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How to get to Berlin by train

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City Information

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

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.

Popular train stations in Berlin:

  • Train Station

  • Berlin Central Station

  • S+u Bundesplatz

  • Rigaer Straße

  • Bellevue

  • Berlin Südkreuz

  • Berlin-Spandau

  • Berlin Gesundbrunnen

  • Berlin-Lichtenberg

  • Stuttgarter Platz

What train companies travel to Berlin, Germany?

Located in Germany, Berlin is accessible by train from 2386 other cities. You can choose from 32155 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Berlin on Wanderu. Deutsche Bahn usually has the most trains on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Bus tickets to Berlin are also available.

Train companies serving Berlin

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Deutsche Bahn21755h 20m$80.64
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company17265h 54m$79.68
DB Intercity-Express8044h 32m$72.38
DB Intercity2824h 47m$55.97
Non-federally owned railway company1025h 27m$65.00
DB Eurocity434h 27m$41.67
FlixTrain263h 25m$29.89
Railjet66h 20m$44.86
National Express17h 41m$74.32

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good price for a train ticket to Berlin?

$5.18 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Berlin, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Berlin. In the last month, trains from Ludwigslust to Berlin had the lowest average price at $5.28. The train from Dresden to Berlin also tends to start at relatively low prices.

Where is the train station in Berlin, Germany?

The busiest train station in Berlin is Train Station. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular train stations in Berlin are:

  • Train Station
  • Berlin Central Station
  • S+u Bundesplatz

Is Berlin a popular train travel destination?

Berlin is the most popular train destination in Berlin. It also ranks number 2952 in Germany. Berlin has the most train connections in the region. There are 1265 train schedules arriving in Berlin each day.

What is the population of Berlin?

The population of Berlin is 3426354. Berlin ranks number 1 in terms of population in Berlin and number 519 in all of Germany.

How much do train tickets to Berlin cost?

Train tickets to Berlin range from $9 for a short trip to Berlin, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Berlin starts at , and a longer trip by train to Berlin can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $5 .

What type of traveler does Berlin attract?

Taking a train to Berlin is very popular for those traveling on their vacation. The flexible luggage policies that train travel affords, convenient arrival stations and of course the great deals available make taking the train to Berlin a great option when planning your next vacation.

What train station is located closest to the city center of Berlin?

The closest train station to the city center of Berlin is Berlin Ostbahnhof, located just 1.4 miles away. Select Berlin Ostbahnhof as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Berlin. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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