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

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Train  •  4h 11m

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

28€ - 140€

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Rideshare  •  5h 41m

  1. Take the rideshare from Frankfurt to Berlin 539.9 km

21€ - 35€

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Bus  •  7h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Berlin, Berlin Alexanderplatz N13

28€ - 35€

Drive  •  4h 51m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin Hbf 542.6 km

60€ - 95€

Fly from Frankfurt  •  2h 51m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) FRA - TXL

55€ - 137€

Train to Mannheim, fly  •  3h 40m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
  2. Fly from Mannheim (MHG) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) MHG - TXL

35€ - 251€

Train to Cologne Bonn, fly  •  4h 6m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Siegburg/Bonn
  2. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) CGN - TXL

69€ - 336€

Train to Stuttgart, fly  •  4h 29m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) STR - TXL

79€ - 334€

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin is to rideshare which costs 21€ - 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 55€ - 140€ and takes 2h 51m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station station and arriving at Berlin, Berlin Alexanderplatz. Services depart five 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 11m.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Berlin is 424 km. The road distance is 542.6 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 11m and costs 28€ - 140€.

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The train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Berlin Hbf takes 4h 11m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Frankfurt am Main to Berlin bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central 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 11m and costs 28€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 28€ - 35€ and takes 7h 40m, you could also fly, which costs 55€ - 140€ and takes 2h 51m.

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  • Distance: 423.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 11m

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 95€ - 140€ and the journey takes 4h 11m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Berlin, Berlin Alexanderplatz 5 times a day. Tickets cost 28€ - 35€ and the journey takes 7h 40m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 230€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 340€
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 390€
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Tegel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 280€
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 390€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 140€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 170€
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 150€
MHS Aviation GmbH
Website
mhs-aviation.de
Flights from Mannheim to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
65€ - 180€
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Mannheim to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
65€ - 180€
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 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
95€ - 140€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
22€ - 30€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Siegburg/Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Süd station to Berlin, Berlin central station
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
95€ - 140€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
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 Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
29€ - 34€
1st Class
23€ - 27€
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
15€ - 23€
Website
Railjet
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
29€ - 45€
Website
Railjet
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Berlin, Berlin Alexanderplatz
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
28€ - 35€
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Frankfurt to Berlin
Ave. Duration
5h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 35€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Berlin Tegel 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, Berlin Alexanderplatz 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 543 km. It takes approximately 4h 51m to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin.

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easyJet and Lufthansa offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Berlin Tegel Airport.

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Book your Frankfurt am Main to Berlin train tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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Book your Frankfurt am Main to Berlin bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 1553+ hotels available in Berlin. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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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 line 35802 train which takes 16 min and costs 3€ - 5€.

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