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There are 5 ways to get from Ulster to Berlin by plane, bus, bus and ferry, train or night bus

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Fly from Donegal  •  8h 42m

  1. Fly from Donegal (CFN) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) CFN - BER

72€ - 278€

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Bus to Dublin, fly  •  8h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Ballyshannon, stop 140811 to Zone 21, stop 111911
  2. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) DUB - BER

50€ - 264€

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Bus, bus and ferry, train  •  33h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Letterkenny Station, stop 155841 to Busáras, stop 135001 32
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria 871
  3. Take the bus and ferry from London to Duisburg
  4. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf Ice / ...

77€ - 202€

Bus, bus and ferry  •  38h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Letterkenny Station, stop 155841 to Busáras, stop 135001 32
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria 871
  3. Take the bus and ferry from London to Lille
  4. Take the bus from Lille to Berlin, Berlin central bus station

87€ - 113€

Bus, bus and ferry, night bus  •  43h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Letterkenny Station, stop 155841 to Busáras, stop 135001 32
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria 871
  3. Take the bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
  4. Take the night bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Berlin, ZOB am Funkturm

78€ - 110€

Ireland → Germany
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  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
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  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
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This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days prior to boarding
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Germany from Ireland.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Berlin is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Berlin is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Berlin is 1.5 metres.

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No, but conditions apply when returning to Ireland from Germany.

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Last updated: 10 Apr 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ulster to Berlin is to bus and bus and ferry and night bus which costs 75€ - 110€ and takes 43h 30m.

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The fastest way to get from Ulster to Berlin is to bus and fly which takes 8h 1m and costs 50€ - 270€.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ulster station to Berlin station. However, there are services departing from Letterkenny Station, stop 155841 and arriving at Berlin, Berlin central bus station via Dublin, London and Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 38h 56m.

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The distance between Ulster and Berlin is 1424 km.

The best way to get from Ulster to Berlin without a car is to bus and bus and ferry and train which takes 33h 4m and costs 75€ - 210€.

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It takes approximately 8h 42m to get from Ulster to Berlin, including transfers.

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Ulster to Berlin bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, depart from Letterkenny Station, stop 155841.

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There is no direct flight from Donegal Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport. The quickest flight takes 9h 35m and has two stopovers.

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

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Berlin is 1h ahead of Ulster. It is currently 7:34 AM in Ulster and 8:34 AM in Berlin.

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  • Distance: 1423.9 km
  • Duration: 8h 42m

What companies run services between Ulster, Ireland and Berlin, Germany?

Aer Lingus, British Airways and four other airlines fly from Gweedore to Berlin Hbf every 4 hours.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Donegal to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Dublin, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 240€
Flights from Dublin to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 290€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Donegal to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Dublin, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 200€
Flights from Dublin to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 170€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Donegal to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Dublin, Munich
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
75€ - 370€
Flights from Donegal to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Dublin, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
10h
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 350€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Donegal to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Dublin, Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 210€
Flights from Donegal to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Dublin, Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
13h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 210€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Donegal to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Dublin, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 240€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
29€ - 90€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 170€
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).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
85€ - 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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
90€ - 130€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
Website
Flixtrain
Bus operators
Bus Eireann

Bus and coach operator Bus Éireann operates local bus services throughout Ireland, including city bus services in Cork, Galway, Limerick, and Waterford, as well as commuter and intercity bus services throughout the country. Fares vary by region and distance; purchase tickets with cash on the bus or use a Leap Card.

Contact Details
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Ballyshannon, stop 140811 to Zone 21, stop 111911
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
17€ - 24€
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Letterkenny Station, stop 155841 to Busáras, stop 135001
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
Bus Eireann
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 19€
Website
National Express
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Duisburg
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Lille
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
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 Lille to Berlin, Berlin central bus station
Ave. Duration
15h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
19h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
RegioJet
Night bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Berlin, ZOB am Funkturm
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
RegioJet

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British Airways, KLM, Air France and three other airlines offer flights from Donegal Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport.

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The best way to get from Ulster to Donegal Airport is to taxi which takes 11 min and costs 23€ - 29€.

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