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Go by train from Paris to Berlin

Want to discover all that Berlin has to offer? Travel there by train. The journey from Paris to Berlin takes just over eight hours, which may seem like a long time compared to flying, but it’s much better for the environment and allows you to break the journey up along the way. There are a few different routes you can take between Paris to Berlin by train, mostly via Mannheim or Frankfurt on a combination of TGV, Thalys or ICE high-speed trains.

If you want to travel in style, First Class is a much more accessible option by train than flying Business. Once you arrive at Berlin Central station, its fantastic location makes it easy to explore the city and its historical monuments. Keep reading for train times and ticket prices.

Paris to Berlin by train

It takes an average of 10h 10m to travel from Paris to Berlin by train, over a distance of around 545 miles (877 km). There are normally 20 trains per day travelling from Paris to Berlin and tickets for this journey start from €47.80 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 8h 3m
PriceFrom €47.80
Distance545 miles (877 km)
Frequency20 trains per day
First train07:20
Last train22:28
Departure stationParis
Arrival stationBerlin
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsBlaBlaCar Bus, Flixbus

Paris to Berlin train times

Check out the next trains departing from Paris to Berlin for Tuesday 1st February 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
09:25 18:08 8h 43m, 2 changes
09:55 18:27 8h 32m, 1 change
11:19 20:09 8h 50m, 2 changes
12:10 20:27 8h 17m, 1 change
12:55 21:17 8h 22m, 3 changes
12:55 21:22 8h 27m, 2 changes
13:25 22:07 8h 42m, 2 changes
14:20 22:23 8h 3m, 1 change
14:55 23:10 8h 15m, 1 change
16:55 04:36 11h 41m, 2 changes

Cheap train tickets from Paris to Berlin

The price of train tickets from Paris to Berlin starts at €47.80 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 Paris to Berlin 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 Paris to Berlin? 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 Paris to Berlin take?

The average journey time by train between Paris and Berlin is 10 hours and 10 minutes, with around 20 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 Paris and Berlin by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Paris to Berlin is 8 hours and 3 minutes.

How much does the train from Paris to Berlin cost?

Train ticket prices from Paris to Berlin can start from as little as €47.80 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 Paris to Berlin?

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

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

The first train from Paris to Berlin leaves at 07:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Paris to Berlin leaves at 22:28. 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 Paris and Berlin by train?

Trains travelling from Paris to Berlin 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 Berlin to Paris. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Paris to Berlin.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Paris to Berlin for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/01/2022. 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 01/11/2022 for travel on 01/11/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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