There are 4 ways to get from Kiel to Puttgarden by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Kiel to Lübeck 149
  2. Take the bus from Lübeck to Puttgarden 073 / ...

$9 - $16

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Train Deutsche Bahn  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Re70
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Puttgarden Ec / ...

$8 - $60

2 alternative options

Train via Bad Oldesloe  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Neumünster to Bad Oldesloe Rb82
  2. Take the train from Bad Oldesloe to Puttgarden Re80

$10 - $31

Drive  •  1 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Kiel to Puttgarden 57.8 miles

$12 - $18

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No, there is no direct bus from Kiel to Puttgarden. However, there are services departing from Kiel and arriving at Puttgarden via Lübeck. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Kiel to Puttgarden. However, there are services departing from Kiel Hbf and arriving at Puttgarden via Hamburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 53 min.

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The distance between Kiel and Puttgarden is 72 km. The road distance is 92.6 km.

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The best way to get from Kiel to Puttgarden without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 30 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 30 min to get from Kiel to Puttgarden, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Kiel to Puttgarden is to bus which takes 3 h 30 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 3 h 53 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Kiel to Puttgarden.
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  • Distance: 45.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 30 min

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

You can take a bus from Kiel to Puttgarden via Lübeck in around 3 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kiel to Puttgarden via Hamburg Hbf in around 3 h 53 min.

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
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Puttgarden
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
hvv.de
Train from Neumünster to Bad Oldesloe
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
hvv.de
Train from Bad Oldesloe to Puttgarden
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
4 times a week
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 Hamburg Hbf to Puttgarden
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
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 Lübeck
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lübeck to Puttgarden
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Kiel to Puttgarden is 93 km. It takes approximately 1 h 12 min to drive from Kiel to Puttgarden.

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