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There are 9 ways to get from Kiel to Passau by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train via Hanover  •  9h 34m

  1. Take the train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf Ice / ...
  4. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Passau Hbf Ice / ...

175€ - 255€

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Bus  •  15h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Kiel to Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB 275 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB to Hanover 272 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Hanover to Passau

42€ - 119€

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Train  •  12h 13m

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

190€ - 280€

Train, night train  •  10h 59m

  1. Take the train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Re70
  2. Take the night train from Hamburg Hbf to Passau Hbf Nj

89€ - 145€

Drive  •  8h 7m

  1. Drive from Kiel to Passau 573.4 miles

100€ - 160€

Fly Hamburg to Munich, train  •  7h 19m

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Munich (MUC) HAM - MUC
  2. Take the train from Muenchen Flughafen Terminal to Landshut(Bay)Hbf
  3. Take the train from Landshut(Bay)Hbf to Passau Hbf

82€ - 279€

Fly Hamburg to Nuremberg, train  •  7h 22m

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Nuremberg (NUE) HAM - NUE
  2. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Passau Hbf

90€ - 251€

Fly Hamburg to Salzburg, train  •  8h 22m

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Salzburg (SZG) HAM - SZG
  2. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Wels Hbf
  3. Take the train from Wels Hbf to Passau Hbf

66€ - 328€

Train, train to Bremen, fly to Munich  •  8h 30m

  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 Munich (MUC) BRE - MUC
  4. Take the train from Muenchen Flughafen Terminal to Landshut(Bay)Hbf
  5. Take the train from Landshut(Bay)Hbf to Passau Hbf

144€ - 336€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kiel to Passau is to bus which costs 40€ - 120€ and takes 15h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Kiel to Passau is to fly and train which costs 80€ - 280€ and takes 7h 19m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kiel to Passau. However, there are services departing from Kiel and arriving at Passau via Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB and Hanover. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 53m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Kiel Hbf and arriving at Passau Hbf. Services depart four times a week, and operate Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 12h 13m.

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The distance between Kiel and Passau is 679 km. The road distance is 917.4 km.

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The best way to get from Kiel to Passau without a car is to train via Hanover which takes 9h 34m and costs 170€ - 260€.

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It takes approximately 9h 34m to get from Kiel to Passau, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Kiel to Passau is to train via Hanover which takes 9h 34m and costs 170€ - 260€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 120€ and takes 15h 53m.

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Map of how to get from Kiel to Passau.
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  • Distance: 424.5 miles
  • Duration: 9h 34m

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

You can take a train from Kiel to Passau via Hamburg Hbf, Hannover Hbf, and Nuernberg Hbf in around 9h 34m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kiel to Passau via Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB and Hanover in around 15h 53m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Hamburg to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 390€
Flights from Hamburg to Nuremberg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 410€
Flights from Hamburg to Nuremberg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 410€
Flights from Hamburg to Nuremberg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 330€
Flights from Hamburg to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 800€
Flights from Bremen to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 300€
Flights from Bremen to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 300€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Hamburg to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 360€
Flights from Hamburg to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 330€
Flights from Hamburg to Nuremberg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 330€
Flights from Hamburg to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 550€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Hamburg to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 480€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Hamburg to Salzburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 800€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bremen to Munich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 400€
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

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 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hannover Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Passau Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Kiel Hbf to Passau Hbf
Ave. Duration
12h 13m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
190€ - 280€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Muenchen Flughafen Terminal to Landshut(Bay)Hbf
Ave. Duration
33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
14€ - 21€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Landshut(Bay)Hbf to Passau Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
25€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Wels Hbf to Passau Hbf
Ave. Duration
49m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
20€ - 29€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
25€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
HVV
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Night train from Hamburg Hbf to Passau Hbf
Ave. Duration
8h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
85€ - 140€
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Wels Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
14€ - 23€
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Wels Hbf to Passau Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 20€
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
WESTbahn Gmbh
Phone
+43 1 89900
Email
meinenachricht@westbahn.at
Website
westbahn.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Wels Hbf
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 12€
Schedules at
westbahn.at
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Salzburg, Salzburg to Wels, Wels station
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
Flixtrain
Railjet
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Wels Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 27€
Website
oebb.at
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Salzburg, Hbf to Wels, Hbf
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
RegioJet
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Wels Hbf
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Kiel to Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
5€ - 9€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB to Hanover
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 13€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Hanover to Passau
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 60€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Hamburg ZOB to Hanover ZOB
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
eurolines.de
Radina VIP
Phone
+359 879 321 588
Email
radinavip@gmail.com
Website
radinavip.com
Bus from Hamburg to Hanover
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
90€ - 120€
Schedules at
radinavip.com

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Kiel to Passau is 917 km. It takes approximately 8h 7m to drive from Kiel to Passau.

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