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How to travel from Berlin Hbf to Ilmenau by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Berlin Hbf to Ilmenau? Look no further.

There are around 13 trains per day running between Berlin Hbf and Ilmenau, which usually take 19 hours 50 minutes to complete the 165 miles (265 km) journey. It can take as little as 15 hours 4 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. Although there aren't any direct services on this line, it's still easy to travel to Ilmenau from Berlin Hbf, you'll just need to make 2 changes along the way.

You can save money on train tickets from Berlin Hbf to Ilmenau if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from £22.42. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for timetables (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Berlin Hbf to Ilmenau by train

It takes an average of 19h 50m to travel from Berlin Hbf to Ilmenau by train, over a distance of around 165 miles (265 km). There are normally 13 trains per day travelling from Berlin Hbf to Ilmenau and tickets for this journey start from £22.42 when you book in advance.

First train

06:34

Last train

21:15

Departure station

Berlin Hbf

Arrival station

Ilmenau

Journey time

From 15h 4m

Distance

165 miles (265 km)

Frequency

13 trains per day

Changes

2 changes

Price

From £22.42

Train and bus operators

Flixbus

Cheap train tickets from Berlin Hbf to Ilmenau

The price of train tickets from Berlin Hbf to Ilmenau starts at £22.42 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 Berlin Hbf to Ilmenau 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Berlin Hbf to Ilmenau? 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 Berlin Hbf to Ilmenau take?

The average journey time by train between Berlin Hbf and Ilmenau is 19 hours and 50 minutes, with around 13 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 Berlin Hbf and Ilmenau by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Berlin Hbf to Ilmenau is 15 hours and 4 minutes.

How much does the train from Berlin Hbf to Ilmenau cost?

Train ticket prices from Berlin Hbf to Ilmenau can start from as little as £22.42 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Berlin Hbf to Ilmenau?

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

What time does the first train from Berlin Hbf to Ilmenau leave?

The first train from Berlin Hbf to Ilmenau leaves at 06:34. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Berlin Hbf to Ilmenau leave?

The last train from Berlin Hbf to Ilmenau leaves at 21:15. 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 Berlin Hbf and Ilmenau by train?

Trains travelling from Berlin Hbf to Ilmenau cover a distance of around 165 miles (265 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Ilmenau to Berlin Hbf.

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