How to travel from Berlin to Frankfurt am Main

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from Berlin to Frankfurt am Main

You can get from Berlin to Frankfurt am Main by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Berlin to Frankfurt am Main on Dec 05 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information to Frankfurt am Main from Berlin

distanceDistance262 miles (423 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$38 - $293
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $38 (€35) • 3 h 52 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $293 (€268) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Lufthansa or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 262 miles (423 km) between Berlin and Frankfurt am Main. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $38 (€35). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus, Lufthansa or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Berlin to Frankfurt am Main.

How to Travel from Berlin to Frankfurt

Anyone who wants to travel in Germany from Berlin to Frankfurt can take the bus, catch a train or fly. At first glance, flying is clearly the fastest option, but this isn't always the case. When you factor in the time taken to reach Tegel and transit from Frankfurt Airport, the train could be a faster transport option, and is also an extremely comfortable way to travel.

Trains from Berlin to Frankfurt | Buses from Berlin to Frankfurt | Return trips from Frankfurt to Berlin

Berlin to Frankfurt Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€27

6:30 h

1 Day Ahead

trains

€59

3:39 h

2 Months Ahead

flight

€108

1:10 h

2 Weeks Ahead



What is the best way to travel from Berlin to Frankfurt?

Cheapest way to travel from Berlin to Frankfurt


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Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Berlin to Frankfurt. Most buses traveling from Berlin to Frankfurt depart from Berlin Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof (central bus station) and take at least 6½ hours to arrive at Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof. Over 20 buses travel from Berlin to Frankfurt every day, with the first bus departing Berlin at 8:00 a.m. Bus companies that travel from Berlin to Frankfurt include Flixbus and Eurolines.


Fastest way to travel from Berlin to Frankfurt


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Taking a flight is the fastest way to travel from Berlin to Frankfurt. Flights depart from either Berlin's Tegel or Schönefeld airport and arrive at Frankfurt airport after 1:10 h of flight time. Flights are the fastest way to travel from Berlin to Frankfurt even when travel time to and from Berlin and Frankfurt's airports is taken into consideration, taking at least 3:13 h to travel between city centers. Airlines that travel directly from Berlin to Frankfurt include Air Berlin and Lufthansa. All direct flights from Berlin to Frankfurt depart from Berlin's Tegel airport. Over 15 direct flights travel from Berlin to Frankfurt per day.


Most popular way to travel from Berlin to Frankfurt


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Taking a train is the most popular way to travel from Berlin to Frankfurt. Taking a direct flight is only 30 minutes faster than taking a high-speed Deutsche Bahn ICE train when travel time to and from Frankfurt and Berlin's airports is taken into consideration, while also being €49 more expensive on average. Alternatively, taking the train is nearly 3 hours faster than traveling from Berlin to Frankfurt by bus. Almost 40 trains travel from Berlin to Frankfurt per day.


How to get from Berlin to Frankfurt am Main

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Berlin to Frankfurt am Main, 78,44% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Berlin to Frankfurt am Main and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Travel Tips: Travel from Berlin to Frankfurt am Main

Travel Tips: Travel to Frankfurt am Main 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 Berlin to Frankfurt am Main.
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There are 4 travel options from Berlin to Frankfurt am Main: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Frankfurt am Main is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $38 (€35) compared to other travel options to Frankfurt am Main:

Taking a train is about $31 (€28) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $69 (€63) for this trip.

A train is $255 (€233) less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Berlin to Frankfurt am Main costing on average $293 (€268).

The quickest way to travel from Berlin to Frankfurt am Main is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 10 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 7 h.

In comparison, going by train can take 3 h 52 min   on average.

The distance from Berlin to Frankfurt am Main is approximately 262 miles (423 km).

The average frequency per day from Berlin to Frankfurt am Main is:

  • 5 buses per day.
  • Around 24 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Berlin and Frankfurt am Main as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Berlin to Frankfurt am Main:

  • Most travelers who buy a bus ticket from Berlin to Frankfurt am Main depart from Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof to Frankfurt am Main, Flughafen (Terminal 1).
  • Most travelers who purchase a plane ticket from Berlin to Frankfurt am Main depart from Berlin Brandenburg Airport to Frankfurt am Main Airport.
  • Most travelers who purchase a train ticket from Berlin to Frankfurt am Main depart from Berlin Hbf to Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Berlin to Frankfurt am Main, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Flixbus can get you to Frankfurt am Main by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Flixbus from Berlin to Frankfurt am Main for $69 (€63) on Omio.
  • Travel with Lufthansa for flights to Frankfurt am Main. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Lufthansa Berlin to Frankfurt am Main tickets on Omio for $293 (€268).
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn for trains to Frankfurt am Main. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Berlin to Frankfurt am Main tickets on Omio for $38 (€35).

Yes, there are direct services available from Berlin to Frankfurt am Main with the following travel companies:

  • You can take a direct bus with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar with 3 direct buses per day.
  • You can take a direct train with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain with 22 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Frankfurt am Main as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Frankfurt am Main from Berlin.

Many of our customers traveling from Berlin to Frankfurt am Main don't make Frankfurt am Main their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Frankfurt am Main are Paris, Munich or Amsterdam, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Frankfurt am Main to any of these top destinations today!

Before traveling from Berlin to Frankfurt am Main, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket costs $69 (€63) one way on average for this route.
  • A plane ticket is costing on average $293 (€268) one way for this journey.
  • A train ticket for this trip costs on average $38 (€35) one way.

But we recommend booking Berlin to Frankfurt am Main tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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