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There are 9 ways to get from Berlin Central Station to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly from Berlin Brandenburg  •  2h 49m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg (BER) to Frankfurt (FRA) BER - FRA

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Train via Frankfurt  •  4h 52m

  1. Take the train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt Flx10 / ...

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Train to Leipzig, fly  •  3h 34m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig Hbf
  2. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Frankfurt (FRA) LEJ - FRA

Train to Dresden, fly  •  4h 39m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt
  2. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Frankfurt (FRA) DRS - FRA

Train  •  4h 18m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt 13 / ...

Train via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf  •  4h 32m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf 12 / ...

Bus  •  9h 46m

  1. Take the bus from U Alexanderplatz to Frankfurt N13

Night train  •  5h 10m

  1. Take the night train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt 11

Drive  •  4h 36m

  1. Drive from Berlin Central Station to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) 550.2 km
Berlin Central Station → Frankfurt Airport (FRA)
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is 116 117.

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The cheapest way to get from Berlin Central Station to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is to train via Frankfurt which costs €25 - €35 and takes 4h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin Central Station to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is to fly which costs €85 - €360 and takes 2h 49m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Berlin Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Frankfurt. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 18m.

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It is 432 km from Berlin Central Station to Frankfurt Airport (FRA). It is approximately 550.2 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Berlin Central Station to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) without a car is to train which takes 4h 18m and costs €28 - €140.

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It takes approximately 2h 49m to get from Berlin Central Station to Frankfurt Airport (FRA), including transfers.

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Berlin Central Station to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Berlin Hauptbahnhof station.

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The best way to get from Berlin Central Station to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is to fly which takes 2h 49m and costs €85 - €360. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €28 - €140 and takes 4h 18m, you could also bus, which costs €30 - €45 and takes 9h 46m.

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The quickest flight from Berlin Brandenburg Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Berlin Central Station to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Frankfurt station.

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Map of how to get from Berlin Central Station to Frankfurt Airport (FRA).
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  • Distance: 432.2 km
  • Duration: 2h 49m

What companies run services between Berlin Central Station, Germany and Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany?

Lufthansa and Luxair fly from Berlin Central Station to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) hourly. Alternatively, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt 3 times a day. Tickets cost €95 - €140 and the journey takes 4h 18m. Flixtrain also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €400
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €400
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Frankfurt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €340
Flights from Leipzig to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €380
Flights from Dresden to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €330
Flights from Dresden to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €330
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Frankfurt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €340
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€95 - €140
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€95 - €140
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Berlin central station to Dresden Neustadt station
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
Flixtrain
Train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€28 - €35
Website
Flixtrain
Train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
Flixtrain
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from U Alexanderplatz to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin Central Station to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is 550 km. It takes approximately 4h 36m to drive from Berlin Central Station to Frankfurt Airport (FRA).

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Luxair and Lufthansa offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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Book your Berlin Central Station to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) train tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 440+ hotels available in Frankfurt Airport (FRA). Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Berlin Central Station to Berlin Brandenburg Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs €3 - €22.

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