There are 7 ways to get from Düsseldorf to Berlin by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 14m

  1. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Berlin Hbf Ice / ...

27€ - 130€

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Rideshare  •  6h 1m

  1. Take the rideshare from Düsseldorf to Berlin 558.4 km

19€ - 35€

5 alternative options

Bus  •  8h 15m

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

28€ - 70€

Drive  •  5h 13m

  1. Drive from Düsseldorf to Berlin Hbf 555.8 km

65€ - 100€

Fly from Dusseldorf  •  2h 47m

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) DUS - TXL

34€ - 212€

Train to Cologne Bonn, fly  •  3h 15m

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf to Cologne, Cologne central station
  2. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) CGN - TXL

38€ - 187€

Train to Frankfurt, fly  •  3h 58m

  1. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) FRA - TXL

68€ - 209€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Düsseldorf to Berlin is to rideshare which costs 19€ - 35€ and takes 6h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Düsseldorf to Berlin is to fly which costs 30€ - 220€ and takes 2h 47m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Düsseldorf and arriving at Berlin, Berlin central bus station station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Duesseldorf Hbf and arriving at Berlin Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 14m.

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The distance between Düsseldorf and Berlin is 478 km. The road distance is 555.8 km.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Berlin without a car is to train which takes 4h 14m and costs 27€ - 130€.

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The train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Berlin Hbf takes 4h 14m including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Berlin is to train which takes 4h 14m and costs 27€ - 130€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 28€ - 70€ and takes 8h 15m, you could also fly, which costs 30€ - 220€ and takes 2h 47m.

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Map of how to get from Düsseldorf to Berlin.
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  • Distance: 477.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 14m

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

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Berlin Hbf hourly. Tickets cost 90€ - 130€ and the journey takes 4h 14m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Düsseldorf to Berlin, Berlin central bus station 3 times a day. Tickets cost 29€ - 40€ and the journey takes 8h 15m. Eurolines DE also services this route 5 times a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 180€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Tegel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 650€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 650€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 410€
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 220€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 180€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 240€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 130€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 160€
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 160€
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 Duesseldorf Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
90€ - 130€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
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 Duesseldorf Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 29m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
95€ - 130€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station to Berlin, Berlin central station
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
27€ - 35€
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Düsseldorf to Cologne, Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
5€ - 7€
Website
Flixtrain
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 Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
21€ - 50€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
21€ - 29€
1st Class
35€ - 50€
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 Düsseldorf to Berlin, Berlin central bus station
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
29€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
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 Düsseldorf to Berlin
Ave. Duration
6h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 35€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Dusseldorf Airport to Berlin Tegel Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Düsseldorf to Berlin is 556 km. It takes approximately 5h 13m to drive from Düsseldorf to Berlin.

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easyJet, Lufthansa and Eurowings offer flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Berlin Tegel Airport.

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Book your Düsseldorf to Berlin train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Düsseldorf to Berlin bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 1755+ hotels available in Berlin. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Düsseldorf and Berlin. 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 Düsseldorf to Dusseldorf Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs 2€ - 60€.

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