One of the German style coaches used on the Berlin - Warszawa Express trains

Warszawa / Warsaw to Berlin by train

How to travel by train from Warsaw / Warszawa to Berlin

This train service between the Polish and German capital cities is the primary east to west rail link across northern Europe.



From Warszawa Centralna to Berlin Hbf

Travel Information

Final Destination: Berlin Hbf

All trains also call at: Poznan and Berlin Ostbahnhof

Arriving in Berlin:

The first station in central Berlin that these trains will arrive at is Berlin Ostbahnhof.

You can check your onward connections in Berlin on this public transport map.

If you're heading to the area around Alexanderplatz then connect to the S-Bahn trains at Berlin Ost; don't remain on the train until it arrives at Berlin Hbf.

Do remain on the train to its final stop at Berlin Hbf if you will be heading to stations in West Berlin, connect at Berlin Hbf into trains calling at Zoologischer Garten station.

If you have a rail pass it will be valid on a S-Bahn train, so you won't need to purchase an additional ticket(s)

Monday - Friday 5 x trains per day
Saturday/Sunday 4 x trains per day


Book early and save: Yes

Online bookings open: 60 days ahead of the travel date

Tickets for the train journey from Warszawa/Warsaw to Berlin are sold by both the Polish express train operator's website, PKP InterCity, and the DB website, provided by Germany's national train operator.

Booking Tickets on the PKP InterCity website:

Tickets tend to be cheaper on the PKP InterCity website, but you will need to use a currency converter to make the comparison with the DB website, as the ticket prices on PKP are only available in Polish zlotys.

The PKP website can be a tad quirky for first time users, so we have published a guide to what to look out for when using it.

In particular pay attention to the booking screen that's been highlighted here - if you don't tick the box you won't be booking the cheapest tickets available, at the price that will be shown for each departure.

Booking Tickets on the DB website:

On the DB Bahn booking site look for journeys that have:

  • 0 in the Chg. column
  • EC  in the Products column

Trains departing 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.

Travelling with a rail pass:

If you will be taking these trains and using an InterRail or Eurail Pass, you will need to make a reservation prior to boarding.
They can be booked without payment of a booking fee on the DB website or at the travel desk at Warsawa Centralna station.

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost
DB Bahn from €39

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 €39

Trainline Guide

PKP from 109 zl

PKP Guide

On this journey

Good to Know

These trains commence the journey at Warszawa Wschodnia station, which is on the eastern side of the city centre.
They then call at Warszawa Centralna, the main station in the city.

After departing from Warszawa Centralna they will then call at Warszawa Zachodnia.

So check the location of the starting point of your journey, to see which of these three stations will suit you best.

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