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

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Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Paris CDG

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

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] to Paris

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Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Paris Orly

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

Train to Hamburg, fly to Paris CDG

  1. Take the train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hbf
  2. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Paris CDG (CDG)

Train

  1. Take the train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Köln Hbf
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Paris Nord

Train via Frankfurt am Main

  1. Take the train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris Est

Bus via Berlin Airport BER

  1. Take the bus from Berlin Airport BER to Paris

Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Berlin to Paris

Drive

  1. Drive from Berlin Hbf to Paris Gallieni
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International entry into France from Germany

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Conditions of entry into France from Germany

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from Germany
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Greenland, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States Virgin Islands, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vatican, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Greenland, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States Virgin Islands, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vatican, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe

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Rules to follow in France

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Considerations leaving from Germany

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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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
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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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.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Germany from France.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 18 May 2022
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Berlin to Paris is to bus, which costs €45 - €60 and takes 13h.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Paris is to fly which costs €60 - €270 and takes 5h.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] and arriving at Paris. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13h.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin to Paris. However, there are services departing from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Paris Nord via Koeln Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 45m.

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The distance between Berlin and Paris is 878 km. The road distance is 1042.4 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Paris without a car is to train which takes 8h 45m and costs €130 - €360.

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It takes approximately 5h 2m to get from Berlin to Paris, including transfers.

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Berlin to Paris bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] station.

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Berlin to Paris train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof station.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Paris is to fly which takes 5h 2m and costs €50 - €260. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €130 - €360 and takes 8h 45m, you could also bus, which costs €45 - €60 and takes 13h.

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Map of how to get from Berlin to Paris.
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  • Distance: 878 km
  • Duration: 5h 2m

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

Air France, easyJet and five other airlines fly from Berlin Hbf to Magenta hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Berlin Hbf to Magenta via Koeln Hbf in around 8h 45m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €460
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Paris CDG via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €460
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Paris Orly via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€130 - €600
Flights from Hamburg to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €460
Flights from Hamburg to Paris CDG via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €460
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €420
Flights from Hamburg to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €380
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €310
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€55 - €310
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €310
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Paris Orly via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€140 - €650
Flights from Hamburg to Paris CDG via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€170 - €1100
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Hamburg to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €350
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 S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€95 - €130
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€95 - €140
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€110 - €160
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€27 - €35
Website
Flixtrain
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
Frequency
3 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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] to Paris
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€45 - €60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Berlin Airport BER to Paris
Ave. Duration
17h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €65
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 Paris
Ave. Duration
12h 8m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€63
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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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 to Paris bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Paris station.

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

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

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easyJet, Air France and Lufthansa offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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Book your Berlin to Paris train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Berlin to Paris bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 2521+ hotels available in Paris. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Berlin and Paris. 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 to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs €3 - €22.

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