Hamburg to Berlin bus

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The best way to find a cheap bus ticket from Hamburg to Berlin is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

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Bus times from Hamburg to Berlin

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Fastest Journey

3 h 10 m

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3 h 10 m

Buses per day

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Distance

255 km

Of the 4 buses that leave Hamburg for Berlin every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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Overview: Bus from Hamburg to Berlin

distanceDistance158 miles (255 km)
durationAverage bus duration3 h 5 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$19 (€17)
frequencyBus frequency16 a day
changesDirect busYes, there are 16 direct buses a day
carriersBus companiesBlaBlaCar Bus, BlaBlaCar, Pinkbus, Eurolines Germany, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Buses from Hamburg to Berlin cover the 158 miles (255 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 5 min with our travel partners like BlaBlaCar Bus, BlaBlaCar, Pinkbus, Eurolines Germany, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 16 buses operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this route for as low as $19 (€17), but the average price of bus tickets is $19 (€17). Travelers depart most frequently from Hamburg Hbf and arrive in Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof.

Bus companies: FlixBus, Deutsche Bahn and BlaBlaCar Bus from Hamburg to Berlin

Travel to Berlin from Hamburg from $19 (€17) with Omio’s bus partners FlixBus, Deutsche Bahn and BlaBlaCar Bus! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient journey for you.

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FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost bus companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance bus at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

Hamburg to Berlin bus information with FlixBus:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 23 min
  • FlixBus frequency: 17 a day

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of bus services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your bus between Hamburg and Berlin. DB uses different types of buses such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain buses.

    BlaBlaCar Bus (formerly known as Ouibus or iDBUS), a subsidiary of the popular French carpooling company, BlaBlaCar, is a bus company operating long-distance services in 10 countries in Europe. Founded in France, BlaBlaCar Bus provides connections to over 300 destinations. Standard amenities on the buses include air conditioning, toilets, USB and power outlets for charging phones, tablets and laptops during long bus journeys, extra legroom and adjustable seats. On select routes there is also free Wi-Fi available. BlaBlaCar Bus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and up to two checked bags per person.

      Buses from Hamburg to Berlin

      Buses from Hamburg to Berlin are plentiful, and several companies cover the route each day. There is at least one bus every hour, with more at busier times like in the early afternoon. Companies that operate services between the two cities include Flixbus and RegioJet, and the journey of about 285 km takes just over 3 hours. The first bus departs very early in the morning while the last leaves late in the evening.

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      Hamburg to Berlin Bus Cost

      Average prices for buses from Hamburg to Berlin when you book in advance

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      Average Price

      Same Day

      €17

      1 Day in Advance

      €17

      1 Week in Advance

      €17

      2 Weeks in Advance

      €10

      1 Month in Advance

      €10

      3 Months in Advance

      €10

      Hamburg to Berlin Buses: General Information

      While taking a bus is slower than the train it is significantly cheaper and can take as little as 3 hours to arrive in Berlin.

      • autobus Most Hamburg to Berlin buses are run by Flixbus. RegioJet also usually offers 1 bus from Hamburg to Berlin per day. Eurolines also offers buses from Hamburg to Berlin on the weekends.
      • autobus Most buses are direct, depart from Hamburg ZOB bus station and arrive at either Berlin's ZOB, Alexanderplatz, or Zoologischer Garten.
      • autobus Traveling from Hamburg to Berlin by bus takes as little as 3 hours to arrive in Berlin.
      • autobus Most travelers book their Hamburg to Berlin bus ticket 1 day in advance of the travel date.

