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

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Train  •  4 h 16 min

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

$30 - $150

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Rideshare  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Frankfurt to Berlin 337.4 miles

$24 - $40

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Bus Deinbus  •  8 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin

$29 - $48

Bus FlixBus  •  8 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Leipzig, Leipzig central station 012
  2. Take the bus from Leipzig, Leipzig central station to Berlin, Berlin Alexanderplatz 065

$33 - $55

Train, drive  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Süd to Göttingen Ice / ...
  2. Drive from Göttingen to Berlin

$56 - $137

Drive  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin 341.2 miles

$70 - $110

Fly from Frankfurt  •  2 h 48 min

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

$58 - $170

Train to Mannheim, fly  •  3 h 46 min

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

$166 - $640

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
  2. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) CGN - TXL

$93 - $210

Train to Stuttgart, fly  •  4 h 30 min

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

$86 - $220

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Frankfurt am Main station to Berlin. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station and arriving at Berlin, Berlin Alexanderplatz via Leipzig, Leipzig central station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 44 min.

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

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Berlin is 424 km. The road distance is 545.9 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin without a car is to train which takes 4 h 16 min and costs .

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

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

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Frankfurt am Main to Berlin train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, 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 4 h 16 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 16 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 2 h 48 min.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Berlin Tegel Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin.
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  • Distance: 264.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 16 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin hourly. Tickets cost $100 - $150 and the journey takes 4 h 16 min. Flixtrain also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Deinbus operates a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin twice daily. Tickets cost $26 - $45 and the journey takes 7 h 40 min.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $280
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $160
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $220
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $170
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Mannheim to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $430
MHS Aviation GmbH
Website
mhs-aviation.de
Flights from Mannheim to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Süd to Göttingen
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Süd station to Berlin, Berlin central station
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Train from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Süd station to Göttingen
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $25
1st Class
$37 - $39
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Deinbus
Phone
+49 069/17 53 73 200
Email
info@deinbus.de
Website
deinbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Schedules at
deinbus.de
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Leipzig, Leipzig central station
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Leipzig, Leipzig central station to Berlin, Berlin Alexanderplatz
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 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
5 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Frankfurt am Main to Berlin train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Berlin Hbf (tief) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Berlin is 546 km. It takes approximately 4 h 54 min 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 bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 1359+ hotels available in Berlin. Prices start at $57 USD 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 train which takes 13 min and costs .

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