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 Sun Aug 01 2021 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time) we recommend taking a bus because it's the best combination of price and speed.

11:59PMFrankfurt am Main, Hbf8h21 08:20AMBerlin
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$191One-way
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11:59PMFrankfurt am Main, Hbf8h21 08:20AMBerlin
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$191One-way
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08:16PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf4h26 12:42AMBerlin
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$681One-way
08:58PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf4h16 01:14AMBerlin
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$801One-way
07:58PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf4h17 12:15AMBerlin
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Sat
Jul 31
$40FlixTrain
$19BlaBlaCar Bus
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Sun
Aug 1
$65FlixTrain
$19BlaBlaCar Bus
$142Lufthansa
Mon
Aug 2
$60Deutsche Bahn
$15BlaBlaCar Bus
$274Lufthansa
Tue
Aug 3
$40Deutsche Bahn
$15BlaBlaCar Bus
$238Lufthansa
Wed
Aug 4
$30Deutsche Bahn
$15BlaBlaCar Bus
$172Lufthansa
Thu
Aug 5
$32Deutsche Bahn
$15BlaBlaCar Bus
$142Lufthansa
Fri
Aug 6
$25FlixTrain
$15BlaBlaCar Bus
$172Lufthansa
Sat
Aug 7
$32Deutsche Bahn
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$94Lufthansa
Sun
Aug 8
$48Deutsche Bahn
$15BlaBlaCar Bus
$94Lufthansa
Mon
Aug 9
$28Deutsche Bahn
$15BlaBlaCar Bus
$164Lufthansa
Tue
Aug 10
$28Deutsche Bahn
$15BlaBlaCar Bus
$142Lufthansa
Wed
Aug 11
$18Deutsche Bahn
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$106Lufthansa
Thu
Aug 12
$28Deutsche Bahn
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$106Lufthansa
Fri
Aug 13
$36Deutsche Bahn
$15BlaBlaCar Bus
$82Lufthansa
Sat
Aug 14
$32Deutsche Bahn
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$82Lufthansa
Sun
Aug 15
$36Deutsche Bahn
$15BlaBlaCar Bus
$82Lufthansa
Mon
Aug 16
$25FlixTrain
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$124Lufthansa
Tue
Aug 17
$20FlixTrain
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$82Lufthansa
Wed
Aug 18
$20FlixTrain
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$94Lufthansa
Thu
Aug 19
$20FlixTrain
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$82Lufthansa
Fri
Aug 20
$28Deutsche Bahn
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$70Lufthansa

Travel Information to Berlin from Frankfurt am Main

distanceDistance262 miles (423 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$10 - $102
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $10 (€8) • 7 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • $102 (€81) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLufthansa, BlaBlaCar Bus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a flight, bus or train to travel 262 miles (423 km) 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 bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $10 (€8). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Lufthansa, BlaBlaCar Bus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct 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
How do I reach Berlin from Frankfurt am Main?

There are 3 ways to travel to Berlin from Frankfurt am Main including taking a flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin?

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $10 (€8) compared to other travel options to Berlin:

Taking a bus is usually $92 (€73) less than taking a flight to Berlin, which costs on average $102 (€81) for the same trip.

A bus is $25 (€20) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin costing on average $35 (€28).

What is the fastest way to travel from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin?

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 7 h   on average.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 4 h 6 min.

What is the distance between Frankfurt am Main and Berlin?

You should expect to travel around 262 miles (423 km) between Frankfurt am Main and Berlin.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin?

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

  • Most travelers catch their flight from Frankfurt am Main Airport and arrive in Berlin Brandenburg Airport.
  • Most travelers board their bus from Frankfurt am Main, Hauptbahnhof Fernbusse and arrive in Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Frankfurt (Main) Flughafen and arrive in Berlin Hbf.
Who can get me from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin?

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:

  • Lufthansa can take you to Berlin by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Lufthansa from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin for $102 (€81).
  • BlaBlaCar Bus can take you to Berlin by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for BlaBlaCar Bus from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin for $10 (€8).
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn for trains to Berlin. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Frankfurt am Main to Berlin tickets on Omio for $35 (€28).
Is it possible to travel directly to Berlin from Frankfurt am Main?

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

  • You'll find direct trains per day with 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 from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin.

Where should I go next after I travel from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin?
Omio customers who travel from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin often also extend their vacation to go to Amsterdam, Prague or Paris. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Berlin and these popular destinations at a great price.
How early should I purchase tickets from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin online for the best deals?

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

  • A plane ticket is costing on average $102 (€81) one way for this trip.
  • A bus ticket costs $10 (€8) one way on average for this journey.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $35 (€28) one way for this trip.

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