The journey from Berlin to Frankfurt by train is 263.2 mi and takes 3 h 49 min. There are 66 connections per day, with the first departure at 1:05am and the last at 12:57am. It is possible to travel from Berlin to Frankfurt by train for as little as $9.49 or as much as $168.83. The best price for this journey is $9.49.
|Journey Duration||3 h 49 min|
|Connection per Day||66|
|Carriers||DB - InterCity Express (ICE), FlixTrain, More DB - Intercity, DB - Regionalbahn, FlixBus, DB - Flughafen-Express (FEX), DB - Regional Express|
The train journey from Berlin to Frankfurt usually takes an average of approximately 5 h 10 min. Each day, roughly 68 trains operate on this route, ensuring passengers have plenty of travel options. The median price for a ticket on this route is around $63.09, with the most economical fares beginning from $9.92.
This rail route is primarily managed by Deutsche Bahn, Germany's national railway company, and it operates both high-speed InterCity Express (ICE) and regular InterCity (IC) services. Passengers can opt for direct high-speed train services for a faster journey or slower regional services for a more leisurely trip.
Most trains on this route offer Wi-Fi, but availability may depend on the specific train and class of service. Seat reservations are generally recommended, particularly for high-speed ICE trains. ICE and IC trains have dining and lounge cars where passengers can purchase food and beverages.
Regarding luggage, Deutsche Bahn allows passengers to carry as many items as possible. Still, they must be able to stow it easily in the storage areas.
Your journey begins at Berlin Hauptbahnhof, where you have access to a wide variety of local transit options, including various S-Bahn lines (S5, S7, S75), U-Bahn (U55), multiple bus lines, regional and intercity trains, and tram services.
You'll be arriving at Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof, one of the busiest train stations in Europe, which offers a comprehensive range of local transit options. This includes several S-Bahn lines (S1, S2, S3, S4, S5, S6, S8, S9), U-Bahn lines (U4, U5), and a variety of regional and intercity trains, bus lines, and tram services. The station features various shops for last-minute travel necessities, restaurants, and luggage services.
Frankfurt, a global center for commerce, culture, education, tourism, and transportation, is known for its futuristic skyline and the busiest German airport. We reccomend visiting the Palmengarten botanical gardens, the Römer complex, St. Bartholomew's Cathedral, and the Goethe House.
To help you plan your journey from Berlin to Frankfurt, our platform can assist in finding the best available ticket prices. Use our price calendar below to compare and secure the most competitive deals for your trip from Berlin to Frankfurt.
If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Berlin to Frankfurt, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.
Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Berlin to Frankfurt.
Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.
If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.
Virail Pro Tip ✌: Booking 10 days in advance save 10% on average
Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $17 to $60 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 72% on your trip!
The cheapest Berlin - Frankfurt train tickets can be found for as low as $27 if you’re lucky, or $31 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $36.
When travelling to Frankfurt by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!
Find out more about the carriers on this route.
FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.
Flixtrain is a European low-cost passenger rail service that offers affordable and comfortable train travel to various destinations across Germany. It is owned and operated by FlixMobility, the parent company of FlixBus, which is a popular bus transportation service in Europe. Flixtrain operates on several routes, including Berlin to Stuttgart, Berlin to Cologne, and Hamburg to Cologne, among others.
Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by FlixTrain, DB - InterCity Express (ICE) and DB - Intercity when traveling from Berlin to Frankfurt.
A standard ticket on FlixTrain is a regular ticket / second class ticket. Flixtrain standard ticket offers you a comfortable seat, guaranteed Wi-Fi, access to power outlets, and one carry-on and one checked luggage with size restrictions.
Deutshce Bahn's second class ensures a comfortable journey with standard seating arrangements with free Wi-Fi, power socket, and. Second class passengers can buy food and drinks from the bar/bistro car or restaurant car.
First Class travel with Deutsche Bahn provides a luxurious experience with comfortable seats and many amenities such as spacious seating with personalized on-seat service and exclusive lounge access at major stations. First-class passengers can have their orders delivered to their seats, but if you do not want to wait, you can also dine in the restaurant car or buy food and drinks from the bar/bistro car.
On SBB Intercity trains, in addition to basic amenities for Second Class ticket, there's a Family Zone specially designed to offer comfort for families with children. If you get hungry during the journey, you can enjoy tasty meals in the restaurant carriage.
In the First Class of SBB Intercity, you can benefit from personal power socket, more comfortable seats, and larger luggage space. Some IC trains also offer quiet zones and business areas.
|Facilities||DB - InterCity Express (ICE)||FlixTrain||DB - Intercity||DB - Regionalbahn||FlixBus||DB - Regional Express|
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