How to travel from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin

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from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin

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

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To get from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin on Jan 30 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin

distanceDistance262 miles (423 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$29 - $113
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $29 (€25) • 4 h 27 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $113 (€98) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Lufthansa or FlixTrain

Travel 262 miles (423 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train between Frankfurt am Main and Berlin. 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 $29 (€25). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus, Lufthansa or FlixTrain among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin.

How to Travel from Frankfurt to Berlin

Separated by just over 500 kilometers, Frankfurt and the capital city, Berlin are two major cities for traveling in Germany. There are plenty of options for traveling between the two cities; the journey can be made by plane, train or bus. Taking a flight is usually the quickest option, with direct journeys departing Frankfurt Airport taking approximately one hour to reach the German capital. The same journey by train takes about 4 hours, and by bus, approximately 8 hours.

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

Frankfurt to Berlin Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€29

6:30 h

1 Day Ahead

trains

€71

3:42 h

2 Months Ahead

flight

€111

1:10 h

2 Months Ahead



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

Cheapest way to travel from Frankfurt to Berlin


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Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Frankfurt to Berlin. Most buses traveling from Frankfurt to Berlin depart from Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof and take at least 6½ hours to arrive at Berlin Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof (central bus station). Around 30 buses travel from Frankfurt to Berlin everyday with the first bus departing Frankfurt at 12:20 a.m. Bus companies that travel from Frankfurt to Berlin include Flixbus and Eurolines.


Fastest way to travel from Frankfurt to Berlin


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Taking a flight is the fastest way to travel from Frankfurt to Berlin. Flights depart from Frankfurt airport and arrive at either Berlin's Tegel or Schönefeld airport after 1:10 h of flight time. Flights are the fastest way to travel from Frankfurt to Berlin 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 Frankfurt to Berlin include Air Berlin and Lufthansa. All direct flights from Frankfurt to Berlin arrive at Tegel airport. Around 16 direct flights travel from Frankfurt to Berlin per day.


Most popular way to travel from Frankfurt to Berlin


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Taking a train is the most popular way to travel from Frankfurt to Berlin. 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 €40 more expensive on average. Alternatively, taking the train is nearly 3 hours faster than traveling from Frankfurt to Berlin by bus. Over 40 trains travel from Frankfurt to Berlin per day.


How to get from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin, 79,33% 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 Frankfurt am Main to Berlin 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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FAQs

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

The cheapest way to go to Berlin from Frankfurt am Main is by taking a train, which costs on average $29 (€25).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Berlin:

A train is generally $10 (€9) less than a bus for the same trip. Taking a bus costs on average $39 (€34) from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin.

Taking a train is usually $84 (€73) less than taking a flight to Berlin, which costs on average $113 (€98) for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Berlin from Frankfurt am Main is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 10 min.

Other travel options to Berlin can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 8 h 40 min   on average.

In comparison, going by train can take 4 h 27 min   on average.

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

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

  • Around 2 buses per day.
  • Around 19 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin 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 from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin:

  • Buses from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin most often leave from Frankfurt am Main, Flughafen (Terminal 1) and arrive in Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof.
  • Flights from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin most often leave from Frankfurt am Main Airport and arrive in Berlin Brandenburg Airport.
  • Trains mostly depart from Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf and arrive in Berlin Hbf.

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

  • Travel with Flixbus for buses to Berlin. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Frankfurt am Main to Berlin tickets on Omio for $39 (€34).
  • Lufthansa can get you to Berlin by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Lufthansa from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin for $113 (€98) on Omio.
  • FlixTrain can take you to Berlin by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for FlixTrain from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin for $29 (€25).

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

  • You can travel directly by bus with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar with 2 direct buses per day.
  • You'll find 19 direct trains per day with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain.

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

Looking to extend your trip from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin? Many Omio customers who go from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Amsterdam, Prague or Paris. If you're looking to explore Amsterdam, Prague or Paris from Berlin, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

When planning your trip from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost on average $39 (€34) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $113 (€98) one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average $29 (€25) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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