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There are 5 ways to get from San Francisco to Berlin by plane or train

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Fly San Francisco to Berlin Brandenburg

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Berlin Brandenburg (BER)

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Fly Oakland to Berlin Brandenburg

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Berlin Brandenburg (BER)

Fly San Francisco to Hannover, train

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Hannover (HAJ)
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Berlin Hauptbahnhof

Fly San Francisco to Dresden, train

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Dresden (DRS)
  2. Take the train from Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt to Berlin Hauptbahnhof

Fly San Francisco to Leipzig, train

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Leipzig (LEJ)
  2. Take the train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Berlin Hauptbahnhof

San Francisco (SFO) to Berlin Brandenburg (BER) flights

The flight time between San Francisco (SFO) and Berlin Brandenburg (BER) is around 15h 28m and covers a distance of around 9138 km. This includes an average layover time of around 3h 1m. Services are operated by Lufthansa, Swiss, British Airways and others. Typically 188 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

188 Weekly Planes
15h 28m Average Duration
€581 Cheapest Price
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Berlin is 116 117.

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Last updated: 8 Aug 2022
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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Berlin is to fly and train which costs $410 - $1,500 and takes 17h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Berlin is to fly which costs $320 - $1,600 and takes 16h 5m.

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It is approximately 9105 km to get from San Francisco to Berlin.

It takes approximately 16h 5m to get from San Francisco to Berlin, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from San Francisco Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Airport. The quickest flight takes 13h and has one stopover.

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Berlin is 9h ahead of San Francisco. It is currently 7:27 PM in San Francisco and 4:27 AM in Berlin.

British Airways, Scandinavian Airlines, TAP Portugal and seven other airlines offer flights from San Francisco Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Airport.

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There are 679+ hotels available in Berlin. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to San Francisco Airport is to BART which takes 29 min and costs $8 - $10.

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  • Distance: 9105 km
  • Duration: 16h 5m

What companies run services between San Francisco, CA, USA and Berlin, Germany?

