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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin?

Lowest Price$28.52
Fastest Train3h 50m
Trains Per Day39
Train Lines4

Frequently Asked Questions

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

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

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.

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

In the last month, $38.93 was the average price of a train ticket from Frankfurt am Main, HE to Berlin, BE. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 12 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $128.21 more than that for a same-day booking.

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 53 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 Frankfurt am Main to Berlin are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 Thursday 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 Frankfurt am Main at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00pm. 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 39 scheduled trains on most days. 23 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. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin for $81.43.

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

There are 4 train lines with service from Frankfurt am Main, Hesse to Berlin, Berlin. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 30 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity16h 46m$105.27
DB Intercity-Express104h 29m$97.43
Deutsche Bahn305h 1m$98.67
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company135h 13m$120.42

Where is the train station in Frankfurt am Main?

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:

  • Central Train Station
  • Frankfurt-Zeilsheim
  • Frankfurt-Sindlingen
  • Frankfurt(M)Hauptwache
  • Frankfurt-Höchst Farbwerke
  • Frankfurt-Unterliederbach
  • Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  • Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Regionalbf
  • Frankfurt-Höchst
  • Frankfurt-Nied
  • Frankfurt-Berkersheim
  • Frankfurt-Mainkur
  • Frankfurt-Sossenheim
  • Frankfurt-Niederrad
  • Frankfurt am Main - Stadion

Where is the train station in Berlin?

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 3 following stations in Berlin:

  • Train Station
  • Berlin Hbf (tief)
  • Berlin Südkreuz

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