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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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London to Berlin by train

from $79.99

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Paris to Berlin by train

from $51.42

Avg 1 change 8hr 6m

Brussels to Berlin by train

from $45.71

Avg 1 change 6hr 40m

Bath to Berlin by train

from $177.13

Avg 3 changes 11hr 52m

Brighton to Berlin by train

from $166.46

Avg 3 changes 11hr 8m

Cologne to Berlin by train

from $22.86

Avg 0 changes 4hr 18m

Amsterdam to Berlin by train

from $46.35

Avg 0 changes 6hr 19m

Mannheim to Berlin by train

from $22.86

Avg 0 changes 4hr 33m

Munich to Berlin by train

from $23.49

Avg 0 changes 3hr 55m

Karlsruhe to Berlin by train

from $44.44

Avg 0 changes 5hr 24m

Düsseldorf to Berlin by train

from $22.86

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Zurich to Berlin by train

from $46.98

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Copenhagen to Berlin by train

from $45.71

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Frankfurt am Main to Berlin by train

from $22.86

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Warsaw to Berlin by train

from $60.95

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Prague to Berlin by train

from $23.49

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Hamburg to Berlin by train

from $22.86

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Hanover to Berlin by train

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Leipzig to Berlin by train

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Dresden to Berlin by train

from $23.49

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Basel to Berlin by train

from $23.49

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Vienna to Berlin by train

from $58.41

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Aachen to Berlin by train

from $23.49

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Duisburg to Berlin by train

from $29.20

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Nuremberg to Berlin by train

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Flensburg to Berlin by train

from $34.92

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Enschede to Berlin by train

from $46.35

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Göttingen to Berlin by train

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Welkenraedt to Berlin by train

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Venlo to Berlin by train

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Viersen to Berlin by train

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Liège to Berlin by train

from $69.84

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Maastricht to Berlin by train

from $46.35

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Wolfsburg to Berlin by train

from $23.49

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Hamm to Berlin by train

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Bielefeld to Berlin by train

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Amersfoort to Berlin by train

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Münster to Berlin by train

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Eindhoven to Berlin by train

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Dortmund to Berlin by train

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Luxembourg City to Berlin by train

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Mainz to Berlin by train

from $57.14

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Heidelberg to Berlin by train

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Fulda to Berlin by train

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Kassel to Berlin by train

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Würzburg to Berlin by train

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Erfurt to Berlin by train

from $23.49

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Stuttgart to Berlin by train

from $46.98

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Naumburg to Berlin by train

from $33.01

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Děčín to Berlin by train

from $46.35

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Bad Schandau to Berlin by train

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Fredericia to Berlin by train

from $46.35

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Bern to Berlin by train

from $46.35

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Brunswick to Berlin by train

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Potsdam to Berlin by train

from $13.97

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Neustrelitz to Berlin by train

from $22.86

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Arnhem to Berlin by train

from $46.35

Avg 1 change 5hr 25m

Utrecht to Berlin by train

from $45.71

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Almere to Berlin by train

from $70.47

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Zwolle to Berlin by train

from $57.77

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Heerlen to Berlin by train

from $212.68

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Nijmegen to Berlin by train

from $46.98

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Offenburg to Berlin by train

from $209.51

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Lübeck to Berlin by train

from $34.92

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Roermond to Berlin by train

from $92.06

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Freiburg to Berlin by train

from $28.57

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Hilversum to Berlin by train

from $46.98

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Rotterdam to Berlin by train

from $45.71

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Bremen to Berlin by train

from $22.86

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Hof to Berlin by train

from $51.42

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Innsbruck to Berlin by train

from $46.35

Avg 1 change 6hr 49m

Interlaken to Berlin by train

from $46.35

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Salzburg to Berlin by train

from $22.86

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Brno to Berlin by train

from $34.92

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Aarhus to Berlin by train

from $46.35

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Child and youth passengers

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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