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There are 7 ways to get from Zwickau to Rostock by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train via Berlin

  1. Take the train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig Hbf
  2. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Berlin Hbf
  3. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Rostock Hbf

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Zwickau central train station to Berlin Airport BER
  2. Take the bus from Berlin Airport BER to Rostock central bus station

Train

  1. Take the train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig Messe
  2. Take the train from Leipzig Messe to Rostock Hbf

Train, night train

  1. Take the train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig Hbf
  2. Take the night train from Leipzig Hbf to Rostock Hauptbahnhof

Drive

  1. Drive from Zwickau to Rostock

Train to Leipzig, fly, train

  1. Take the train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig/Halle Flughafen
  2. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Hamburg (HAM)
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Rostock Hbf

Train, train to Nuremberg, fly

  1. Take the train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Hof Hbf
  2. Take the train from Hof Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
  3. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Hamburg (HAM)
  4. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Rostock Hbf

Zwickau to Rostock by train

The train journey time between Zwickau and Rostock is around 6h 9m and covers a distance of around 472 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 8m. The fastest train normally takes 5h 33m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, DB Fernverkehr and others, the Zwickau to Rostock train service departs from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof and arrives in Rostock Hbf. Typically 103 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
5h
Layover time:
1h 8m
Total time:
6h 9m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
5h 33m
Train distance:
472 km
Trains per week:
103
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
24 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
03:50
Last train departs at:
21:21

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Zwickau to Rostock train schedules

Trains departing Thursday, October 28, 2021

Zwickau → Rostock
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Rostock is 116 117.

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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Zwickau to Rostock is to bus, which costs €29 - €40 and takes 8h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Zwickau to Rostock is to drive which costs €55 - €80 and takes 4h 10m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zwickau station to Rostock station. However, there are services departing from Zwickau central train station and arriving at Rostock central bus station via Berlin Airport BER. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zwickau to Rostock. However, there are services departing from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Rostock Hbf via Leipzig Hbf and Berlin Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 5m.

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The distance between Zwickau and Rostock is 375 km. The road distance is 486.6 km.

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The best way to get from Zwickau to Rostock without a car is to train via Berlin which takes 5h 5m and costs €50 - €170.

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It takes approximately 5h 5m to get from Zwickau to Rostock, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Zwickau to Rostock is to train via Berlin which takes 5h 5m and costs €50 - €170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €29 - €40 and takes 8h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Zwickau to Rostock.
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  • Distance: 374.5 km
  • Duration: 5h 5m

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

You can take a train from Zwickau to Rostock via Leipzig Hbf and Berlin Hbf in around 5h 5m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zwickau to Rostock via Berlin Airport BER in around 8h 20m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Leipzig to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €500
Flights from Leipzig to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €500
Flights from Leipzig to Hamburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€380 - €800
Flights from Leipzig to Hamburg via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €500
Flights from Leipzig to Hamburg via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €500
Flights from Nuremberg to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €600
Flights from Nuremberg to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €600
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Leipzig to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€65 - €300
Flights from Leipzig to Hamburg via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €450
Flights from Leipzig to Hamburg via Dusseldorf, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€85 - €340
Flights from Nuremberg to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €1100
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Leipzig to Hamburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€380 - €800
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Leipzig to Hamburg via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€190 - €430
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 S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Rostock, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig Messe
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €21
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig/Halle Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€17 - €24
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Rostock Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hof Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€26 - €40
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 Leipzig Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hbf to Rostock Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Rostock Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
DB Fernverkehr
Website
delfi.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Rostock Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Night train from Leipzig Hbf to Rostock Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Rostock Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Train from Berlin Hbf to Rostock Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Flixtrain
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Rostock Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €80
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Leipzig Messe to Rostock Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Rostock Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€55 - €80
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Rostock Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
HVV
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
Phone
0341 231898288
Email
info@mitteldeutsche-regiobahn.de
Website
mitteldeutsche-regiobahn.de
Train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
Die Länderbahn
Phone
0 89 54 888 97 - 25
Email
info@laenderbahn.com
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
Die Länderbahn
vogtlandbahn - Die Länderbahn GmbH DLB
Website
delfi.de
Train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
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 Rostock central bus station
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€14 - €18
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 Rostock train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, arrive at Rostock Hbf station.

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