Berlin to Warsaw by train

Prices explained

Prices explained

At Rail Europe we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Rail Europe searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest Price $34.94
  2. 30 day advance $37.74
  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 10m
  • Distance
    518 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    6hr 2m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Berlin to Warsaw by train

Fast trains from Berlin to Warsaw take around 5 hours and 10 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 518 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Berlin and Warsaw.

1. Are there direct trains from Berlin to Warsaw?

Direct trains from Berlin to Warsaw have been found.

We usually find around 14 direct trains on the route from Berlin to Warsaw every weekday.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 13 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Berlin to Warsaw?

The Berlin to Warsaw train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 10 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Berlin to Warsaw train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Warsaw is usually scheduled to depart Berlin around 05:43 and the last train is around 17:53. This is the same at the weekend.

What's the Berlin to Warsaw train price?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Berlin to Warsaw are $34.94.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $37, and when booking 7 days in advance the price is usually the same. Booking on the day of travel may be more expensive.

When to book Berlin to Warsaw train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 6 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Berlin to Warsaw by train.

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Which train companies operate between Berlin and Warsaw?

More than one train company operates on the route from Berlin to Warsaw, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Eurocity
  • Eurocity (EC)

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Warsaw to Berlin by train

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The journey by train from Berlin to Warsaw is very easy. The train which serves this route is called the Berlin-Warszawa-Express (BWE). It is operated by the Polish national rail operator PKP-InterCity in cooperation with Deutsche Bahn. The route tracks east from the German capital, crossing the River Oder into Poland. As you travel further east, a landscape of seemingly endless forests gives way to arable land. The principal city on the journey is Poznan, exactly midway between Berlin and Warsaw.

Seat reservations are compulsory for journeys on the BWE from Berlin to any destination in Poland. The cost of that seat reservation is included in the price of your ticket. In addition to the BWE trains from Berlin to Warsaw there is also a train run by RZD Russian Railways. This Moscow-bound train is a premium service with special fares, which can also be booked on Loco2.

Berlin Hbf to Warszawa Centralna

The Berlin-Warszawa-Express (BWE) serves two stations in Berlin: Hauptbahnhof and Ostbahnhof. Do just check as there are days when, because of track work in and around Berlin, the departure stations in Berlin may vary. Upon arrival in Warsaw, BWE trains stop at three stations, namely Zachodnia, Centralna and Wschodnia. The Centralna station is the best option for the city centre.

The BWE is part of the EuroCity brand, with comfortable trains with both first and second class seating. This is a route where the trains can be full, and you may want to consider travelling first class for that little bit of extra comfort. All BWE trains carry a restaurant car serving drinks, snacks and light meals. The menu features Polish staples such as zurek and pierogi. Prices are modest and the atmosphere in the restaurant car, fuelled by good Polish beer, is invariably convivial.

Travel time between Berlin and Warsaw may change from late 2018 or early 2019 when a new timetable is introduced upon completion of track improvement work taking place east of Poznan. That should cut about an hour off the current timing for the journey from Berlin to Warsaw. The EuroCity BWE trains on this route make between six and nine intermediate stops on their journey between the two capitals. Within Germany, the most important stop after Berlin is at Frankfurt-an-der-Oder. On the Polish section of the route Poznan is the largest city (and a place well deserving of a stopover).

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.