8 hours, 30 minutes
90 days in advance
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- Very simple booking process
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Paris to Berlin by train (ICE)
There are a number of routes for travelling from Paris to Berlin by train during the day, the most straightforward of which is via Mannheim. For this journey you'll travel by InterCity-Express (ICE) services that travel high-speed across France and Germany, making the entire trip in around 8 hours 30 mins. Alternative routes via Frankfurt and Leipzig are available, by TGV and ICE trains, which may be cheaper but you'll need to factor in an additional change of trains.
The cheapest tickets via Mannheim combine a 'Europa Spezial' from Paris to Mannheim with a Saver Fare from Mannheim to Paris. These tickets start at €68 one-way in Standard Class or €118 in First. Return ticket prices are simply double that of a one-way fare. Booking opens 91 days in advance when you have the best chance of finding the Saver fares.
Paris to Mannheim
Trains from Paris to Mannheim depart roughly every 2 hours from Paris Gare de l'Est station. The journey takes around 3 hours on board the Intercity-Express (ICE), arriving into Mannheim Hbf. For the best prices look to book this train 3 months in advance, which is when booking opens.
Mannheim to Berlin
Trains from Mannheim to Berlin take approximately 5 hours on a high-speed InterCity Express (ICE) train. There's usually one direct train per hour from Mannheim Hbf, every day of the week, arriving into Berlin Hbf. Book 3 months in advance for cheap train tickets on this route.
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