      Walking Around in Berlin

      The Berlin district of Mitte and its sizable pedestrian marketplace, Alexanderplatz, is your hub for walking around the city's central sights. The iconic TV-Tower spire rising from the Alex shopping square will help to orient you and also offers fantastic panoramic views from the top. In close proximity is the Nikolei Quarter, Berlin's medieval center, which is on the Museum Island. This is where you'll find the Baroque Berliner Dom church on the Spree. The Spree, Berlin's main waterway, is lined with cafes and historic architecture and is the best spot to catch a river boat tour. You'll see more museums and galleries as you stroll along Unter Den Linden, which brings you to another Berlin monument, the Brandenburg Gate. Beyond the Gate, stop at a biergarten in the forested Tiergarten park, or travel a bit further to the Zoological Gardens. Brandenburg Gate is also close to city's Government Quarter and Reichstag building, as well as the Hauptbahnhof central train station. Wander east along the river by foot or by bike, and you'll eventually reach the Eastside Gallery, where remnants of the Berlin Wall still stand. Another must-see within walking distance is Checkpoint Charlie, the Cold-War East-West crossing. Walking in Berlin is a great opportunity to see the city up close and personal.


      Coffee Shops in Berlin

      For a long time, Berlin has had a casual coffee culture. The emergence of chic third-wave coffee houses and specialty roasters such as The Barn and Five Elephant have this trend has drastically changed to satisfy the growing need for the world's favorite caffeine in this populous city. With Viennese and Arabic-inspired coffee houses, third-wave coffee producers in Berlin have gone above and beyond to keep this emerging trend on the rise. Thus, Berlin has fast become a national coffee mecca attracting thousands who have embraced the Kaffe und Kuchen (coffee and cake) culture in their daily routines. Some of Berlin's traditional coffee houses include Hallesches Haus favored for its stunning rustic ambiance, the Viennese-inspired Café Einstein Stammhaus, and Distrikt Coffee known for its bitter espressos. The Scandinavian-inspired Five Elephant coffee house laid the foundations for third-wave coffee houses. Others followed suit, including the Barn known for its extensive coffee menu, Bonanza Coffee famed for serving the best flat white in Berlin, and Concierge Coffee which has the perfect intimate setting. Common pastries and desserts offered in Berlin coffee houses include the Rheinische krapfen, black forest cake, sacher torte, and German cookies.


      Eating in Berlin

      The cuisine of Berlin tends to be hearty and rustic with pork as the main component of most dishes. The city has a strong pub culture, and food is a big part of that - with locals and visitors heading out each night to indulge in excellent beers and a range of delicious meals. One of the truly unique dishes that can be found in Berlin is Eisbein which is a slow-cooked pork knuckle with a crispy outer layer, that is served on a bed of sauerkraut (pickled cabbage). Street food and food festivals are an important part of the cuisine culture of Berlin. Head to Markthalle Neun to sample some of the street food dishes such as currywurst (a pork sausage served with curry ketchup) or a Berliner (a sweet donut with a jam filling). Thomas Eck in the Charlottenburg area of Berlin is an authentic German restaurant that serves a variety of sausages that can be washed down with their large selection of local beers. Those seeking a luxury dining experience should try Coda, a restaurant run by Chef Rene Frank and serving experimental cuisine. Vegetarians should head to Lia's Kitchen for a wide variety of unique vegetable dishes.


      Best Time to Visit Berlin

      In Berlin, the temperature difference between seasons is huge, and can range from 85 degrees Fahrenheit in summer and go below 32 degrees Fahrenheit in winter. The winter season (January to April) can be cold and brutally windy with grey skies, but don't let this hinder you from touring Berlin and enjoying the rich culture, history, and exciting attractions that are scattered throughout the city. If you are not prepared for the freezing temperatures and windy weather, coupled with frequent showers of the harsh winters of Berlin, then it is recommended that you visit from May through September, which is the summer season. Summer usually has a larger amount of tourists that make the nightlife one of a kind, and you can enjoy the company of vacationers from all over the world in one spot. If you travel to Berlin during the summer, you can see many musical exhibitions and shows throughout the bustling city. Also, many street fairs occur during the summer and there are always a multitude of luxurious local spas for you to relax and enjoy yourself. Spring (mid-March to May) in Berlin can be wonderfully warm, and there are also fewer crowds and better prices during this part of the year.


