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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 8 hours 46 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 6 hours 15 minutes. You'll usually find 19 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 $25.33. 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 8h 46m to travel from Berlin to Linz by train, over a distance of around 295 miles (475 km). There are normally 19 trains per day traveling from Berlin to Linz and tickets for this journey start from $25.33 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 6h 15m
PriceFrom $25.33
Distance295 miles (475 km)
Frequency19 trains per day
First train04:36
Last train22:34
Departure stationBerlin
Arrival stationLinz
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsDeutsche Bahn, Flixbus

Berlin to Linz train times

Check out the next trains departing from Berlin to Linz for Tuesday Dec 13th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
07:36 14:26 6h 50m, 1 change
09:11 15:26 6h 15m, direct
11:11 18:15 7h 4m, 2 changes
11:36 19:15 7h 39m, 1 change
12:23 21:06 8h 43m, 1 change
12:41 20:15 7h 34m, 2 changes
13:11 22:18 9h 7m, 2 changes
15:11 22:30 7h 19m, 2 changes
16:41 03:52 11h 11m, 1 change
17:36 03:30 9h 54m, 2 changes

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

You can travel from Berlin to Linz on Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express) and IC (Intercity) 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.

PhotoFalk2, under licence CC4.0

An express train running on German domestic routes, the Intercity is a little slower than the ICE and is also used for long distance trips. The integrated circuit covers long distances with a maximum speed of 125 mph (200 km/h). In recent years, trains of the new generation "Intercity 2" run on some lines at 100 mph (160 km/h) only – these trains, however, offer extra legroom and extra space for toddlers. They are also equipped with air conditioning, a food carriage and wheelchair parking spaces.

Cheap train tickets from Berlin to Linz

The price of train tickets from Berlin to Linz starts at $25.33 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 8 hours and 46 minutes, with around 19 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 $25.33 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 is 1 direct train 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 04:36. 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.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Berlin to Linz for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/13/2022. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 12/20/2022 for travel on 12/20/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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