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There are 7 ways to get from Poznań to Checkpoint Charlie by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train via S+U Lichtenberg Bhf

  1. Take the train from Poznan Glowny to Berlin-Lichtenberg

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Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Poznan to Berlin

Train

  1. Take the train from Poznan Glowny to Berlin Ostbahnhof

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Poznań, dworzec autobusowy PKS to S Südkreuz Bhf

Bus via Berlin Airport BER

  1. Take the bus from Poznań, dworzec autobusowy PKS to Berlin Airport BER

Drive

  1. Drive from Poznań to Checkpoint Charlie

Fly

  1. Fly from Poznan (POZ) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER)

Poznań to Checkpoint Charlie by train, subway and walk

The journey time between Poznań and Checkpoint Charlie is around 3h 7m and covers a distance of around 264 km. This includes an average layover time of around 5 min. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 56m. Operated by PKP Intercity and BVG, the Poznań to Checkpoint Charlie service departs from Poznan Glowny and arrives in Checkpoint Charlie. Typically 20 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
3h 2m
Layover time:
5 min
Total time:
3h 7m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
2h 56m
Journey distance:
264 km
Services per week:
20
Cheapest price:
€12
Carbon emissions:
13 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:16
Last service departs at:
19:05

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Poznań to Checkpoint Charlie train, subway and walk schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Poland → Germany
Partially open

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International entry into Germany from Poland

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Poland
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Germany, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Paraguay, Qatar, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Germany with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Germany from Poland

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Poland
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Egypt, Guatemala, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Russia, Serbia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Egypt, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Russia, Serbia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Egypt, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Guatemala, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Egypt, France, Guatemala, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Russia, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Germany

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Poland

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Germany from Poland.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Checkpoint Charlie is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Checkpoint Charlie is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Checkpoint Charlie is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Poland from Germany.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 18 Sep 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Robert Koch Institute.

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This information is compiled from official sources. To the best of our knowledge, it is correct as of the last update.
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Poznań to Checkpoint Charlie is to rideshare which costs 45 zł and takes 3h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Poznań to Checkpoint Charlie is to drive which costs 130 zł - 200 zł and takes 2h 36m.

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No, there is no direct train from Poznań to Checkpoint Charlie. However, there are services departing from Poznan Glowny and arriving at U Unter den Linden via S+U Lichtenberg Bhf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 7m.

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The distance between Poznań and Checkpoint Charlie is 240 km. The road distance is 268.9 km.

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The best way to get from Poznań to Checkpoint Charlie without a car is to train via S+U Lichtenberg Bhf which takes 3h 7m and costs 55 zł - 95 zł.

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It takes approximately 3h 7m to get from Poznań to Checkpoint Charlie, including transfers.

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Poznań to Checkpoint Charlie train services, operated by PKP Intercity, depart from Poznan Glowny station.

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The best way to get from Poznań to Checkpoint Charlie is to train via S+U Lichtenberg Bhf which takes 3h 7m and costs 55 zł - 95 zł. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 75 zł - 100 zł and takes 3h 51m, you could also fly, which costs 170 zł - 900 zł and takes 6h 53m.

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There is no direct flight from Poznan Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 45m and has one stopover.

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Poznań to Checkpoint Charlie train services, operated by PKP Intercity, arrive at Berlin-Lichtenberg station.

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Map of how to get from Poznań to Checkpoint Charlie.
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  • Distance: 240.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 7m

What companies run services between Poznań, Poland and Checkpoint Charlie, Germany?

PKP Intercity operates a train from Poznan Glowny to Berlin-Lichtenberg twice daily. Tickets cost €10 - €18 and the journey takes 2h 35m. Alternatively, FlixBus-de operates a bus from Poznań, dworzec autobusowy PKS to S Südkreuz Bhf every 4 hours, and the journey takes 3h 30m. FlixBus also services this route every 4 hours.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Poznan to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €550
Flights from Poznan to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €550
Flights from Poznan to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €550
Flights from Poznan to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Poznan to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Venice Treviso
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €210
Flights from Poznan to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€50 - €210
Flights from Poznan to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€50 - €210
Flights from Poznan to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€50 - €210
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Poznan to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €220
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Poznan to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €250
Train operators
PKP Intercity

The rail network in Poland is conveniently organised, with many connections between cities, making it an effective method of travelling around the country. Tickets for regional and express trains are affordable, with children, students, pensioners, people with disability and large families entitled to discounts. Trains have standard 1st and 2nd class reserved seating, and many overnight trains also offer sleepers and couchettes.

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Poznan Glowny to Berlin-Lichtenberg
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €18
Website
PKP Intercity
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Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
€10 - €13
1st Class
€14 - €18
Train from Poznan Glowny to Berlin Ostbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €18
Website
PKP Intercity
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Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
€10 - €13
1st Class
€14 - €18
Bus operators
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Poznań, dworzec autobusowy PKS to S Südkreuz Bhf
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
flixbus.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 Poznań, dworzec autobusowy PKS to Berlin Südkreuz train station
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€15 - €19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Poznań, dworzec autobusowy PKS to Berlin Airport BER
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Poznan to Berlin
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€10
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Poznań to Checkpoint Charlie is 269 km. It takes approximately 2h 36m to drive from Poznań to Checkpoint Charlie.

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KLM, LOT, Ryanair and Lufthansa offer flights from Poznan Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport.

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There are 1413+ hotels available in Checkpoint Charlie. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Poznań and Checkpoint Charlie. 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 Poznań to Poznan Airport is to line 159 bus which takes 18 min and costs 3 zł.

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