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Hildesheim-Berlin Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 17 daily trains from Hildesheim to Berlin. Traveling by train from Hildesheim to Berlin usually takes around 2 hours and 44 minutes, but the fastest DB Intercity-Express train can make the trip in one hour and 50 minutes.

Distance148 mi (238 km)
Fastest train1h 50m
Lowest price$30.71
Trains per day12
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company
Train lines3

Which train should you take from Hildesheim to Berlin?

There are 3 train lines with service from Hildesheim, Lower Saxony to Berlin, Berlin. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 14 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity-Express32h 17m$45.19
Deutsche Bahn13h 43m$61.66
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company142h 50m$58.56

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Hildesheim to Berlin 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.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

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 Hildesheim to Berlin?

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

The distance between Hildesheim and Berlin is approximately 148 miles, or 238 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 44 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 50 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Hildesheim to Berlin are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Wednesday 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 Hildesheim at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00pm. 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 Hildesheim to Berlin?

There are 17 scheduled trains on most days. 12 of these are direct connections to Berlin. 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 Berlin to Hildesheim. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Hildesheim to Berlin for $19.73.

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Hildesheim?

Departure stations

There are two stations in Hildesheim where you can board the train to Berlin.

Train stations in Hildesheim:

  • Hildesheim Ost

Where is the train station in Berlin?

Arrival stations

There are more train stations and stops in Berlin than most cities. Most trains from Hildesheim will stop at one (or more) of the 4 following stations in Berlin:

Train stations in Berlin:

  • Train Station

  • Berlin Gesundbrunnen

  • Train Station (S-Bahn)

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