There are 4 ways to get from Schmalkalden to Berlin Schoenefeld Airport (SXF) by train, bus or car

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Train  •  4h 24m

  1. Take the train from Zella-Mehlis to Erfurt Hbf Stb 44 / ...
  2. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz Ice / ...

26€ - 134€

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Bus, train  •  5h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Schmalkalden, Recklinghäuser Straße to Gotha, Hauptbahnhof 851
  2. Take the train from Gotha to Berlin, Berlin central station Flx10

18€ - 26€

2 alternative options

Bus  •  6h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Zella-Mehlis to Berlin, Berlin central bus station 215 / ...

19€ - 28€

Drive  •  3h 24m

  1. Drive from Schmalkalden to Berlin Schoenefeld Airport (SXF) 361.7 km

40€ - 65€

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The cheapest way to get from Schmalkalden to Berlin Schoenefeld Airport (SXF) is to bus and train which costs 17€ - 27€ and takes 5h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Schmalkalden to Berlin Schoenefeld Airport (SXF) is to drive which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 3h 24m.

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No, there is no direct train from Schmalkalden to Berlin Schoenefeld Airport (SXF). However, there are services departing from Schmalkalden and arriving at S Flughafen Berlin-Schönefeld Bhf via Zella-Mehlis, Erfurt Hbf and S Südkreuz Bhf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 24m.

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The distance between Schmalkalden and Berlin Schoenefeld Airport (SXF) is 282 km. The road distance is 361.7 km.

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The best way to get from Schmalkalden to Berlin Schoenefeld Airport (SXF) without a car is to train which takes 4h 24m and costs 26€ - 140€.

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It takes approximately 4h 24m to get from Schmalkalden to Berlin Schoenefeld Airport (SXF), including transfers.

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Schmalkalden to Berlin Schoenefeld Airport (SXF) train services, operated by Süd Thüringen Bahn, depart from Zella-Mehlis station.

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The best way to get from Schmalkalden to Berlin Schoenefeld Airport (SXF) is to train which takes 4h 24m and costs 26€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 19€ - 29€ and takes 6h 51m.

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Schmalkalden to Berlin Schoenefeld Airport (SXF) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Berlin Suedkreuz station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Schmalkalden to Berlin Schoenefeld Airport (SXF) is 362 km. It takes approximately 3h 24m to drive from Schmalkalden to Berlin Schoenefeld Airport (SXF).

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  • Distance: 281.8 km
  • Duration: 4h 24m

What companies run services between Schmalkalden, Germany and Berlin Schoenefeld Airport (SXF), Germany?

You can take a train from Schmalkalden to Berlin Schoenefeld Airport (SXF) via Zella-Mehlis, Erfurt Hbf, Berlin Suedkreuz, and S Südkreuz Bhf in around 4h 24m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Schmalkalden to Berlin Schoenefeld Airport (SXF) every 3 hours. Tickets cost 18€ - 23€ and the journey takes 4h 25m.

Train operators
Süd Thüringen Bahn
Phone
+49 (0)3693 5086 0
Email
info@sued-thueringen-bahn.de
Website
sued-thueringen-bahn.de
Train from Zella-Mehlis to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Süd Thüringen 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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Zella-Mehlis to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
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 Erfurt Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Erfurt, Erfurt central station to Berlin, Berlin Südkreuz station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Gotha to Berlin, Berlin central station
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
15€ - 20€
Website
Flixtrain
Bus operators
Verkehrsgemeinschaft Landkreis Gotha GbR
Phone
(03621) 39 82 70
Email
info@nvg-gotha.de
Website
nvg-gotha.info
Bus from Schmalkalden, Recklinghäuser Straße to Gotha, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
Verkehrsgemeinschaft Landkreis Gotha GbR
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 Zella-Mehlis to Berlin, Berlin central bus station
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
18€ - 23€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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