Frankfurt am Main to Berlin train

Wed, 17 Jul
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Cheap train tickets from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin

Showing times and prices for 17 Jul

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
FlixTrain
09:124h02
Frankfurt South station
13:14Berlin Hbf
£311One-way
0 changes
FlixTrain
09:5011h48
Frankfurt, Flughafen Terminal 2
21:38Berlin Südkreuz station
£471One-way
1 change
FlixTrain
09:5011h38
Frankfurt, Flughafen Terminal 2
21:28Berlin Hbf
£471One-way
1 change
FlixTrain
01:4011h52
Frankfurt, Flughafen Terminal 2
13:32Berlin Hbf
£501One-way
1 change
FlixTrain
01:4012h04
Frankfurt, Flughafen Terminal 2
13:44Berlin Ostbahnhof
£501One-way
1 change

Train timetableFrankfurt am Main to Berlin

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, 17 July
FlixTrain
01:4011h52
Frankfurt, Flughafen Terminal 2
13:32Berlin Hbf
1 change
FlixTrain
01:4012h04
Frankfurt, Flughafen Terminal 2
13:44Berlin Ostbahnhof
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
08:024h00
Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
12:02Berlin Hbf
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
08:144h18
Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
12:32Berlin Hbf
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
08:144h08
Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
12:22Berlin Hbf
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
08:204h13
Frankfurt South station
12:33Berlin Hbf
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
08:504h39
Frankfurt am Main Flughafen
13:29Berlin Hbf
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
09:034h50
Frankfurt am Main Flughafen
13:53Berlin Hbf
1 change
FlixTrain
09:124h02
Frankfurt South station
13:14Berlin Hbf
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
09:354h27
Frankfurt am Main Flughafen
14:02Berlin Hbf
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
09:454h47
Frankfurt am Main Flughafen
14:32Berlin Hbf
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
09:454h37
Frankfurt am Main Flughafen
14:22Berlin Hbf
2 changes
FlixTrain
09:5011h38
Frankfurt, Flughafen Terminal 2
21:28Berlin Hbf
1 change
FlixTrain
09:5011h48
Frankfurt, Flughafen Terminal 2
21:38Berlin Südkreuz station
1 change

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Train times from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin

Showing times and prices for 17 Jul

Fastest Journey

4 h

Average

6 h 31 m

Trains per day

14

Distance

424 km

Of the 14 trains that leave Frankfurt am Main for Berlin every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Deutsche Bahn
08:024h00
Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
12:02Berlin Hbf
£701One-way
0 changes
FlixTrain
09:124h02
Frankfurt South station
13:14Berlin Hbf
£311One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
08:144h08
Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
12:22Berlin Hbf
£1161One-way
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
08:204h13
Frankfurt South station
12:33Berlin Hbf
£661One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
08:144h18
Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
12:32Berlin Hbf
£801One-way
0 changes

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ReviewsReviews for the rail journey from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin

