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There are 7 ways to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Berlin Central Station by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly

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

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt - Airport to Berlin - Central Train Station

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Train

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

Train via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf

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

Train via Frankfurt Süd station

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

Night train

  1. Take the night train from Frankfurt to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof

Drive

  1. Drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Berlin Central Station
Frankfurt Airport (FRA) → Berlin Central Station
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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Berlin Central Station is to bus which costs €18 - €23 and takes 9h.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Berlin Central Station is to fly which costs €30 - €320 and takes 1h 54m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt - Airport and arriving at Berlin - Central Train Station station. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 9h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and arriving at Berlin Hbf. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 16m.

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It is 432 km from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Berlin Central Station. It is approximately 551.8 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Berlin Central Station without a car is to train which takes 4h 16m and costs €95 - €140.

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It takes approximately 1h 54m to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Berlin Central Station, including transfers.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Berlin Central Station bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Frankfurt - Airport station.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Berlin Central Station train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Berlin Central Station is to fly which takes 1h 54m and costs €30 - €320. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €95 - €140 and takes 4h 16m, you could also bus, which costs €18 - €23 and takes 9h.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Berlin Central Station.
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  • Distance: 432.2 km
  • Duration: 1h 54m

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

Lufthansa, Swiss and two other airlines fly from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Berlin Central Station hourly. Alternatively, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Berlin Hbf 3 times a day. Tickets cost €95 - €140 and the journey takes 4h 16m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €370
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €370
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€95 - €140
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€90 - €130
Website
Deutsche Bahn
DB Fernverkehr
Website
delfi.de
Train from Frankfurt to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Night train from Frankfurt to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€95 - €140
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Frankfurt Süd station to Berlin central station
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
Flixtrain
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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from Frankfurt - Airport to Berlin - Central Train Station
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€18 - €23
Website
Blablabus

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Berlin Central Station bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Berlin - Central Train Station.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Berlin Central Station train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Berlin Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Berlin Central Station is 552 km. It takes approximately 4h 39m to drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Berlin Central Station.

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

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