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Travelling from Paris to Berlin by train

On 1st October 2023, Thalys became Eurostar. Thalys' red trains will stay the same, including the classes and services available on board, but every Thalys train now displays the Eurostar name and logo. 

➡️ Head to our dedicated Eurostar page for more information.

Thinking about travelling from Paris to Berlin by train? Start your journey with us.

The fastest journey time by train from Paris to Berlin is 8 hours and 19 minutes, with around 28 trains per day. This seems 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.

As there are no direct trains from Paris to Berlin, you can take a few different routes to get to Berlin from Paris, mostly via Mannheim or Karlsruhe on a combination of TGV, Eurostar or ICE high-speed trains. Fancy travelling in style? Upgrade to First Class and you’ll get to enjoy plenty of amenities on board, from at-seat catering service to wider and more comfortable seating, which you wouldn’t find on a plane.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap train tickets from Paris to Berlin and we’ll show you how much you can save. Just remember, the sooner you book, the cheaper your tickets will be.

Once you arrive at Berlin Central station, its fantastic location will make it easy for you to explore the city and its historical monuments. Head to our Berlin travel inspiration hub for tips on what to see and do in this beautiful city.

Keep reading for more information about the train journey from Paris to Berlin, including FAQs and timetables with first and last train times. If you’re ready to book, just start a search for cheap tickets from Paris to Berlin with us today.

Paris to Berlin by train

It takes an average of 10h 32m 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 £44.20 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

From 8h 8m


545 miles (877 km)


26 trains per day


1 change


From £44.20

Train and bus operators

Flixbus, ÖBB

Paris to Berlin train times

Check out the next trains departing from Paris to Berlin for Tuesday 18th June 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
10:55 19:16 8h 21m, 1 change
11:54 20:02 8h 8m, 2 changes
12:07 20:29 8h 22m, 1 change
12:51 21:16 8h 25m, 3 changes
12:51 21:24 8h 33m, 2 changes
13:22 22:04 8h 42m, 2 changes
14:12 22:29 8h 17m, 1 change
14:54 23:16 8h 22m, 1 change
14:55 23:16 8h 21m, 2 changes
18:05 03:53 9h 48m, 1 change

ÖBB trains from Paris to Berlin

You can travel from Paris to Berlin on 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.

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.

Cheap train tickets from Paris to Berlin

The price of train tickets from Paris to Berlin starts at £44.20 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 32 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 8 minutes.

How much does the train from Paris to Berlin cost?

Train ticket prices from Paris to Berlin can start from as little as £44.20 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 06:21. 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 21:24. 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.

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