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Trains from Berlin to Warsaw

Whether you are going to explore the Neon Muzeum or for some retail therapy at the Golden Terraces, taking a train from Berlin to Warsaw Central is the most convenient way to get there. Taking a flight might seem faster at first, but when you take into account the time taken for airport transfers and airport security, trains are a much better option. Not only that, you get to experience the beautiful landscapes of the German and the Polish countryside as you relax on your high-speed train.

With five trains per day and the direct service taking 5h 33m, you'll find yourself in the heart of Warsaw in no time. Forget about looking for parking or navigating the tricky commuter traffic. Lie back on your Deutsche Bahn train and relax. Why not spoil yourself and start your holiday early by booking a First Class ticket?

If you're ready to book, read on for top tips on securing cheap tickets, FAQs and train times to help you find the best train from Berlin to Warsaw Central.

Berlin to Warszawa-Centralna by train

It takes an average of 5h 43m to travel from Berlin to Warszawa-Centralna by train, over a distance of around 322 miles (518 km). There are normally 7 trains per day travelling from Berlin to Warszawa-Centralna and tickets for this journey start from £26.63 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

From 5h 14m


322 miles (518 km)


7 trains per day


Direct trains available


From £26.63

Train and bus operators

Ecolines, Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB, Flixbus, Sindbad

Berlin to Warszawa-Centralna train times

Check out the next trains departing from Berlin to Warszawa-Centralna for Tuesday 2nd July 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
05:00 10:17 5h 17m, direct
09:03 14:17 5h 14m, direct
11:03 16:17 5h 14m, direct
13:03 18:17 5h 14m, direct
15:03 20:17 5h 14m, direct
17:03 23:16 6h 13m, 2 changes
21:37 05:16 7h 39m, 2 changes

Deutsche Bahn, EC (Eurocity) and ÖBB trains from Berlin to Warszawa-Centralna

You can travel from Berlin to Warszawa-Centralna on Deutsche Bahn, EC (Eurocity) and ÖBB 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.

PhotoQualle, under licence CC3.0

EuroCity (EC) trains offer convenient European cross-border connections between major cities in Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria – it's often a good alternative to air travel.

ÖBB is the major railway company for Austria, subdivided into several subsidiaries, responsible for certain areas of transport, such as long distance and local transport, the operation of postal buses and the transport of goods. Railjet is ÖBB's high-speed train, which travels at speeds of up to 143 mph (230 km/h) and connects the main Austrian cities with Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Italy.

Eurocity (EC) classes from Berlin to Warszawa-Centralna

Compare the different travel classes offered by Eurocity (EC) when travelling from Berlin to Warszawa-Centralna.

Onboard services on Eurocity (EC)

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Berlin to Warszawa-Centralna.


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

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

Luggage should be stored under the seat or in the overhead luggage rack. Generally, the standard dimensions of luggage racks are 70 x 50 x 30 cm. Larger items of luggage such as suitcases can be stored in the large luggage racks by the doors.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

With EC, you can enjoy food and drink in the on-board restaurant, or you can grab a snack from the bistro carriage. If you opt for the latter, you can enjoy your food and drink in the bistro or take it back to your seat.

In First Class, you will be served complimentary food and drink at your seat.

DB trains offer a wide variety of locally sourced food and drink, including a range of vegetarian and vegan dishes.


Deutsche Bahn are gradually installing free WiFi on their EC trains.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

When travelling with EC, children under 5 years old travel free of charge and don’t require a ticket. Also, children up to 14 years old travel for free if they are accompanied by a person who is at least 15 years old.

On board most EC trains, you will find a family compartment or area suitable for families with babies and children up to the age of 3 years old.


When travelling with EC, you need a bicycle ticket and reservation to take a bicycle with you. The reservation for your bike is included in the price.

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


If you’re travelling on a EC train, you can take your pet with you. If you have a small dog or pet, you do not need an additional ticket and they can travel for free in a transport box. If your dog or pet is bigger than the size of a house cat, you will need an extra ticket, which costs 50% less than a standard ticket. Dogs not travelling 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

The Mobility Service can help you with board, disembark and change trains. In addition, staff are happy to answer any questions or assist with any queries to make your journey easier.

Cheap train tickets from Berlin to Warszawa-Centralna

The price of train tickets from Berlin to Warszawa-Centralna starts at £26.63 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 Warszawa-Centralna 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Berlin to Warszawa-Centralna? 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 Warszawa-Centralna take?

The average journey time by train between Berlin and Warszawa-Centralna is 5 hours and 43 minutes, with around 7 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 Warszawa-Centralna by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Berlin to Warszawa-Centralna is 5 hours and 14 minutes.

How much does the train from Berlin to Warszawa-Centralna cost?

Train ticket prices from Berlin to Warszawa-Centralna can start from as little as £26.63 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Berlin to Warszawa-Centralna?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Berlin to Warszawa-Centralna without having to change trains. There are 5 direct trains from Berlin to Warszawa-Centralna 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 Warszawa-Centralna leave?

The first train from Berlin to Warszawa-Centralna leaves at 06:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Berlin to Warszawa-Centralna leave?

The last train from Berlin to Warszawa-Centralna leaves at 22:37. 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 Warszawa-Centralna by train?

Trains travelling from Berlin to Warszawa-Centralna cover a distance of around 322 miles (518 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

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