There is one direct train from Berlin to Warsaw: Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity service. The fastest trains take 5h 52m to reach Warsaw, which is about the same time it takes to drive, but with much less of the stress! EuroCity trains boast comfortable seats and air-conditioned carriages, with a dining carriage to boot. Keep an eye out for Deutsche Bahn’s Sparpreis and Super Sparpreis fares. These are similar to cheap advance single tickets in the UK, where you have to catch the specific train listed on your ticket. If you want more flexibility, opt for a Flexpreis fare – you can exchange or refund these tickets up to the night before departure.
If you fancy saving a few pennies, you can also catch a coach from Berlin to Warsaw. Flixbus run direct coach services to the Polish capital and can be up to half the price of train tickets. However, the coach takes 8h 20m to complete the journey, compared to under six hours on the train. To see coach options, simply click on the ‘Coach’ tab once you’ve searched for tickets, and we’ll show you all the available options. No matter how you choose to travel, Warsaw is a fascinating historical city ripe for exploration!
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.
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 Warsaw by booking early.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Berlin and Warsaw is 8 hours and 0 minutes, with around 10 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Berlin to Warsaw is 5 hours and 31 minutes.
Train tickets from Berlin to Warsaw can start from as little as €27.90 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Berlin to Warsaw without having to change trains. There are 5 direct trains from Berlin to Warsaw. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Berlin to Warsaw leaves at 05:43. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Berlin to Warsaw leaves at 22:40. 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.
Trains travelling from Berlin to Warsaw cover a distance of around 318 miles (512 km) during the journey.