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About the train journey from Kiel Hbf to Linköping Central

Want to travel from Kiel Hbf to Linköping Central by train? Start your journey with us.

The train from Kiel Hbf to Linköping Central usually takes 10 hours 59 minutes on average to travel 353 miles (567 km), although the quickest services can take as little as 9 hours. You can expect to find 9 trains per day running on this popular route. As there aren’t any direct services running between Kiel Hbf and Linköping Central, you’ll need to make 1 change on your way to Linköping Central. You can choose to travel with DB or DSB to get to Linköping Central – both train companies offer modern comfortable services that will whisk you there in no time.

To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Kiel Hbf to Linköping Central in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save!

Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Linköping Central, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you’re ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.

Kiel Hbf to Linköping Central by train

First train


Last train


Departure station

Kiel Hbf

Arrival station

Linköping Central

Journey time

From 9h 0m


353 miles (567 km)


9 trains per day


1 change

Train and bus operators

Deutsche Bahn, Flixbus, Nettbuss, DSB

Kiel Hbf to Linköping Central train times

Check out the next trains departing from Kiel Hbf to Linköping Central for Tuesday 23rd April 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
07:56 16:56 9h 0m, 2 changes
09:56 18:56 9h 0m, 3 changes
11:56 20:58 9h 2m, 3 changes
15:56 02:39 10h 43m, 3 changes
17:56 06:01 12h 5m, 5 changes
19:31 06:48 11h 17m, 1 change
19:56 06:48 10h 52m, 3 changes
20:36 09:52 13h 16m, 3 changes
20:36 10:20 13h 44m, 1 change

Deutsche Bahn, IC (Intercity) and DSB trains from Kiel Hbf to Linköping Central

You can travel from Kiel Hbf to Linköping Central on Deutsche Bahn, IC (Intercity) and DSB trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

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An express train running on German domestic routes, the Intercity is a little slower than the ICE and is also used for long distance trips. The integrated circuit covers long distances with a maximum speed of 125 mph (200 km/h). In recent years, trains of the new generation "Intercity 2" run on some lines at 100 mph (160 km/h) only – these trains, however, offer extra legroom and extra space for toddlers. They are also equipped with air conditioning, a food carriage and wheelchair parking spaces.

Danish State Railways (DSB) is the largest Danish railway company. The Danish high-speed train is Eurocity, which operates two lines connecting Copenhagen to Hamburg and Hamburg to Flensburg. It offers two classes or levels of comfort – First Class and Second Class. DSB's long-distance trains are Intercity and IntercityLyn, in order of importance. The regional lines are operated by the R-tog trains, and the S-tog service gives its name to the trams that run through the old city of Copenhagen.

Intercity (IC) and DSB classes from Kiel Hbf to Linköping Central

Compare the different travel classes offered by Intercity (IC) and DSB when travelling from Kiel Hbf to Linköping Central.

Onboard services on Intercity (IC) and DSB

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Kiel Hbf to Linköping Central.


You can take as much luggage as you like for free without making a reservation.

Luggage items include briefcases, laptops, rucksacks, trolley bags or suitcases. You can also take pushchairs, folding bikes, scooters, skis and surfboards.

Luggage should be stored under the seat or in the overhead luggage rack. Generally, the standard dimensions of luggage racks are 70 x 50 x 30 cm. Larger items of luggage such as suitcases can be stored in the large luggage racks by the doors.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

You will find an extensive menu in the on-board restaurant, or you can grab a snack from the bistro carriage. If you opt for the latter, you can enjoy your food and drink in the bistro or take it back to your seat.

If you upgrade to First Class, you will be served complimentary food and drink at your seat.

Although the menu changes every three months, you will always find a wide variety of locally sourced food and drink, including a range of vegetarian and vegan dishes.


