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There are 9 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 Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf

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Train via Frankfurt

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

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Berlin Alexanderplatz to Frankfurt central train station

Night train

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

Drive

  1. Drive from Berlin Central Station to Frankfurt Hbf

Fly Berlin Brandenburg to Frankfurt

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

Train to Leipzig, fly to Frankfurt

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

Train to Dresden, fly to Frankfurt

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

Fly Berlin Brandenburg to Cologne Bonn, train

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg (BER) to Cologne Bonn (CGN)
  2. Take the train from Köln Deutz Messe/Deutz Bf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf

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The cheapest way to get from Berlin Central Station to Frankfurt Hbf is to train via Frankfurt which costs €28 - €35 and takes 4h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin Central Station to Frankfurt Hbf is to fly which costs €100 - €410 and takes 3h 8m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Berlin Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 14m.

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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 14m and costs €95 - €140.

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The train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf takes 4h 14m 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 Hauptbahnhof station.

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The best way to get from Berlin Central Station to Frankfurt Hbf is to train which takes 4h 14m and costs €95 - €140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €45 and takes 9h 27m, you could also fly, which costs €100 - €410 and takes 3h 8m.

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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 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: 423.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 14m

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

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf hourly. Tickets cost €95 - €140 and the journey takes 4h 14m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Berlin Alexanderplatz to Frankfurt central train station 6 times a week. Tickets cost €30 - €40 and the journey takes 8h 15m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €440
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €440
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Frankfurt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€150 - €350
Flights from Leipzig to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €410
Flights from Dresden to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €350
Flights from Dresden to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €350
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Cologne Bonn via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €600
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €320
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Frankfurt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€150 - €350
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€40 - €250
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€95 - €140
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Köln Deutz Messe/Deutz Bf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Berlin central station to Halle
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Flixtrain
Train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
Flixtrain
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 Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€19 - €45
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€19 - €27
1st Class
€30 - €45
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin Alexanderplatz to Frankfurt central train station
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
6 times a week
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 Hbf is 545 km. It takes approximately 4h 35m to drive from Berlin Central Station to Frankfurt Hbf.

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

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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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