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Travel Information between Frankfurt am Main and Berlin

distanceDistance262 miles (423 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$23 - $117
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $23 (€20) • 4 h 24 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $117 (€102) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus, Lufthansa or Deutsche Bahn

Take a train, bus or flight to travel 262 miles (423 km) from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin. 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 Frankfurt am Main to Berlin.

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from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin

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

Our recommendation
train

The best way to travel from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin is by taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

FlixTrain
09:12AM4h02
Frankfurt South station
01:14PMBerlin Hbf
$501One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
FlixBus
01:35PM8h35
Frankfurt, Flughafen Terminal 2
10:10PMBerlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof
$371One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Lufthansa
11:45AM1h10
Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA)
12:55PMBerlin Brandenburg Airport (BER)
$3871One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Deutsche Bahn
08:02AM4h00
Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
12:02PMBerlin Hbf
$761One-way
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
08:20AM4h13
Frankfurt South station
12:33PMBerlin Hbf
$811One-way
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
08:14AM4h18
Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
12:32PMBerlin Hbf
$931One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
12:40PM8h10
Frankfurt am Main
08:50PMBerlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof
$411One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
02:10PM8h00
Frankfurt am Main
10:10PMBerlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof
$381One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
05:25AM8h00
Frankfurt am Main
01:25PMBerlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof
$411One-way
0 transfers
Lufthansa
12:45PM1h10
Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA)
01:55PMBerlin Brandenburg Airport (BER)
$3871One-way
0 transfers
Lufthansa
03:45PM1h10
Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA)
04:55PMBerlin Brandenburg Airport (BER)
$3871One-way
0 transfers
Lufthansa
02:45PM1h10
Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA)
03:55PMBerlin Brandenburg Airport (BER)
$3871One-way
0 transfers

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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.

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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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Deutsche Bahn is a German train company that operates trains throughout the country including trains from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin. It offers a wide range of services, including high-speed InterCity Express (ICE) trains, regional trains, and night trains. ICE trains are the fastest and most comfortable way to travel, with speeds of up to 300 km/h. Regional trains are slower but offer more frequent stops and are ideal for shorter trips. Night trains are a great way to save time and money, with comfortable sleeping compartments and couchettes. Deutsche Bahn offers a variety of ticket types, including single tickets, day tickets, and group tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and a variety of food and beverage options. The most popular routes for Deutsche Bahn are between major cities such as Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, and Frankfurt. Other popular routes include Cologne to Stuttgart, Berlin to Dresden, and Hamburg to Cologne.

    FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost travel companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance travel services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel 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 carry-on luggage and one checked bag 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.

      Germany's largest airline is Lufthansa. Fly between Frankfurt am Main and Berlin and book your most convinient travel ticket from Lufthansa's many ticket options including: Economy Light, Economy Classic, Economy Flex, Business Class and First Class.

        FAQs: Travel from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin

        FAQs: Travel 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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        There are 3 travel options from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin: train, bus or flight.

        The cheapest way to travel from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin is a bus with an average price of $23 (€20).

        This is compared to other travel options from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin:

        A bus is $94 (€82) less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin costing on average $117 (€102).

        Taking a bus costs $1 (€1) less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of $23 (€20).

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

        There are alternative travel options to Berlin that take longer:

        Getting to Berlin by bus takes 4 h 24 min on average.

        Train takes 3 h 51 min on average.

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

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

        • 6 buses per day.
        • 25 trains per day.

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

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

        • Most travelers catch their bus from Frankfurt am Main, Flughafen Frankfurt (Terminal 1 - Busparkplatz P36) and arrive in Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof.
        • Most travelers catch their flight from Frankfurt am Main Airport and arrive in Berlin Brandenburg Airport.
        • Most travelers who book a train ticket from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin depart from Frankfurt am Main Flughafen to Berlin Hbf.

        Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin:

        • You can travel by bus between Frankfurt am Main and Berlin with FlixBus, BlaBlaCar, BlaBlaCar Bus or Infobus, and you can find FlixBus Frankfurt am Main to Berlin tickets for $23 (€20) on Omio.
        • You can travel to Berlin from Frankfurt am Main by flight with Lufthansa, Lufthansa Cityline (2), PGA-Portugalia Airlines or TAP Portugal. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $117 (€102) with Lufthansa Cityline (2) from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin.
        • You can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain. Cheap tickets can be found for $23 (€20) with FlixTrain from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin.

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

        • Direct buses with FlixBus with 3 direct buses per day.
        • Direct trains with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain with 25 direct trains per day.

        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 to Berlin from Frankfurt am Main.

        Omio customers who travel from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin often also extend their vacation to go to Prague, Paris, Amsterdam, Munich or Dresden. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Berlin and these popular destinations at a great price.
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