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Trip Summary

There are 25 daily trains from Berlin to Kassel. Traveling by train from Berlin to Kassel usually takes around 3 hours and 20 minutes, but the fastest DB Intercity-Express train can make the trip in 2 hours and 39 minutes.

Distance187 mi (301 km)
Fastest train2h 39m
Lowest price€10.05
Trains per day13
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines5

What is the price of a train ticket from Berlin to Kassel?

In the last month, €30.84 was the average price of a train ticket from Berlin to Kassel. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 21 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €62.64 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Berlin to Kassel by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for March. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just €48 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Berlin to Kassel in October, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €65 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

€96€77€57€38€193020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 21 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Kassel from Berlin will be about €62.64 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Berlin to Kassel?

There are 5 train lines with service from Berlin to Kassel. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 21 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity23h 42m€99.97
DB Intercity-Express73h 4m€60.22
Deutsche Bahn213h 34m€63.34
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company24h 17m€60.45
FlixTrain22h 59m€33.56
  • DB Intercity

    DB Intercity

    DB Intercity train tickets from Berlin to Kassel start from €48, and on average cost . Daily there are 2 DB Intercity schedules to Kassel. DB Intercity in Berlin leaves from Train Station and one other station. And in Kassel trains arrive at Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe and one other train station.

    From Berlin to Kassel train travel on DB Intercity takes 3 hours and 42 minutes. If you are looking to get to Kassel faster, DB Intercity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 39 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity offers 3 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Kassel.

  • DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express train tickets from Berlin to Kassel start from €15, and on average cost . Daily there are 7 DB Intercity-Express schedules to Kassel. DB Intercity-Express in Berlin leaves from Train Station and 7 other stations. And in Kassel trains arrive at Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe and one other train station.

    From Berlin to Kassel train travel on DB Intercity-Express takes 3 hours and 4 minutes. If you are looking to get to Kassel faster, DB Intercity-Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 39 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity-Express offers 29 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Kassel.

  • Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Berlin to Kassel start from €15, and on average cost . Daily there are 21 Deutsche Bahn schedules to Kassel. Deutsche Bahn in Berlin leaves from Rigaer Straße and 6 other stations. And in Kassel trains arrive at Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe and one other train station.

    From Berlin to Kassel train travel on Deutsche Bahn takes 3 hours and 34 minutes. If you are looking to get to Kassel faster, Deutsche Bahn offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 39 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn offers 59 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Kassel.

  • Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Berlin to Kassel start from €24, and on average cost . Daily there are 2 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Kassel. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Berlin leaves from Rigaer Straße and 4 other stations. And in Kassel trains arrive at Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe and one other train station.

    From Berlin to Kassel train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 4 hours and 17 minutes. If you are looking to get to Kassel faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 39 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Kassel.

  • FlixTrain

    FlixTrain

    Part of the FlixBus family, FlixTrain launched in 2018 to offer affordable and sustainable train travel in Germany. Its trains provide Wi-Fi, power outlets, air conditioning, onboard restrooms, and access to an entertainment portal full of movies, games, and music. In addition, each passenger gets a guaranteed seat, so you don't have to worry about standing in any aisles. FlixTrain operates 2 daily trips to Kassel from Berlin. The train usually departs from Berlin Central Station in Berlin and arrives at Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe in Kassel after about 2 hours and 59 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Berlin to Kassel during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

Can you take a train all the way from Berlin to Kassel?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Berlin to Kassel. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Berlin to Kassel?

The distance between Berlin and Kassel is approximately 187 miles, or 301 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 20 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 39 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Thursday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Berlin to Kassel. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Thursday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Tuesday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Berlin at 00:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 23:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Berlin to Kassel?

There are 25 scheduled trains on most days. 13 of these are direct connections to Kassel. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Kassel to Berlin.

City Information

Berlin

Berlin is one of the most exciting destinations in Europe for all travelers. One of the most unique landmarks in Berlin is its famous Brandenburg Gate, which was built for King Frederick Wilhelm II. The Gate now represents German unity, and it is perhaps the most photogenic landmark in the capital city. Modern art enthusiasts should visit the Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art which is Germany’s first street art museum. Opened in 2017, the museum displays works from various graffiti artists from around the world and it’s located in Schöneberg, one of the city’s edgier areas. If you’re simply looking to enjoy a stroll, the Tiergarten, which spans 519 acres from central Berlin, will offer the relaxing vibes you need.

Berlin has an expansive and vibrant food scene with a good variety. Those looking for traditional German dishes should head over to Zur letzten Instanz, which is the oldest restaurant in Berlin. For a special twist, don’t hesitate to visit the Turkish Market, which offers amazing Turkish delicacies.

The main hub for intercity bus services is the Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof Berlin. For rail services, the Berlin Hauptbahnhof is the main train station. The Berlin Brandenburg Airport, located just outside of the city’s south-eastern border, is the main air travel hub of the city.

Kassel

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Located in central Germany, Kassel is a city with roots dating to the 10th century. These days, Kassel is perhaps best known for hosting documenta, a remarkable contemporary art exhibition that takes place every five years. However, if you're visiting outside of a documenta year, Kassel has many other exciting experiences to offer.

One of the most popular sites in Kassel is the Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a landscape park covering over 2.5 square kilometers of hillside. Construction of the park began in 1689, and the Baroque style of the Bergpark took 150 years to complete. The park's defining feature is a giant statue of Hercules, surrounded by a system of fountains and waterworks.

Kassel is also famed for being near the hometown of the legendary writers, the Brothers Grimm, and Grimm World is the newest attraction in the city. It commemorates the brothers’ legacy through interactive and multimedia exhibits inspired by their iconic works, such as Rapunzel, Cinderella, The Frog Prince, and Snow White. The museum is not just for children, though. Prepare your worst insults to shout into the swear word generator, which translates modern German curse words into older linguistic versions.

The easiest way to reach Kassel is via one of the ICE (Inter-City Express) trains that run throughout Europe. Rail service is convenient and affordable from nearby destinations like Berlin, Leipzig, and Hamburg. Buses also provide easy travel into Kassel, and FlixBus and Sindbad operate most bus routes.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Berlin?

Main departure station: Rigaer Straße

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 10 stops and stations in Berlin where you can board the train.

All train stations in Berlin:

  • Rigaer Straße

  • Train Station

  • Bellevue

  • S+u Bundesplatz

  • Berlin Central Station

  • Berlin-Spandau

  • Berlin Ostbahnhof

  • Train Station (S-Bahn)

  • Berlin Südkreuz

  • Berlin Gesundbrunnen

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