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There are 10 ways to get from Kiel to Düsseldorf by car, train, bus, night train, rideshare, shuttle 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.

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Drive, train  •  5h 10m

  1. Drive from Kiel to Hamburg-Altona
  2. Take the train from Hamburg-Altona to Düsseldorf Hbf Ic / ...

$38 - $138

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  5h 7m

  1. Take the rideshare from Kiel to Düsseldorf 303.1 miles

$27 - $45

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Train Deutsche Bahn  •  5h 47m

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

$29 - $125

Train Flixtrain  •  6h 13m

  1. Take the train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Hamburg, Hamburg central station to Gelsenkirchen, Gelsenkirchen central station
  3. Take the train from Gelsenkirchen Hauptbahnhof to Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof Re3 / ...

$28 - $57

Bus  •  8h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Kiel to Düsseldorf N74

$30 - $50

Night train  •  4h 48m

  1. Take the night train from Kiel Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf Ic

$100 - $150

Drive  •  4h 34m

  1. Drive from Kiel to Düsseldorf 303.4 miles

$60 - $95

Shuttle, fly to Dusseldorf  •  3h 56m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Kiel to Hamburg Airport
  2. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Dusseldorf (DUS) HAM - DUS

$38 - $121

Shuttle, fly to Cologne Bonn, train  •  5h 5m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Kiel to Hamburg Airport
  2. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) HAM - CGN
  3. Take the train from Köln, Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Bf to Düsseldorf Hbf

$62 - $163

Shuttle, fly to Frankfurt, train  •  5h 25m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Kiel to Hamburg Airport
  2. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Frankfurt (FRA) HAM - FRA
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Düsseldorf Hbf

$108 - $319

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kiel to Düsseldorf is to rideshare which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 5h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Kiel to Düsseldorf is to shuttle and fly which costs 30€ - 110€ and takes 3h 56m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kiel and arriving at Düsseldorf. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 8h 20m.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Kiel Hbf and arriving at Düsseldorf Hbf. This train operates every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 48m.

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The distance between Kiel and Düsseldorf is 412 km. The road distance is 485.4 km.

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The best way to get from Kiel to Düsseldorf without a car is to train which takes 5h 47m and costs 25€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 5h 10m to get from Kiel to Düsseldorf, including transfers.

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

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Kiel to Düsseldorf train services, operated by HVV, depart from Kiel Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Kiel to Düsseldorf is to train which takes 5h 47m and costs 25€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 26€ - 45€ and takes 8h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Kiel to Düsseldorf.
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  • Distance: 257.5 miles
  • Duration: 5h 10m

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

You can take a train from Kiel to Düsseldorf via Hamburg Hbf in around 5h 47m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Kiel to Düsseldorf 5 times a week. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 8h 20m.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Hamburg to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Hamburg to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Hamburg to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Hamburg to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $360
Flights from Hamburg to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Hamburg to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
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 Hamburg-Altona to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Gelsenkirchen Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
31m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
bahn.de
Night train from Kiel Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln/Bonn Flughafen to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Hamburg, Hamburg-Altona station to Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Train from Hamburg, Hamburg central station to Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $30
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Train from Hamburg, Hamburg central station to Gelsenkirchen, Gelsenkirchen central station
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Train from Gelsenkirchen, Gelsenkirchen central station to Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station
Ave. Duration
41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
hvv.de
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Gelsenkirchen Hauptbahnhof to Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
eurobahn.de
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln, Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Bf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
bahn.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 Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autokraft DB
Phone
0431/38671024
Website
bahn.de
Shuttle from Kiel to Hamburg Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
bahn.de
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 Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Hamburg Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Kiel to Düsseldorf is 485 km. It takes approximately 4h 34m to drive from Kiel to Düsseldorf.

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Lufthansa and Eurowings offer flights from Hamburg Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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Book your Kiel to Düsseldorf bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 1097+ hotels available in Düsseldorf. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Kiel and Düsseldorf. 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 Kiel to Hamburg Airport is to shuttle which takes 1h 30m and costs .

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