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Berlin to Warsaw by train, with breakfast in a Polish restaurant car

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Berlin to Warsaw or Krakow from 27.90

Comfortable EuroCity trains branded Berlin-Warszawa Express link Berlin Hbf & Warsaw Centralna, 570 km (356 miles) in around 5h30, with air-conditioned 1st & 2nd class seats & a restaurant car.  There are two similar EuroCity trains from Berlin to Krakow every day and a daily train from Berlin to Gdynia & Gdansk, too.

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Timetable eastbound until 9 December 2023

 Berlin ► Warsaw, Krakow, Gdynia

Days of running:

Mon-Sat

daily

daily

daily

daily

daily

daily

Mon-Fri, Sun

daily

See notes below:

EC

EC

ECW

EC

ECG

EC

EC

EC

ECY

 Berlin Hbf depart:

05:52

09:51

10:52

11:52

12:52

13:51

15:52

17:52

18:52

 Poznan arrive:

08:31

12:32

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14:32

15:31

16:31

18:31

20:31

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 Gdansk Glowny arrive:

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18:24

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 Gdynia Glowna arrive:

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18:51

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 Wroclaw Glowny

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14:50

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-

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22:53

 Krakow Glowny

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18:01

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-

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-

 Przemysl

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20:43

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-

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-

 Warsaw Centralna arrive:

11:16

15:22

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17:22

-

19:28

21:16

23:16

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Timetable eastbound from 10 December 2023

 Berlin ► Warsaw, Krakow, Gdynia

Days of running:

Mon-Sat

daily

daily

daily

daily

daily

daily

daily

Mon-Fri, Sun

See notes below:

EC

EC

ECW

EC

ECG

EC

EC

ECO

EC

 Berlin Hbf depart:

05:51

09:52

10:52

11:52

12:52

13:52

15:52

16:52

17:52

 Poznan arrive:

08:28

12:28

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14:29

15:28

16:28

18:28

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20:28

 Gdansk Glowny arrive:

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18:23

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 Gdynia Glowna arrive:

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18:50

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 Wroclaw Glowny

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14:57

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-

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20:53

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 Krakow Glowny

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18:06

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-

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23:54

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 Przemysl

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20:43

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-

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-

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 Warsaw Centralna arrive:

11:15

15:09

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17:09

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19:09

21:08

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23:09

Timetable westbound until 9 December 2023

 Gdynia, Krakow, Warsaw ► Berlin

Days of running:

Daily

Mon-Sat

daily

daily

daily

daily

daily

daily

Mon-Fri, Sun

See notes below:

ECY

EC

EC

EC

EC

ECG

ECW

EC

EC

 Warsaw Centralna depart:

-

04:44

06:36

08:32

10:36

-

-

12:32

16:32

 Przemysl depart:

-

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-

07:19

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 Krakow Glowny depart:

-

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-

10:09

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 Wroclaw Glowny depart:

05:20

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-

13:09

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 Gdynia Glowna depart:

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09:07

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 Gdansk Glowny depart:

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09:32

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 Poznan depart:

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07:26

09:22

11:26

13:25

12:23

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15:26

19:26

 Berlin Hbf arrive:

09:55

10:05

12:07

14:05

16:05

15:05

17:05

18:07

22:05

Timetable westbound from 10 December 2023

 Gdynia, Krakow, Warsaw ► Berlin

Days of running:

Mon-Sat

daily

daily

daily

daily

daily

daily

daily

Mon-Fri, Sun

See notes below:

EC

ECO

EC

EC

ECG

EC

ECW

EC

EC

 Warsaw Centralna depart:

04:44

-

06:45

08:46

-

10:46

-

12:46

16:45

 Przemysl depart:

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-

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-

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07:23

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 Krakow Glowny depart:

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04:13

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-

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10:00

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 Wroclaw Glowny depart:

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07:09

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-

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13:05

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 Gdynia Glowna depart:

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09:07

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 Gdansk Glowny depart:

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09:35

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 Poznan depart:

07:29

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09:29

11:29

12:29

13:28

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15:26

19:26

 Berlin Hbf arrive:

10:05

11:06

12:06

14:06

15:06

16:06

17:06

18:06

22:06

EC = Air-conditioned EuroCity train Berlin-Warszawa Express, 1st & 2nd class & restaurant car, see the photos below.

