Frankfurt to Berlin Train Tickets



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Taking a trip from Frankfurt to Berlin 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 Berlin comfortably and with ease.

Powerful, influential, evocative and remarkable are words that perfectly describe Berlin. From its notorious role in World War II to its modern-day offerings in the areas of science, technology, fashion design, media and the performing arts, Germany’s capital city weaves a rich tapestry of political and cultural history. While in town, be sure to check out such memorable sights as the famous Berlin Wall ruins, Brandenburg Gate monument, Pergamon art museum and Charlottenburg Palace.

Book your Deutsche Bahn e-ticket to travel from Frankfurt to Berlin 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 15 minutes during peak times and every hour otherwise, with an average of 21 departures daily (19 of them non-stop routes)

Travel time

3 hours and 53 minutes non-stop (fastest time)

Train stations

Frankfurt Main Hauptbahnhof (Hbf) and Berlin 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

  • “TCV Paper Ticket Only” tickets do not include a seat reservation.
  • “Paper Ticket and Reservation” tickets include travel in a specific seat.

E-ticket delivery

Once your “Paper Ticket and Reservation” or “TCV Paper Ticket Only” has been processed, the physical ticket is delivered to the address you’ve provided and is valid for travel from Frankfurt to Berlin by train.

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