Berlin Central Station is located in Moabit in Berlin's Mitte district, on the northern edge of the government quarter. With its glass roof, the main station is one of Berlin's most spectacular architectural projects and Europe's largest tower station.
It has 14 platform tracks and is a transfer point between long-distance passenger services (Intercity-Express, Intercity/Eurocity, ÖBB Nightjet) and local passenger services (S-Bahn, Regionalbahn, Regional-Express). There are two main levels for rail traffic and three connecting and business levels.
Timetable with Arrival and Departure
The current arrival times with track information, as well as delay notices can be found here:
The current departure times with track information, as well as delay notices can be found here:
Long-distance and regional trains as well as suburban and subway trains depart from Berlin Central Station, and all ICE trains pass through Berlin Central Station. In addition to connections throughout Germany, numerous routes in Europe are served, including Amsterdam, Budapest, Rome, Vienna, Moscow, and many more.
With around 300,000 passengers and visitors and 1,200 trains daily, Berlin Central Station is one of Deutsche Bahn's busiest stations.
Flixbus long-distance buses also make a stop at the main train station in Berlin. The bus stop at Europaplatz is located on the north side of Berlin Central Station.
Only the U55 passes the main station. The line has a total of three stations. It is planned to connect it with the U5. The station is located in the 2nd floor basement.
U55: Brandenburg Gate - Bundestag - Central Station
The vehicles of the S-Bahn, which also serves the surrounding areas of Berlin, are easily recognizable by their red and yellow livery. According to their own information, the S-Bahn carries up to 1.2 million passengers on weekdays alone.
The S-Bahn platform is located on the 2nd level of Berlin Central Station.
The S3, S5, S7, and S9 lines run via Berlin Central Station.
The S-Bahn trains run Monday through Thursday from 04:30 to 1:30 and continuously on Friday to Saturday and Saturday to Sunday nights, as well as on public holidays. All S-Bahn trains run at least every 20 minutes, at night every 30 minutes.
The individual stations as well as the exact travel times can be found under the following link:
Buses stop at the Europaplatz in the Berlin Central Station. The following lines serve the main station:
120, 123, 142, 147, 245, M41, M85, N20, and N40.
You can find the exact timetable under the following link:
The express bus, TXL, to Tegel Airport takes about 20 minutes to get to the airport and leaves every 10 to 20 minutes.
The express trains RE7 and RB14 run between 04:40 and 23:00 at 30-minute intervals from Berlin Central Station to Berlin Schöneberg Airport. The journey takes about half an hour.
The M5, M8, and M10 lines of the streetcar depart from Hauptbahnhof Nord.
Other Transportation Options
Rent a Bus at Berlin Central Station
We are happy to help you rent buses for all occasions, be it for group trips, company outings, class trips, events, or otherwise. You can use our contact form to send us a request.
Cabs are available at the northern exit (Europaplatz) and the southern exit (Washingtonplatz).
The basic fee for cabs in Berlin is €3.90, the price per kilometer is €2.30 for the first seven kilometers and €1.65for each additional kilometer. For standing and waiting time, €33.00 per hour is charged. Also, check out our guide to using taxis in Berlin.
The car rental counters are located on the 1st basement level. Among others, the car rental companies at your disposal are: Sixt, Europcar, and Hertz. Of course, you can book your rental car online in advance. The vehicle will then be available directly upon your arrival.
Car sharing providers at Berlin Central Station include Flinkster (Deutsche Bahn) Hertz and Multicity (Citroën & Flinkster), and Car2Go (Mercedes & Europcar).
Food, Restaurants, and Cafés
The gastronomic offerings at the central station are versatile. Whether breakfast, lunch, or dinner, various snack stands offer quick meals for in between travel. From McDonald's and burgers to currywurst, kebabs, and pizza, there is something for every taste. In 2019, the British sandwich chain, Pret a Manager, opened its first branch in Berlin's main station.
Those who want to eat extensively and in peace can enjoy Italian cuisine at Vapiano on the 1st floor or try freshly prepared sushi bites from the rotating treadmill at Tokio Sushi.
Shopping, Businesses and Stores
Of course, you can buy everything you need while traveling at Berlin Central Station - and much more.
There are over 80 stores, and you can find everything from newspapers and cosmetics to clothing and jewelry, press articles and groceries.
There is even a media market and a traffic light store on the first floor of the station.
You can buy groceries at Spar-Express on the 1st floor or at Rewe in the 1st basement level. There is also the DM-Markt Rossmann, as well as the Hertha BSC fan store, right next to the car rental agencies.
The pharmacy at Berlin Central Station is very large and offers, not only medicines and drugs, but also toothpaste and various cosmetics. It is located on the 1st floor of the central station and is open 24 hours.
Parking and Parking Garage
Berlin Central Station has its own underground parking garage with a total of 814 parking spaces, which are located very close to the platforms. The underground car park is open 24 hours a day and the maximum parking period is 30 days.
Lockers and Luggage Storage
There are numerous lockers at Berlin Central Station. Most lockers are located in the parking garage outside the main building in area C on levels 1, 2 and 3. They cost between 4.00 and 6.00 euros a day, depending on their size.
Lockers are also available on the eastern side of the station on the 1st floor.
Group travelers can drop off their luggage at special rates.
DB Travel Center and DB Information
You will find the DB Travel Center on the 1st floor, DB Information offices on the first floor.
The DB Lounge is located on the 1st floor, at the western stairway to track 11/12. It is open daily from 06:00 - 22:00. Access is available to passengers with a valid DB long-distance ticket in 1st class at the Flexpreis fare, as well as BahnComfort customers, and BahnCard 100 holders, each with one accompanying person.
EC cash machines are located on the 1st floor and on the 1st basement level of the central station.
Lost & Found
More than 250,000 items are lost in train stations and trains every year.
Anyone who finds something at the station or on the train can either hand it in to the train staff or to the lost property office in the station. There, the lost property is registered and waits seven days to be picked up by its owner.
Anyone who has lost something while traveling needs to submit a lost and found request. You can either call the lost property service hotline on 0900 199 05 99 or submit the request directly online at www.fundservice.bahn.de.
Deutsche Bahn offers free WLAN access for 30 minutes at Berlin Central Station. The name of the network is "Telekom".
Hotels at the Station
There are an abundance of hotels near the central train station. Less than 200 meters away, you will find Ibis, Intercity, Amano Grand Central, and Steigenberger Hotel am Kanzleramt hotels, among others. In addition, there are numerous other providers in all price ranges, hotels with stars or without, guesthouses, and bed & breakfasts.
Seminar Rooms and Conference Hotels
We will be happy to help you rent seminar rooms for your events or select a conference hotel that meets your exact expectations and requirements.
Here is a list of conference hotels in Berlin.
Berlin Tourist Info at the Central Station
Tourist Info provides all the information about Berlin that is needed, right on the spot. Here you can get information about tickets, sightseeing tours, theater, events, general information about the city, as well as information about hotels. All staff are multilingual.
You can also purchase the Berlin Welcome Card here. With it, you can use all public transportation - S-Bahn, U-Bahn, bus, streetcars, and ferries - for free, get free admission to various museums, and enjoy discounts on various activities. Just let the knowledgeable staff advise you.
Berlin Tourist Info can be found directly upon arrival at the central train station at the Europaplatz entrance on the first floor in the shopping arcades opposite the DB Information.
Address: Hauptbahnhof, first floor, Europaplatz entrance, 10557 Berlin.
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The station building is open around the clock.
Berlin Central Station, Europaplatz 1, 10557 Berlin
Phone: 030 2971055