Trains from Frankfurt to Bern

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Frankfurt - Bern Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 7 daily trains from Frankfurt to Bern. Traveling by train from Frankfurt to Bern usually takes around 4 hours and 27 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 3 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance226 mi (363 km)
Fastest train3h 20m
Lowest price$38.73
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines4

Which train should you take from Frankfurt to Bern?

There are 4 train lines with service from Frankfurt am Main to Bern. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 6 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity14h 26m$70.67
DB Intercity-Express14h 5m$92.31
Deutsche Bahn64h 31m$85.87
Non-federally owned railway company14h 22m$118.66
  • DB Intercity

    DB Intercity

    DB Intercity train tickets from Frankfurt to Bern start from $43, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 DB Intercity schedules to Bern. DB Intercity in Frankfurt am Main leaves from Central Train Station . And in Bern trains arrive at Train Station .

    From Frankfurt to Bern train travel on DB Intercity takes 4 hours and 26 minutes. If you are looking to get to Bern faster, DB Intercity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 20 minutes.

    If you are looking to travel to Bern 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 to Bern start from $63, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 DB Intercity-Express schedules to Bern. DB Intercity-Express in Frankfurt am Main leaves from Central Train Station . And in Bern trains arrive at Train Station .

    From Frankfurt to Bern train travel on DB Intercity-Express takes 4 hours and 5 minutes. If you are looking to get to Bern faster, DB Intercity-Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 20 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity-Express offers 4 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Bern.

  • 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.

  • Non-federally owned railway company

    Non-federally owned railway company

    Non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Frankfurt to Bern start from $119, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 Non-federally owned railway company schedules to Bern. Non-federally owned railway company in Frankfurt am Main leaves from Central Train Station . And in Bern trains arrive at Train Station .

    From Frankfurt to Bern train travel on Non-federally owned railway company takes 4 hours and 22 minutes. If you are looking to get to Bern faster, Non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 20 minutes.

    If you are looking to travel to Bern on a weekend there is typically one Non-federally owned railway company scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from Frankfurt am Main.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

How long is the train journey from Frankfurt to Bern?

The distance between Frankfurt and Bern is approximately 226 miles, or 363 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 27 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 20 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 to Bern 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 Monday 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 at 2:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00pm. 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 to Bern?

There are 7 scheduled trains on most days. 3 of these are direct connections to Bern. 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 Bern to Frankfurt.

City Information

Frankfurt

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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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Frankfurt?

Main departure station: Central Train Station

There is one train station in Frankfurt.

All train stations in Frankfurt:

  • Central Train Station

Where is the train station in Bern?

Main arrival station: Train Station

Bern has one train station.

All train stations in Bern:

  • Train Station

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