There are 5 ways to get from Bremen Airport (BRE) to Kiel by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 47m

  1. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf Re70 / ...

7€ - 100€

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Train via Hamburg  •  3h 24m

  1. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Dammtor to Kiel Hbf Re70 / ...

31€ - 101€

Bus via Hamburg  •  4h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Bremen to Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB 075 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB to Kiel 050 / ...

16€ - 31€

Bus  •  5h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Bremen to Kiel 275 / ...

13€ - 16€

Drive  •  2h 7m

  1. Drive from Bremen Airport (BRE) to Kiel 207 km

24€ - 40€

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The cheapest way to get from Bremen Airport (BRE) to Kiel is to bus which costs 13€ - 16€ and takes 5h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Bremen Airport (BRE) to Kiel is to drive which costs 24€ - 40€ and takes 2h 7m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bremen Airport (BRE) to Kiel. However, there are services departing from Bremen Airport and arriving at Kiel Hbf via Bremen Hbf and Hamburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 47m.

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The distance between Bremen Airport (BRE) and Kiel is 167 km. The road distance is 207 km.

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The best way to get from Bremen Airport (BRE) to Kiel without a car is to train which takes 2h 47m and costs 6€ - 100€.

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It takes approximately 2h 47m to get from Bremen Airport (BRE) to Kiel, including transfers.

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Bremen Airport (BRE) to Kiel train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, depart from Bremen Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Bremen Airport (BRE) to Kiel is to train which takes 2h 47m and costs 6€ - 100€. Alternatively, you can bus via Hamburg, which costs 15€ - 35€ and takes 4h 7m.

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Bremen Airport (BRE) to Kiel train services, operated by HVV, arrive at Kiel Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bremen Airport (BRE) to Kiel is 207 km. It takes approximately 2h 7m to drive from Bremen Airport (BRE) to Kiel.

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Map of how to get from Bremen Airport (BRE) to Kiel.
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  • Distance: 166.8 km
  • Duration: 2h 47m

What companies run services between Bremen Airport (BRE), Germany and Kiel, Germany?

You can take a train from Bremen Airport (BRE) to Kiel via Bremen Hauptbahnhof, Bremen Hbf, and Hamburg Hbf in around 2h 47m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bremen Airport (BRE) to Kiel via Bremen Herdentor, Bremen, and Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB in around 4h 7m.

Train operators
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 Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 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 Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Dammtor to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
HVV
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
HVV
Train from Hamburg Dammtor to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
HVV
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 Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 70€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 70€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 25€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Dammtor to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 25€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Czech Railways (ČD)
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Bremen to Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
9€ - 11€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB to Kiel
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bremen to Kiel
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 16€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Bremen to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
Blablabus
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bremen to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
Eurolines FR
EST Gdansk
Email
estgdansk@wp.pl
Website
estgdansk.pl
Bus from Bremen Central Bus Station to Hamburg Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
EST Gdansk

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