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Prices explained

At Loco2 we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Loco2 searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

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  1. Cheapest price £27.00
  2. 30 day advance £36.50
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  1. The journey by train from Berlin to Warsaw is very easy. The train which serves this route is called the Berlin-Warszawa-Express (BWE). It is operated by the Polish national rail operator PKP-InterCity in cooperation with Deutsche Bahn. This EuroCity train leaves Berlin four times each day for the journey of just under 600 km to Warsaw. The route tracks east from the German capital, crossing the River Oder into Poland. As you travel further east, a landscape of seemingly endless forests gives way to arable land. The principal city on the journey is Poznan, exactly midway between Berlin and Warsaw.

    Tickets for the Berlin-Warszawa-Express generally go on sale two months prior to travel, and this is a route where it really pays to book early if you are keen to get a bargain fare. Seat reservations are compulsory for journeys on the BWE from Berlin to any destination in Poland. The cost of that seat reservation is included in the price of your ticket. In addition to the four-times-daily BWE trains from Berlin to Warsaw there is also a thrice-weekly train run by RZD Russian Railways. This Moscow-bound train is a premium service with special fares, and not yet bookable on Loco2 .


    Berlin Hbf to Warszawa Centralna

    The Berlin-Warszawa-Express (BWE) serves two stations in Berlin: Hauptbahnhof and Ostbahnhof. Do just check as there are days when, because of track work in and around Berlin, the departure stations in Berlin may vary. Upon arrival in Warsaw, BWE trains stop at three stations, namely Zachodnia, Centralna and Wschodnia. The Centralna station is the best option for the city centre.

    The BWE is part of the EuroCity brand, with comfortable trains with both first and second class seating. This is a route where the trains can be full, and you may want to consider travelling first class for that little bit of extra comfort. All BWE trains carry a restaurant car serving drinks, snacks and light meals. The menu features Polish staples such as zurek and pierogi. Prices are modest and the atmosphere in the restaurant car, fuelled by good Polish beer, is invariably convivial.

    Travel time between Berlin and Warsaw is about 6 hrs 20 mins, but that may change from late 2018 or early 2019 when a new timetable is introduced upon completion of track improvement work taking place east of Poznan. That should cut about an hour off the current timing for the journey from Berlin to Warsaw. The EuroCity BWE trains on this route make between six and nine intermediate stops on their journey between the two capitals. Within Germany, the most important stop after Berlin is at Frankfurt-an-der-Oder. On the Polish section of the route Poznan is the largest city (and a place well deserving of a stopover).

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The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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