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There are 7 ways to get from Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA) to Checkpoint Charlie by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Recommended option

Fly

  1. Fly from Rome Ciampino (CIA) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER)

6 alternative options

Train

  1. Take the train from Roma Tiburtina to Padova
  2. Take the train from Padova to Muenchen Hbf
  3. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
  4. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz

Bus via Prague

  1. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Berlin, Südkreuz Bf

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Rome to Szczecin
  2. Take the bus from Szczecin, Dworzec Główny ul. Kolumba to S Südkreuz Bhf

Night train, train

  1. Take the night train from Roma Termini to Muenchen Hbf
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to S Südkreuz Bhf

Night train, train via Bamberg

  1. Take the night train from Roma Termini to Muenchen Hbf
  2. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Bamberg
  3. Take the train from Bamberg to Berlin Suedkreuz

Drive

  1. Drive from Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA) to Checkpoint Charlie

Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA) to Checkpoint Charlie by bus, train and walk

The journey time between Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA) and Checkpoint Charlie is around 30h 14m and covers a distance of around 1655 km. This includes an average layover time of around 12h 30m. The fastest journey normally takes 21h 48m. Operated by Prontobus, FlixBus, Trenitalia Frecce and others, the Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA) to Checkpoint Charlie service departs from Rome Ciampino Airport and arrives in Checkpoint Charlie. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
17h 44m
Layover time:
12h 30m
Total time:
30h 14m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
21h 48m
Journey distance:
1655 km
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
€164
Carbon emissions:
89 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
04:40
Last service departs at:
18:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA) to Checkpoint Charlie bus, train and walk schedules

Italy → Germany
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International entry into Germany from Italy

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
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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 Italy

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Italy
  • 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, Estonia, Guatemala, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, 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
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  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
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  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
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This applies to arrivals from Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Egypt, Estonia, France, Guatemala, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, 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 Italy

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 Italy.

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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 Italy from Germany.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 23 Oct 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 Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA) to Checkpoint Charlie is to fly which costs €18 - €100 and takes 2h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA) to Checkpoint Charlie is to fly which costs €18 - €100 and takes 2h 58m.

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No, there is no direct train from Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA) to Checkpoint Charlie. However, there are services departing from Aeroporto Ciampino and arriving at S Anhalter Bahnhof via Cinecitta', Roma Termini, Muenchen Hbf, Bamberg and S Südkreuz Bhf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 21m.

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The distance between Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA) and Checkpoint Charlie is 1192 km. The road distance is 1514 km.

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The best way to get from Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA) to Checkpoint Charlie without a car is to train which takes 17h 12m and costs €110 - €400.

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It takes approximately 2h 58m to get from Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA) to Checkpoint Charlie, including transfers.

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Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA) to Checkpoint Charlie train services, operated by Nightjet, depart from Roma Termini station.

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The best way to get from Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA) to Checkpoint Charlie is to fly which takes 2h 58m and costs €18 - €100. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €110 - €400 and takes 17h 12m, you could also bus via Prague, which costs €55 - €120 and takes 26h 32m.

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The quickest flight from Rome Ciampino Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA) to Checkpoint Charlie train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Berlin Suedkreuz station.

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Map of how to get from Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA) to Checkpoint Charlie.
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  • Distance: 1192.2 km
  • Duration: 2h 58m

What companies run services between Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA), Italy and Checkpoint Charlie, Germany?

Ryanair flies from Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA) to Checkpoint Charlie twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA) to Checkpoint Charlie via Rome Tiburtina, Roma Tiburtina, Padova, Muenchen Hbf, Nuernberg Hbf, Berlin Suedkreuz, S Südkreuz Bhf, and S Anhalter Bahnhof in around 17h 12m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€16 - €130
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Budapest
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€16 - €130
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€16 - €130
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Tiburtina to Padova
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €110
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€35 - €50
Base Standard
€60 - €85
Base Premium
€75 - €110
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Rome Tiburtina to Padova
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €80
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€29 - €45
Smart Low Cost
€27 - €40
Smart Flex
€55 - €80
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 Padova to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€80 - €120
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€100 - €150
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Bamberg
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bamberg to Berlin Suedkreuz
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€70 - €100
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 Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€24 - €29
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz
Ave. Duration
8h 1m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Bamberg
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Bamberg central station to Berlin Südkreuz station
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€21 - €26
Website
Flixtrain
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz
Ave. Duration
6h 19m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Train from Bamberg to Berlin Suedkreuz
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Trenitalia EuroCity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Night train from Roma Termini to Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10
Ave. Duration
13h 4m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€200 - €450
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€200 - €280
1st Class
€330 - €450
DB Fernverkehr
Website
delfi.de
Train from München Hbf to S Südkreuz Bhf
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from München Hbf to Bamberg
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Bamberg to S Südkreuz Bhf
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Rome Tiburtina to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
20h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
RegioJet
Bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Berlin, Südkreuz Bf
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
RegioJet
RegioJet a.s.
Website
regiojet.cz
Bus from Rome, Largo Mazzoni to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
20h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€4 - €50
Schedules at
regiojet.cz
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Prague to S Südkreuz Bhf
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Szczecin, Dworzec Główny ul. Kolumba to S Südkreuz Bhf
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €16
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
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Rome to Szczecin
Ave. Duration
25h 34m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl

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Yes, the driving distance between Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA) to Checkpoint Charlie is 1514 km. It takes approximately 13h 27m to drive from Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA) to Checkpoint Charlie.

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