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

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Train  •  4h

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

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Bus  •  6h

  1. Take the bus from Zwickau central train station to Berlin Airport BER 039
  2. Take the bus from Berlin Airport BER to Cottbus bus station N1360 / ...

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Train via Dresden  •  4h 49m

  1. Take the train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Dresden Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Dresden, Hauptbahnhof to Cottbus, Hauptbahnhof Re18 / ...

Drive  •  2h 7m

  1. Drive from Zwickau to Cottbus 245.3 km
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Cottbus is 116 117.

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The cheapest way to get from Zwickau to Cottbus is to bus which costs €23 - €29 and takes 6h.

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The quickest way to get from Zwickau to Cottbus is to drive which costs €28 - €45 and takes 2h 7m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zwickau station to Cottbus station. However, there are services departing from Zwickau central train station and arriving at Cottbus bus station via Berlin Airport BER. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h.

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No, there is no direct train from Zwickau to Cottbus. However, there are services departing from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Cottbus Hbf via Leipzig Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h.

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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 4h and costs €35 - €55.

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It takes approximately 4h to get from Zwickau to Cottbus, including transfers.

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Zwickau to Cottbus bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Zwickau central train station.

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Zwickau to Cottbus train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, depart from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof station.

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The best way to get from Zwickau to Cottbus is to train which takes 4h and costs €35 - €55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €23 - €29 and takes 6h.

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  • Distance: 171.9 km
  • Duration: 4h

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

You can take a train from Zwickau to Cottbus via Leipzig Hbf in around 4h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zwickau to Cottbus via Berlin Airport BER in around 6h.

Train operators
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 Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Cottbus Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dresden, Hauptbahnhof to Cottbus, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Transdev
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
Phone
0341 231898288
Email
info@mitteldeutsche-regiobahn.de
Website
mitteldeutsche-regiobahn.de
Train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Dresden Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
Bus operators
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zwickau central train station to Berlin Airport BER
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€15 - €19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Berlin Airport BER to Cottbus bus station
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Zwickau to Cottbus bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Cottbus bus station.

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Zwickau to Cottbus train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, arrive at Cottbus Hbf 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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