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There are 8 ways to get from Berlin to Warsaw by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Rzepin
  2. Take the train from Rzepin to Warszawa Centralna

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Bus via Schönefeld

  1. Take the bus from Schönefeld to Warszawa Centralna

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Berlin central bus station to Warsaw

Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Berlin to Warsaw

Drive

  1. Drive from Berlin to Warsaw

Fly from Berlin Brandenburg

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg (BER) to Warsaw Chopin (WAW)

Train, train to Zielona Gora, fly

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Rzepin
  2. Take the train from Rzepin to Zbaszynek
  3. Fly from Zielona Gora (IEG) to Warsaw Chopin (WAW)

Train, train to Szczecin, fly

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Angermünde, Bahnhof
  2. Take the train from Angermünde, Bahnhof to Szczecin Glowny
  3. Take the train from Szczecin Glowny to Port Lotniczy Szczecin Goleniow
  4. Fly from Szczecin (SZZ) to Warsaw Chopin (WAW)

Berlin to Warsaw by train

The train journey time between Berlin and Warsaw is around 6h 36m and covers a distance of around 562 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h. Operated by Österreichische Bundesbahnen and PKP Intercity, the Berlin to Warsaw train service departs from Berlin Hauptbahnhof and arrives in Warszawa Centralna. Typically six trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

6 Weekly Trains
6h 36m Average Duration
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Germany → Poland
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International entry into Poland from Germany

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Conditions of entry into Poland from Germany

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in Poland

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Considerations leaving from Germany

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

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Poland is currently allowed from Germany.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Warsaw is 800 190 590.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Warsaw is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Warsaw is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 190 590.

No, returning to Germany from Poland is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 17 Jun 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Warsaw is to rideshare which costs €22 and takes 6h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Warsaw is to fly which costs €55 - €290 and takes 5h.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Berlin central bus station station and arriving at Warsaw. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin to Warsaw. However, there are services departing from Berlin Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Warszawa Centralna via Rzepin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 36m.

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It is 517 km from Berlin to Warsaw. It is approximately 573.6 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Warsaw without a car is to train which takes 6h 36m and costs .

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It takes approximately 6h 36m to get from Berlin to Warsaw, including transfers.

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Berlin to Warsaw bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Berlin central bus station.

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Berlin to Warsaw train services, operated by Österreichische Bundesbahnen, depart from Berlin Hauptbahnhof station.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Warsaw is to train which takes 6h 36m and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €25 - €35 and takes 7h 40m, you could also fly, which costs €55 - €290 and takes 5h.

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Map of how to get from Berlin to Warsaw.
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  • Distance: 516.8 km
  • Duration: 6h 36m

What companies run services between Berlin, Germany and Warsaw, Poland?

You can take a train from Berlin Hbf to Warsaw via Rzepin in around 6h 36m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Berlin central bus station to Warsaw hourly. Tickets cost 130 zł - 160 zł and the journey takes 7h 40m. Ecolines also services this route 5 times a week.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
470 zł - 2 000 zł
Flights from Zielona Gora to Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
70 zł - 340 zł
Flights from Szczecin to Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190 zł - 550 zł
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Warsaw Chopin via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
500 zł - 2 200 zł
Train operators
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Rzepin
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
delfi.de
PKP Intercity

The rail network in Poland is conveniently organised, with many connections between cities, making it an effective method of travelling around the country. Tickets for regional and express trains are affordable, with children, students, pensioners, people with disability and large families entitled to discounts. Trains have standard 1st and 2nd class reserved seating, and many overnight trains also offer sleepers and couchettes.

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Rzepin to Warszawa Centralna
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
55 zł - 100 zł
Website
PKP Intercity
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Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
55 zł - 70 zł
1st Class
75 zł - 100 zł
Train from Rzepin to Zbaszynek
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
35 zł - 65 zł
Website
PKP Intercity
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Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
35 zł - 50 zł
1st Class
50 zł - 65 zł
Polregio
Phone
(+48) 22 439 6052
Email
info@p-r.com.pl
Website
polregio.pl
Train from Rzepin to Zbaszynek
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
11 zł - 16 zł
Website
Polregio
Train from Szczecin Glowny to Port Lotniczy Szczecin Goleniow
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
8 zł - 12 zł
Website
Polregio
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 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Angermünde, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
55 zł - 80 zł
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Angermünde, Bahnhof to Szczecin Glowny
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
50 zł - 75 zł
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
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 Angermünde, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
100 zł - 140 zł
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 central bus station to Warsaw
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
130 zł - 160 zł
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.
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Visit Tour
Website
vt.by
Bus from Schönefeld to Warszawa Centralna
Ave. Duration
8h 48m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
70 zł - 110 zł
Schedules at
vt.by
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 Warsaw
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
103 zł
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Berlin Brandenburg Airport to Warsaw Chopin Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Berlin to Warsaw bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Warsaw station.

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Berlin to Warsaw train services, operated by PKP Intercity, arrive at Warszawa Centralna station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin to Warsaw is 574 km. It takes approximately 5h 6m to drive from Berlin to Warsaw.

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LOT and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Airport to Warsaw Chopin Airport.

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

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There are 409+ hotels available in Warsaw. Prices start at 500 zł per night.

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

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