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There are 9 ways to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Paris by plane, train, bus, rideshare or car

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Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Paris CDG  •  5h 6m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Paris CDG (CDG) BER - CDG

€58 - €237

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Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Paris Orly  •  5h 3m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Paris Orly (ORY) BER - ORY

€54 - €220

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Train to Hamburg, fly to Paris CDG  •  6h 35m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  2. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Paris CDG (CDG) HAM - CDG

€82 - €189

Train to Hannover, fly to Paris CDG  •  6h 27m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Hannover Hbf
  2. Fly from Hannover (HAJ) to Paris CDG (CDG) HAJ - CDG

€92 - €331

Train  •  9h 8m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris l'Est Ice / ...

€188 - €275

Train via Cologne  •  10h 3m

  1. Take the train from Berlin central station to Cologne central station Flx30
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Paris Nord Thalys

€139 - €265

Bus  •  17h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin central bus station to Paris N1320 / ...

€54 - €71

Rideshare  •  12h 33m

  1. Take the rideshare from Berlin to Paris 1044.3 km

€63

Drive  •  9h 22m

  1. Drive from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Paris Gallieni 1042.4 km

€110 - €170

Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Paris by train

The train journey time between Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Paris is around 9h 25m and covers a distance of around 1154 km. The fastest train normally takes 8h 16m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Intercity and TGV inOui, the Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Paris train service departs from Berlin Hbf and arrives in Paris l'Est. Typically 34 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
9h 25m
Fastest train time:
8h 16m
Train distance:
1154 km
Trains per week:
34
Cheapest price:
€188
Carbon emissions:
60 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:27
Last train departs at:
21:28

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Paris train schedules

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering France from Germany.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Paris is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Paris is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Paris is 1 metre.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Paris is to rideshare which costs €63 and takes 12h 33m.

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The fastest way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Paris is to fly which takes 5h 3m and costs €50 - €220.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Paris. However, there are services departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Paris l'Est via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 8m.

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The distance between Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Paris is 876 km. The road distance is 1042.4 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Paris without a car is to train which takes 9h 8m and costs €180 - €280.

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It takes approximately 5h 6m to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Paris, including transfers.

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Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Paris 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 Paris is to fly which takes 5h 6m and costs €55 - €240. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €180 - €280 and takes 9h 8m, you could also bus, which costs €50 - €75 and takes 17h 54m.

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The quickest flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 45m.

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Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Paris train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Paris l'Est station.

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Map of how to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Paris.
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  • Distance: 875.5 km
  • Duration: 5h 6m

What companies run services between Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Germany and Paris, France?

Air France, easyJet and five other airlines fly from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Paris hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Paris via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf in around 9h 8m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Paris CDG via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €310
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €310
Flights from Hamburg to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €300
Flights from Hamburg to Paris CDG via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€100 - €300
Flights from Hannover to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €350
Flights from Hannover to Paris CDG via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€150 - €350
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €370
Flights from Hamburg to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €360
Flights from Hannover to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€50 - €220
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €210
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Paris CDG via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €370
Flights from Hamburg to Paris CDG via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €310
Flights from Hannover to Paris CDG via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Paris CDG via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €370
Flights from Hamburg to Paris CDG via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€150 - €650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €350
Flights from Hamburg to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €360
Flights from Hannover to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €400
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Paris CDG via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €440
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Hamburg to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €80
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 Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€95 - €140
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris l'Est
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€100 - €140
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€15 - €20
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Berlin central station to Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
5h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€28 - €35
Website
Flixtrain
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 Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€60 - €90
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €85
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
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 Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris l'Est
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€90 - €120
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€90 - €110
1st Class
€100 - €120
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€110 - €230
Website
Thalys
Standard
€110 - €150
Comfort
€120 - €160
Premium
€160 - €230
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin central bus station to Paris
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€50 - €65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Berlin to Paris
Ave. Duration
12h 8m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€63
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Paris is 1042 km. It takes approximately 9h 22m to drive from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Paris.

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KLM, easyJet, Austrian Airlines and four other airlines offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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