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There are 6 ways to get from Szczecin to Kiel by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 55m

  1. Take the train from Szczecin, Glowny to Angermünde, Bahnhof
  2. Take the train from Angermünde, Bahnhof to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof Re3 / ...
  3. Take the train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Hamburg Hbf Ice / ...
  4. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf

$108 - $155

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Bus, train  •  7h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Szczecin to Hamburg
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf Re70

$23 - $32

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Bus  •  7h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Szczecin Train Station to Hamburg Central Bus Station Nowy Dwór Gdański - Amsterdam / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hamburg to Kiel 050 / ...

$43 - $62

Train, night bus  •  8h 5m

  1. Take the train from Szczecin, Glowny to Lübeck, Hauptbahnhof Re4
  2. Take the night bus from Lübeck Hbf to Kiel Hbf Sev

$67 - $95

Drive  •  4h 15m

  1. Drive from Szczecin to Kiel 278.7 miles

$55 - $85

Train, fly  •  8h 14m

  1. Take the train from Szczecin Glowny to Port Lotniczy Szczecin-Goleniow
  2. Fly from Szczecin (SZZ) to Hamburg (HAM) SZZ - HAM

$83 - $378

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The cheapest way to get from Szczecin to Kiel is to bus and train which costs 85 zł - 120 zł and takes 7h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Szczecin to Kiel is to drive which costs 210 zł - 320 zł and takes 4h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Szczecin station to Kiel. However, there are services departing from Szczecin Train Station and arriving at Kiel via Hamburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 54m.

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No, there is no direct train from Szczecin to Kiel. However, there are services departing from Szczecin, Glowny and arriving at Kiel Hbf via Angermünde, Bahnhof, Berlin Hbf (tief) and Hamburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 55m.

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The distance between Szczecin and Kiel is 306 km. The road distance is 445.9 km.

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The best way to get from Szczecin to Kiel without a car is to train which takes 6h 55m and costs 400 zł - 600 zł.

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It takes approximately 6h 55m to get from Szczecin to Kiel, including transfers.

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Szczecin to Kiel bus services, operated by EST Gdansk, arrive at Szczecin Train Station.

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Szczecin to Kiel train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Szczecin, Glowny station.

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The best way to get from Szczecin to Kiel is to train which takes 6h 55m and costs 400 zł - 600 zł. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 160 zł - 240 zł and takes 7h 54m.

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  • Distance: 191.3 miles
  • Duration: 6h 55m

What companies run services between Szczecin, Poland and Kiel, Germany?

You can take a train from Szczecin to Kiel via Angermünde, Bahnhof, S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Berlin Hbf (tief), and Hamburg Hbf in around 6h 55m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Szczecin to Kiel via Hamburg in around 7h 54m.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Szczecin to Hamburg via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Szczecin to Hamburg via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Szczecin, Glowny to Angermünde, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Train from Angermünde, Bahnhof to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Train from Szczecin, Glowny to Lübeck, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
hvv.de
Polish Railways (PKP)

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 being entitled to discounts. Polish Railways offer a pre-booking service for travellers living outside of Poland - tickets and reservations can be booked in advance for trips inside Poland (up to 30 days in advance for domestic trains), and to/from other countries in the region (up to 60 days in advance).

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Szczecin Glowny to Port Lotniczy Szczecin-Goleniow
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Intercity.pl
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2nd Class
$4 - $7
1st Class
$6 - $10
Bus operators
EST Gdansk
Email
estgdansk@wp.pl
Website
estgdansk.pl
Bus from Szczecin Train Station to Hamburg Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
EST Gdansk
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Hamburg to Kiel
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Night bus from Lübeck Hbf to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
hvv.de

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There is no direct flight from Szczecin Airport to Hamburg Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 25m and has one stopover.

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Szczecin to Kiel bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Kiel station.

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Szczecin to Kiel train services, operated by HVV, arrive at Kiel Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Szczecin to Kiel is 446 km. It takes approximately 4h 15m to drive from Szczecin to Kiel.

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Scandinavian Airlines and LOT offer flights from Szczecin Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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There are 570+ hotels available in Kiel. Prices start at $54 USD per night.

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