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I recently took a train journey from Frankfurt to Berlin and overall the experience was mixed. The price for the journey was unfortunately not that cheap and I found it a bit high compared to other means of transport. Although the train left on time, there were some delays along the way, which frustrated me a bit. However, what stood out positively was the comfort of the seats and the cleanliness of the train. The seats were soft and offered enough legroom for me to sleep well during the journey. The cleanliness on the train was also impressive, there were no piles of rubbish or scattered papers. Unfortunately, there was not enough choice of snacks and drinks on board and the prices were quite high. Entertainment options were also limited, there was no wifi or entertainment system. Overall, I have to say that the train journey from Frankfurt to Berlin was not the best value for money. Although there were a few positive aspects, I would probably choose a different mode of transport on my next trip.
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Facilities: due to the fact that many people wanted to use the wifi at the same time, the connection was very poor. Power sockets were available and functional. Seats were clean and comfortable. The service staff was friendly and could pass on information about the relevant train connection. The toilet was ok so far. The compartment was clean. Price is ok. The journey was delayed.
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IconNo coffee, no food until approx. 6:00 a.m.
I had decided to travel to Berlin at night via Mannheim. The journey was quite relaxed, as there are very few travellers on the road at that time. A definite disadvantage, however, is that Mannheim station is closed at night and the on-board restaurant is also not in operation. Unfortunately, it is not even possible to organise a coffee until about 6:00 in the morning. One advantage is the quietness and also the punctuality seems to be much better, even the bottleneck Frankfurt did not cause any delays. An additional advantage was the low price for the train ticket, probably also due to the lower demand at this time of travel, which also led to better usability of the wifi.
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Super pleasant journey, the seats were very comfortable, I still had a table and wifi available. In addition, the train was at a pleasant temperature and the conductor was very nice and took a lot of time for each person. The reservation was also no problem and went quickly. However, the toilets were even worse, because there was no more toilet paper and they weren't really clean either, unfortunately.
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A while ago, I took the ICE to Berlin in 1st class without a BahnCard - if you book your travel day early, you can travel from Frankfurt to Berlin for less than 35 euros - first class, in the truest sense of the word. Even at great times, so that you still have something of Berlin. As always, on time, comfortable and faster - and more relaxed than in your own car. First class provided, I haven't had to experience any really bad carry-ons here yet. Always a pleasure!
Pro
IconI had a window on my seat and I was in the rest area
Cons
IconIt was very loud on the train
That was a solid journey. It was from Frankfurt to Berlin. I had a window on my seat and I was in the rest area. This was a second class journey the wifi was good, the staff were also very friendly and you could order lots of things. The train was five minutes more punctual than expected point I can really recommend it that was also relatively cheap. The toilets smelled very good. The toilets were also very clean. Everything was hygienic.
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IconOn-board bistro was only available to a limited extent
I found the train journey very pleasant. The reason for this was, on the one hand, the very friendly and helpful train staff and, on the other hand, the very comfortable seating and only slightly crowded train. The only negative point was that the on-board bistro could only be used to a limited extent on this day, because the water had problems beforehand. All in all, it was still a very good trip and I would do it again. The train was on time and we were able to keep all our plans.
Pro
IconGood wifi, punctuality
Cons
IconThe food did not taste good
The train arrived on time. The food was good, but unfortunately I didn't like it. It has a great price-performance ratio. The train was very clean, the toilets were also very, very clean. The staff were very friendly to me and smiled at me where I got on. I can recommend it because it was so cheap.
Pro
IconVery tasty food and clean toilets
Cons
IconThe train was a little late.
Unfortunately, the train was half an hour late. When I got on, the staff looked at me very friendly. The staff were very nice and gave me the food. The food tasted very good. My fruit tea was also very tasty. I had wifi on the train and my reclining seat was very comfortable. Overall, this is also great value for money. I can recommend it. So this deserves four stars out of five. All in all, a good trip!
Pro
IconPunctuality, cleanliness, nice employees
This train journey was very pleasant in 2nd class. The wifi was top notch I had no internet problems at all. My seat in second class was a reclining seat, which was very comfortable. For dinner I ordered a croissant, which tasted very good. I had a fruit tea to drink, which also tasted very good. The service was top. I didn't have to wait at all for my food or drink. The toilet was very modern, I have rarely experienced something so cool that there was a shower in a train. The train also arrived on time and for such a price. Great value for money. I can only recommend it.
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IconPoor wifi
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The train journey from Frankfurt to Berlin was a really great experience. The train was equipped with modern facilities, which made the journey particularly pleasant. The friendly staff helped to make the atmosphere on board very pleasant and I felt comfortable. The cleanliness of the train was impressive throughout. The sanitary facilities were always clean and well-maintained, which contributed to an overall hygienic impression. The well thought-out design of the train compartments also helped to keep everything tidy. In terms of value for money, the train journey to Berlin was definitely worth the money. The amenities on offer, such as the courteous service, are well balanced in relation to the ticket price. The investment in travelling costs seemed justified to me in view of the quality on offer. Of course, there were also some points that could be improved. The wifi on board was unfortunately not reliable, which made my use of internet services more difficult. The seats could also be more comfortable, especially on this longer journey to Berlin. Despite these small areas for improvement, the train journey was quite a pleasant experience. I think I will take this train journey again soon. However, I hope for improvements to the wifi and more comfortable seats.
Pro
IconCatering
IconGood wifi
IconGood staff
I really enjoyed this journey. I spent time on the wifi as it was good. My seat was comfortable and I had power sockets at my seat. You got catering if you needed it. The staff were friendly and did a good job. I would recommend this journey
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The Frankfurt to Berlin train was a pleasant journey. The train was easy to find on the internet and easy to book. The service staff were courteous and it was also possible to reserve a seat. Unfortunately, there were drinks in the restaurant and the price for the journey was a little too high.
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On the whole, the train from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin was a pleasant journey. The staff were nice and courteous and had answers to all questions. The train was fast and was able to travel through to Berlin without many delays. The comfort was also very good, as there was a power socket connected to your seat. Unfortunately, the toilets were not clean, which was a little annoying, and it was not possible to reserve a seat for this train.
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The outward journey was much more pleasant for me than the return journey. The train was on time and both the toilets and the compartment were very hygienic. The network connection was very good and I was able to work during the journey. There were also several power sockets on the train. What I would also like to point out is that the temperature on the train was comfortable. I recommend the train connection.

