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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 Dec 5 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

02:49AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf5h18 08:07AMBerlin Hbf
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$381One-way
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11:59PMFrankfurt am Main, Hbf8h21 08:20AMBerlin
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$311One-way
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08:14AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf4h15 12:29PMBerlin Hbf
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$621One-way
06:58AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf4h12 11:10AMBerlin Hbf
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$621One-way
07:14AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf4h13 11:27AMBerlin Hbf
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$621One-way

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Sat
Dec 4
$30FlixTrain
$28BlaBlaCar Bus
$181Lufthansa
Sun
Dec 5
$30FlixTrain
$28BlaBlaCar Bus
$181Lufthansa
Mon
Dec 6
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$23BlaBlaCar Bus
$181Lufthansa
Tue
Dec 7
$21Deutsche Bahn
$29BlaBlaCar Bus
$181Lufthansa
Wed
Dec 8
$21Deutsche Bahn
$23BlaBlaCar Bus
$218Lufthansa
Thu
Dec 9
$21Deutsche Bahn
$23BlaBlaCar Bus
$218Lufthansa
Fri
Dec 10
$33Deutsche Bahn
$23BlaBlaCar Bus
$138Lufthansa
Sat
Dec 11
$29Deutsche Bahn
$23BlaBlaCar Bus
$138Lufthansa
Sun
Dec 12
$33Deutsche Bahn
$23BlaBlaCar Bus
$125Lufthansa
Mon
Dec 13
$21Deutsche Bahn
$18BlaBlaCar Bus
$123Lufthansa
Tue
Dec 14
$21Deutsche Bahn
$22BlaBlaCar Bus
$123Lufthansa
Wed
Dec 15
$21Deutsche Bahn
$23BlaBlaCar Bus
$159Lufthansa
Thu
Dec 16
$21Deutsche Bahn
$28BlaBlaCar Bus
$159Lufthansa
Fri
Dec 17
$21Deutsche Bahn
$28BlaBlaCar Bus
$123Lufthansa
Sat
Dec 18
$21Deutsche Bahn
$28BlaBlaCar Bus
$123Lufthansa
Sun
Dec 19
$21Deutsche Bahn
$30BlaBlaCar Bus
$109Lufthansa
Mon
Dec 20
$12FlixTrain
$36Flixbus
$109Lufthansa
Tue
Dec 21
$12FlixTrain
$36Flixbus
$109Lufthansa
Wed
Dec 22
$21Deutsche Bahn
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$125Lufthansa
Thu
Dec 23
$33Deutsche Bahn
$47BlaBlaCar Bus
$123Lufthansa
Fri
Dec 24
$12FlixTrain
$23BlaBlaCar Bus
$96Lufthansa

Travel Information to Berlin from Frankfurt am Main

distanceDistance262 miles (423 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$23 - $148
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $23 (€19) • 4 h 9 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $148 (€123) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLufthansa, BlaBlaCar Bus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 262 miles (423 km) by flight, bus 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 bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $23 (€19). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Lufthansa, BlaBlaCar Bus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight, bus or train from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin.

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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.

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 travel options from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin: flight, bus or train.

How do I get from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to go to Berlin from Frankfurt am Main is by taking a bus, which costs on average $23 (€19).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Berlin:

Taking a bus is usually $125 (€104) less than taking a flight to Berlin, which costs on average $148 (€123) for the same trip.

Taking a bus is about $6 (€5) less than taking a train, which costs on average $29 (€24) for this journey.

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

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 can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 4 h 9 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 4 h 5 min   on average.

How far is Berlin from Frankfurt am Main?

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

How many services a day are there between Frankfurt am Main and Berlin?

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

  • 16 trains per day.

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

Where do I depart from Frankfurt am Main? Where do I arrive in Berlin?

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

  • Most travelers take a flight from Frankfurt am Main Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Airport.
  • Most travelers who book a bus ticket from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin depart from Frankfurt am Main, Hbf to Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof.
  • Most travelers board their train from Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf and arrive in Berlin Hbf.
Which travel companies can take 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:

  • Travel with Lufthansa to go to Berlin by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Lufthansa Frankfurt am Main to Berlin tickets on Omio for $148 (€123).
  • Travel with BlaBlaCar Bus for buses to Berlin. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for BlaBlaCar Bus Frankfurt am Main to Berlin tickets on Omio for $23 (€19).
  • 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 $29 (€24).
Is there a way to travel directly from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin?

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

  • You can find 16 direct trains per day to take to Berlin with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain.

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

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Frankfurt am Main to 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.
How far in advance should I purchase my Frankfurt am Main to Berlin one way ticket online to get the best deals?

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:

  • Plane tickets cost on average $148 (€123) one way.
  • Bus tickets cost $23 (€19) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $29 (€24) 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.