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Frankfurt to Berlin by train

When looking up a journey by train from Frankfurt (Main) to Berlin, it can be worth looking out for the 'Sprinter' (S) services, they live up to their name by being faster than the regular services, but they are not automatically more expensive.

Routes you can take to go from Frankfurt (Main) to Berlin

When travelling between most cities by train there is only one logical option, though on other journeys there is a choice between different trains or alternative routes. If different options are available you can use the info to decide which is best for you.

Choose one of the following options:

Route Information

Option 1: taking the faster 'Sprinter' services
Travel Time (approx)

3hr 56min



Travel Info

Mon - Fri = 7 x trains per day
Saturday = 5 x trains
Sunday = 6 x trains

Route Information

Option 2: taking the more frequent regular services
Travel Time (approx)

4hr 11min - 4hr 17min (approx)



Travel Info

1 x train per hour

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