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How to get to Kiel by train

Routes132
Trips per day4,155
train lines6
Stations9
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City Information

Kiel is a port city on the coast of the Baltic Sea, known for its role in WWII as the base of Germany's submarine fleet. Large ferries transport visitors from Scandinavia into the city. So, if you're ready to discover Kiel, start at its harbor. Right on the waterfront, the Kiellinie is a promenade that begins at Schlossgarten and ends at Hindenburgufer. It is filled with sailing clubs, cafes, restaurants, and even a small aquarium.

For more water-based attractions, check out the Kiel Canal, a manufactured canal that runs from the Baltic Sea to the North Sea. In nearby Holtenau, you can watch ships pass through the locks and learn more in a small museum devoted to the canal.

If you want to experience Kiel's history, then the Schiffahrtsmuseum is a must-see. This maritime museum is appropriately located where Kiel's fish market used to be. Paintings, installations, and even ships showcase the city's legacy in the maritime industry.

There is definitely a lot to see, do, and experience in Kiel. To get to the city, you can ride Deutsche Bahn, DB Intercity, or FlixTrain. There are also a few buses serving the area, such as FlixBus and Sindbad. The nearest airport is about an hour south in Hamburg.

What train companies travel to Kiel, Germany?

Located in Germany, Kiel is accessible by train from 132 other cities. You can choose from 4155 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Kiel on Wanderu. Deutsche Bahn usually has the most trains on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Ferry tickets to Kiel are also available. Bus trips to Kiel are yet another option .

Train companies serving Kiel

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Deutsche Bahn1236h 18m$102.71
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company1128h 37m$104.27
DB Intercity-Express164h 22m$82.18
DB Intercity65h 59m$80.17
DB Eurocity43h 6m$64.17
Non-federally owned railway company27h 48m$92.58

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good price for a train ticket to Kiel?

$24.03 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Kiel, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Kiel. In the last month, trains from Wedel to Kiel had the lowest average price at $24.21. The train from Hamburg to Kiel also tends to start at relatively low prices.

Where is the train station in Kiel, Germany?

The busiest train station in Kiel is Kiel-Elmschenhagen. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular train stations in Kiel are:

  • Kiel-Elmschenhagen
  • oppendorf
  • Suchsdorf

Is Kiel a popular train travel destination?

Kiel ranks number 122 among most popular train destinations in the region. It also ranks number 2983 in Germany. Kiel ranks number 7 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Kiel via train service. On average 22 direct daily train trips serve Kiel.

What is the population of Kiel?

The population of Kiel is 232758. Kiel ranks number 28 in terms of population in Schleswig-Holstein and number 547 in all of Germany.

How much do train tickets to Kiel cost?

Train tickets to Kiel range from $24 for a short trip to Kiel, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Kiel starts at , and a longer trip by train to Kiel can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $24 .

What train station is located closest to the city center of Kiel?

The closest train station to the city center of Kiel is Train Station, located just 0.7 miles away. Select Train Station as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Kiel. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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