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There are 9 ways to get from Bonn to Checkpoint Charlie by train, bus, night train, rideshare, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train

  1. Take the train from Bonn Hbf to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof

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Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Bonn to Berlin

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Train via Hagen

  1. Take the train from Bonn Hbf to Hagen Hbf
  2. Take the train from Hagen Hbf to Berlin Hbf

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Bonn UN Campus to Berlin Südkreuz train station

Night train

  1. Take the night train from Bonn Hbf to S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf

Drive

  1. Drive from Bonn to Checkpoint Charlie

Fly from Cologne Bonn

  1. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER)

Train to Dusseldorf, fly

  1. Take the train from Bonn Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER)

Train to Frankfurt, fly

  1. Take the train from Siegburg/Bonn to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER)

Bonn to Checkpoint Charlie by train, bus and walk

The journey time between Bonn and Checkpoint Charlie is around 5h 32m and covers a distance of around 584 km. This includes an average layover time of around 8 min. The fastest journey normally takes 5h 4m. Operated by DB Fernverkehr AG, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Intercity and others, the Bonn to Checkpoint Charlie service departs from Bonn Hbf and arrives in Checkpoint Charlie. Typically 44 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
5h 24m
Layover time:
8 min
Total time:
5h 32m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
5h 4m
Journey distance:
584 km
Services per week:
44
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
31 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:23
Last service departs at:
22:36

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bonn to Checkpoint Charlie train, bus and walk schedules

Bonn → Checkpoint Charlie
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Checkpoint Charlie is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Checkpoint Charlie is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Checkpoint Charlie 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: 15 Sep 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Bonn to Checkpoint Charlie is to rideshare which costs €23 - €40 and takes 6h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Bonn to Checkpoint Charlie is to fly which costs €35 - €180 and takes 3h 27m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bonn to Checkpoint Charlie. However, there are services departing from Bonn Hbf and arriving at S+U Potsdamer Platz Bhf via Hagen Hbf and S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 33m.

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It is 477 km from Bonn to Checkpoint Charlie. It is approximately 598 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Bonn to Checkpoint Charlie without a car is to train which takes 5h 16m and costs €100 - €140.

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It takes approximately 5h 16m to get from Bonn to Checkpoint Charlie, including transfers.

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Bonn to Checkpoint Charlie train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Bonn Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Bonn to Checkpoint Charlie is to train which takes 5h 16m and costs €100 - €140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €45 and takes 10h 41m, you could also fly, which costs €35 - €180 and takes 3h 27m.

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The quickest flight from Cologne Bonn Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Bonn to Checkpoint Charlie train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Berlin Hbf station.

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  • Distance: 477 km
  • Duration: 5h 16m

What companies run services between Bonn, Germany and Checkpoint Charlie, Germany?

DB Fernverkehr AG operates a train from Bonn Hbf to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof every 4 hours, and the journey takes 4h 50m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Bonn UN Campus to Berlin Südkreuz train station 4 times a day. Tickets cost €30 - €40 and the journey takes 10h 20m. FlixBus-de also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €320
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €360
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €430
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €460
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €460
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €370
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €370
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €310
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
€50 - €250
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€120 - €380
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €310
Train operators
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from Bonn Hbf to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Bonn Hbf to Hagen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Hagen Hauptbahnhof to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Night train from Bonn Hbf to S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf
Ave. Duration
6h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Bonn Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Siegburg Bf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.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 Bonn Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€100 - €140
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bonn Hbf to Hagen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€25 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hagen Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€80 - €120
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bonn Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€21 - €29
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Siegburg/Bonn to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €45
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 Bonn Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 1m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€100 - €140
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bonn Hbf to Hagen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hagen Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bonn Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Bonn Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
National Express Rail
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Bonn Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€25 - €45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Bonn Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Bonn Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€20 - €28
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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 Bonn Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€12 - €17
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bonn Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Süwex
Website
delfi.de
Train from Bonn Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
delfi.de
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from Bonn Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
delfi.de
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Siegburg/Bonn to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€16 - €40
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€16 - €23
1st Class
€27 - €40
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 Bonn UN Campus to Berlin Südkreuz train station
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Bonn Gronau Un Campus Bf to S Südkreuz Bhf
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com
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 Bonn to Berlin
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€23 - €40
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Bonn to Checkpoint Charlie is 598 km. It takes approximately 5h 15m to drive from Bonn to Checkpoint Charlie.

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Lufthansa and Eurowings offer flights from Cologne Bonn Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport.

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There are 762+ hotels available in Checkpoint Charlie. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Bonn and Checkpoint Charlie. 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 Bonn to Cologne Bonn Airport is to bus which takes 27 min and costs .

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