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There are 10 ways to get from Berlin Central Station to Frankfurt am Main by train, bus, night train, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 17m

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

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Rideshare  •  6h 6m

  1. Take the rideshare from Berlin to Frankfurt 538.9 km

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Bus  •  9h 21m

  1. Take the bus from U Alexanderplatz to Frankfurt N13

Bus via S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf  •  9h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin Alexanderplatz to Frankfurt central train station N13

Night train  •  4h 49m

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

Drive  •  4h 36m

  1. Drive from Berlin Central Station to Frankfurt am Main 542 km

Fly Berlin Brandenburg to Frankfurt  •  3h 15m

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

Train to Leipzig, fly to Frankfurt  •  3h 57m

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

Train to Dresden, fly to Frankfurt  •  5h 6m

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

Fly Berlin Brandenburg to Cologne Bonn, train  •  4h 30m

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

Berlin Central Station to Frankfurt am Main by train

The train journey time between Berlin Central Station and Frankfurt am Main is around 4h 17m and covers a distance of around 568 km. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and Flixtrain, the Berlin Central Station to Frankfurt am Main train service departs from Berlin Hauptbahnhof and arrives in Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Typically 180 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

180 Weekly Trains
4h 17m Average Duration
€28 Cheapest Price
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Berlin Central Station → Frankfurt am Main
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Frankfurt am Main is 116 117.

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The cost-effective way to get from Berlin Central Station to Frankfurt am Main is to rideshare, which costs €20 - €45 and takes 6h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin Central Station to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which costs €90 - €360 and takes 3h 15m.

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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 17m.

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The distance between Berlin Central Station and Frankfurt am Main is 422 km. The road distance is 542 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin Central Station to Frankfurt am Main without a car is to train which takes 4h 17m and costs €28 - €140.

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The train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf takes 4h 17m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Berlin Central Station to Frankfurt am Main 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 am Main is to train which takes 4h 17m and costs €28 - €140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €45 and takes 9h 21m, you could also fly, which costs €90 - €360 and takes 3h 15m.

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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 am Main train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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  • Distance: 421.5 km
  • Duration: 4h 17m

What companies run services between Berlin Central Station, Germany and Frankfurt am Main, 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 17m. Flixtrain also services this route 3 times a day. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from U Alexanderplatz to Frankfurt once daily. 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
€85 - €410
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €410
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 - €370
Flights from Dresden to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €330
Flights from Dresden to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €330
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €310
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Frankfurt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €340
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €220
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 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€95 - €140
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Night train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 49m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€90 - €130
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
2h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Köln Deutz Messe/Deutz Bf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
€28 - €35
Website
Flixtrain
Train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Halle(Saale)Hbf Gl. 13a
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Dresden Neustadt station
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 10m
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).

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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 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Berlin Alexanderplatz to Frankfurt central train station
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Once 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.
For more information, please visit this page
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Berlin to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€20 - €45
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin Central Station to Frankfurt am Main is 542 km. It takes approximately 4h 36m to drive from Berlin Central Station to Frankfurt am Main.

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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 am Main train tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 354+ hotels available in Frankfurt am Main. Prices start at €100 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Berlin Central Station and Frankfurt am Main. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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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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