ECG = Air-conditioned EuroCity train Gedania, 1st & 2nd class & restaurant car, see the photos below.

ECO = Air-conditioned EuroCity train Oder, 1st & 2nd class, restaurant car, see the photos below.

ECW = Air-conditioned EuroCity train Wawel, 1st & 2nd class, restaurant car, see the photos below & see this video.

ECY = Air-conditioned EuroCity train, 1st & 2nd class, see the photos below, no restaurant, combined with Berlin-Vienna & Berlin-Budapest sleeper train.

Check times for your date of travel at int.bahn.de as they can vary, and occasionally trains can be diverted to use Berlin Gesundbrunnen instead of Berlin Hbf.

Berlin to Warsaw is 570 km (356 miles).  Berlin to Krakow is 603 km (375 miles).

Only direct trains are shown here, other departures are available between Berlin & Gdansk, Gdynia, Wroclaw & Krakow with a change of train, see int.bahn.de.

These trains also call at Berlin Ostbahnhof.  Trains to/from Warsaw also serve Warsaw Zachodnia & Warsaw Wschodnia.

How much does it cost?

How to buy tickets

Route map

Berlin to Warsaw & Krakow train route map

 

Click for larger map

Highlighted = Berlin-Poland routes.

Green = scenic sections of line

European Rail Timetable and mapReproduced from the excellent European Rail Map with kind permission of the European Rail Timetable people.

I recommend buying a copy of the European Rail Map for your travels, www.europeanrailtimetable.eu with shipping worldwide.

What are the EuroCity trains like?

Berlin to Warsaw train at Berlin Hbf

1st class:  The Berlin-Krakow EuroCity train Wawel at Berlin.  Yellow stripe = 1st class.

1st class compartment on a Berlin to Warsaw train.   1st class compartment on a Berlin to Warsaw train.

There's usually just one 1st class car on each train.  On most Berlin-Warsaw trains it's a classic compartment car with a side corridor & comfortable carpeted 6-seater compartments (above left).  The best seats are obviously the two at the window.  On the Wawel from Berlin to Krakow it's an open-plan saloon (above right).  Click the images for larger photos.

Berlin to Warsaw train at Berlin

2nd class:  The Berlin-Krakow EuroCity train Wawel at Berlin.  Green stripe = 2nd class.

2nd class car on the Berlin to Warsaw train   2nd class car on the Berlin to Warsaw train

Some 2nd class cars are open-plan saloon seating like this.  Click the images for larger photos.

2nd class car on the Berlin to Warsaw train   2nd class car on the Berlin to Warsaw train

Other 2nd class cars have compartments like this with side corridor & 6-seat compartments.  Click images for larger photos.

Download the MWars appFood & drink

All these Berlin-Poland EuroCity trains have a Polish restaurant car, except the morning Wroclaw-Berlin & evening Berlin-Wroclaw trains.  The restaurant is 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.

Tip:  Go to wars.pl/mwars and download the MWars app for Android or iPhone.  You can then use your phone to order food & drink from the restaurant car menu served at your seat (you tell them your car & seat number in the app).  Let me know how it goes!

Restaurant car on the Berlin to Warsaw train

The restaurant car on a Berlin-Warsaw express train. Red stripe = catering car.

Restaurant car on the Berlin to Warsaw train

The restaurant car on the Berlin-Krakow Wawel.  You don't need to reserve a table, just go along and sit down.  A steward will take your order.  Larger photo.

Food in therestaurant car on the Berlin-Krakow train   Food in therestaurant car on the Berlin-Krakow train

Zurek soup - an excellent tasty starter.

 

Kotlet schabowy, served on proper china.

Travel tips

Useful information

The river Oder, border between Germany & Poland

Crossing the River Oder into Poland:  Soon after leaving Frankfurt (Oder) an hour east of Berlin, the train crosses the River Oder, which now forms the border between Germany & Poland.  This photo is taken looking south, with Germany on the right and Poland on the left.

Scenery in Poland on the treain from Berlin to Krakow

Scenery between Berlin & Wroclaw, seen from the rear of the Berlin to Krakow train Wawel.

Wroclaw Glowny trainshed

The EuroCity train Wawel calls at Wroclaw Glowny.


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