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Trains from Moscow to Berlin

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Railroad route Moscow - Berlin overview

Trains from Moscow to Berlin depart 1 time a day. Departure of the first train a day - at 07:26, the last - 21:24. Travel time between Moscow and Berlin takes from 22h 37min to 1day 04h 18min. Train tickets from Moscow to Berlin cost from 40 USD to 1637 USD, depending on a train category, ticket category, date of travel and additional services.


On this page we have collected all the important, useful and relevant information about the railway and trains between Moscow and Berlin: train schedules, train types, travel time, ticket classes and prices, main trains on a route, recommended trains, answers to frequently asked questions and traveler reviews.

  • The relevance of the information on this page is January 2022.

Departure and Arrival stations

Departure station:

Moscow Belorusskiy Railway station (Москва (Белорусский Вокзал))

Arrival station:

Berlin Main Train Station (Берлин (Главный Вокзал))
Berlin Berlin Ostbahnhof (Берлин Остбанхоф)


Complete schedule of trains from Moscow to Berlin

Departure time Arrival time Travel time Train Train category Price from
07:26 11:44 1day 04h 18min 024Й PARIZH VOST Luxury Train 211 USD
09:56 08:33 22h 37min 013М Strizh High-Speed Train 218 USD
17:49 21:24 1day 03h 35min 014М Strizh High-Speed Train 54 USD
18:17 20:53 1day 02h 36min 023Й PARIZH VOST Luxury Train 520 USD

Frequently Asked Questions about trains between Moscow and Berlin

Yes there are direct trains departing from Moscow Belorusskiy Railway station (Москва (Белорусский Вокзал)) and arriving to Berlin Main Train Station (Берлин (Главный Вокзал)), Berlin Berlin Ostbahnhof (Берлин Остбанхоф). Trains depart 1 time a day.

Trains from Moscow to Berlin depart from Moscow Belorusskiy Railway station (Москва (Белорусский Вокзал)) and arrive to Berlin Main Train Station (Берлин (Главный Вокзал)), Berlin Berlin Ostbahnhof (Берлин Остбанхоф).

The fastest train is 013М Strizh, departing at 09:56 from Belorusskiy Railway station and arriving to Berlin Lihtenberg. Travel time of the fastest train 013М Strizh - 22h 37min. Tickets cost from 213 USD.

The cheapest train is 013М Strizh, departing at 09:56 from Belorusskiy Railway station, traveling for 22h 37min and arriving to Berlin Lihtenberg at 08:33. Tickets for this train cost from 40 USD.

Travel time between Moscow and Berlin takes from 22h 37min to 1day 04h 18min, depending on a train and date.

 

Trains from Moscow to Berlin depart from Moscow Belorusskiy Railway station (Москва (Белорусский Вокзал)). The first train a day departs at 07:26.

Trains from Moscow to Berlin arrive to Berlin Main Train Station (Берлин (Главный Вокзал)), Berlin Berlin Ostbahnhof (Берлин Остбанхоф).

Train tickets from Moscow to Berlin usually cost from 40 USD to 1637 USD per passenger depending on a train, ticket class and date of travel.

Ticket fares for Moscow to Berlin train tickets are regulated by a dynamic pricing system. The main principle can be formulated as follows: the higher the demand and the fewer the seats, the higher the ticket price. We recommend booking 2-3 months in advance, in this case you are able to catch the best fares, starting from 40 USD per passenger, which is not available a few days before the departure.

Yes, you can buy tickets online on our website.

Yes, trains in Russia are safe and convenient. You can travel from Moscow to Berlin by train without any problems.

In rare cases, there really are changes in the schedule: changing the departure time, canceling trains, launching additional trains, but in most of cases this schedule is accurate. In all situations, we urge you to build your plans based on a real schedule for a specific date, and not on an approximate generalized schedule

We have selected the cheapest, fastest and most comfortable trains for you (at the end of this page). You can use our recommendation. However, please keep in mind that tickets for recommended trains are usually bought first, so they can simply be sold out at the desired date.
Use our ticket search system, indicating the date and number of passengers of interest. After downloading the results - use the filters by departure time, arrival time, travel time, ticket price and ticket classes - so you will find the best trains that best meet your requirements. If there are no trains left after applying the filters, clean the filters and try again.

