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Trip Summary

There are 101 daily trains from Berlin to Frankfurt am Main. Traveling by train from Berlin to Frankfurt am Main usually takes around 4 hours and 51 minutes, but the fastest DB Intercity-Express train can make the trip in 3 hours and 50 minutes.

Distance263 mi (424 km)
Fastest train3h 50m
Lowest price$13.45
Trains per day27
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines5

What is the price of a train ticket from Berlin to Frankfurt am Main?

In the last month, $63.09 was the average price of a train ticket from Berlin to Frankfurt am Main. This is a great price, especially considering the length of the route. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 19 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $83.76 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Berlin to Frankfurt am Main by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for January. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$78 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Berlin to Frankfurt am Main in June, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$117 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$160$128$96$64$323020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 19 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Frankfurt am Main from Berlin will be about C$83.76 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Berlin to Frankfurt am Main?

There are 5 train lines with service from Berlin to Frankfurt am Main. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 83 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity26h 3m$71.16
DB Intercity-Express234h 33m$96.39
Deutsche Bahn835h 3m$104.88
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company104h 42m$107.87
FlixTrain44h 17m$43.64
  • DB Intercity

    DB Intercity

    DB Intercity train tickets from Berlin to Frankfurt am Main start from $24, and on average cost . Daily there are 2 DB Intercity schedules to Frankfurt am Main. DB Intercity in Berlin leaves from Berlin Central Station and one other station. And in Frankfurt am Main trains arrive at Central Train Station and 10 other train stations.

    From Berlin to Frankfurt am Main train travel on DB Intercity takes 6 hours and 3 minutes. If you are looking to get to Frankfurt am Main faster, DB Intercity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 50 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity offers 3 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Frankfurt am Main.

  • DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express train tickets from Berlin to Frankfurt am Main start from $24, and on average cost . Daily there are 23 DB Intercity-Express schedules to Frankfurt am Main. DB Intercity-Express in Berlin leaves from Berlin Central Station and 5 other stations. And in Frankfurt am Main trains arrive at Central Train Station and 26 other train stations.

    From Berlin to Frankfurt am Main train travel on DB Intercity-Express takes 4 hours and 33 minutes. If you are looking to get to Frankfurt am Main faster, DB Intercity-Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 50 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity-Express offers 95 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Frankfurt am Main.

  • Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Berlin to Frankfurt am Main start from $24, and on average cost . Daily there are 83 Deutsche Bahn schedules to Frankfurt am Main. Deutsche Bahn in Berlin leaves from Berlin Central Station and 6 other stations. And in Frankfurt am Main trains arrive at Frankfurt-Höchst Farbwerke and 31 other train stations.

    From Berlin to Frankfurt am Main train travel on Deutsche Bahn takes 5 hours and 3 minutes. If you are looking to get to Frankfurt am Main faster, Deutsche Bahn offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 50 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn offers 357 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Frankfurt am Main.

  • Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Berlin to Frankfurt am Main start from $24, and on average cost . Daily there are 10 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Frankfurt am Main. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Berlin leaves from Berlin Central Station and one other station. And in Frankfurt am Main trains arrive at Frankfurt-Höchst and 26 other train stations.

    From Berlin to Frankfurt am Main train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 4 hours and 42 minutes. If you are looking to get to Frankfurt am Main faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 50 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 21 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Frankfurt am Main.

  • FlixTrain

    FlixTrain

    Part of the FlixBus family, FlixTrain launched in 2018 to offer affordable and sustainable train travel in Germany. Its trains provide Wi-Fi, power outlets, air conditioning, onboard restrooms, and access to an entertainment portal full of movies, games, and music. In addition, each passenger gets a guaranteed seat, so you don't have to worry about standing in any aisles. FlixTrain operates 4 daily trips to Frankfurt am Main from Berlin. The train usually departs from Berlin Central Station in Berlin and arrives at Frankfurt Süd Station in Frankfurt am Main after about 4 hours and 17 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Berlin to Frankfurt am Main during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

Can you take a train all the way from Berlin to Frankfurt am Main?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Berlin to Frankfurt am Main. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Berlin to Frankfurt am Main?

The distance between Berlin and Frankfurt am Main is approximately 263 miles, or 424 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 51 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 50 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Berlin to Frankfurt am Main are the most crowded on Tuesday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Wednesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Berlin at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Berlin to Frankfurt am Main?

