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.
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.§
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 Paris and Berlin is 11 hours and 4 minutes, with around 26 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 Paris to Berlin is 8 hours and 15 minutes.
Train tickets from Paris to Berlin can start from as little as €37.25 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.
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.
The first train from Paris to Berlin leaves at 06:28. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Paris to Berlin leaves at 22:22. 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 Paris to Berlin cover a distance of around 545 miles (877 km) during the journey.