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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 May 26 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:20PMFrankfurt (Main) Süd4h12 10:32PMBerlin Hbf
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$681One-way
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06:20PMFrankfurt (Main) Süd4h12 10:32PMBerlin Hbf
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$681One-way
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07:14PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf4h13 11:27PMBerlin Hbf
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$771One-way
06:45PMFrankfurt am Main Airport1h10 07:55PMBerlin Brandenburg Airport
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$1231One-way
08:05PMFrankfurt (Main) Süd4h27 12:32AMBerlin Hbf
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$771One-way

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Thu
May 26
$68Deutsche Bahn
$45Flixbus
$123Lufthansa Cityline
Fri
May 27
$54Deutsche Bahn
$39Flixbus
$123Lufthansa
Sat
May 28
$45Deutsche Bahn
$35Flixbus
$177Lufthansa
Sun
May 29
$61Deutsche Bahn
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$245Lufthansa
Mon
May 30
$57Deutsche Bahn
$17Flixbus
$286Lufthansa
Tue
May 31
$28FlixTrain
$14Flixbus
$245Lufthansa
Wed
Jun 1
$28FlixTrain
$17Flixbus
$245Lufthansa
Thu
Jun 2
$28FlixTrain
$17Flixbus
$245Lufthansa
Fri
Jun 3
$61Deutsche Bahn
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$245Lufthansa
Sat
Jun 4
$28FlixTrain
$27Flixbus
$96Lufthansa
Sun
Jun 5
$41Deutsche Bahn
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$96Lufthansa
Mon
Jun 6
$43Deutsche Bahn
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$96Lufthansa
Tue
Jun 7
$34FlixTrain
$17Flixbus
$177Lufthansa
Wed
Jun 8
$41Deutsche Bahn
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$177Lufthansa
Thu
Jun 9
$23FlixTrain
$17Flixbus
$177Lufthansa
Fri
Jun 10
$23FlixTrain
$17Flixbus
$157Lufthansa
Sat
Jun 11
$23FlixTrain
$14Flixbus
$109Lufthansa
Sun
Jun 12
$28FlixTrain
$14Flixbus
$109Lufthansa
Mon
Jun 13
$11FlixTrain
$14Flixbus
$157Lufthansa
Tue
Jun 14
$20Deutsche Bahn
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Travel Information to Berlin from Frankfurt am Main

distanceDistance262 miles (423 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$20 - $94
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $20 (€18) • 3 h 53 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $94 (€84) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Lufthansa or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 262 miles (423 km) by bus, 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 $20 (€18). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus, Lufthansa or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct 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 get from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin?

There are 3 ways that you can travel from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin. You can take a bus, flight or train.

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

The cheapest way to go to Berlin from Frankfurt am Main is by taking a train, which costs on average $20 (€18).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Berlin:

Taking a train is about $2 (€2) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $22 (€20) for this trip.

A train is $74 (€66) less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin costing on average $94 (€84).

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

The quickest way to travel to Berlin from 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 40 min.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 3 h 53 min.

What is the distance between Frankfurt am Main and Berlin?

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

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Frankfurt am Main to 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 route from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin as scheduled services by bus, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When traveling from Frankfurt am Main to Berlin, what are the departure and arrival points in Frankfurt am Main and Berlin?

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

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

Which travel companies can help me find a way to get 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 Flixbus to go to Berlin by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Frankfurt am Main to Berlin tickets on Omio for $22 (€20).
  • 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 $94 (€84).
  • 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 $20 (€18).

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip 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 far in advance should I buy tickets to Berlin from Frankfurt am Main online to get 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 bus ticket is costing on average $22 (€20) one way for this trip.
  • A plane ticket is costing on average $94 (€84) one way for this journey.
  • A train ticket for this journey is costing $20 (€18) one way on average.

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.