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There are 8 ways to get from Berlin Central Station to Frankfurt Hbf by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train

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

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Berlin - ZOB to Frankfurt - Main bus station

Night train

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

Drive

  1. Drive from Berlin Central Station to Frankfurt Hbf

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt

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

Train to Leipzig, fly to Frankfurt

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

Train to Dresden, fly to Frankfurt

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

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Cologne Bonn, train

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Cologne Bonn (CGN)
  2. Take the train from Siegburg/Bonn to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf

Berlin Central Station to Frankfurt Hbf by train

The train journey time between Berlin Central Station and Frankfurt Hbf is around 4h 12m and covers a distance of around 568 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h 52m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, DB Fernverkehr AG and Deutsche Bahn Intercity, the Berlin Central Station to Frankfurt Hbf train service departs from Berlin Hbf and arrives in Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Typically 193 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Train route information

Average train time:
4h 12m
Fastest train time:
3h 52m
Train distance:
568 km
Trains per week:
193
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
29 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
01:27
Last train departs at:
21:28

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin Central Station to Frankfurt Hbf train schedules

Trains departing Monday, September 27, 2021

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The cheapest way to get from Berlin Central Station to Frankfurt Hbf is to bus which costs €19 - €130 and takes 9h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin Central Station to Frankfurt Hbf is to fly which costs €30 - €370 and takes 3h 5m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 12m.

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The distance between Berlin Central Station and Frankfurt Hbf is 423 km. The road distance is 544.8 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin Central Station to Frankfurt Hbf without a car is to train which takes 4h 12m and costs €95 - €140.

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The train from Berlin Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf takes 4h 12m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Berlin Central Station to Frankfurt Hbf train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Berlin Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Berlin Central Station to Frankfurt Hbf is to train which takes 4h 12m and costs €95 - €140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €19 - €130 and takes 9h 46m, you could also fly, which costs €30 - €370 and takes 3h 5m.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Berlin Central Station to Frankfurt Hbf.
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  • Distance: 423.1 km
  • Duration: 4h 12m

What companies run services between Berlin Central Station, Germany and Frankfurt Hbf, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Berlin Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf hourly. Tickets cost €95 - €140 and the journey takes 4h 12m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Berlin - ZOB to Frankfurt - Main bus station once daily. Tickets cost €17 - €22 and the journey takes 8h 15m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €370
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €370
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€110 - €300
Flights from Leipzig to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €550
Flights from Dresden to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €310
Flights from Dresden to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€65 - €310
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €320
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€110 - €300
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 Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€95 - €140
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Siegburg/Bonn to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Night train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Siegburg Bf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€95 - €140
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Flixtrain
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail Mitteldeutschland GmbH
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
ABELLIO Rail Mitteldeutschland GmbH
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Halle(Saale) Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€90 - €110
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Urlaubs-Express
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€21 - €30
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Berlin Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
Railjet
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Siegburg/Bonn to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€17 - €40
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€17 - €24
1st Class
€29 - €40
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Berlin - ZOB to Frankfurt - Main bus station
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€17 - €22
Website
Blablabus

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