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Rostock to Kiel by train

It takes an average of 4h 20m to travel from Rostock to Kiel by train, over a distance of around 82 miles (132 km). There are normally 24 trains per day travelling from Rostock to Kiel and tickets for this journey start from $22.01 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 47m
PriceFrom $22.01
Distance82 miles (132 km)
Frequency24 trains per day
First train05:07
Last train23:13
Departure stationRostock
Arrival stationKiel
Changes2 changes

Rostock to Kiel train times

Check out the next trains departing from Rostock to Kiel for Tuesday Oct 5th 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
10:07 13:56 3h 49m, 2 changes
10:14 14:56 4h 42m, 2 changes
12:07 15:56 3h 49m, 2 changes
12:14 16:56 4h 42m, 2 changes
13:25 17:43 4h 18m, 2 changes
14:07 17:56 3h 49m, 2 changes
15:09 18:56 3h 47m, 2 changes
16:07 19:56 3h 49m, 2 changes
17:09 20:57 3h 48m, 4 changes
17:09 21:14 4h 5m, 2 changes

Cheap train tickets from Rostock to Kiel

The price of train tickets from Rostock to Kiel starts at $22.01 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Rostock to Kiel by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Rostock to Kiel

Want to know more about your journey from Rostock to Kiel? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Rostock to Kiel take?

The average journey time by train between Rostock and Kiel is 4 hours and 20 minutes, with around 24 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Rostock and Kiel by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Rostock to Kiel is 3 hours and 47 minutes.

How much does the train from Rostock to Kiel cost?

Train tickets from Rostock to Kiel can start from as little as $22.01 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Rostock to Kiel?

No, there are no direct train services from Rostock to Kiel. Travelling from Rostock to Kiel by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

What time does the first train from Rostock to Kiel leave?

The first train from Rostock to Kiel leaves at 05:07. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Rostock to Kiel leave?

The last train from Rostock to Kiel leaves at 23:13. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Rostock and Kiel by train?

Trains travelling from Rostock to Kiel cover a distance of around 82 miles (132 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Kiel to Rostock.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Rostock to Kiel for a typical week day using timetable data for 10/05/2021. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 08/06/2021 for travel on 08/06/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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