Cheap bus tickets from Hamburg to Berlin

Showing times and prices for Jan 22

Cheapest

$5

Average

$7

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Hamburg to Berlin will cost around $ 7 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 5.

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02:00PMHamburg3h10 05:10PMBerlin, ZOB
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$51One-way
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09:30AMHamburg3h10 12:40PMBerlin, ZOB
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$51One-way
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12:45PMHamburg, ZOB am Hbf3h20 04:05PMBerlin, Europaplatz am Hbf. (BEX-Haltestelle)
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$61One-way
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09:30AMHamburg, ZOB am Hbf3h20 12:50PMBerlin, Europaplatz am Hbf. (BEX-Haltestelle)
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$61One-way
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08:00AMHamburg, ZOB am Hbf3h45 11:45AMBerlin
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$61One-way

Bus schedule from Hamburg to Berlin

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08:00AMHamburg, ZOB am Hbf3h45 11:45AMBerlin
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08:00AMHamburg, ZOB am Hbf3h20 11:20AMBerlin, Europaplatz am Hbf. (BEX-Haltestelle)
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08:25AMHamburg, ZOB am Hbf3h20 11:45AMBerlin
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09:30AMHamburg, ZOB am Hbf3h20 12:50PMBerlin, Europaplatz am Hbf. (BEX-Haltestelle)
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09:30AMHamburg3h10 12:40PMBerlin, ZOB
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10:45AMHamburg, ZOB am Hbf3h45 02:30PMBerlin
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10:45AMHamburg, ZOB am Hbf3h20 02:05PMBerlin, Europaplatz am Hbf. (BEX-Haltestelle)
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12:45PMHamburg, ZOB am Hbf3h20 04:05PMBerlin, Europaplatz am Hbf. (BEX-Haltestelle)
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12:45PMHamburg, ZOB am Hbf3h55 04:40PMBerlin
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02:00PMHamburg3h10 05:10PMBerlin, ZOB
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02:00PMHamburg, ZOB am Hbf3h45 05:45PMBerlin
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02:00PMHamburg, ZOB am Hbf3h20 05:20PMBerlin, Europaplatz am Hbf. (BEX-Haltestelle)
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03:55PMHamburg, ZOB am Hbf3h30 07:25PMBerlin
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05:30PMHamburg, ZOB am Hbf3h45 09:15PMBerlin
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05:30PMHamburg, ZOB am Hbf3h20 08:50PMBerlin, Europaplatz am Hbf. (BEX-Haltestelle)
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08:30PMHamburg, ZOB am Hbf3h15 11:45PMBerlin, Europaplatz am Hbf. (BEX-Haltestelle)
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Jan 22
$12FlixTrain
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Sun
Jan 23
$10FlixTrain
$5Pinkbus
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Jan 24
$21Deutsche Bahn
$5Pinkbus
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Jan 25
$21Deutsche Bahn
$6BlaBlaCar Bus
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Jan 26
$21Deutsche Bahn
$6Flixbus
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Jan 27
$21Deutsche Bahn
$5Pinkbus
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Jan 28
$12FlixTrain
$5Pinkbus
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Jan 29
$21Deutsche Bahn
$5Pinkbus
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Jan 30
$21Deutsche Bahn
$5Pinkbus
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Jan 31
$21Deutsche Bahn
$5Pinkbus
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$6BlaBlaCar Bus
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$21Deutsche Bahn
$6BlaBlaCar Bus
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Feb 3
$21Deutsche Bahn
$5Pinkbus
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Feb 4
$6FlixTrain
$5Pinkbus
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Feb 5
$6FlixTrain
$5Pinkbus
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Feb 6
$6FlixTrain
$5Pinkbus
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Feb 7
$21Deutsche Bahn
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Feb 8
$21Deutsche Bahn
$5BlaBlaCar Bus
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$21Deutsche Bahn
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Feb 10
$21Deutsche Bahn
$5Pinkbus

Bus times from Hamburg to Berlin

Showing times and prices for Jan 22

Fastest Journey

3 h 10 m

Average

3 h 27 m

Buses per day

16

Distance

255 km

Of the 16 buses that leave Hamburg for Berlin every day 16 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 255 km distance in an average of 3 h 27 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 3 h 10 m .

