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About the train journey from Ulm to Berlin

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The train from Ulm to Berlin usually takes 7 hours 6 minutes on average to travel 322 miles (518 km), although the quickest services can take as little as 5 hours 21 minutes. You can expect to find 36 trains per day running on this popular route. Good news! There are direct trains available to Berlin, so you can just make yourself comfortable as soon as you board the train and just enjoy the journey. You can choose to travel with ICE or DB to get to Berlin – both train companies offer modern comfortable services that will whisk you there in no time.

To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Ulm to Berlin in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from €17.90.

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

Ulm to Berlin by train

It takes an average of 7h 6m to travel from Ulm to Berlin by train, over a distance of around 322 miles (518 km). There are normally 36 trains per day travelling from Ulm to Berlin and tickets for this journey start from €17.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 5h 21m
PriceFrom €17.90
Distance322 miles (518 km)
Frequency36 trains per day
First train01:16
Last train23:12
Departure stationUlm
Arrival stationBerlin
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsDeutsche Bahn, Flixbus, BlaBlaCar Bus

Ulm to Berlin train times

Check out the next trains departing from Ulm to Berlin for Tuesday 1st February 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
11:12 17:17 6h 5m, 1 change
11:23 17:17 5h 54m, 2 changes
12:12 18:21 6h 9m, 1 change
12:48 19:22 6h 34m, direct
13:12 18:47 5h 35m, 1 change
13:56 19:17 5h 21m, 1 change
14:12 20:21 6h 9m, 1 change
14:48 20:21 5h 33m, 2 changes
14:48 21:22 6h 34m, direct
15:12 20:44 5h 32m, 1 change

Deutsche Bahn and ICE (Intercity Express) trains from Ulm to Berlin

You can travel from Ulm to Berlin on Deutsche Bahn and ICE (Intercity Express) 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.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

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.

PhotoNelso Silva, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

The high-speed train of Deutsche Bahn, with a maximum speed of 205 mph (330 km/h), the ICE connects major cities and is also used for international travel to neighbouring countries such as Austria, France and Denmark. This train is equipped with air conditioning, a dining car, a children's compartment and power sockets. Passengers enjoy a free WiFi connection throughout the duration of the ICE trip.

Cheap train tickets from Ulm to Berlin

The price of train tickets from Ulm to Berlin starts at €17.90 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 Ulm 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 Ulm 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 Ulm to Berlin take?

The average journey time by train between Ulm and Berlin is 7 hours and 6 minutes, with around 36 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 Ulm and Berlin by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Ulm to Berlin is 5 hours and 21 minutes.

How much does the train from Ulm to Berlin cost?

Train ticket prices from Ulm to Berlin can start from as little as €17.90 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.

Is there a direct train from Ulm to Berlin?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Ulm to Berlin without having to change trains. There are 6 direct trains from Ulm to Berlin each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Ulm to Berlin leaves at 01:16. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Ulm to Berlin leaves at 23:12. 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 Ulm and Berlin by train?

Trains travelling from Ulm to Berlin cover a distance of around 322 miles (518 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Berlin to Ulm. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Ulm to Berlin.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Ulm 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 02/01/2022 for travel on 02/01/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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