Lufthansa, Swiss and 10 other airlines fly from San Francisco to Berlin hourly.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Berlin Brandenburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
13h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€950 - €2000
Flights from San Francisco to Berlin Brandenburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€850 - €2000
Flights from Oakland to Berlin Brandenburg via Newark
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€460 - €1600
Flights from Oakland to Berlin Brandenburg via Los Angeles, Zurich
Ave. Duration
15h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€480 - €1700
Flights from Oakland to Berlin Brandenburg via Los Angeles, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
16h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€3100 - €3400
Flights from San Francisco to Hannover via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
16h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€390 - €1400
Flights from San Francisco to Hannover via Munich
Ave. Duration
15h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€410 - €1400
Flights from San Francisco to Hannover via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€420 - €1500
Flights from San Francisco to Hannover via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
16h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€410 - €1400
Flights from San Francisco to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
14h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€420 - €1500
Flights from San Francisco to Dresden via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€410 - €1500
Flights from San Francisco to Dresden via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
16h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€430 - €1500
Flights from San Francisco to Dresden via Amsterdam Schiphol, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€400 - €1400
Flights from San Francisco to Dresden via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
18h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€440 - €1500
Flights from San Francisco to Leipzig via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
16h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€420 - €1500
Flights from San Francisco to Leipzig via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
16h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€450 - €1600
Flights from San Francisco to Leipzig via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
16h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€440 - €1500
Flights from San Francisco to Leipzig via Munich
Ave. Duration
17h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€420 - €1500
Flights from San Francisco to Leipzig via Amsterdam Schiphol, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€410 - €1400
Flights from San Francisco to Leipzig via Paris Charles de Gaulle, Munich
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€420 - €1500
Flights from San Francisco to Leipzig via Chicago O'Hare, Munich
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€480 - €1600
Flights from San Francisco to Leipzig via Amsterdam Schiphol, Munich
Ave. Duration
16h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€420 - €1500
Flights from San Francisco to Leipzig via Chicago O'Hare, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€460 - €1600
Flights from San Francisco to Leipzig via Washington Dulles, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
16h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€450 - €1600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Berlin Brandenburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
13h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€950 - €2000
Flights from San Francisco to Berlin Brandenburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€1100 - €1900
Flights from Oakland to Berlin Brandenburg via Newark
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€460 - €1600
Flights from San Francisco to Hannover via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€400 - €1400
Flights from San Francisco to Hannover via Munich
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€390 - €1400
Flights from San Francisco to Hannover via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€420 - €1500
Flights from San Francisco to Dresden via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€410 - €1500
Flights from San Francisco to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
14h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€410 - €1400
Flights from San Francisco to Dresden via Amsterdam Schiphol, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€400 - €1400
Flights from San Francisco to Dresden via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€420 - €1500
Flights from San Francisco to Leipzig via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€430 - €1500
Flights from San Francisco to Leipzig via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
16h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€450 - €1600
Flights from San Francisco to Leipzig via Munich
Ave. Duration
17h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€420 - €1500
Flights from San Francisco to Leipzig via Amsterdam Schiphol, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€410 - €1400
Flights from San Francisco to Leipzig via Paris Charles de Gaulle, Munich
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€420 - €1500
Flights from San Francisco to Leipzig via Chicago O'Hare, Munich
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€480 - €1600
Flights from San Francisco to Leipzig via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€430 - €1500
Flights from San Francisco to Leipzig via Newark, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€480 - €1700
Flights from San Francisco to Leipzig via Chicago O'Hare, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€460 - €1600
Flights from San Francisco to Leipzig via Washington Dulles, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
16h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€450 - €1600
Flights from San Francisco to Leipzig via Denver, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€450 - €1600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Berlin Brandenburg via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€600 - €2400
Flights from San Francisco to Berlin Brandenburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€600 - €2400
Flights from Oakland to Berlin Brandenburg via Salt Lake City, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
15h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€750 - €2500
Flights from Oakland to Berlin Brandenburg via Los Angeles, Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
16h 47m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€1100 - €2300
Flights from Oakland to Berlin Brandenburg via Salt Lake City, Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€440 - €2100
Flights from Oakland to Berlin Brandenburg via Los Angeles, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
18h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€1100 - €3000
Flights from Oakland to Berlin Brandenburg via Las Vegas, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
15h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€1100 - €3000
Flights from San Francisco to Hannover via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€420 - €1700
Flights from San Francisco to Hannover via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
15h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€390 - €1500
Flights from San Francisco to Hannover via Salt Lake City, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
15h 7m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€370 - €1800
Flights from San Francisco to Dresden via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
13h 52m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€430 - €1600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from San Francisco to Berlin Brandenburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€600 - €2400
Flights from Oakland to Berlin Brandenburg via Salt Lake City, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€420 - €2000
Flights from Oakland to Berlin Brandenburg via Los Angeles, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
18h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€1100 - €3000
Flights from Oakland to Berlin Brandenburg via Las Vegas, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
15h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€1100 - €3000
Flights from San Francisco to Hannover via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
15h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€390 - €1500
Flights from San Francisco to Hannover via Salt Lake City, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
15h 7m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€370 - €1800
Flights from San Francisco to Dresden via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
13h 52m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€430 - €1600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from San Francisco to Berlin Brandenburg via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€600 - €2400
Flights from Oakland to Berlin Brandenburg via Salt Lake City, Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€440 - €2100
Flights from Oakland to Berlin Brandenburg via Los Angeles, Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
17h 44m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
€1100 - €2300
Flights from San Francisco to Hannover via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
14h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€420 - €1700
Flights from San Francisco to Dresden via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
14h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€430 - €1600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from San Francisco to Berlin Brandenburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€850 - €2000
Flights from Oakland to Berlin Brandenburg via Newark
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€460 - €1600
Flights from Oakland to Berlin Brandenburg via Los Angeles, Zurich
Ave. Duration
15h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€480 - €1700
Flights from San Francisco to Hannover via Zurich
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€400 - €1400
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from San Francisco to Berlin Brandenburg via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
14h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€950 - €2800
Flights from San Francisco to Hannover via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
16h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€410 - €1600
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from San Francisco to Berlin Brandenburg via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
14h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€550 - €2100
Flights from San Francisco to Hannover via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
16h 55m
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€330 - €1900
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from San Francisco to Berlin Brandenburg via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
17h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€750 - €1700
Flights from San Francisco to Leipzig via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
19h 40m
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€500 - €1700
Icelandair
Website
icelandair.com
Flights from Oakland to Berlin Brandenburg via Seattle, Reykjavik Keflavik Nas
Ave. Duration
15h 17m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€650 - €2100
Flights from Oakland to Berlin Brandenburg via Denver, Reykjavik Keflavik Nas
Ave. Duration
15h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€700 - €2200
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from San Francisco to Berlin Brandenburg via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€550 - €1900
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from San Francisco to Berlin Brandenburg via Madrid
Ave. Duration
16h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€600 - €3000
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 Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt to Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Hannover Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€24 - €60
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€24 - €35
1st Class
€40 - €60
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Hanover central station to Berlin central station
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€11 - €15
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Halle(Saale)Hbf Gl. 13a to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Flixtrain
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
5 times a day
Estimated price
€9 - €16
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
€9 - €12
Business
€13 - €16
1st Class
€13 - €16
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 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€28 - €45
Website
Railjet
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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 Halle to Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional

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