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Fly to Cologne Bonn, train  •  4h 1m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) BER - CGN
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Aachen-Rothe Erde

€44 - €240

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Train  •  8h 49m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Südkreuz station to Aachen central train station Flx30 / ...

€33 - €43

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Fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  4h 35m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Dusseldorf (DUS) BER - DUS
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen, Rothe Erde Bf

Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  5h 21m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Frankfurt (FRA) BER - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Aachen Hbf

€73 - €214

Train via Cologne  •  7h 2m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Ostbahnhof to Koeln Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Aachen-Rothe Erde Re / ...

€111 - €166

Drive  •  5h 31m

  1. Drive from Schönefeld to Brand 640.7 km

€65 - €100

Schönefeld to Brand by train and bus

The journey time between Schönefeld and Brand is around 7h 42m and covers a distance of around 646 km. The fastest journey normally takes 6h 42m. Operated by S-Bahn Berlin, Deutsche Bahn Regional, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and others, the Schönefeld to Brand service departs from Flughafen BER - Terminal 5 [Bahnhof] and arrives in Aachen, Brand. Typically 92 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
7h 42m
Fastest journey time:
6h 42m
Journey distance:
646 km
Services per week:
92
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
34 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
03:58
Last service departs at:
23:58

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Schönefeld to Brand train and bus schedules

Departing Thursday, July 29, 2021

Schönefeld → Brand
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The cheapest way to get from Schönefeld to Brand is to train which costs €30 - €45 and takes 8h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Schönefeld to Brand is to fly and train which costs €40 - €240 and takes 4h 1m.

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The distance between Schönefeld and Brand is 539 km. The road distance is 640.7 km.

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The best way to get from Schönefeld to Brand without a car is to train via Cologne which takes 7h 2m and costs €110 - €170.

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It takes approximately 4h 1m to get from Schönefeld to Brand, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Cologne Bonn Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Schönefeld to Brand is 641 km. It takes approximately 5h 31m to drive from Schönefeld to Brand.

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Eurowings offers flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Cologne Bonn Airport.

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There are 158+ hotels available in Brand. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Schönefeld to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is to train which takes 8 min and costs €2 - €4.

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Map of how to get from Schönefeld to Brand.
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  • Distance: 538.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 1m

What companies run services between Schönefeld, Brandenburg, Germany and Brand, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany?

You can take a train from Schönefeld to Brand via Berlin Ostbahnhof, Koeln Hbf, Aachen-Rothe Erde, and Aachen, Bahnhof Rothe Erde in around 7h 2m.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €380
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €370
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €390
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€50 - €370
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €260
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €260
Train operators
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Aachen-Rothe Erde
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Aachen-Rothe Erde
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Aachen, Rothe Erde Bf
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen, Rothe Erde Bf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
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 Koeln Hbf to Aachen-Rothe Erde
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Aachen-Rothe Erde
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen-Rothe Erde
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Ostbahnhof to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€95 - €130
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Berlin Ostbahnhof to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€95 - €140
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Berlin Südkreuz station to Aachen central train station
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
Flixtrain

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