The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Berlin to Frankfurt am Main will cost around $ 132 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 93.
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4 h 7 m
4 h 35 m
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Of the 36 train that leave Berlin for Frankfurt am Main every day 24 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 424 km distance in an average of 4 h 35 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 4 h 7 m .
The slowest train will take 5 h 16 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
5 hours 59 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||$21|
|Trains depart from:||Berlin|
|Trains arrive in:||Frankfurt am Main|
|Train Companies:||FlixTrain, Deutsche Bahn|
Traveling by train is often the easiest, cheapest and most convenient method of getting from Berlin to Frankfurt am Main. Trains run all day and throughout the night, from just past midnight to 9:28 p.m. during weekdays, with departures spread throughout the day. Both train stations are also located centrally in both Berlin, Germany's gritty, atmospheric capital and Frankfurt, Germany's glittering financial center, making onward travel easy to organize.
Two train providers service train routes between Berlin and Frankfurt. DB is the most frequent and provides a direct service all day, with a few indirect options for slightly cheaper. Budget options are also offered by Flixtrain, who offer a handful of both direct and indirect routes during the middle of the day and a couple offered on weekend mornings.
Provided travelers use a direct train route from Berlin to Frankfurt am Main, journey times can be as short as a little over four hours. Even indirect routes between the two locales rarely exceed five hours, so getting a direct route isn't imperative.
Travelers trying to get from Berlin to Frankfurt have literally dozens of options per day when traveling by train. Peak times see three or more trains departing per hour. Early evening, between 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and morning from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. is when the most trains depart, however regular services depart throughout the day.
Departure train station: The main departure train station for trains from Berlin to Frankfurt am Main is Berlin Hauptbahnhof in central Berlin Mitte. Berlin Hbf is an enormous, sprawling bunker of a train station which far exceeds both of the city's airports in both size and modernity. You will find literally dozens of fast food options, bakeries, souvenirs, art shops, lounges, lockers, ATM's, and everything in between. Berlin Hbf is well signposted and accessible for wheelchair users.
Arrival train station: All trains will arrive at Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof. Frankfurt (Main) Hbf is equally as spacious and modern, and includes a large concourse filled with dining options, ATM's and accessible toilets. It is situated right in the center of the city, and close to local and distance buses and train options.