Berlin to Frankfurt Train Tickets



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Taking a trip from Berlin to Frankfurt by train can be the highlight of any German vacation adventure when traveling with Deutsche Bahn. Just climb aboard one of DB’s sleek, powerful InterCity or InterCity-Express high-speed trains and see for yourself what makes DB Germany’s first name in railway transportation! Benefits include ticket flexibility, frequent daily departures, the option of Standard or First Class travel, plus all the essential onboard services and amenities you need to get to Frankfurt comfortably and with ease.

Frankfurt is commonly referred to as “The Manhattan of Europe”, on account of the many lofty skyscrapers piercing its skyline at the heart of the city. A leading global force in finance, education, tourism and transportation, Frankfurt is also major cultural hub, as shown by its diverse museums, performing arts venues, year-round festivals and culinary offerings. During your visit, be sure to check out such memorable landmarks as the unique Römer town hall building, Städel art museum, Frankfurt Cathedral and Palmengarten botanical garden.

Book your Deutsche Bahn e-ticket to travel from Berlin to Frankfurt by train here. Soon after we’ve received your order, we’ll ship you the actual ticket which you can simply present at the station before boarding.

Journey Details


Trains depart approximately every 30 minutes during peak times and every hour otherwise, with an average of 35 departures daily (28 of them non-stop routes)

Travel time

3 hours and 52 minutes non-stop (fastest time)

Train stations

Berlin Hauptbahnhof (Hbf) and Frankfurt Main Hauptbahnhof (Hbf)

Train features

Deutsche Bahn InterCity (IC) and InterCity-Express (ICE) high-speed trains, reaching a maximum speed of 300km/h
Ticket Fares

When booking your Deutsche Bahn train ticket, select one of two fare options:

Paper Ticket and Reservation

Valid for single or return trips. Refunds are not permitted. Seat reservation is included.

TCV Paper Ticket Only

Open ticket with no time restrictions, so you are free to travel aboard any train, even during peak hours. Tickets are refundable up to the day before the departure date (a cancellation fee applies). Non-refundable after departure. Refunds are limited to completely unused and unvalidated passes, tickets and exchange vouchers. Seat reservation not included.
Ticket Classes

Standard Class

  • Quality, comfortable seats
  • At-seat food and drink trolley service on most trains

First Class

  • Larger, premium-comfort seats with added legroom
  • Travel in a quiet, relaxed atmosphere
  • All ICE trains provide at-seat food and beverage service, complimentary WiFi, plus a free daily newspaper to First Class passengers
Ticket Discounts

Child discount

Children between the ages of 4 and 11 are eligible for a reduced fare. Children under the age of 4 who do not occupy a seat travel for free.
NOTE: discounts apply to “Paper Ticket and Reservation” tickets only.
Train Services and Amenities
  • Air-conditioned coaches
  • Onboard food and drink catering on most trains
  • All ICE trains offer WiFi internet connectivity, “Quiet Zone” seating and dedicated areas for mobile phone use
  • Power outlets and courtesy reading lamps on most trains
  • Designated storage areas for personal luggage
  • Wheelchair-accessible seats and facilities
Additional Details

Seat reservations

Your Deutsche Bahn e-ticket includes travel in a specific seat.

E-ticket delivery

Receive your e-ticket as a PDF document by email, which you can print at home and is valid for travel from Berlin to Frankfurt by train.

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