2006-11-06

From Luxembourg / Trier to Berlin and return

To help you people outside planning your travels:

1. Opportunity
- Lux to Trier by CFL train for 8 Euros ("Tagesticket", day ticket)
- Trier to Stuttgart by Deutsche Bahn (60 Euros)
or as co-driver (Mitfahrgelegenheit) if available
- Stuttgart to Berlin by air plane (about 50 Euros) **
* duration: 1 hour + 3 hours + 1 hour

2. Opportunity
- Lux to Trier by CFL train for 8 Euros ("Tagesticket")
- Trier to Berlin as co-driver (Mitfahrgelegenheit) (35-40 Euros)
* duration: 1 hour + 7 to 9 hours

3. Opportunity
- Lux to Hahn Airport by coach for 12 Euros (Easy by Coach)
- Hahn to Frankfurt International Airport by coach for 12 Euros (Bohr Omnibusse)
- Frankfurt Airport to Berlin TXL by air plane for about 40 Euros **
* duration: 2 hours + 2 hours + 1 hour

4. Opportunity
- Lux to Trier by CFL train for 8 Euros ("Tagesticket")
- Trier to Köln as co-driver (Mitfahrgelegenheit) or Deutsche Bahn for 25-30 Euros
- Köln to Berlin SXF by air plane for about 50-60 Euros **
or - Köln to Berlin as co-driver for about 25 Euros
* duration: 1 hour + 3 hours + 1 hour (plane) or 6 hours (co-driver)

5. Opportunity
- Lux to Brussels Airport by CFL train
- Brussels to Berlin by air plane (Virgina Express) for 40 - 55 Euros
* duration: 3 hours + 1.5 hours

I posted a request ("Mitfahrgesuch") in Mitfahrgelegenheit and a very friendly guy replied. We drove to Berlin within 8 hours. He charged me just 35 Euros. A fair price.
My recommendation: Try to organise opportunity N° 2 if available.

But it is seldom that someone goes by car from Luxembourg to Berlin resp. Trier to Berlin. Mostly you have to go to another town (e.g. Colonia) from where you find some people going to Berlin by car.


CFL = Société Nationale Des Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois

** Cheap flight companies I found: Air Berlin and German Wings and Fly DBA.

Instead of using Mitfahrgelegenheit.de you can also use Mitfahrzentrale.de (but I prefer the first one)

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