Train Berlin → FrankfurtFrom AU$ 50
- Arrival station : Frankfurt main hb (Im Hauptbahnhof 60329 Frankfurt)
travellers in 2015
years of rail travel experience
Main stations in Berlin and Frankfurt
Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof Train Station
Address: Im Hauptbahnhof 60329 FrankfurtOpening hours: Monday to Friday: 7am to 10pm
Saturday: 7am to 10pm
Sunday: 7am to 10pm
Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains, Regional trains (SBahn), Intercity trains (ICE)
Assistance in stations, Car parking, Tourism office, Information point, Disabled facilities, Lift, Lockers, Lounge, Currency exchange, Lost and found, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.
Travel inspiration in Berlin and Frankfurt
The broad spectrum of art, culture, entertainment and shopping, all conveniently at hand, is the hallmark of Berlin, the buzzing and cosmopolitan capital city of Germany.
Frankfurt, the largest financial centre in Europe
Captivating contrasts await you in Frankfurt, the home of Goethe and Apple Wine. The Museum Embankment at the Main River is unique for the German cultural scenery.
Reviews & ratings Berlin - Frankfurt
To my mind seat allocation is essential. Even though I paid extra to have seats reserved for my wife and I, the fact that other passengers did not makes the initial boarding somewhat panick stricken as people race to find an unreserved seat. I also had to confront another passenger who had taken my reserved seat and at first refused to move. The tickets were quite expensive - equal to booking a flight - and for that price I would expect a more organised and controlled seating system. That said, the trip itself was excellent, providing some amazing views, comfortable seats, clean carriages and the convenience of departing and arriving in the city centre.
We had another good rail journey on 1st class select country pass. Travelled for 2 weeks from Berlin, through Hamburg, Amsterdam, Cologne to Frankfurt. At this time of year you really don't need to book (last 2 weeks of October) . We did on the first leg but then realised there was plenty of space and we could save ourselves that booking fee. All the legs were great - of course the ICE trains are the best for comfort. I was surprised there wasn't network coverage. Only one of our sections had this. And this was the only section with power points for charging phones/laptops. Since canal boat season had just ended, we took the scenic train route from Cologne to Mainz. For this, make sure you are booking the train via Koblenz and Bingen then you will get the full value of journeying down the Rhein (as opposed the the intercity line which cuts north away from the river). Superb! Beautiful scenery and the train is right by the Rhein for most of the journey. This is a must do train trip. We used the phone app a lot - if you are into apps then get this one for Rail Europe . We could look up train times so easily. Highly recommended and good job on this people!
We got on this train straight from 30 hours worth of flying. A very comfortable and fast train.
It was a comfortable and convenient journey. The train was bang on time and the travel was highly enjoyable. Good value for money too.
Even though it has been 20 years since the wall came down it is obvious that the railway network is not set up for high speed to Berlin. The train can do 300 k but the rail lines are not up to it so it is 120kph chug along. Everything else fine, Berlin station brand new but under done when it comes to sit down eating only one sit down cafe working at 8.00 am and you have to queue to be served and no backchat or we have ways of making you pay!
Make sure you are on the platform on time as the trains don't wait around too long. I missed the connection in Duisburg but they put me on the next train no fuss. Definately easier and more enjoyable than flying or driving.
Trains are clean comfortable and frequent. Being able to access timetables, travel time, fares, and to book and receive tickets prior to leaving Australia adds to the convenience. With well equiped stations in the city centre, travel between cities in Europe by train is so much more convenient than having to travel out of the city to an airport, and then wait for luggage on reaching your destination.
First class TGV was very nice, good leg room. And train was quick.
Berlin HBF is new, clean and efficient. Waiting for the train was easy as there are lots of shops and food options and the toilets are very clean (as all were throughout Germany). The train was also very clean, the staff were good, and it left and arrived on time.