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Berlin to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf by train

It takes an average of 4h 49m to travel from Berlin to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf by train, over a distance of around 263 miles (424 km). There are normally 36 trains per day travelling from Berlin to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf and tickets for this journey start from €9.99 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 02m
Price€9.99 - €276.79
Distance263 miles (424 km)
Frequency36 trains per day
Departure stationBerlin
Arrival stationFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsDeutsche Bahn, Flixbus, BlaBlaBus

Berlin to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf train times

Check out the next trains departing from Berlin to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf for Wednesday 21st Oct 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
19:35 Berlin Hbf (tief)23:52 Frankfurt (Main) HbfICE 997 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets4h 17m, 1 change
20:53 Berlin Südkreuz02:26 Frankfurt (Main) HbfICE 699 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets5h 33m, direct
21:07 Berlin Hbf04:32 Frankfurt (Main) HbfNightjet 471 ÖBB Get tickets7h 25m, 1 change
21:07 Berlin Hbf04:32 Frankfurt (Main) HbfIC 60471 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets7h 25m, 1 change
21:21 Berlin Hbf04:32 Frankfurt (Main) HbfICE 840 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets7h 11m, 3 changes
22:53 Berlin Südkreuz07:04 Frankfurt (Main) HbfIC 95 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets8h 11m, 2 changes
22:53 Berlin Südkreuz07:36 Frankfurt (Main) HbfIC 95 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets8h 43m, 1 change
00:16 Berlin Hbf (tief)07:44 Frankfurt (Main) HbfICE 948 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets7h 28m, 1 change
04:30 Berlin Hbf08:44 Frankfurt (Main) HbfICE 275 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets4h 14m, direct
05:33 Berlin Hbf (tief)09:44 Frankfurt (Main) HbfICE 2553 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets4h 11m, direct

Deutsche Bahn trains from Berlin to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf

You can travel from Berlin to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf on Deutsche Bahn 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.

Cheap train tickets from Berlin to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf

Train tickets from Berlin to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf start at €9.99 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €98.87.
lowest price found
from9.99
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price73.28
on the day
avg. single price98.87

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 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Berlin to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf? 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 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf take?

The average journey time by train between Berlin and Frankfurt (Main) Hbf is 4 hours and 49 minutes, with around 36 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 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Berlin to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf is 4 hours and 2 minutes.

How much does the train from Berlin to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf cost?

Train tickets from Berlin to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf can start from as little as €9.99 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 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Berlin to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf without having to change trains. There are 23 direct trains from Berlin to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Berlin to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf leave?

The first train from Berlin to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf leaves at 00:16. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Berlin to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf leave?

The last train from Berlin to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf leaves at 22:53. 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 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf by train?

Trains travelling from Berlin to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf cover a distance of around 263 miles (424 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Berlin. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Berlin to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Berlin to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf for a typical week day using timetable data for 21/10/2020. 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 12/10/2020 for travel on 22/10/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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