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There are 6 ways to get from Germany to Kiel by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf

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Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Berlin to Kiel

4 alternative options

Train via Bad Kleinen

  1. Take the train from S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf to Bad Kleinen Bhf
  2. Take the train from Bad Kleinen Bhf to Lübeck Hbf
  3. Take the train from Luebeck Hbf to Kiel Hbf

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] to Kiel Interims-ZOB

Train via Bad Kleinen #2

  1. Take the train from Berlin Zoologischer Garten to Bad Kleinen
  2. Take the train from Bad Kleinen Bhf to Lübeck Hbf
  3. Take the train from Luebeck Hbf to Kiel Hbf

Drive

  1. Drive from Berlin to Kiel

Germany to Kiel by train

256 Weekly Trains
3h 36m Average Duration
€21 Cheapest Price
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Germany → Kiel
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The social distance requirement in Kiel is 1.5 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Germany to Kiel is to rideshare which costs €13 - €19 and takes 4h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Germany to Kiel is to drive which costs €50 - €80 and takes 3h 27m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Germany to Kiel. However, there are services departing from Memhardstr. and arriving at Kiel Interims-ZOB via S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf and Berlin ZOB [Fernbus]. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Germany to Kiel. However, there are services departing from S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf and arriving at Kiel Hbf via Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Hamburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 36m.

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The distance between Germany and Kiel is 361 km. The road distance is 349.2 km.

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The best way to get from Germany to Kiel without a car is to train which takes 3h 36m and costs €20 - €90.

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It takes approximately 3h 36m to get from Germany to Kiel, including transfers.

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Germany to Kiel bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] station.

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Germany to Kiel train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Berlin Hauptbahnhof station.

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The best way to get from Germany to Kiel is to train which takes 3h 36m and costs €20 - €90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €23 - €30 and takes 6h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Germany to Kiel.
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  • Distance: 360.6 km
  • Duration: 3h 36m

What companies run services between Germany and Kiel, Germany?

You can take a train from Berlin to Kiel via Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Hamburg Hbf in around 3h 36m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] to Kiel Interims-ZOB every 4 hours. Tickets cost €19 - €24 and the journey takes 5h.

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 Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €24
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
€14 - €18
Business
€19 - €24
1st Class
€20 - €24
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€5 - €10
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
€5 - €7
Business
€7 - €10
1st Class
€7 - €10
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Berlin central station to Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€15 - €20
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 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€17 - €25
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Bad Kleinen Bhf to Lübeck Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
ODEG
Phone
+49 30 514888888
Email
info@odeg.de
Website
odeg.de
Train from S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf to Bad Kleinen Bhf
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€28 - €45
Website
ODEG
Train from Berlin Zoologischer Garten to Bad Kleinen
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €45
Website
ODEG
Polregio
Phone
(+48) 22 439 6052
Email
info@p-r.com.pl
Website
polregio.pl
Train from Bad Kleinen to Luebeck Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€2 - €3
Website
Polregio
Erixx
Phone
05191/ 96944-250
Website
erixx.de
Train from Luebeck Hbf to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
Erixx
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] to Kiel Interims-ZOB
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€19 - €24
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
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Phone
+3 318 576 2228
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Berlin to Kiel
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Germany to Kiel bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Kiel Interims-ZOB station.

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Germany to Kiel train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, arrive at Kiel Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Germany to Kiel is 349 km. It takes approximately 3h 27m to drive from Germany to Kiel.

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

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