Train categories on a route between Moscow and Berlin

High-Speed Trains

High-speed trains with speeds up to 250 km/h, first launched in Russia in 2009, immediately became a popular alternative to air travel for both Russian citizens and foreign tourists.

High-Speed Trains Strizh between Moscow and Berlin depart 1 time a day, passing the entire route for 19h 22min - 1day 03h 35min.

High-Speed Trains between Moscow and Berlin have the following numbers: 013М, 014М.

Interesting fact: Unfortunately, despite the popularity of high-speed trains and a consistently high load (occupancy rate exceeds 87%), High-Speed Trains are still not widespread in Russia, essentially connecting only a few of the most important cities. The reason for this is the huge distances between the cities of Russia, which leads to significant costs required for the construction of new modern railways that would be suitable for high-speed trains.
Important: Try to buy High-Speed Train tickets as early as possible. A few days before departure on High-Speed Trains, usually there are no available seats, and the price of the remaining tickets rises 2-3 times from the original.

High-Speed Trains on the route from Moscow to Berlin have the following ticket classes:

  • Sitting (Basic) - from 40 USD
  • 2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 61 USD
  • 1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 65 USD
  • De Luxe sleeping - from 118 USD

Schedule of High-Speed Trains between Moscow and Berlin

Departure time Arrival time Travel time Train Price from
09:56 08:33 22h 37min 013М Strizh 218 USD
17:49 21:24 1day 03h 35min 014М Strizh 54 USD

Luxury Trains

Luxury Trains are one of the most luxurious and famous trains in Russia, offering the highest level of service quality, comfort and style with higher prices as well. Each train has a specific interior design based on the operator.

Luxury Trains Paris East between Moscow and Berlin depart 1 time a day, passing the entire route for 1day 01h 41min - 1day 04h 19min.

Luxury Trains between Moscow and Berlin have the following numbers: 023Й, 024Й.

Interesting fact: Luxury Trains between Moscow and Berlin boast not only the most convenient timetable, but also a wide range of services and best-trained staff. For passengers who appreciate real comfort and privacy, these trains offer spacious VIP coupes with individual bathrooms, wide berths and included additional services. These luxury compartments are sold entirely for single or double occupancy.
Important: Please note, that Luxury Trains in Russia are very kitschy trains, so the "comfort" you get in this case is something a Russian officials would like, rather than how this term is usually understood in western society. Expect heavy curtains, lots of polished plastic, dozens of tabloids, and rather simple dishes at exorbitant prices. But anyway, these legendary trains definitely worth a ride at least once in a lifetime, just for the unique experience.

Luxury Trains on the route from Moscow and Berlin have the following ticket classes:

  • 2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 211 USD
  • 1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 226 USD
  • De Luxe sleeping - from 357 USD

Schedule of Luxury Trains between Moscow and Berlin

Departure time Arrival time Travel time Train Price from
07:26 11:44 1day 04h 18min 024Й PARIZH VOST 211 USD
18:17 20:53 1day 02h 36min 023Й PARIZH VOST 520 USD

Regular Trains

Regular Train is historically the first class of trains, nowadays is the most common type of train in Russia that can take you to almost everywhere, slow and reliable. Such trains run at a speed of about 60-80 km/h and make stops at all (or most) stations on their route. Stops can be either for 1-5 minutes, or for 20-30 and even for an hour and a half. Check the train route and duration of stops using the ROUTE button next to each train.

Regular Trains between Moscow and Berlin depart a day, covering the whole route from 19h 22min to 23h 22min.

Regular Trains between Moscow and Berlin have the following numbers: 013М

Interesting fact: at long stops, passengers of Regular Trains often go to the platform and buy traditional pies or local crafts from Babushkas on the platform.
Important: at stops, do not go far from the train! You may not notice the train departing and your personal belongings will go on a trip without you, and you can stay at this station for several hours or even days. Your ticket will not be valid for traveling on the next train and you will have to buy a new ticket at the box office of this station. The staff does not speak any language other than Russian.

Tickets for the Regular Train are usually cheaper (compared to other classes of trains or plane tickets). Regular Train on the route from Moscow to Berlin have the following ticket classes:

  • 2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 213 USD
  • Sitting (Basic) - from 214 USD
  • 1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 243 USD
  • De Luxe sleeping - from 486 USD

Departure time Arrival time Travel time Train Price from
09:56 08:33 22h 37min 013М Strizh 213 USD

Classes of tickets on trains between Moscow and Berlin

1-сl. sleeping compt.

