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There are 7 ways to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) by plane, train or car

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Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt  •  2h 48m

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

€26 - €188

Cheapest option

Train via Frankfurt Süd station  •  4h 51m

  1. Take the train from Berlin central station to Frankfurt Süd station Flx10

€25 - €35

5 alternative options

Train to Leipzig, fly  •  3h 27m

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

€98 - €313

Train to Dresden, fly  •  4h 26m

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

€79 - €285

Train  •  4h 19m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice

€95 - €140

Train via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf  •  4h 28m

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

€100 - €180

Drive  •  4h 35m

  1. Drive from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) 550.5 km

€60 - €90

Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) by train

The train journey time between Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is around 4h 33m and covers a distance of around 576 km. The fastest train normally takes 4h 18m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, the Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) train service departs from Berlin Hbf and arrives in Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf. Typically 27 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
4h 33m
Fastest train time:
4h 18m
Train distance:
576 km
Trains per week:
27
Cheapest price:
€95
Carbon emissions:
30 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:28
Last train departs at:
21:28

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) train schedules

Berlin Hauptbahnhof → 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 social distance requirement in Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is 1.5 metres.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is to train via Frankfurt Süd station which costs €25 - €35 and takes 4h 51m.

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The fastest way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is to fly. Taking this option will cost €26 - €190 and takes 2h 48m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 19m.

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The distance between Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is 432 km. The road distance is 550.5 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) without a car is to train which takes 4h 19m and costs €95 - €140.

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It takes approximately 2h 48m to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt Airport (FRA), including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is to fly which takes 2h 48m and costs €26 - €190. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €95 - €140 and takes 4h 19m.

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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 Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf station.

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Map of how to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt Airport (FRA).
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  • Distance: 432.3 km
  • Duration: 2h 48m

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

Lufthansa flies from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) every 3 hours. Alternatively, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Berlin Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf 4 times a day. Tickets cost €95 - €140 and the journey takes 4h 19m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €260
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €260
Flights from Leipzig to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €250
Flights from Dresden to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €420
Flights from Dresden to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €420
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 Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€95 - €140
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€95 - €140
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€95 - €140
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
Train from Berlin central station to Frankfurt Süd station
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€25 - €35
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 8m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
Abellio
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 3 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
2h 6m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
Railjet

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is 550 km. It takes approximately 4h 35m to drive from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt Airport (FRA).

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Lufthansa offers flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is to train which takes 31 min and costs €3 - €50.

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