There are 5 ways to get from Kiel to Bremen by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Kiel Hbf to Bremen Hbf Ic

$45 - $70

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Kiel to Bremen 129.4 miles

$11 - $19

3 alternative options

Train via Hamburg Hbf  •  2 h 26 min

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

$26 - $81

Bus  •  3 h 50 min

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

$12 - $21

Drive  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Kiel to Bremen 129.4 miles

$27 - $40

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kiel to Bremen is to rideshare which costs 10€ - 16€ and takes 2 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kiel to Bremen is to train which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 2 h 4 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kiel and arriving at Bremen. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Kiel Hbf and arriving at Bremen Hbf. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 2 h 4 min.

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The distance between Kiel and Bremen is 164 km. The road distance is 207 km.

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The best way to get from Kiel to Bremen without a car is to train which takes 2 h 4 min and costs 40€ - 60€.

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The train from Kiel Hbf to Bremen Hbf takes 2 h 4 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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

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The best way to get from Kiel to Bremen is to train which takes 2 h 4 min and costs 40€ - 60€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 10€ - 18€ and takes 3 h 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Kiel to Bremen.
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  • Distance: 102.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 4 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Kiel to Bremen once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $70 and the journey takes 2 h 4 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Kiel to Bremen every 3 hours. Tickets cost $12 - $21 and the journey takes 3 h 50 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 Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$22 - $28
Standard
$22 - $40
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
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
hvv.de
Second Class
$22 - $28
Standard
$22 - $40
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 Bremen
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $21
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Kiel to Bremen
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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