There are 10 ways to get from Kiel to Düsseldorf by train, bus, night train, 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  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf Hkx / ...

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Kiel to Düsseldorf 303.1 miles

$28 - $45

8 alternative options

Train via Duisburg Hauptbahnhof  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Hamburg, Hamburg central station to Duisburg, Duisburg central station Flx20

Bus  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Kiel to Düsseldorf N74 / ...

$30 - $55

Night train  •  4 h 48 min

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

$100 - $150

Drive  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Kiel to Düsseldorf 303.4 miles

$60 - $95

Bus to Hamburg, fly to Dusseldorf  •  3 h 51 min

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

$40 - $129

Bus to Hamburg, fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Kiel to Hamburg, Hamburg Airport
  2. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) HAM - CGN

$72 - $201

Train, train to Westerland, fly to Dusseldorf  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Kiel Hbf to Husum
  2. Take the train from Husum to Westerland(Sylt)
  3. Fly from Westerland (GWT) to Dusseldorf (DUS) GWT - DUS

$126 - $463

Bus to Hamburg, fly to Frankfurt, train  •  5 h 22 min

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

$110 - $329

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

You can take a train from Kiel to Düsseldorf via Hamburg Hbf in around 5 h 29 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Kiel to Düsseldorf 5 times a week. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 8 h 20 min.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Hamburg to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Hamburg to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from Westerland to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Hamburg to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Hamburg to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from Hamburg to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Westerland to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Night train from Kiel Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kiel Hbf to Husum
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Husum to Westerland(Sylt)
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
hvv.de
Train from Husum to Westerland(Sylt)
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
hvv.de
Flixtrain
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg, Hamburg central station to Duisburg, Duisburg central station
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Kiel to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Kiel to Hamburg, Hamburg Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Kiel to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Kiel and Düsseldorf is 412 km. The road distance is 485 km.

The cheapest way to get from Kiel to Düsseldorf is to rideshare which costs 24€ - 40€ and takes 5 h 7 min.

The quickest way to get from Kiel to Düsseldorf is to bus and fly which takes 3 h 51 min and costs 30€ - 110€.

Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Kiel Hbf and arriving at Düsseldorf Hbf. The journey takes approximately 4 h 48 min.

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

It takes approximately 5 h 29 min to get from Kiel to Düsseldorf, including transfers.