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There are 10 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train

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

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Bus

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

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Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Frankfurt to Berlin

Drive

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin Hbf

Fly Frankfurt to Berlin Brandenburg Apt

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

Train to Cologne Bonn, fly to Berlin Brandenburg Apt

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Siegburg/Bonn
  2. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER)

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Berlin Brandenburg Apt

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER)

Fly Frankfurt to Dresden, train

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Dresden (DRS)
  2. Take the train from Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof

Fly Frankfurt to Leipzig, train

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Leipzig (LEJ)
  2. Take the train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Berlin Hbf

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Berlin Brandenburg Apt

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER)

Frankfurt am Main to Berlin by train

The train journey time between Frankfurt am Main and Berlin is around 4h 10m and covers a distance of around 539 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h 53m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and DB Fernverkehr AG, the Frankfurt am Main to Berlin train service departs from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arrives in Berlin Hbf. Typically 176 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Train route information

Average train time:
4h 10m
Fastest train time:
3h 53m
Train distance:
539 km
Trains per week:
176
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
28 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
02:49
Last train departs at:
21:14

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frankfurt am Main to Berlin train schedules

Frankfurt am Main → Berlin
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The cost-effective way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin is to rideshare, which costs €22 - €35 and takes 5h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin is to fly which costs €30 - €290 and takes 3h 3m.

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

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

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Berlin is 424 km. The road distance is 541.8 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin without a car is to train which takes 4h 16m and costs €90 - €130.

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The train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Berlin Hbf takes 4h 16m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Frankfurt am Main to Berlin bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Frankfurt central train station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Berlin train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin is to train which takes 4h 16m and costs €90 - €130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €18 - €40 and takes 7h 40m, you could also fly, which costs €30 - €290 and takes 3h 3m.

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  • Distance: 423.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 16m

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Berlin, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Berlin Hbf hourly. Tickets cost €90 - €130 and the journey takes 4h 16m. DB Fernverkehr AG also services this route hourly. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt central train station to Berlin central bus station 3 times a day. Tickets cost €29 - €40 and the journey takes 7h 40m. Blablabus also services this route once daily.

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 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €370
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €310
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€50 - €250
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €430
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €340
Flights from Frankfurt to Dresden
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €310
Flights from Frankfurt to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €550
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €460
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €460
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €320
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €340
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €360
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€120 - €380
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €310
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
€120 - €550
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(Main)Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€90 - €130
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Siegburg/Bonn
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from Frankfurt to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Frankfurt to Siegburg Bf
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Frankfurt to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Frankfurt to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
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 Dresden-Neustadt to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€50 - €70
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 Dresden-Neustadt to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€21 - €30
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Dresden-Neustadt to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €14
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
€8 - €11
Business
€11 - €14
1st Class
€12 - €14
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 Dresden-Neustadt to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
Railjet
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Flixtrain
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 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Halle to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
ABELLIO Rail Mitteldeutschland GmbH
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
ABELLIO Rail Mitteldeutschland GmbH
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
Abellio
Bahn DE
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
Bahn DE
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from Halle(Saale) Hauptbahnhof to Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€90 - €110
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
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 Frankfurt central train station to Berlin central bus station
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€29 - €40
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
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 Frankfurt - Main bus station to Berlin - ZOB
Ave. Duration
8h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€18 - €23
Website
Blablabus
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 Frankfurt to Berlin
Ave. Duration
5h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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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 am Main to Berlin bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Berlin central bus station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Berlin train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Berlin Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Berlin is 542 km. It takes approximately 4h 37m to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin.

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Royal Jordanian, Luxair, Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Frankfurt am Main and Berlin. 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 Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs €3 - €5.

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