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Berlin-Kiel Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Berlin to Kiel?

Lowest Price$35.08
Fastest Train3h 2m
Trains Per Day68
Train Lines4

Frequently Asked Questions

How many direct trains per day go from Berlin to Kiel?

Out of the 101 daily schedules per day between Berlin and Kiel on Deutsche Bahn, there are only two direct trips per day on average. On a direct train for this route, the trip takes about 3 hours and 15 minutes.

What stations in Berlin have trains to Kiel?

All trains in Berlin depart from the Berlin Hauptbahnhof (Berlin Central Station). The station is located in downtown Berlin, just north of the Bundestag across the Spree River.

What amenities does the Kiel Hauptbahnhof have?

The primary train station in Kiel is located near the city center, and has many useful amenities. There are 24-hour lockers, where you can store your luggage for a small fee. There is also free WiFi (for the first 30 minutes), as well as restaurants and a taxi stand.

Is it safe to travel by train from Berlin to Kiel right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

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

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Berlin to Kiel. 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.

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

In the last month, $41.62 was the average price of a train ticket from Berlin, BE to Kiel, SH. 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 4 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $34.08 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Berlin to Kiel?

The distance between Berlin and Kiel is approximately 184 miles, or 296 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 6 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 2 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Berlin to Kiel are the most crowded on Sunday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Monday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Berlin at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00pm. 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 Kiel?

There are 68 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Berlin to Kiel. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Kiel to Berlin. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Berlin to Kiel for $23.64.

Which train should you take from Berlin to Kiel?

There are 4 train lines with service from Berlin, Berlin to Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 64 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Eurocity13h 14m$38.88
DB Intercity-Express33h 14m$50.56
Deutsche Bahn644h 7m$56.82
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company26h 44m$59.33

Where is the train station in Berlin?

Berlin has 3 stations where passengers can board the train to Kiel:

  • Berlin Hbf (tief)
  • Train Station
  • S+u Bundesplatz

Where is the train station in Kiel?

There are more train stations and stops in Kiel than most cities. Most trains from Berlin will stop at one (or more) of the 9 following stations in Kiel:

  • Train Station
  • Suchsdorf
  • Kiel-Elmschenhagen
  • Kiel-Russee
  • oppendorf
  • ellerbek
  • Kiel-Hassee CITTI-PARK
  • Schulen Am Langsee
  • Kiel Wiener Allee

Price trends for trains from Berlin to Kiel

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