Trains to Berlin Hbf

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Berlin train station

Historical yet cutting-edge, vibrant yet relaxed, quintessentially German and yet fantastically diverse: Berlin is a city of contradictions, in the best possible way. If someone were to imagine the way the main station of a modern metropolis ought to look, Berlin train station would spring to mind. The shining beacon of steel and glass is situated in the Mitte district of the city, right in the thick of the action. The station sees 1,200 trains per day, including regional, high-speed ICE, S-Bahn, U-Bahn, and EuroNight trains. Fly along from Hamburg in just 1h42mins, travel straight from Leipzig in 1h16mins, or visit from Cologne hassle-free on a direct train that takes 4h20mins. Travellers can even catch direct trains from Amsterdam, Copenhagen, or Poznań in Poland. Upon arrival at Berlin train station, visitors can catch the U-Bahn, S-Bahn, tram or bus to almost anywhere in the city, and also to other stations like Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten, Berlin-Gesundbrunnen, and Berlin Ostbahnhof.

Main attractions near Berlin train station

Berlin train station’s fantastic location means that even those on a whistle-stop tour will be able to take in some of the city’s most iconic sights. The Reichstagsgebäude, which visitors can tour round or simply admire from the outside, is just a 5-minute walk from the station, over the Spree river. From here, exploring the paths of Berlin’s tree-lined Großer Tiergarten will lead visitors through an oasis of green amongst the urban mass. Tourists also won’t want to miss the Brandenburg Gate, a 3-minute U-Bahn ride or 20-minute walk from the station. The neoclassical arch that once stood at the divide between East and West Berlin during the Cold War is now a majestic symbol of strength and unity. A 5-minute walk from there will bring visitors to the famous memorial, Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas, which is a sombre but essential experience.

Those looking to scope out Berlin’s vast selection of museums may prefer to travel north from Berlin train station. About 3 minutes on foot will bring visitors to the Hamburger Bahnhof, an art gallery housed in a former railway station that specialises in presenting work from artists who were pioneers of their time. A 10-minute walk further down the Invalidenstraße will bring travellers to the Naturkundemuseum, which exhibits fascinating fossils and prehistoric creatures. Berlin is chock-a-block with every eatery imaginable, making it a foodie paradise. The Mitte area is home to a variety of classy establishments, perfect for a celebratory dinner, while those looking for authentic Currywurst or Wiener Schnitzel will find plenty of street food vendors along the way.


Berlin train station address
Europaplatz 1,
10557 Berlin
Ticket office hours
Monday to Saturday: 07:00am - 10:00pm
Sunday: 08:00am - 10:00pm


Top routes from Berlin Hbf

Arrival stationDurationServiceTrains per day
Hamburg Hbf1h 42m5:27 - 23:5327
München Hbf6h 04m4:27 - 23:5339
Köln Hbf4h 17m4:30 - 23:5321
Frankfurt (Main) Hbf3h 39m4:32 - 23:5332
Poznań2h 39m6:37 - 20:119
Amsterdam-Centraal6h 08m4:30 - 23:5318