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There are 6 ways to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 12m

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

95€ - 140€

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Bus  •  9h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin - Central Bus Station to Frankfurt - Main station Berlin - Central Bus Station > Leipzig > Frankfurt - Main station

21€ - 28€

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Train via Frankfurt(Main)Sued  •  4h 16m

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

27€ - 46€

Drive  •  4h 35m

  1. Drive from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) 545.1 km

55€ - 85€

Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt  •  3h 6m

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

55€ - 233€

Train to Dresden, fly  •  4h 44m

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

96€ - 290€

Berlin Hauptbahnhof → Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level)
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The cheapest way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to bus which costs 20€ - 28€ and takes 9h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to fly which costs 55€ - 240€ and takes 3h 6m.

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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 Hauptbahnhof and Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is 423 km. The road distance is 545.1 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) 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 Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) 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 (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to train which takes 4h 12m and costs 95€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 20€ - 28€ and takes 9h 49m, you could also fly, which costs 55€ - 240€ and takes 3h 6m.

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

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  • Distance: 423.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 12m

What companies run services between Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Germany and Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level), 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. Deutsche Bahn Intercity also services this route twice a week. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Berlin - Central Bus Station to Frankfurt - Main 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
60€ - 220€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
60€ - 220€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
130€ - 250€
Flights from Dresden to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 190€
Flights from Dresden to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
100€ - 190€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
130€ - 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 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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
95€ - 140€
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
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Berlin central station to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
Website
Flixtrain
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
1h 44m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
Railjet
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 - Central Bus Station to Frankfurt - Main station
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
17€ - 22€
Website
Blablabus

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is 545 km. It takes approximately 4h 35m to drive from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level).

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

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There are 1083+ hotels available in Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level). Prices start at 75€ per night.

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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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