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Berlin to Warsaw in 5h28 from 29.90...

Three or four smart Berlin-Warsaw EuroCity trains link Berlin Hbf and Warsaw Centralna every day, 570km (356 miles) in 5h28.  There's also one train a day from Berlin to Gdynia & Gdansk.  Change in Poznan for Wroclaw, change in Warsaw for Krakow.  The trains have air-conditioned 1st & 2nd class seats and a bistro-restaurant car.  Seat reservation is compulsory for journeys to, from or within Poland, this is automatically included in the price of the ticket.  See travel tips...

COVID-19 update:  Berlin-Warsaw trains resume from 22 June 2020, check times bat www.bahn.de.

  Timetable

  How to buy tickets

  What are the trains like?

  Food & drink on board

  Travel tips

  Route map

Timetable eastbound

 Berlin ► Warsaw

Days of running:

Mon-Sat

daily

daily

daily

daily*

daily

 Berlin Hbf depart:

05:43

09:37

12:37

13:42

15:43*

17:43

 Poznan arrive:

08:30

12:30

15:30

16:30

18:30*

20:30

 Gdansk Glowny arrive:

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18:25

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 Gdynia Glowna arrive:

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18:55

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 Warsaw Centralna arrive:

11:33

15:33

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19:29

21:10*

23:26

Timetable westbound

 Warsaw ► Berlin

Days of running:

Mon-Sat

daily*

daily

daily

daily

Mon-Fri, Sun

 Warsaw Centralna depart:

04:30

06:40*

08:45

-

12:30

16:20

 Gdynia Glowna depart:

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08:57

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 Gdansk Glowny depart:

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09:27

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 Poznan depart:

07:26

09:26*

11:26

12:26

15:26

19:26

 Berlin Hbf arrive:

10:16

12:16*

14:16

15:16

18:16

22:16

Times good from 15 December 2019 to 12 December 2020.

]Always check times for your date of travel at www.bahn.de as they can vary.

* = The 15:43 from Berlin & 06:40 from Warsaw runs from 14 June 2020 onwards.

How to buy tickets...

Buy tickets at the German Railways website www.bahn.de and print your own ticket.  To book on a mobile device, use this link.

Children under 15 travel free when accompanied by an adult, if you book at www.bahn.deYou can now also buy tickets from Polish Railways at www.intercity.pl, sometimes more cheaply.  You print your own ticket.

What are the trains like?

1st class car...

Berlin to Warsaw train at Berlin

A Berlin-Warsaw EuroCity train at Berlin.  Yellow stripe = 1st class car.

1st class car on the Berlin to Warsaw train.   1st class 6-seat compartment on the Berlin to Warsaw train

There's usually just one 1st class car on each train, usually a classic compartment car with a side corridor & comfortable carpeted 6-seater compartments like this.  The best seats are obviously the two at the window.  On some departures you'll find it's an open-plan car, called 'saloon' on bahn.de.  Click the images for larger photos.

2nd class cars...

Berlin to Warsaw train at Berlin

A Berlin-Warsaw train at Berlin.  Green stripe = 2nd class cars.

2nd class car on the Berlin to Warsaw train   2nd class 6-seat compartment on the Berlin to Warsaw train.

Some 2nd class cars are compartment cars like this with a side corridor & 6-seater compartments.  Click the images for larger photos.

2nd class open plan seating on the Berlin to Warsaw train   2nd classopen saloon seating on the Berlin to Warsaw train

...but there's usually at least one car with open-plan saloon seating like this.  Click the images for larger photos.

Food & drink on board...

Berlin-Warsaw EuroCity trains have a Polish restaurant car, staffed by Wars, the Polish train caterers.  Treat yourself to a meal and linger in the restaurant for an hour or two over a beer and a meal.  A tasty sausage soup, main course of schnitzel, potato & salad served on proper china, a beer and coffee for only around 10.  Euros & zlotys are both accepted, you must pay in cash whilst in Germany but when the train is in Poland they will normally accept credit cards too.  Of course, you're also free to bring your own picnic and beer or wine along and eat at your seat.

Bistro-restaurant car on the Berlin-Warsaw Express

The restaurant car on a Berlin-Warsaw express train. Red stripe = catering car.  Photos courtesy of DiscoverbyRail.com.

Bistro-restaurant car on the Berlin-Warsaw Express

The restaurant car on a Berlin-Warsaw express.  You don't need to reserve a table, just go along and sit down.  A steward will take your order...  These photos courtesy of DiscoverbyRail.comLarger photo.

 

The bar.  Larger photo.

 

Decent food, served on proper china...

Travel tips

Route map...

Berlin to Warsaw train route map

Click for larger map   Green = scenic sections of lineRed = new high-speed line.

Reproduced from the excellent European Rail Map with kind permission of the European Rail Timetable people.  Buy this European Rail Map for your travels and perhaps a copy of the European Rail Timetable at www.europeanrailtimetable.eu with shipping worldwide.


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