Trains to Berlin Find train times and tickets

Over the last 25 years, Berlin has shot into the premier league of European tourist destinations. The quiet revolution of 1989 in East Germany paved the way for Berlin to emerge as the capital of a newly unified Germany. The city which symbolised the Cold War division of Europe has reinvented itself as an assertive world-class city. It has managed to do that without losing its radical traditions.

A sluggish economy and Berliners’ disdain for corporate capitalism combine to work to the advantage of visitors. Berlin is extremely good value. Reaching the city is made all the easier by the wonderful range of trains serving Berlin’s Hauptbahnhof. This crystal cathedral devoted to trains opened just in time for the Football World Cup in 2006.

There are direct daytime international services from Berlin to Amsterdam, Prague, Brno, Bratislava, Budapest, Basel, Berne, Interlaken, Poznan, Gdansk and Warsaw. Additional destinations served by overnight trains include Minsk, Moscow, Paris, Smolensk, Vienna and Zurich. This excellent range of international links is complemented by hourly departures to principal cities across Germany such as Cologne, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Leipzig and Munich. With a new high-speed line opening in December 2017, the fastest trains to Munich will take just four hours from Berlin.

All this makes Berlin the perfect jumping-off point for rail journeys to cities across central and eastern Europe. But don’t neglect places closer to hand. There are frequent trains from Berlin to Germany’s Baltic coast resorts and a dense web of rural regional routes gives access to the city’s beautiful hinterland – a region of lakes and forests which is cherished by Berliners but overlooked by many visitors to the German capital. If heading out-of-town on regional rail services, bear in mind that not all trains depart from Hauptbahnhof. Direct trains to the nearby Polish city of Szczecin leave from Gesundbrunnen station, while services to Kostrzyn depart from Berlin Lichtenberg.

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Trier to Berlin by train

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Dortmund to Berlin by train

from £27.50

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Munich to Berlin by train

from £18.50

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from £26.50

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Nuremberg to Berlin by train

from £18.50

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Bielefeld to Berlin by train

from £33.00

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Eindhoven to Berlin by train

from £56.50

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Büchen-Dorf to Berlin by train

from £18.50

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Mainz to Berlin by train

from £48.00

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Rotterdam to Berlin by train

from £36.50

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Deventer to Berlin by train

from £36.50

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Amersfoort to Berlin by train

from £36.50

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Cottbus to Berlin by train

from £18.50

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Liège to Berlin by train

from £63.50

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Heidelberg to Berlin by train

from £26.00

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Zutphen to Berlin by train

from £36.50

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Wuppertal to Berlin by train

from £18.50

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Essen to Berlin by train

from £23.00

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Nijmegen to Berlin by train

from £37.00

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Poznań to Berlin by train

from £36.00

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Kufstein to Berlin by train

from £55.00

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Innsbruck to Berlin by train

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Delft to Berlin by train

from £36.50

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from £55.00

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Interlaken to Berlin by train

from £92.00

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Aarhus to Berlin by train

from £55.00

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Venlo to Berlin by train

from £37.00

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Utrecht to Berlin by train

from £66.00

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Almere Stad to Berlin by train

from £55.50

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Zwolle to Berlin by train

from £73.50

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Hengelo to Berlin by train

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Halle to Berlin by train

from £18.50

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Amsterdam to Berlin by train

from £36.50

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Duisburg to Berlin by train

from £18.50

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Hamburg to Berlin by train

from £18.50

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Düsseldorf to Berlin by train

from £23.00

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Basel to Berlin by train

from £37.00

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Zurich to Berlin by train

from £26.50

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Aachen to Berlin by train

from £23.00

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Cologne to Berlin by train

from £18.50

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Münster to Berlin by train

from £169.00

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Hamm to Berlin by train

from £64.50

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Salzburg to Berlin by train

from £28.00

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Strasbourg to Berlin by train

from £55.50

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Kassel to Berlin by train

from £27.50

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Offenburg to Berlin by train

from £28.00

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Dessau to Berlin by train

from £18.50

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Freiburg to Berlin by train

from £55.50

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Mannheim to Berlin by train

from £23.00

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Würzburg to Berlin by train

from £85.50

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Paris to Berlin by train

from £46.00

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Baden-Baden to Berlin by train

from £18.50

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Weimar to Berlin by train

from £18.50

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Braunschweig to Berlin by train

from £18.50

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Luxembourg City to Berlin by train

from £55.00

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Regensburg to Berlin by train

from £72.00

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Potsdam to Berlin by train

from £10.50

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Bonn to Berlin by train

from £55.00

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Goes to Berlin by train

from £36.50

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Kiel to Berlin by train

from £18.50

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Erfurt to Berlin by train

from £18.50

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Prague to Berlin by train

from £18.50

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Neustrelitz to Berlin by train

from £18.50

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Copenhagen to Berlin by train

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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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