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Trip Summary

There are 148 daily trains from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin. Traveling by train from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin usually takes around 4 hours and 51 minutes, but the fastest DB Intercity-Express train can make the trip in 3 hours and 27 minutes.

Distance263 mi (424 km)
Fastest train3h 27m
Lowest price$13.54
Trains per day32
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines5

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

In the last month, $51.99 was the average price of a train ticket from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin. 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 28 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $90.84 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$136$90$45JunJul

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin will vary between C$57 and C$121. Planning a train trip to Berlin within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Frankfurt am Main over the next 7 days is C$57. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

$129$103$77$52$26ASONDJFMAMJJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin 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$84 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin in October, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$116 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

$129$103$77$52$263020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 28 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Berlin from Frankfurt am Main will be about C$90.84 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

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

There are 5 train lines with service from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 117 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity16h 34m$83.29
DB Intercity-Express294h 36m$101.21
Deutsche Bahn1174h 57m$106.66
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company175h 5m$98.50
FlixTrain54h 26m$45.85
  • DB Intercity

    DB Intercity

    DB Intercity train tickets from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin start from $38, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 DB Intercity schedules to Berlin. DB Intercity in Frankfurt am Main leaves from Central Train Station and 7 other stations. And in Berlin trains arrive at Berlin Central Station and one other train station.

    From Frankfurt am Main to Berlin train travel on DB Intercity takes 6 hours and 34 minutes. If you are looking to get to Berlin faster, DB Intercity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 27 minutes.

    If you are looking to travel to Berlin on a weekend there is typically one DB Intercity scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from Frankfurt am Main.

  • DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express train tickets from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin start from $24, and on average cost . Daily there are 29 DB Intercity-Express schedules to Berlin. DB Intercity-Express in Frankfurt am Main leaves from Central Train Station and 27 other stations. And in Berlin trains arrive at Train Station and 5 other train stations.

    From Frankfurt am Main to Berlin train travel on DB Intercity-Express takes 4 hours and 36 minutes. If you are looking to get to Berlin faster, DB Intercity-Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 27 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity-Express offers 105 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Berlin.

  • Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin start from $24, and on average cost . Daily there are 117 Deutsche Bahn schedules to Berlin. Deutsche Bahn in Frankfurt am Main leaves from Frankfurt(M)Mühlberg and 30 other stations. And in Berlin trains arrive at Train Station and 7 other train stations.

    From Frankfurt am Main to Berlin train travel on Deutsche Bahn takes 4 hours and 57 minutes. If you are looking to get to Berlin faster, Deutsche Bahn offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 27 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn offers 417 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Berlin.

  • 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 Frankfurt am Main to Berlin start from $24, and on average cost . Daily there are 17 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Berlin. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Frankfurt am Main leaves from Frankfurt-Unterliederbach and 21 other stations. And in Berlin trains arrive at Berlin Central Station and 4 other train stations.

    From Frankfurt am Main to Berlin train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 5 hours and 5 minutes. If you are looking to get to Berlin faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 27 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 55 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Berlin.

  • 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 5 daily trips to Berlin from Frankfurt am Main. The train usually departs from Frankfurt Süd Station in Frankfurt am Main and arrives at Berlin Central Station in Berlin after about 4 hours and 26 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin 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 Frankfurt am Main to Berlin?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin. 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 Frankfurt am Main to Berlin?

The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Berlin 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 27 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?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin on Monday. Tickets for Monday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Friday. Friday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Frankfurt am Main at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00pm. 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 Frankfurt am Main to Berlin?

There are 148 scheduled trains on most days. 32 of these are direct connections to Berlin. 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 Berlin to Frankfurt am Main.

City Information

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.

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Frankfurt am Main?

Main departure station: Central Train Station

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 15 stops and stations in Frankfurt am Main where you can board the train.

All train stations in Frankfurt am Main:

  • Central Train Station

  • Frankfurt(M)Mühlberg

  • Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf

  • Frankfurt(M)Hauptwache

  • Frankfurt-Mainkur

  • Frankfurt(Main)West

  • Frankfurt Süd Station

  • Frankfurt-Höchst Farbwerke

  • Frankfurt(M)Ostendstraße

  • Frankfurt-Höchst

  • Frankfurt(Main)Ost

  • Frankfurt-Louisa

  • Frankfurt am Main - Stadion

  • Frankfurt-Niederrad

  • Frankfurt(Main)Messe

Where is the train station in Berlin?

Main arrival station: Train Station

There are more train stations and stops in Berlin than most cities. Most trains from Frankfurt am Main will stop at one (or more) of the 10 following stations in Berlin:

Train stations in Berlin:

  • Train Station

  • Berlin Central Station

  • S+u Bundesplatz

  • Berlin Gesundbrunnen

  • Rigaer Straße

  • Bellevue

  • Berlin-Spandau

  • Berlin Südkreuz

  • Berlin-Lichtenberg

  • Train Station (S-Bahn)

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