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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Jena to Berlin by train

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Lübeck to Berlin by train

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Zutphen to Berlin by train

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Regensburg to Berlin by train

from £62.50

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Frankfurt (Oder) to Berlin by train

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Bonn to Berlin by train

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Bad Bentheim to Berlin by train

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Bremen to Berlin by train

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Dresden to Berlin by train

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Osnabrück to Berlin by train

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Luxembourg City to Berlin by train

from £64.00

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Kaiserslautern to Berlin by train

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Vienna to Berlin by train

from £36.50

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Nijmegen to Berlin by train

from £104.00

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Geneva to Berlin by train

from £128.50

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Kassel to Berlin by train

from £27.50

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Weimar to Berlin by train

from £18.50

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Nuremberg to Berlin by train

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Essen to Berlin by train

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Prague to Berlin by train

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Mannheim to Berlin by train

from £27.50

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Welkenraedt to Berlin by train

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Aachen to Berlin by train

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Lausanne to Berlin by train

from £72.50

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Paris to Berlin by train

from £45.50

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Karlsruhe to Berlin by train

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Liège to Berlin by train

from £63.50

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Břeclav to Berlin by train

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Naumburg to Berlin by train

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Freiburg to Berlin by train

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Děčín to Berlin by train

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Hamm to Berlin by train

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Bitterfeld to Berlin by train

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Wittenberg to Berlin by train

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Hanover to Berlin by train

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Frankfurt am Main to Berlin by train

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Roermond to Berlin by train

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Geneva to Berlin by train

from £128.50

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Copenhagen to Berlin by train

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Dortmund to Berlin by train

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Baden-Baden to Berlin by train

from £27.50

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Kehl to Berlin by train

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Heidelberg to Berlin by train

from £73.00

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Göttingen to Berlin by train

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Interlaken to Berlin by train

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Brandenburg to Berlin by train

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Berne to Berlin by train

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Leipzig to Berlin by train

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Hamburg to Berlin by train

from £18.00

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London to Berlin by train

from £63.00

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Enschede to Berlin by train

from £27.50

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Münster to Berlin by train

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Poznań to Berlin by train

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Würzburg to Berlin by train

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Wolfsburg to Berlin by train

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Heerlen to Berlin by train

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Braunschweig to Berlin by train

from £18.50

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Brussels to Berlin by train

from £36.50

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Cologne to Berlin by train

from £18.50

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Stralsund to Berlin by train

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Offenburg to Berlin by train

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Basel to Berlin by train

from £36.50

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Aarhus to Berlin by train

from £55.50

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Biel/Bienne to Berlin by train

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Flensburg 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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