The trip by EC Berlin Warszawa Express train from Warsaw to Poznan and on to Berlin, Germany is as convenient a train trip that you will take.
The passenger cars are very comfortable.
You can choose fist or second class. Some cars have compartments and others are open.
Here is a picture of open seating car #273 that is on the EC train from Warsaw To Berlin. Cars #273 and #274 are open seating cars.
The train from Warsaw to Berlin departs from Warszawa Centralna ( the Warsaw Central Staion.)
All seating is by reservation only.
The compartments have overhead baggage storage.
The open cars have overhead baggage storage and extra storage at either end of the cars.
If you have a lot of baggage, the open cars are a better choice than the compartments.
There are smoking compartments and non smoking compartments.
The open cars are non smoking. People smoke in the passageways between the cars.
The course is over rails designed for high speed trains so the ride is smooth, quiet and fast. The rail system is electrified and you will be pulled by a high speed motor.
There is a restaurant car between the first class and second class sections. The car is operated by a company separate and distinct from the railroad. The menu can be described as what you would expect on a railroad – acceptable and nothing remarkable.
If you do not wish to use the restaurant car you can order coffee, tea and juices from a cart that travels the cars about every hour. It also has on it sandwiches and juices .They are expensive. Experienced travelers in Europe bring thermoses of coffee, sandwiches and other drinks, including water.
Some cars have electric outlets at either end that you can use to recharge your lap top. Some cars have outlets in the compartments. Since the conductors control the power to the outlets you may have to ask to have them turned on.
There is a special section where you can store your bike.