Air-conditioned compartment with two comfortable beds. Bed linen is included. Depending on the type of the carriage, meal-set, travel-kit, TV, newspapers might be availiable.


2-сl. sleeping compt.

2-class is one of the most popular type of the compartment due to the best correlation of price and comfort. The air-conditioned compartment are equipped with four comfortable beds. Bed linen is included. Depending on the carriage, meal, travel-kit, TV, newspapers might be availiable.


De Luxe sleeping

Journey in a deluxe compartment lets you to relax and enjoy the views. Air-conditioned compartment with two comfortable beds is equipped with the private bathroom. Meal, travel kit, press, bed linen are included in the price. The cabin is designed for two people, however it is possible to purchase both seats in your compartment and travel alone.


Sitting (Basic)

Carriage with open seating area, used for relatively short journeys. This may include plaid, newspaper, meal, travel kit and air conditioning.


Popular trains on a route Moscow - Berlin

013М, Strizh High-Speed Train

Departing from Moscow at 09:56 - arriving at Berlin at 08:33
Travel Time - 22h 37min

Ticket classes:

Sitting (Basic) - from 218 USD
2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 237 USD
1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 248 USD
De Luxe sleeping - from 495 USD


013М, Strizh High-Speed Train

Departing from Moscow at 09:56 - arriving at Berlin at 08:33
Travel Time - 22h 37min

Ticket classes:

Sitting (Basic) - from 40 USD
2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 61 USD
1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 65 USD
De Luxe sleeping - from 304 USD


014М, Strizh High-Speed Train

Departing from Moscow at 17:49 - arriving at Berlin at 21:24
Travel Time - 1day 03h 35min

Ticket classes:

Sitting (Basic) - from 54 USD
1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 104 USD
De Luxe sleeping - from 118 USD
2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 196 USD


023Й, PARIZH VOST Luxury Train

Departing from Moscow at 18:17 - arriving at Berlin at 20:53
Travel Time - 1day 02h 36min

Ticket classes:

2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 520 USD
1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 677 USD
De Luxe sleeping - from 1637 USD


024Й, PARIZH VOST Luxury Train

Departing from Moscow at 07:26 - arriving at Berlin at 11:44
Travel Time - 1day 04h 18min

Ticket classes:

2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 211 USD
1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 226 USD
De Luxe sleeping - from 357 USD


013М, Strizh High-Speed Train

Departing from Moscow at 09:56 - arriving at Berlin at 08:33
Travel Time - 22h 37min

Ticket classes:

2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 213 USD
Sitting (Basic) - from 214 USD
1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 243 USD
De Luxe sleeping - from 486 USD


Recommended trains

Recommended High-Speed Trains

Recommended cheapest High-Speed train between Moscow and Berlin:

013М, Strizh  High-Speed Train
Departing from Moscow at 09:56 - arriving at Berlin at 08:33
Travel Time - 22h 37min

Ticket classes:

Sitting (Basic) - from 40 USD
2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 61 USD
1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 65 USD
De Luxe sleeping - from 304 USD


 

Recommended most comfortable, fastest High-Speed train between Moscow and Berlin:

013М, Strizh  High-Speed Train
Departing from Moscow at 09:56 - arriving at Berlin at 08:33
Travel Time - 22h 37min

Ticket classes:

Sitting (Basic) - from 218 USD
2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 237 USD
1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 248 USD
De Luxe sleeping - from 495 USD


 

Recommended Luxury Trains

Recommended cheapest Luxury train between Moscow and Berlin:

024Й, PARIZH VOST  Luxury Train
Departing from Moscow at 07:26 - arriving at Berlin at 11:44
Travel Time - 1day 04h 18min

Ticket classes:

2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 211 USD
1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 226 USD
De Luxe sleeping - from 357 USD


 

Recommended most comfortable, fastest Luxury train between Moscow and Berlin:

023Й, PARIZH VOST  Luxury Train
Departing from Moscow at 18:17 - arriving at Berlin at 20:53
Travel Time - 1day 02h 36min

Ticket classes:

2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 520 USD
1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 677 USD
De Luxe sleeping - from 1637 USD


 

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