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There are 5 ways to get from Rostock to Berlin by train, bus, night train, rideshare or car

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Train  •  2h 2m

  1. Take the train from Rostock Hauptbahnhof to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof 17 / ...

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Rideshare  •  2h 37m

  1. Take the rideshare from Rostock to Berlin 221.9 km

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Bus  •  2h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Rostock central bus station to Berlin central bus station 032 / ...

Night train  •  2h 2m

  1. Take the night train from Rostock Hauptbahnhof to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof 17 / ...

Drive  •  2h 5m

  1. Drive from Rostock to Berlin Hbf 220 km

Rostock to Berlin by train

The train journey time between Rostock and Berlin is around 2h 2m and covers a distance of around 220 km. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and Deutsche Bahn Regional, the Rostock to Berlin train service departs from Rostock Hauptbahnhof and arrives in S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof. Typically 146 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

146 Weekly Trains
2h 2m Average Duration
€35 Cheapest Price
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Rostock → Berlin
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The cheapest way to get from Rostock to Berlin is to rideshare which costs €7 - €17 and takes 2h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Rostock to Berlin is to train which costs €35 - €60 and takes 2h 2m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rostock central bus station station and arriving at Berlin central bus station station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Rostock Hauptbahnhof and arriving at S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 2m.

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The distance between Rostock and Berlin is 193 km. The road distance is 220 km.

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The best way to get from Rostock to Berlin without a car is to train which takes 2h 2m and costs €35 - €60.

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The train from Rostock Hauptbahnhof to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof takes 2h 2m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Rostock to Berlin bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Rostock central bus station.

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Rostock to Berlin train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Rostock Hauptbahnhof station.

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The best way to get from Rostock to Berlin is to train which takes 2h 2m and costs €35 - €60. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €13 - €16 and takes 2h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Rostock to Berlin.
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  • Distance: 193.3 km
  • Duration: 2h 2m

What companies run services between Rostock, Germany and Berlin, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Rostock Hauptbahnhof to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof every 4 hours. Tickets cost €40 - €60 and the journey takes 2h 2m. Deutsche Bahn Regional also services this route hourly. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Rostock central bus station to Berlin central bus station every 4 hours. Tickets cost €13 - €16 and the journey takes 2h 45m.

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).

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Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Rostock Hauptbahnhof to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
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 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from Rostock, Hauptbahnhof to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rostock central bus station to Berlin central bus station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €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
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Rostock to Berlin
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€7 - €17
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Rostock to Berlin bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Berlin central bus station.

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Rostock to Berlin train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rostock to Berlin is 220 km. It takes approximately 2h 5m to drive from Rostock to Berlin.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Rostock and Berlin. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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