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Travelling from Berlin to Paris by train

Berlin Vs. Paris…it’s a tough one. But we’re not here to cause a fight, we’re here to tell you to do both. By train. The journey from Berlin to Paris is a great route for train-lovers and avid adventurers, leading you across Europe in a little under 9 hours and passing through Belgium on the way. Thalys, SNCF and Deutsche Bahn trains all provide comfy and spacious seats for you to sit back and relax in as you travel through the continent, or, the cool in name and cool in nature ÖBB Nightjet is a fantastic sleeper option if you want to book into a bunk.


Take in Berlin’s history at Checkpoint Charlie, tap into modern politics at the Reichstag or take in the beauty of the city from above at the top of TV Tower. Enjoy some bratwurst and some of that famous beer because you have some spare time, you’re not rushing to the airport just to sit around and wait, after all, you’re getting a train! The greener, more scenic and, quite simply, more exciting way to head into France, your route may give you the chance to see up to three more German cities along the way, so your adventurous spirit will be well stoked for climbing the Eiffel Tower, exploring the Louvre and dining on delicious haute cuisine! Not convinced? See our journey info below and take on an epic European train adventure!

Berlin to Paris by train

It takes an average of 11h 14m to travel from Berlin to Paris by train, over a distance of around 545 miles (877 km). There are normally 18 trains per day travelling from Berlin to Paris and tickets for this journey start from €35.25 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 9h 04m
Price€35.25 - €402
Distance545 miles (877 km)
Frequency18 trains per day
Departure stationBerlin
Arrival stationParis
Changes1 change
Train and bus operators

Berlin to Paris train times

Check out the next trains departing from Berlin to Paris for Tuesday 2nd Jun 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
06:50 Berlin Hbf (tief)17:15 Paris Gare du NordICE 654 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets10h 25m, 3 changes
07:49 Berlin Hbf (tief)19:08 Paris Gare du NordICE 954 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets11h 19m, 5 changes
07:49 Berlin Hbf (tief)19:20 Paris Gare de l’EstICE 954 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets11h 31m, 4 changes
08:30 Berlin Hbf19:20 Paris Gare de l’EstICE 279 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets10h 50m, 5 changes
08:30 Berlin Hbf19:38 Paris Gare de LyonICE 279 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets11h 08m, 1 change
08:51 Berlin Hbf (tief)19:20 Paris Gare de l’EstICE 642 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets10h 29m, 6 changes
09:50 Berlin Hbf (tief)19:51 Paris Gare de l’EstICE 942 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets10h 01m, 3 changes
09:50 Berlin Hbf (tief)21:05 Paris Gare de l’EstICE 952 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets11h 15m, 2 changes
10:30 Berlin Hbf21:05 Paris Gare de l’EstICE 371 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets10h 35m, 3 changes
10:50 Berlin Hbf (tief)20:59 Paris Gare du NordICE 650 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets10h 09m, 4 changes

Cheap train tickets from Berlin to Paris

Train tickets from Berlin to Paris start at €35.25 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 €248.17.
lowest price found
from35.25
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price171.79
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price185.10
on the day
avg. single price248.17

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 Paris 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 Paris? 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 Paris take?

The average journey time by train between Berlin and Paris is 11 hours and 14 minutes, with around 18 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 Paris by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Berlin to Paris is 9 hours and 4 minutes.

How much does the train from Berlin to Paris cost?

Train tickets from Berlin to Paris can start from as little as €35.25 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 Paris?

No, there are no direct train services from Berlin to Paris. Travelling from Berlin to Paris by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

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

The first train from Berlin to Paris leaves at 00:16. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Berlin to Paris leaves at 21:35. 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 Paris by train?

Trains travelling from Berlin to Paris cover a distance of around 545 miles (877 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Paris to Berlin. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Berlin to Paris.
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 Paris for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/06/2020. 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 01/04/2019 for travel on 01/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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