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There are 4 ways to get from Zwickau to Cottbus by train or car

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Train  •  2h 49m

  1. Take the train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Elsterwerda Re
  2. Take the train from Doberlug-Kirchhain, Bahnhof to Cottbus, Hauptbahnhof Re10 / ...

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Train via Leipzig  •  4h 10m

  1. Take the train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig Hbf S5x / ...
  2. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Cottbus, Sandow Bhf Re10

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Train #2  •  4h 27m

  1. Take the train from Zwickau, Pölbitzer Bahnhof to Dresden Hauptbahnhof Rb30 / ...
  2. Take the train from Dresden, Hauptbahnhof to Cottbus, Hauptbahnhof Re18 / ...

Drive  •  2h 7m

  1. Drive from Zwickau to Cottbus 245.3 km

Zwickau to Cottbus by train

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The cheapest way to get from Zwickau to Cottbus is to train via Leipzig which costs €35 - €55 and takes 4h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Zwickau to Cottbus is to drive which costs €35 - €60 and takes 2h 7m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zwickau to Cottbus. However, there are services departing from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf and arriving at Cottbus, Hauptbahnhof via Elsterwerda, Bahnhof and Doberlug-Kirchhain, Bahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 49m.

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The distance between Zwickau and Cottbus is 172 km. The road distance is 245.3 km.

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The best way to get from Zwickau to Cottbus without a car is to train which takes 2h 49m and costs .

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It takes approximately 2h 49m to get from Zwickau to Cottbus, including transfers.

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Zwickau to Cottbus train services, operated by Transdev, depart from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf station.

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Zwickau to Cottbus train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, arrive at Cottbus, Hauptbahnhof station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zwickau to Cottbus is 245 km. It takes approximately 2h 7m to drive from Zwickau to Cottbus.

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  • Distance: 171.9 km
  • Duration: 2h 49m

What companies run services between Zwickau, Germany and Cottbus, Germany?

You can take a train from Zwickau to Cottbus via Elsterwerda, Elsterwerda, Bahnhof, and Doberlug-Kirchhain, Bahnhof in around 2h 49m.

Train operators
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Elsterwerda
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Transdev
Train from Zwickau-Poelbitz to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
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 Doberlug-Kirchhain, Bahnhof to Cottbus, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Cottbus, Sandow Bhf
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Dresden, Hauptbahnhof to Cottbus, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
Phone
0341 231898288
Email
info@mitteldeutsche-regiobahn.de
Website
mitteldeutsche-regiobahn.de
Train from Zwickau, Pölbitzer Bahnhof to Dresden Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
Bahn DE
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Cottbus, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Bahn DE

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