Overview: Train from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin

distanceDistance262 miles
durationAverage train duration3 h 51 min
priceAverage train ticket price£100 (€114)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or FlixBus

Trains from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin cover the 262 miles long route taking on average 3 h 51 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or FlixBus. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £18, but the average price of train tickets is £100. Travellers depart most frequently from Frankfurt am Main Flughafen and arrive in Berlin Hbf.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain and FlixBus trains Frankfurt am Main to Berlin

For as little as £18 you can travel by train to Berlin from Frankfurt am Main with Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain and FlixBus. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this trip.

FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost train operators, founded in Germany and offering long-distance train services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight trains on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long train journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

Frankfurt am Main to Berlin train information with FlixBus:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 24 min
  • Cheapest Price: £18
  • FlixBus frequency: 6 a day

Trains from Frankfurt to Berlin: Journey Details

The Frankfurt-Berlin route is well-connected by trains, so visitors will find it easy to travel between the two cities. Covered by the Deutsche Bahn service, the first train of the day starts at 5:00 a.m. while the last service leaves at around 9:20 p.m. The route boasts of high service frequency, with two trains every hour, and three during the peak midday hours. The journey from Frankfurt to Berlin takes approximately 4 hours. While direct trains are plentiful, certain rides require 1 or 2 changes in between, however, these stops don't add more than 20-40 minutes to the journey. If leaving after 9:00 p.m. there may be up to 5 changes, thereby stretching the journey to 9-10 hours.

Taking the Train from Frankfurt

Trains to Berlin depart either from Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof or from Frankfurt (Main) Sud station. The Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof station is very convenient because of its central location in the city. The Frankfurt (Main) Sud station is located in the Sachsenhausen district. Both are easily accessible with U-Bahn, S-Bahn, tram and bus lines running directly from the stations.

Getting into Berlin by Train

Whether one wants to admire the city's history at Schloss Charlottenburg or soak up its rich art culture at Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin has a lot to offer its tourists. Trains from Frankfurt to Berlin would arrive at Berlin Hauptbahnhof Tief station. Located at the heart of the city, it is well connected by bus, tram and the underground U-Bahn. The station also serves the regional S-Bahn trains, so it has a direct link to these service lines.

FAQs: Frankfurt am Main to Berlin train

FAQs: Travel by train from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin.
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Cheap train tickets from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin can start from as little as £18 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Frankfurt am Main to Berlin is £100; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by train from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin is 3 h 51 min   to travel the 262 mile long trip, with around there are 25 trains per day. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin leaves at 06: 13. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin leaves at 22: 44.
Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin with Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or FlixBus. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct trains.
For the best Frankfurt am Main to Berlin train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or FlixBus. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services between Frankfurt am Main and Berlin to compare what amenities they may offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 22: 44.

When departing from Frankfurt am Main, you have various train station options to start your route from including Frankfurt am Main Flughafen, Frankfurt Stadion station and Frankfurt Messe station. When arriving in Berlin, you can end your journey in train stations like Berlin Hbf, Berlin Ostbahnhof and Berlin Südkreuz station.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Frankfurt am Main Flughafen, which is located around 9.2 miles (14.8 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Berlin Hbf, located 3.5 miles (5.6 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Berlin from Frankfurt am Main is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 3 h 51 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin by train is August.
You have options as you can travel from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin 3 different ways: train, coach or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Frankfurt am Main and Berlin

Frankfurt am Main
Berlin
Is the most popular Frankfurt am Main railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Frankfurt am Main for your journey to Berlin.
Berlin Hbf is the most popular Berlin train station for Omio travellers, but Berlin has quite a few train hubs. Find all the information you need to know about the main railway stations in Berlin for your journey from Frankfurt am Main.
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Mon - Sat: 07: 00 - 22: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 00
Public transport options for Berlin Hbf
U-Bahn lines: U5
S-Bahn lines: S3, S5, S7, S9
Bus lines: 120, 123, 142, 147, 245, M41, M85, N20, N40, N5
Tram lines: M5, M6, M8, M10
Train lines: ICE, EC, IC, FEX, HBX, IRE, RB10, RB14, RB21, RB22, RE1, RE2, RE3, RE4, RE5, RE7
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At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
Berlin SpandauLockersShoppingParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
Amenities at station
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
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Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
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