Currently, free WiFi is available on certain IC trains. Deutsche Bahn are gradually installing free WiFi on all their IC trains.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

On IC trains, children under 5 years old travel free of charge and don’t need a ticket. Kids up to 14 years old travel for free if they are accompanied by a person who is at least 15 years old.

On board, you will find family and children areas which are bookable.


You need a bicycle ticket and reservation to take a bicycle on a IC train. The reservation for your bike is included in the price.

Bike storage spaces are usually located in second class carriages. Please note that your seat and bike storage space might be located in different carriages.


With IC, you can travel with your pet. If you have a small dog or pet, you do not need an extra ticket and they can travel for free in a transport box. If your dog or pet is bigger than the size of a house cat, you will need an additional ticket, which costs 50% less than a standard ticket. Dogs not travelling in a transport box must be on a lead and wear a muzzle.

Assistance dogs travel free of charge and do not have to wear a muzzle on the train.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

Deutsche Bahn offer the Mobility Service, where staff will help you board, disembark or change trains. Staff will also answer any questions or assist with any queries to make your journey easier.


On DSB trains, you can bring luggage onboard so long as you can carry it yourself. There are storage spaces above and under your seat, as well as in dedicated luggage racks.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

Food and drink is not generally available to buy on DSB trains, so pick up some snacks at the station before you leave! The exception is if you have a First Class ticket, as you may be offered complimentary tea and coffee onboard.


DSB trains are equipped with WiFi so you can surf the web during your journey. Some trains may also have plug sockets.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

You can take a pushchair with you on DSB Intercity trains free of charge, but you must get a free Pram ticket to reserve a place. On regional trains and S-trains, you don't need a reservation for your pushchair.


You can travel with a bicycle on DSB trains if you buy a bicycle reservation (currently it costs 20 DKK). You can buy a bike ticket at a ticket machine, at a 7-Eleven at Danish train stations, or on the DSB app. On S-trains, you don't need a reservation; it's free to take your bike onboard. Folding bikes and scooters are allowed on trains free of charge.


Small dogs and animals can travel on DSB trains for free if they're kept in a carrier not exceeding 100 x 60 x 30cm during the journey. The carrier can be stowed in dedicated luggage storage areas, such as above your seat, or on your lap. Larger dogs need a child's ticket to travel, and must be kept on the floor and on a lead during your journey. You can buy a ticket for your dog online or at a 7-Eleven at Danish train stations. Guide dogs and assistance dogs are always allowed on board for free.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

You can pre-book assistance on the DSB website or by calling DSB Customer Service. You need to book at least 12 hours before your train departs. Some trains have step-free access, while others can have ramps attached for wheelchair users. If you need a wheelchair space, you'll need to book a free space at least 12 hours before your train departs by calling DSB Customer Service. If you have a disability or are accompanying a disabled person, you can get a reduced price train ticket.


On many DSB trains, it's possible to reserve a seat for a small fee. If you're travelling in a busy period, you may want to make a reservation to guarantee yourself a seat.

Cheap train tickets from Kiel Hbf to Linköping Central

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 Kiel Hbf to Linköping Central 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Kiel Hbf to Linköping Central? 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 Kiel Hbf to Linköping Central take?

The average journey time by train between Kiel Hbf and Linköping Central is 10 hours and 59 minutes, with around 9 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 Kiel Hbf and Linköping Central by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Kiel Hbf to Linköping Central is 9 hours and 0 minutes.

Is there a direct train from Kiel Hbf to Linköping Central?

No, there are no direct train services from Kiel Hbf to Linköping Central. Travelling from Kiel Hbf to Linköping Central by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Kiel Hbf to Linköping Central leave?

The first train from Kiel Hbf to Linköping Central leaves at 08:56. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Kiel Hbf to Linköping Central leave?

The last train from Kiel Hbf to Linköping Central leaves at 21:36. 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 Kiel Hbf and Linköping Central by train?

Trains travelling from Kiel Hbf to Linköping Central cover a distance of around 353 miles (567 km) during the journey.

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