Passing by the River Inn near Kufstein station

Berlin to Innsbruck by train

How to travel from Berlin to Innsbruck by train

There are no direct trains from Berlin to Innsbruck, but it's typically easy journey with four things in particular in its tick box:

  1. The first part of the journey will be on a swish ICE train
  2. Only one train of change is required
  3. Munchen HBf is a super-easy station in which to make a connection
  4. And if you set off early enough in the day to arrive in Berlin before dusk falls, the final hour of the trip is rather lovely,


From Berlin Hbf to Innsbruck Hbf

Travel Information

These trains usually depart from the lower level (tief) in Berlin Hbf.

These trains also call at Berlin Gesunbrunnen station - which is to the north of the city centre and at Berlin Sudkreuz - which is to the south.

Connections are available at Berlin Sudkreuz from S-Bahn trains from the eastern and western edges of the city centre, as well as S-Bahn (local) trains from Brandenburger Tor and Postdamer Platz and Anhalter stations.

Check your connections in Berlin on this public transport map.

Final Destination: Munchen

5 x connections per day**

There are no direct trains between Berlin and Innsbruck but it's a straightforward journey.

Target the journey options with only 1 x change of train as there is no need to change trains more than once when travelling between these cities.

The connecting time at Munchen Hbf station between the arrival of the ICE train from Berlin and the EC train on to Innsbruck will be around 30 -32 mins, which will usually be stress-free, but it isn't guaranteed.
If need be tickets will be valid on subsequent departures

If you have reservations on the train between Munchen and Innsbruck and the train from Berlin does arrive too late in Munchen to make a booked connection, then these can be transferred free of charge to subsequent departures at the Reisezentrum desk in Munchen Hbf station.


Online bookings usually open: 6 months ahead of the travel date

On DB Bahn look for the journeys which have '1' in the chg. column and 'ICE, EC' in the Products column.

Use the earlier/later buttons to search for the cheapest ticket prices.

Connections at different times can be cheaper than others leaving on the same day -so you may need to look through the day's departures to find the cheapest fares.

Book 1st class ticket journey tickets and your seat reservation is included - but they're optional when booking 2nd class tickets, or if you will be travelling with a 1st or 2nd class rail pass.

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost
DB Bahn from €35.90

DB Bahn Guide

DB is the national railway operator in Germany, so its website can be used for booking journeys by German express trains; the ICE and IC trains and it doesn't charge booking fees.
It also sells tickets for journeys by direct trains on all international routes from Germany regardless of whether DB is operating the train service.

It also sells an extensive range of end-to-end journeys which involve making connections both within Germany and in neighboring countries, but journeys between Germany and Britain cannot be booked on DB.

A key feature of DB website worth keeping mind is that it offers 1st class ticket purchasers complimentary seat reservations on journeys both within and to/from Germany.

Seat reservations for daytime in both 1st and 2nd class can also be booked separately from tickets.

Trainline from €35.90

Trainline Guide

Journey Features

Scenic - NoHigh Speed (partial journey)

This is a scenically uninteresting journey, so what gives this journey its wow factor is its speed.

Around 10 minutes after departure from Leipzig, where the train will reverse direction, the train will move on to the high speed line.
It will then spend around 80 minutes travelling at speeds of up to 290 km/h until it switches back to the conventional railway just to the north of Bamberg.

It will use a second stretch of high speed line for the 40 minute journey between Nurnberg and Ingolstadt.

Journey Features

Scenic - YesRiver viewsNot High Speed

Good to Know

If time is on your side and you will be travelling with a rail pass; the slower alternative Regio trains, take an even more spectacular route from Munich to Innsbruck.

Journey description:

This journey becomes more scenic once the trains depart from Kuftstein.
For much of the journey between there and the suburbs of Innsbruck, the railway is parallel to the River Inn, most of the views of the river can be seen from the right.
On the other side of the river at the foothills of the Central Austria Alps.

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