The best way to find a cheap bus ticket from Berlin to Hamburg is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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Of the 2 buses that leave Berlin for Hamburg every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||158 miles (255 km)|
|Average bus duration||3 h 5 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$14 (€13)|
|Bus frequency||14 a day|
|Direct bus||Yes, there are 14 direct buses a day|
|Bus companies||BlaBlaCar, Deutsche Bahn, BlaBlaCar Bus, Pinkbus, Flixbus or comati|
Buses from Berlin to Hamburg cover the 158 miles (255 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 5 min with our travel partners like BlaBlaCar, Deutsche Bahn, BlaBlaCar Bus, Pinkbus, Flixbus or comati. Normally, there are 14 buses operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this route for as low as $11 (€10), but the average price of bus tickets is $14 (€13). Travelers depart most frequently from Berlin Hbf and arrive in Hamburg, Bahnsteig Gleis 13 + 14.
For as little as $11 (€10) you can travel by bus to Hamburg from Berlin with BlaBlaCar Bus, Deutsche Bahn and FlixBus. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this trip.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of bus services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of buses includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Berlin to Hamburg bus.
FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost bus companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance bus services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.
Berlin to Hamburg bus information with FlixBus:
BlaBlaCar Bus (formerly known as Ouibus or iDBUS) is a popular French bus company from France operating long-distance services in 10 countries in Europe and connecting over 300 destinations. It is a subsidiary of the French carpooling service, BlaBlaCar. Standard amenities on BlaBlaCar Bus include toilets, air conditioning, USB and power outlets for charging phones, tablets and laptops during long bus journeys, extra legroom and adjustable seats. There is also free Wi-Fi available on select routes. The only ticket type from BlaBlaCar Bus is the Standard ticket, which allows each traveler to bring one carry-on bag and up to two checked bags.
Several companies operate direct buses from Berlin to Hamburg, including FlixBus and RegioJet offering departures every 15 minutes or less during peak times. Most buses from Berlin to Hamburg depart from Berlin's central bus station or Berlin ZOB, arriving at Hamburg ZOB. Journey times take on average 3 hours 30 minutes, although express services can complete the trip in just over 3 hours. Buses depart around the clock, with 12:05 a.m. service followed by a 1:00 a.m. departure providing late-night journeys. A regular schedule commences at 6:45 a.m. every morning, with buses departing throughout the day.
Most bus services between Berlin and Hamburg depart from either Berlin central bus station toward the inner city or Berlin Zoo, located in the city's Tiergarten to the west of the center of Berlin. A more limited schedule of buses from Berlin to Hamburg depart Berlin Ostbahnhof in the east of the region. All departure points are conveniently connected by U-Bahn, local S-Bahn and bus services, with a limited tram service operating 24 hours a day.
Hamburg is the second biggest city in Germany after Berlin and the home of many celebrated landmarks and attractions. The medieval city is famed for its canals and riversides, with some of the most iconic architecture in western Europe. Most bus services into Hamburg arrive Hamburg ZOB, the city's central bus station. From there, travelers can explore Hamburg further via the region's U-Bahn and S-Bahn systems, or journey farther afield with easy autobahn connections to the rest of Germany and beyond. Public transport systems in Hamburg run regularly throughout the day, with brief closures overnight before recommencing at 4:30 a.m. each morning, excluding Sundays when a more limited schedule is observed.
When departing from Berlin, you have various bus station options to start your route from including Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof, Berlin, Bahnhof Südkreuz and Berlin, Jannowitzbrücke. When arriving in Hamburg, you can end your trip in bus stations like Hamburg, Bahnsteig Gleis 13 + 14, Hamburg, Hörstener Straße and Hamburg, S Hamburg Airport.
Omio customers book a bus from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg, Bahnsteig Gleis 13 + 14 most frequently for this route.
Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their buses from Berlin Hbf and need to travel around 3.5 miles (5.6 km) from the city center to get to this bus station.
Passengers arriving in Hamburg most often arrive at Hamburg, Bahnsteig Gleis 13 + 14 and need to travel around 2.1 miles (3.4 km) from this bus station to the city center.
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