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Trip Summary

There are 27 daily trains from Duisburg to Berlin. Traveling by train from Duisburg to Berlin usually takes around 4 hours and 47 minutes, but the fastest DB Intercity-Express train can make the trip in 3 hours and 55 minutes.

Distance292 mi (471 km)
Fastest train3h 55m
Lowest price€9.74
Trains per day11
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines5

What is the price of a train ticket from Duisburg to Berlin?

In the last month, €9.96 was the average price of a train ticket from Duisburg to Berlin. 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 21 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €100.06 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 Duisburg to Berlin by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for December. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just €37 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Duisburg to Berlin in October, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €76 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

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 21 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Berlin from Duisburg will be about €100.06 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Duisburg to Berlin?

There are 5 train lines with service from Duisburg to Berlin. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 14 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity14h 26m€85.26
DB Intercity-Express34h 17m€75.69
Deutsche Bahn144h 53m€78.72
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company185h 2m€78.11
FlixTrain44h 40m€37.24
  • DB Intercity

    DB Intercity

    DB Intercity train tickets from Duisburg to Berlin start from €42, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 DB Intercity schedules to Berlin. DB Intercity in Duisburg leaves from Train Station . And in Berlin trains arrive at Train Station .

    From Duisburg to Berlin train travel on DB Intercity takes 4 hours and 26 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 55 minutes.

  • DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express train tickets from Duisburg to Berlin start from €18, and on average cost . Daily there are 3 DB Intercity-Express schedules to Berlin. DB Intercity-Express in Duisburg leaves from Train Station and one other station. And in Berlin trains arrive at Train Station and one other train station.

    From Duisburg to Berlin train travel on DB Intercity-Express takes 4 hours and 17 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 55 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity-Express offers 17 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 EuroCity, or Deutsche Bahn EC, is a train service in Germany with regular service to Frankfurt, Hamburg, Zurich, Copenhagen, Berlin, Warsaw, and Munich. Deutsche Bahn Eurocity trains can be single or double-decker, but all are air conditioned.

  • 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 Duisburg to Berlin start from €18, and on average cost . Daily there are 18 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Berlin. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Duisburg leaves from Trompet and 13 other stations. And in Berlin trains arrive at Train Station and 5 other train stations.

    From Duisburg to Berlin train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 5 hours and 2 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 55 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 47 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 4 daily trips to Berlin from Duisburg. The train usually departs from Otto-Keller-Straße 17 in Duisburg and arrives at Berlin Central Station in Berlin after about 4 hours and 40 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Duisburg 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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 Duisburg to Berlin?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Duisburg 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 Duisburg to Berlin?

The distance between Duisburg and Berlin is approximately 292 miles, or 471 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 47 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 55 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 departing from Duisburg to Berlin tend to have the most passengers on Friday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Friday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Wednesday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Duisburg at 00:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 23:00. 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 Duisburg to Berlin?

There are 27 scheduled trains on most days. 11 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 Duisburg.

City Information

Duisburg

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Duisburg is located at the junction of the Rhine and Ruhr rivers in western Germany. Duisburg's harbor is the largest inland port in the world, with 21 docks in total. The Innenhafen, or Inner Harbor, used to be the center of the city's industry but today is a center for dining and nightlife. Make a point to stroll along the marina to check out the many kinds of boats, relax in one of the green spaces, and of course, stop in one of the many restaurants for a delicious dinner.

In the Meiderich district, make sure to check out the Landschaftspark Duisburg Nord. This industrial steelworks complex had gone disused since 1985 before its reinvention into a public park. The unique complex includes trails along what used to be sewer systems, a viewing tower made from the blast furnace, and even a scuba diving center in what originally was a gasometer. Kaiserberg, on the other hand, is a more traditional park that is home to both a zoo and a botanical garden.

Hundreds of bus and train routes to Duisburg make the city extremely accessible. Train companies, including Deutsche Bahn and FlixTrain, provide rail travel, and FlixBus provides the bulk of Duisburg's bus service. This means Berlin, Hamburg, Paris, and more cities across Europe are within just a short bus or train ride from Duisburg.

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 Duisburg?

Main departure station: Duisburg-Großenbaum

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

All train stations in Duisburg:

  • Duisburg-Großenbaum

  • Train Station

  • Duisburg-Rahm

  • Trompet

  • Rumeln

  • Rheinhausen

  • Duisburg-Buchholz

  • Rheinhausen Ost

  • Duisburg-Meiderich Süd

  • Duisburg-Hochfeld Süd

  • Duisburg-Schlenk

  • Duisburg-Meiderich Ost

  • Otto-Keller-Straße 17

  • Duisburg-Obermeiderich

  • Duisburg-Ruhrort

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 Duisburg will stop at one (or more) of the 9 following stations in Berlin:

Train stations in Berlin:

  • Train Station

  • Berlin Central Station

  • S+u Bundesplatz

  • Rigaer Straße

  • Berlin Gesundbrunnen

  • Berlin Südkreuz

  • Bellevue

  • Berlin-Spandau

  • Berlin Ostbahnhof

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