This train service between the Polish and German capital cities is the primary east to west rail link across northern Europe.
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:
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.
|Ticket Provider||Approximate Cost|
|DB Bahn||from €39|
|PKP||from 109 zl|
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.
This is a particularly dull journey, so having something to watch or read is highly recommended.
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