof to Chemnitz, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
Meridian, BOB & BRB
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 Zwickau central train station
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€16 - €21
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Berlin to Zwickau train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, arrive at Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin to Zwickau is 273 km. It takes approximately 2h 40m to drive from Berlin to Zwickau.

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