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Travel from Berlin to Linz by train in 6 hours 15 minutes

If you want to know more about the journey from Berlin to Linz by train, look no further!

The average journey time from Berlin to Linz by train is 7 hours 16 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 6 hours 15 minutes. You'll usually find 15 trains per day traveling the 475 km between these two destinations. Direct trains are usually available every day on the route to Linz. During your journey, you'll either be traveling with ICE or DB, as they are the main operators of services on this route.

Book train tickets from Berlin to Linz in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from $40.16. We'll always highlight the cheapest prices when you search in our Journey Planner.

Ready to book? Start your search for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times, as well as tips on how to find cheap train tickets.

Berlin to Linz by train

It takes an average of 7h 16m to travel from Berlin to Linz by train, over a distance of around 295 miles (475 km). There are normally 15 trains per day traveling from Berlin to Linz and tickets for this journey start from $40.16 when you book in advance.

First train

12:23 am

Last train

10:34 pm

Departure station

Berlin

Arrival station

Linz

Journey time

From 6h 15m

Distance

295 miles (475 km)

Frequency

15 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From $40.16

Train and bus operators

Deutsche Bahn, Flixbus

Berlin to Linz train times

Check out the next trains departing from Berlin to Linz for Tuesday Jul 23rd 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
5:07 am 12:15 pm 7h 8m, 2 changes
6:11 am 12:26 pm 6h 15m, 1 change
7:19 am 2:15 pm 6h 56m, 2 changes
8:11 am 2:26 pm 6h 15m, 1 change
9:11 am 3:26 pm 6h 15m, direct
10:11 am 4:26 pm 6h 15m, 1 change
11:11 am 6:15 pm 7h 4m, 2 changes
12:11 pm 6:26 pm 6h 15m, 1 change
1:11 pm 7:26 pm 6h 15m, direct
2:11 pm 8:34 pm 6h 23m, 1 change

Deutsche Bahn and ICE (Intercity Express) trains from Berlin to Linz

You can travel from Berlin to Linz on Deutsche Bahn and ICE (Intercity Express) trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

PhotoNelso Silva, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

The high-speed train of Deutsche Bahn, with a maximum speed of 205 mph (330 km/h), the ICE connects major cities and is also used for international travel to neighbouring countries such as Austria, France and Denmark. This train is equipped with air conditioning, a dining car, a children's compartment and power sockets. Passengers enjoy a free WiFi connection throughout the duration of the ICE trip.

Intercity Express (ICE) classes from Berlin to Linz

Compare the different travel classes offered by Intercity Express (ICE) when traveling from Berlin to Linz.

Onboard services on Intercity Express (ICE)

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Berlin to Linz.

LuggageLuggageBaggage

You can take as much baggage as you like for free without making a reservation.

Baggage items include briefcases, laptops, rucksacks, trolley bags or suitcases. You can also take pushchairs, folding bikes, scooters, skis and surfboards.

Baggage should be stored under the seat or in the overhead baggage rack. The standard dimensions of baggage racks are 70 x 50 x 30 cm (27.5 x 19.6 x 11.8 inches). Larger items of baggage such as suitcases can be stored in the large baggage racks by the doors.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

When traveling with ICE, you can enjoy an extensive menu in the on-board restaurant, or you can grab a snack from the bistro carriage. If you choose the latter, you can enjoy your food and drink in the bistro or take it back to your seat.

Upgrade to First Class and you will be served complimentary food and drink at your seat.

DB change their menu every three months, but you will always find a wide variety of locally sourced food and drink, including a range of vegetarian and vegan dishes.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

If you’re traveling on an ICE train, you can connect to the free WiFi and catch up on some work or your favorite TV show.

You can also connect to the ICE portal, where you’ll find a wide range of entertainment, such as films, television, audiobooks, games, newspapers and magazines.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

On DB’s ICE trains, kids under 5 years old travel for free and don’t need a ticket. Children up to 14 years old travel for free if they are accompanied by a person who is at least 15 years old.

You can also book family areas and children compartments on all ICE trains.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

With ICE, you need a bicycle ticket and reservation to take a bicycle onboard. The reservation for your bike is included in the price.

Generally, bike storage spaces are located in second class carriages. Please note that your seat and bike storage space might be located in different carriages.

PetPetPets

You can travel with your pet on all ICE trains. You do not need an extra ticket If you have a small dog and they can travel in a transport box. If your dog or pet is bigger than the size of a house cat, you will need an additional ticket, which costs 50% less than a standard ticket. Dogs not traveling in a transport box must be on a lead and wear a muzzle.

Assistance dogs travel free of charge and do not have to wear a muzzle on the train.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

DB’s Mobility Service can assist you with boarding, disembarking or changing trains. Also, staff are happy to answer any questions or assist with any queries to make your journey easier.

Cheap train tickets from Berlin to Linz

The price of train tickets from Berlin to Linz starts at $40.16 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Berlin to Linz by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Berlin to Linz

Want to know more about your journey from Berlin to Linz? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Berlin to Linz take?

The average journey time by train between Berlin and Linz is 7 hours and 16 minutes, with around 15 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Berlin and Linz by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Berlin to Linz is 6 hours and 15 minutes.

How much does the train from Berlin to Linz cost?

Train tickets from Berlin to Linz can start from as little as $40.16 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Berlin to Linz?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Berlin to Linz without having to change trains. There are 3 direct trains from Berlin to Linz each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Berlin to Linz leave?

The first train from Berlin to Linz leaves at 00:23. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Berlin to Linz leave?

The last train from Berlin to Linz leaves at 22:34. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Berlin and Linz by train?

Trains travelling from Berlin to Linz cover a distance of around 295 miles (475 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Linz to Berlin.


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