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Trip Summary

You can pick from 5 daily train trips between Frankfurt and Berlin. The average train journey from Frankfurt to Berlin takes 4 hours and 6 minutes, but some FlixTrain train trips are as short as 3 hours and 53 minutes.

Distance263 mi (424 km)
Fastest train3h 53m
Lowest price$10.70
Trains per day5
Most frequent serviceFlixTrain
Train lines1

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

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin was $31.08. This is an excellent deal, especially considering the length of the journey. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to Berlin if you book your train tickets at least 12 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra $16.52.

Monthly avg. prices

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You can find the lowest prices on this route during October. This time of year offers the best deals on train tickets from Frankfurt to Berlin, with the average price at just $77. Train tickets on this route are most expensive in May, when the average price goes up to $102. You can still score cheap deals below this average price, though, especially if you plan ahead and book your ticket in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

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By booking your train trip from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin on Wanderu at least 12 days ahead of time, you can save about $16.52 on your ticket. Waiting until the last minute means missing out on these savings!

Which train should you take from Frankfurt to Berlin?

FlixTrain is the one and only train line which connects Frankfurt am Main to Berlin. However, there are 5 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixTrain54h 7m$41.97
  • 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 5 daily trips to Berlin from Frankfurt am Main. The train usually departs from Frankfurt Süd Station in Frankfurt am Main and arrives at Berlin Central Station in Berlin after about 4 hours and 7 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Frankfurt and Berlin is approximately 263 miles, or 424 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 6 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 53 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.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Frankfurt to Berlin on Monday. Tickets for Monday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Thursday. Thursday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

The earliest train departs Frankfurt at 9:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00am. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 5 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Frankfurt to Berlin.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Berlin 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.

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 Frankfurt?

Main departure station: Frankfurt Süd Station

There is one train station in Frankfurt.

All train stations in Frankfurt:

  • Frankfurt Süd Station

Where is the train station in Berlin?

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Main arrival station: Berlin Central Station

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.

All train stations in Berlin:

  • Berlin Central Station

  • Berlin Südkreuz

  • Berlin Gesundbrunnen(S)

  • Central Bus Station

  • Südkreuz

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