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

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Train  •  5 h 50 min

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

$89 - $171

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Rideshare  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Kiel to Düsseldorf 303.1 miles

$27 - $45

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Bus  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Kiel to Düsseldorf N74

$30 - $55

Train, bus  •  9 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hamburg to Bielefeld
  3. Take the train from Bielefeld Hbf to Kamen Bf Re6
  4. Take the train from Kamen Bf to Düsseldorf Hbf Re6 / ...

$78 - $138

Night train  •  4 h 48 min

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

$100 - $150

Drive, train  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Kiel to Bremen Hbf
  2. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf Ic / ...

$93 - $135

Drive  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Kiel to Düsseldorf 303.4 miles

$60 - $95

Fly to Dusseldorf  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Dusseldorf (DUS) HAM - DUS

$38 - $115

Fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt, train  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) HAM - CGN
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf

$56 - $188

Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Frankfurt (FRA) HAM - FRA
  2. 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 5 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kiel to Düsseldorf is to fly which costs 30€ - 100€ and takes 3 h 51 min.

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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, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 8 h 20 min.

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

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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 5 h 50 min and costs 75€ - 150€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 50 min 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 5 h 50 min and costs 75€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 26€ - 45€ and takes 8 h 20 min, you could also fly, which costs 30€ - 100€ and takes 3 h 51 min.

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Map of how to get from Kiel to Düsseldorf.
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  • Distance: 257.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 50 min

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 50 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
58 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
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.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
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
Flights from Hamburg to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Train operators
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
hvv.de
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 Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
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 Bremen Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
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
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Hamburg, Hamburg central station to Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne, Cologne central station to Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bielefeld Hbf to Kamen Bf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $30
Schedules at
bahn.de
Train from Kamen Bf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$27 - $32
Schedules at
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$16 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $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 Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bozur
Phone
+382 20 633 807
Email
bozur.cg@gmail.com
Website
bozur.net
Bus from Hamburg to Bielefeld
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
bozur.net
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
5 h 7 min
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 55 min.

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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 4 h 34 min to drive from Kiel to Düsseldorf.

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Eurowings offers flights from Hamburg Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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Book your Kiel to Düsseldorf train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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Book your Kiel to Düsseldorf bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 1023+ hotels available in Düsseldorf. Prices start at $57 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 1 h 30 min and costs .

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