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.

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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Zurich to Berlin by train

from £34.00

Avg 1 change 8hr 3m

Düsseldorf to Berlin by train

from £21.50

Avg 0 changes 4hr 12m

Frankfurt am Main to Berlin by train

from £17.00

Avg 0 changes 3hr 41m

Brussels to Berlin by train

from £34.00

Avg 1 change 6hr 41m

London to Berlin by train

from £61.50

Avg 2 changes 9hr 2m

Paris to Berlin by train

from £53.50

Avg 1 change 8hr 1m

Cologne to Berlin by train

from £17.00

Avg 0 changes 4hr 18m

Dresden to Berlin by train

from £17.00

Avg 0 changes 2hr 2m

Copenhagen to Berlin by train

from £35.00

Avg 1 change 6hr 42m

Mannheim to Berlin by train

from £21.50

Avg 0 changes 4hr 35m

Leipzig to Berlin by train

from £17.00

Avg 0 changes 1hr 1m

Amsterdam to Berlin by train

from £34.00

Avg 0 changes 6hr 14m

Hamburg to Berlin by train

from £17.00

Avg 0 changes 1hr 42m

Vienna to Berlin by train

from £62.50

Avg 1 change 8hr 47m

Warsaw to Berlin by train

from £46.50

Avg 0 changes 4hr 58m

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Hanover to Berlin by train

from £17.00

Avg 0 changes 1hr 35m

Munich to Berlin by train

from £17.00

Avg 0 changes 6hr 11m

Prague to Berlin by train

from £17.50

Avg 0 changes 4hr 14m

Karlsruhe to Berlin by train

from £21.50

Avg 0 changes 5hr 25m

Basel to Berlin by train

from £35.00

Avg 0 changes 7hr 13m

Bath to Berlin by train

from £204.00

Avg 3 changes 11hr 48m

Brighton to Berlin by train

from £119.20

Avg 3 changes 11hr 8m

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