Train routes in northern Germany are currently disrupted due to damages caused by storm Xavier which recently hit the country. The most affected services are connections between Hamburg and Berlin, Hannover and Berlin, as well as routes travelling north from Kassel. Trains between Dortmund and Hamburg have also been cancelled.

Starting on Friday evening, some disrupted train services will resume but it’s likely passengers will still experience delays, cancellations and overcrowded trains.

German rail company, Deutsche Bahn, is allowing passengers to travel at a later date, using the tickets for the journeys disrupted by the storm: Train tickets for the affected routes are valid from 5th of October until 15th of October.  Ticket refunds are also possible for affected passengers.

Travellers still affected by rail disruptions this weekend, may not necessarily need to cancel their trip altogether, as bus services are still running.

Here you can find alternative bus connections for major routes within north-eastern Germany.

Bus routes to and from Berlin

 

Route Friday 6 Oct. Saturday 7 Oct.  Sunday 8 Oct.  Provider
Berlin – Hannover Almost sold out Tickets available Tickets available Flixbus, Eurolines, PolskiBus, DeinBus
Berlin – Leipzig Almost sold out Tickets available Tickets available Flixbus, PolskiBus, DeinBus
Berlin – Dresden Almost sold out Tickets available Tickets available Flixbus, Eurolines, DeinBus

Bus routes to and from Hamburg

 

Route Friday 6 Oct. Saturday 7 Oct. Sunday 8 Oct. Provider
Hamburg – Berlin Almost sold out Tickets available Tickets available Flixbus, PolskiBus
Hamburg – Hannover Almost sold out Tickets available Tickets available Flixbus, Eurolines, IC Bus
Hamburg – Kiel Almost sold out Tickets available Tickets available Flixbus
Osnabrück – Hamburg Almost sold out Tickets available Tickets available Flixbus
Dortmund – Hamburg Almost sold out Tickets available Tickets available Flixbus
Kassel – Hamburg Almost sold out Tickets available Tickets available Flixbus

Bus routes to and from Hannover

 

Route Friday 6 Oct. Saturday 7 Oct. Sunday 8 Oct. Provider
Hannover – Berlin Almost sold out Tickets available Tickets available Flixbus, PolskiBus
Hannover – Magdeburg Almost sold out Tickets available Tickets available Flixbus, PolskiBus
Bremen – Hannover Almost sold out Tickets available Tickets available Flixbus

Bus routes to and from Magdeburg

 

Route Friday 6 Oct. Saturday 7 Oct. Sunday 8 Oct. Provider
Magdeburg – Berlin Almost sold out Tickets available Tickets available Flixbus, PolskiBus
Magdeburg – Leipzig Almost sold out Tickets available Tickets available Flixbus
Magdeburg – Dresden Almost sold out Tickets available Tickets available Flixbus

Bus routes to and from Kassel

 

Route Friday 6 Oct.  Saturday 7 Oct. Sunday 8 Oct. Provider
Kassel – Berlin Almost sold out Tickets available Tickets available Flixbus, Eurolines
Kassel – Hamburg Almost sold out Tickets available Tickets available Flixbus

 

 

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