The slowest buses will take 3 h 55 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
02:00PMHamburg3h10 05:10PMBerlin, ZOB
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$51One-way
Fastest
09:30AMHamburg3h10 12:40PMBerlin, ZOB
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$51One-way
2nd Fastest
08:30PMHamburg, ZOB am Hbf3h15 11:45PMBerlin, Europaplatz am Hbf. (BEX-Haltestelle)
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$61One-way
12:45PMHamburg, ZOB am Hbf3h20 04:05PMBerlin, Europaplatz am Hbf. (BEX-Haltestelle)
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$61One-way
09:30AMHamburg, ZOB am Hbf3h20 12:50PMBerlin, Europaplatz am Hbf. (BEX-Haltestelle)
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$61One-way

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Overview: Bus from Hamburg to Berlin

distanceDistance158 miles (255 km)
durationAverage bus duration3 h 10 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$5 (€4)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus companiesFlixbus, BlaBlaCar, Deutsche Bahn or BlaBlaCar Bus

Buses from Hamburg to Berlin cover the 158 miles (255 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 10 min with our travel partners like Flixbus, BlaBlaCar, Deutsche Bahn or BlaBlaCar Bus. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this route for as low as $5 (€4), but the average price of bus tickets is $5 (€4). Travelers depart most frequently from Hamburg Hbf and arrive in Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof.

Bus providers: FlixBus and Deutsche Bahn from Hamburg to Berlin

Buy your official FlixBus and Deutsche Bahn bus tickets between Hamburg and Berlin from $5 (€4) with Omio. Find bus times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable trip.

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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.

  • Average Price: $6

When purchasing your FlixBus bus tickets between Hamburg and Berlin, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • All bookings can be canceled up to 15 minutes before departure (a fee may apply).
  • Cancellations made 30 days before departure are free of charge.
  • Canceled tickets are refunded as a voucher, which is valid for 12 months, and is the value of the original booking (minus a cancellation fee, if applicable).
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

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, RegioJet and PolskiBus, 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

Booking Period

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. Polskibus and RegioJet also usually both offer 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.

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FAQs

What is the price of the cheapest bus from Hamburg to Berlin?

Omio customers have found cheap bus tickets from Hamburg to Berlin for as low as $5 (€4)  for the next 7 days.

How much is the bus from Hamburg to Berlin on average?

If you are looking to buy your bus ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Hamburg to Berlin bus to cost on average $5 (€4)  one way.

How far is it from Hamburg to Berlin by bus?

When traveling this route you should expect the distance from Hamburg to Berlin by bus to be approximately 158 miles (255 km).

How many hours is the bus time to Berlin from Hamburg?

On average the Hamburg to Berlin bus travel time is 3 h 10 min  for the 158 miles (255 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

When traveling by bus from Hamburg to Berlin, which bus station in Hamburg do I depart from and which bus station in Berlin do I arrive in?

There are a few bus stations in Hamburg to start your journey from including Hamburg Hbf, Hamburg and Hamburg, Bahnsteig Gleis 13 + 14. In Berlin you have a few bus station options to choose from for your arrival including Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof, Berlin, ZOB and Berlin, Bahnhof Südkreuz.

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

Where is the bus station in Hamburg? Where is the bus station in Berlin?

Passengers board the bus most frequently from Hamburg Hbf, which is located around 1.6 miles (2.6 km) away from the city center, and they get off the bus at Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof, located 5.6 miles (9.1 km) away from the city center.

What bus providers go from Hamburg to Berlin?

For the trip from Hamburg to Berlin you can take a bus with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar, Deutsche Bahn or BlaBlaCar Bus. Be sure to check out all possible bus companies that offer services between Hamburg and Berlin on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

Are there any direct buses from Hamburg to Berlin?

If you’re looking for a direct bus, consider traveling with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar, BlaBlaCar Bus or Pinkbus. Nonstop bus services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your bus tickets.

What are the first and last departure bus times from Hamburg to Berlin?

The earliest bus departing from Hamburg to Berlin leaves at 7: 30 AM. The last bus departing from Hamburg to Berlin leaves at 1: 00 PM. You can find the latest Hamburg to Berlin bus schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.

How far in advance should I purchase a bus ticket from Hamburg to Berlin to get the best deals?

You can find buses to Berlin from Hamburg to cost on average $5 (€4) 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 trip. You’ll see tickets for the Hamburg to Berlin bus generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.