Getting there & away
Interglobus Reisen (666 1787; 2-5pm Mon-Fri), located in the central bus station, has daily buses to Poland. Many other services head from the central bus station to towns in Schleswig-Holstein, although the train is often more convenient.
Numerous trains shuttle between Kiel, Hamburg-Altona and Hamburg Hauptbahnhof (€15.20, 1½ hours). Trains to Lübeck leave hourly (€13.40, 1¼ hours). There are regular local connections to Schleswig, Husum, Schwerin and Flensburg.
The bus service Kielius (666 2222; www.kielius.de) shuttles 36 times a day (18 times in each direction) between Hamburg airport and Kiel’s central bus station (one-way/return €16/27). Lübeck airport is also quite close.