There are 101 scheduled trains on most days. 27 of these are direct connections to Frankfurt am Main. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin.

City Information

Berlin

Berlin is one of the most exciting destinations in Europe for all travelers. One of the most unique landmarks in Berlin is its famous Brandenburg Gate, which was built for King Frederick Wilhelm II. The Gate now represents German unity, and it is perhaps the most photogenic landmark in the capital city. Modern art enthusiasts should visit the Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art which is Germany’s first street art museum. Opened in 2017, the museum displays works from various graffiti artists from around the world and it’s located in Schöneberg, one of the city’s edgier areas. If you’re simply looking to enjoy a stroll, the Tiergarten, which spans 519 acres from central Berlin, will offer the relaxing vibes you need.

Berlin has an expansive and vibrant food scene with a good variety. Those looking for traditional German dishes should head over to Zur letzten Instanz, which is the oldest restaurant in Berlin. For a special twist, don’t hesitate to visit the Turkish Market, which offers amazing Turkish delicacies.

The main hub for intercity bus services is the Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof Berlin. For rail services, the Berlin Hauptbahnhof is the main train station. The Berlin Brandenburg Airport, located just outside of the city’s south-eastern border, is the main air travel hub of the city.

Frankfurt am Main

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Frankfurt is Germany's financial hub, home to the European Central Bank. This riverside city offers a variety of cultural and historical attractions scattered between its financial institutions and shops.

Your first stop should be Old Town, along the river Main. Once the center of the city, the Old Town district is now the site of the Römer, or city hall, along a row of picturesque timber houses. Stop in Kleinmarkthalle, a bustling indoor market, to grab a sausage for a snack before wandering through some of Old Town's museums: Saalgasse, Dommuseum, and Museum für Moderne Kunst (Museum MMK) will get you started. Two of Frankfurt's most prominent churches, St. Bartholomew Cathedral and St. Nicholas Church, are also in the area.

Food is always delightful in Frankfurt. Several Michelin-star restaurants will entice you, including Restaurant Lafleur, Restaurant Gustav, Restaurant Villa Merton, and Carmelo Greco. If you prefer more affordable dining and lively nightlife, head to the Bahnhofsviertel neighborhood near the city's train station.

The train station in Bahnhofsviertel serves national and international rail lines for Deutsche Bahn, DB Intercity, FlixTrain, vlexx, and Railjet. You can also reach Frankfurt easily on bus carriers like FlixBus and Sindbad. Plus, flying in and out of Frankfurt is a breeze, as the airport is one of the largest in Germany and the main hub for the Lufthansa airline.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Berlin?

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Departure stations

Occupying a grand modern glass and steel building on the River Spree, Berlin Hauptbahnhof (Hbf) is around 1.5 km from the iconic Brandenburg Gate. Also referred to as Berlin Central Station, the station is German capital's main railway station (hauptbahnhof). The lower platforms serve train lines that run north-south on Deutsche Bahn. The lower platforms are linked with upper platforms – for east-west services – via escalators and a middle floor containing shops, cafés, and other convenient facilities. It has additional connections with U-Bahn (metro) Line 5 and trams (streetcars). The intercity bus station lies on the opposite side of Europaplatz, with FlixBus providing services across Germany.

All train stations in Berlin:

  • Berlin Central Station

  • Train Station

  • Train Station (S-Bahn)

  • S+u Bundesplatz

  • Rigaer Straße

  • Bellevue

  • Berlin Ostbahnhof

  • Berlin-Spandau

  • Berlin Südkreuz

  • Berlin Gesundbrunnen

Where is the train station in Frankfurt am Main?

Arrival stations

There are more train stations and stops in Frankfurt am Main than most cities. Most trains from Berlin will stop at one (or more) of the 15 following stations in Frankfurt am Main:

Train stations in Frankfurt am Main:

  • Central Train Station

  • Frankfurt-Höchst Farbwerke

  • Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf

  • Frankfurt-Sindlingen

  • Frankfurt-Zeilsheim

  • Frankfurt-Unterliederbach

  • Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Regionalbf

  • Frankfurt-Höchst

  • Frankfurt-Berkersheim

  • Frankfurt-Frankfurter Berg

  • Frankfurt-Nied

  • Frankfurt(M)Hauptwache

  • Frankfurt-Eschersheim

  • Frankfurt(M)Taunusanlage

  • Frankfurt(M)Ostendstraße

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