      Public Transport in Berlin

      Berlin's public transport network, run by BVG and VBB, is easy to use, well-connected and affordable. Start by finding a ticket machine at any station or boarding platform. The touch screen ticket machines feature several language options and accept cash or card. Choose your ticket type, from single journey to daily or weekly pass, and away you go. There are no turnstiles or barriers, as the BVG trusts you to buy a ticket, but don't forget to stamp the ticket for validation before use. The iconic yellow U-Bahn underground trains comprise of 10 lines, stop frequently and cover all central areas and attractions visitors wish to see. The S-Bahn above-ground trains connect, among others, the main train and bus stations, airports and a city ring line. A fleet of trams and buses compliment the routes between train stops. One ticket is valid on every line, whether train, bus or tram, and is good for 1.5 hours in one direction. Service runs from 4:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. on weekdays and 24 hours on Fridays and Saturdays. Using Berlin's variety of transport options is a fun way to experience the buzz of the city and its people.


      Taking the Bus from Hamburg

      Buses from Hamburg to Berlin depart from the ZOB or central bus station in the St. Georg area in the center of Hamburg. The station is a local landmark, and local bus services run to all parts of the city throughout the day, while a night bus service offers easy access at any time. S-Bahn and U-Bahn stations are a short walk from the station and trains run from early morning till about 1:00 a.m. Local taxis will also drop travelers at the station at any time.

      Getting into Berlin by Bus

      Travelers from all over the world visit Berlin to see iconic sites like the Brandenburg Gate and the Victory Column. The city has something for everyone, and visitors can explore the city's famous zoo or take advantage of fantastic shopping and nightlife. Buses from Hamburg to Berlin arrive at the long-distance bus terminus at the city's Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof (ZOB) or central bus station which is located on Masurenallee in Charlottenburg. Local buses depart throughout the day and night to every part of Berlin, while the U-Bahn and S-Bahn stations can be easily reached in 5 minutes by following the signposts.

      Travel Tips: Bus to Berlin from Hamburg

      Travel Tips: Take the bus to Berlin easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Hamburg to Berlin.
      FAQs
      Bus tickets between Hamburg and Berlin for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $19 (€17)  one way in the next 7 days.
      If you’re looking to buy your bus tickets in the next week, you can expect the Hamburg to Berlin bus price to come in at an average of $19 (€17)  one way.
      The Hamburg to Berlin bus distance is approximately 158 miles (255 km).
      The Hamburg to Berlin bus duration is on average 3 h 5 min, which is to be expected when traveling 158 miles (255 km) between Hamburg and Berlin. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

      There are a few bus stations in Hamburg to start your trip from including Hamburg, Bahnsteig Gleis 13 + 14, Hamburg, Hörstener Straße and Hamburg, S Hamburg Airport. In Berlin you have a few bus station options to choose from for your arrival including Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof, Berlin, Bahnhof Südkreuz and Berlin, Jannowitzbrücke.

      Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Hamburg Hbf   and arrive in Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof.

      Passengers board their bus most frequently from Hamburg Hbf and travel around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from the city center to this bus station.

      Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof and need to travel approximately 6.4 miles (10.4 km) from the bus station to the city center in Berlin.

      If you're looking for buses from Hamburg to Berlin, you can rely on BlaBlaCar Bus, BlaBlaCar, Pinkbus, Eurolines Germany, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn to get you to Berlin. It's also good to check out all possible bus companies for the Hamburg to Berlin route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
      Yes, there are 16 direct buses per day from Hamburg to Berlin, and you can find a direct bus for this route with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or Pinkbus  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you book your bus ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
      On average, there are 16 buses a day from Hamburg to Berlin. The bus times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
      You can take the earliest bus from Hamburg to Berlin at 6: 00 PM   or take the last bus from Hamburg to Berlin leaving at 6: 00 PM. Look for the latest Hamburg to Berlin bus schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the bus for this route.
      You can find buses between Hamburg and Berlin to cost on average $19 (€17) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying bus tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Hamburg to Berlin bus generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

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