The Kiel Hauptbahnhof is on two major rail lines, the Neumünster-Hamburg and the Flensburg-Kiel-Lübeck-Lüneburg lines, with frequent connections. From Hamburg, there are 40 trains daily (trip time: 1 hr., 10 min.). For information, call tel. 01805/996633 (www.bahn.de).
Long-distance bus service to and from Berlin and Flensburg, as well as local and regional service, is provided by Autokraft GmbH, in Kiel (tel. 0431/6660; www.autokraft.de). Buses pull into the Bahnhofplatz. The tourist office will provide you with schedules.
Service between Kiel and Oslo, Norway, is provided by Color Line GmbH, in Kiel (tel. 0431/73000; www.colorline.com). Stena Line, in Kiel (tel. 0431/9090; www.stenaline.de), offers service between Kiel and Gothenburg (Göteborg), Sweden.
To reach Kiel from Hamburg, head north along the A7 Autobahn; from Lübeck, take Rte. 76 west.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.