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.
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.
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.
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.§
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 Warszawa-Centralna is 7 hours and 25 minutes, with around 9 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 Warszawa-Centralna is 5 hours and 37 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Berlin to Warszawa-Centralna can start from as little as €27.90 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.
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.
The first train from Berlin to Warszawa-Centralna leaves at 05:43. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Berlin to Warszawa-Centralna leaves at 21:41. 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 Warszawa-Centralna cover a distance of around 322 miles (518 km) during the journey.