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Berlin-Frankfurt Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Berlin to Frankfurt?

Lowest Price$28.87
Fastest Train3h 52m
Trains Per Day19
Train Lines4

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

In the last month, $46.53 was the average price of a train ticket from Berlin, BE to Frankfurt am Main, HE. 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 16 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $66.84 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Berlin to Frankfurt?

The distance between Berlin and Frankfurt is approximately 263 miles, or 424 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 45 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 52 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 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 Sunday 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?

There are 19 scheduled trains on most days. 22 of these are direct connections to Frankfurt. 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 to Berlin. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Berlin to Frankfurt for $44.67.

Which train should you take from Berlin to Frankfurt?

There are 4 train lines with service from Berlin, Berlin to Frankfurt am Main, Hesse. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 13 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity16h 13m$81.17
DB Intercity-Express74h 25m$80.38
Deutsche Bahn135h 24m$85.99
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company54h 57m$88.08

Where is the train station in Berlin?

There are two stations in Berlin where you can board the train to Frankfurt:

  • Berlin Hbf (tief)
  • Train Station

Where is the train station in Frankfurt?

There are more train stations and stops in Frankfurt than most cities. Most trains from Berlin will stop at one (or more) of the 9 following stations in Frankfurt:

  • Central Train Station
  • Frankfurt-Höchst Farbwerke
  • Frankfurt-Zeilsheim
  • Frankfurt-Sindlingen
  • Frankfurt-Unterliederbach
  • Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  • Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Regionalbf
  • Frankfurt-Höchst
  • Central Train Station

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