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

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Train  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Kiel Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief) Ec / ...

$75 - $120

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Rideshare  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Kiel to Berlin 217 miles

$14 - $28

5 alternative options

Train via Berlin, Memhardstr.  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Kiel Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief) Ice / ...

$81 - $116

Train via Hamburg Dammtor  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor Re70
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Dammtor to Berlin Hbf (tief) Ice / ...

$64 - $95

Train via Ludwigslust  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Kiel Hbf to Ludwigslust Ec
  2. Take the train from Ludwigslust, Bahnhof to S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf Re2

$72 - $108

Bus  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Kiel to Berlin, Berlin TXL, E N50

$25 - $40

Drive  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Kiel to Berlin 221.1 miles

$45 - $70

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Kiel to Berlin. However, there are services departing from Kiel and arriving at Berlin, S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf/Memhardstr. via Berlin, Flughafen Tegel. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Kiel Hbf and arriving at Berlin Hbf (tief). Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 13 min.

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The distance between Kiel and Berlin is 295 km. The road distance is 353.8 km.

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The best way to get from Kiel to Berlin without a car is to train which takes 3 h 13 min and costs .

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The train from Kiel Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief) takes 3 h 13 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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

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Kiel to Berlin train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Kiel Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Kiel to Berlin is to train which takes 3 h 13 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 35 min.

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Kiel to Berlin bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Berlin, Berlin TXL, E station.

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Kiel to Berlin train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Berlin Hbf (tief) station.

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Map of how to get from Kiel to Berlin.
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  • Distance: 184.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 13 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Kiel to Berlin 3 times a day. Tickets cost $75 - $120 and the journey takes 3 h 13 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Kiel to Berlin twice daily. Tickets cost $21 - $40 and the journey takes 4 h 55 min.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Kiel Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Dammtor to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kiel Hbf to Ludwigslust
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
hvv.de
ODEG
Website
odeg.de
Train from Ludwigslust, Bahnhof to S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
odeg.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Kiel to Berlin, Berlin TXL, E
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Kiel to Berlin
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $28
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Kiel to Berlin is 354 km. It takes approximately 3 h 27 min to drive from Kiel to Berlin.

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