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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 11h 04m to travel from Paris to Berlin by train, over a distance of around 545 miles (877 km). There are normally 26 trains per day travelling from Paris to Berlin and tickets for this journey start from €37.25 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 8h 15m
Price€37.25 - €397.90
Distance545 miles (877 km)
Frequency26 trains per day
Departure stationParis
Arrival stationBerlin
Changes1 change
Train and bus operators

Paris to Berlin train times

Check out the next trains departing from Paris to Berlin for Friday 7th Aug 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
06:28 Paris Gare de l’Est15:28 Berlin HbfTGV INOUI 9561 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets9h 00m, 1 change
07:55 Paris Gare du Nord16:10 Berlin Hbf (tief)Thalys 9413 Thalys Get tickets8h 15m, 1 change
09:04 Paris Gare de l’Est17:27 Berlin HbfTGV INOUI 9551 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets8h 23m, 1 change
10:04 Paris Gare de l’Est19:28 Berlin HbfICE 9573 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets9h 24m, 1 change
10:25 Paris Gare du Nord19:05 Berlin Hbf (tief)Thalys 9327 SNCF Get tickets8h 40m, 2 changes
10:40 Paris Gare de l’Est20:17 Berlin SüdkreuzTGV INOUI 2815 SNCF Get tickets9h 37m, 5 changes
10:40 Paris Gare de l’Est20:22 Berlin SüdkreuzTGV INOUI 2815 SNCF Get tickets9h 42m, 4 changes
12:25 Paris Gare du Nord21:05 Berlin Hbf (tief)Thalys 9339 SNCF Get tickets8h 40m, 2 changes
14:25 Paris Gare du Nord23:05 Berlin Hbf (tief)Thalys 9351 SNCF Get tickets8h 40m, 2 changes
14:28 Paris Gare de l’Est23:24 Berlin Hbf (tief)ICE 9563 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets8h 56m, 1 change

Cheap train tickets from Paris to Berlin

Train tickets from Paris to Berlin start at €37.25 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €241.43.
lowest price found
from37.25
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price146.81
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price155.78
on the day
avg. single price241.43

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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 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.

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 15 minutes.

How much does the train from Paris to Berlin cost?

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.

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 06:28. 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 22:22. 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.

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.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Paris to Berlin for a typical week day using timetable data for 07/08/2020. 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 03/08/2020 for travel on 31/08/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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