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There are 7 ways to get from Kiel to Ekeren by train, bus and ferry, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  9h 48m

  1. Take the train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Hengelo Ic / ...
  4. Take the train from Hengelo to Zutphen
  5. Take the train from Zutphen to Roosendaal

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Train, bus and ferry  •  10h 5m

  1. Take the train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Dammtor to Duisburg Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Duisburg to Antwerp

€58 - €181

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Bus, train  •  12h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Kiel interim central bus station to Hamburg central bus station 098
  2. Take the bus from Hamburg central bus station to Rotterdam Central Station
  3. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central

€81 - €137

Drive  •  5h 39m

  1. Drive from Kiel to Ekeren 643.7 km

€65 - €100

Train to Hamburg, fly to Brussels  •  6h 7m

  1. Take the train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  2. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Brussels (BRU) HAM - BRU

€60 - €227

Train to Hamburg, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  7h 7m

  1. Take the train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  2. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) HAM - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central

€99 - €374

Train, train to Bremen, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  6h 48m

  1. Take the train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
  3. Fly from Bremen (BRE) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) BRE - AMS
  4. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central

€129 - €570

Kiel to Ekeren by train

The train journey time between Kiel and Ekeren is around 10h 4m and covers a distance of around 665 km. The fastest train normally takes 8h 21m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Regional, HVV and others, the Kiel to Ekeren train service departs from Kiel Hbf and arrives in Ekeren. Typically 49 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
10h 4m
Fastest train time:
8h 21m
Trains per week:
49
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
35 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
03:11
Last train departs at:
21:27

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Kiel to Ekeren train schedules

Trains departing Wednesday, June 23, 2021

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Ekeren is 800 14689.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Ekeren is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Ekeren is 1.5 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Kiel to Ekeren is to drive which costs €65 - €100 and takes 5h 39m.

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The fastest way to get from Kiel to Ekeren is to drive which takes 5h 39m and costs €65 - €100.

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No, there is no direct train from Kiel to Ekeren. However, there are services departing from Kiel Hbf and arriving at Ekeren via Hamburg Hbf, Osnabrueck Hbf, Hengelo, Zutphen and Roosendaal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 48m.

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The distance between Kiel and Ekeren is 512 km. The road distance is 643.7 km.

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The best way to get from Kiel to Ekeren without a car is to train which takes 9h 48m and costs .

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It takes approximately 9h 48m to get from Kiel to Ekeren, including transfers.

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Kiel to Ekeren train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Kiel Hbf station.

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The quickest flight from Hamburg Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Kiel to Ekeren train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Roosendaal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kiel to Ekeren is 644 km. It takes approximately 5h 39m to drive from Kiel to Ekeren.

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  • Distance: 511.6 km
  • Duration: 9h 48m

What companies run services between Kiel, Germany and Ekeren, Belgium?

You can take a train from Kiel to Ekeren via Hamburg Hbf, Osnabrueck Hbf, Hengelo, Zutphen, and Roosendaal in around 9h 48m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Hamburg to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €490
Flights from Bremen to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €410
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Hamburg to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€70 - €230
Flights from Hamburg to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €330
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Hamburg to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€70 - €230
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Hamburg to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €120
Train operators
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 Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Dammtor to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€65 - €95
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€16 - €24
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€17 - €25
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€18 - €26
Website
HVV
Train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
HVV
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Dammtor to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Hamburg central station to Osnabrück central station
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Hamburg central station to Bremen central station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
Flixtrain
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €85
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Hengelo
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Dammtor to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Hengelo
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Eurobahn
Blauwnet
Phone
0900-9292
Website
blauwnet.nl
Train from Hengelo to Zutphen
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Blauwnet
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Zutphen to Roosendaal
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€17 - €40
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€17 - €25
1st Class
€29 - €40
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €90
Website
Thalys
Standard
€45 - €65
Comfort
€55 - €75
Premium
€60 - €90
Train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €110
Website
Thalys
Standard
€50 - €75
Comfort
€65 - €85
Premium
€75 - €110
metronom
Phone
+49 581 97164164
Email
presse@der-metronom.de
Website
der-metronom.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
metronom
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from Hamburg Hauptbahnhof to Bremen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€90 - €110
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Duisburg to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€5 - €9
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Kiel interim central bus station to Hamburg central bus station
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Hamburg central bus station to Rotterdam Central Station
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€27 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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