There are 6 ways to get from Kiel to Berlin by train, bus, 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  3h 13m

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

35€ - 100€

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  4h 7m

  1. Take the rideshare from Kiel to Berlin 347.6 km

12€ - 24€

4 alternative options

Train via Hamburg  •  3h 36m

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

34€ - 125€

Bus  •  5h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Kiel to Berlin, Berlin central bus station 050

19€ - 24€

Drive  •  3h 24m

  1. Drive from Kiel to Berlin Hbf 346.9 km

40€ - 60€

Train, fly  •  5h 53m

  1. Take the train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  2. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) HAM - TXL

84€ - 345€

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Germany

There is widespread community transmission globally.
Some travel restrictions are being lifted in Germany. For the latest travel status, please check the official page for Germany.

For travel planning advice, please refer to our Rome2rio Coronavirus information page .
For the latest travel status, we recommend checking the official page for Germany.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

Some international borders began to reopen in Germany from 5/15/2020.

Source Type: Government | Last updated: 5/14/2020

There are currently lockdown measures within Germany to control the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Domestic travel within Germany may be affected.

Source Type: Government | Last updated: 4/18/2020

Lockdown measures are currently in place for Germany. Leaving Germany may be in violation of local restrictions.

Source Type: Government | Last updated: 4/18/2020

Data sourced from: CDC, ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kiel to Berlin is to rideshare which costs 12€ - 24€ and takes 4h 7m.

More details

The quickest way to get from Kiel to Berlin is to train which costs 35€ - 100€ and takes 3h 13m.

More details

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kiel and arriving at Berlin, Berlin central bus station station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 25m.

More details

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Kiel Hbf and arriving at Berlin Hbf. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 13m.

More details

The distance between Kiel and Berlin is 295 km. The road distance is 346.9 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Kiel to Berlin without a car is to train which takes 3h 13m and costs 35€ - 100€.

More details

The train from Kiel Hbf to Berlin Hbf takes 3h 13m including transfers and departs twice daily.

More details

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

More details

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

More details

The best way to get from Kiel to Berlin is to train which takes 3h 13m and costs 35€ - 100€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 19€ - 24€ and takes 5h 25m.

Mode details

Map of how to get from Kiel to Berlin.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 295 km
  • Duration: 3h 13m

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

Deutsche Bahn Eurocity operates a train from Kiel Hbf to Berlin Hbf 3 times a day. Tickets cost 35€ - 55€ and the journey takes 3h 13m. Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express also services this route once daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Kiel to Berlin, Berlin central bus station every 4 hours. Tickets cost 19€ - 24€ and the journey takes 5h 25m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 600€
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Tegel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 600€
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Tegel via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 310€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Tegel via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 310€
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Tegel via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 310€
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Tegel via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
80€ - 310€
MHS Aviation GmbH
Website
mhs-aviation.de
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Tegel via Mannheim
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
300€ - 800€
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Tegel via Mannheim
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Friday
Estimated price
160€ - 200€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Tegel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Train operators
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 Kiel Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Dammtor to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
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 Kiel Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
70€ - 100€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Dammtor to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
HVV
Train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
HVV
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 Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
16€ - 24€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
16€ - 24€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Hamburg Dammtor to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
65€ - 90€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Kiel to Berlin, Berlin central bus station
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 24€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Kiel to Berlin
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 24€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

Want to know more about travelling around Germany

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

There is no direct flight from Hamburg Airport to Berlin Tegel Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 50m and has one stopover.

Search flights

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

More details

Kiel to Berlin train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, arrive at Berlin Hbf station.

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Kiel to Berlin is 347 km. It takes approximately 3h 24m to drive from Kiel to Berlin.

Get driving directions

MHS Aviation GmbH, FlexFlight ApS, KLM and two other airlines offer flights from Hamburg Airport to Berlin Tegel Airport.

Search flights

Book your Kiel to Berlin train tickets online with Omio.

Search and book

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

Search and book

There are 1263+ hotels available in Berlin. Prices start at 87€ per night.

More details

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

Read Rome2rio's guide to Blablacar