Hamburg to Berlin bus

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Cheap bus tickets and times from Hamburg to Berlin

Showing times and prices for Apr 24

Cheapest

Fastest Journey

3 h

Average

3 h 26 m

Buses per day

42

Distance

255 km

Cheap bus tickets from Hamburg to Berlin start from $11 with an average ticket price of $11.

The fastest bus from Hamburg to Berlin takes 3h in comparison to an average duration of 3h 26m and covers a distance of 255 km.

42 buses leave Hamburg for Berlin every day with 42 travelling directly.

Cheapest
FlixBus
07:00PM3h15
Hamburg, Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof
10:15PMBerlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof
$111One-way
0 transfers
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FlixBus
06:30PM3h15
Hamburg, Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof
09:45PMBerlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof
$111One-way
0 transfers
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FlixBus
10:00AM3h05
Hamburg, Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof
01:05PMBerlin
$111One-way
0 transfers
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FlixBus
05:00PM3h10
Hamburg, Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof
08:10PMBerlin
$111One-way
0 transfers
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FlixBus
05:00PM3h45
Hamburg, Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof
08:45PMBerlin, Bahnhof Südkreuz
$111One-way
0 transfers

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Very pleasing was once again the punctuality and the fast ride! The bus was quite full, which is why I always recommend a reservation anyway. The equipment worked perfectly and the bus was really clean. There was almost no interaction with the driver, so I can't rate that. Big plus is the low price, especially since it was a night trip. A good option if you want to go cheap and fast.
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I would like to recommend the bus journey to others. I find booking the ticket easy and it is convenient that a digital ticket is sufficient to start the journey. The journey to Berlin was direct and the bus arrived at the destination on time. As there is hardly any walking traffic on the bus, the journey is not so hectic and you can travel comfortably. Unfortunately, the internet connection was often weak during the journey, but I don't find that too bad. In general, the price-performance ratio is fabulous and the bus trip is highly recommended.
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The journey by bus from Hamburg to Berlin was very quiet and pleasant. It was a night journey and we arrived on time in Berlin at the ZOB after a 3.5 hour journey. The bus driver was very nice and courteous. It was a very relaxed journey as the seats are also very comfortable and allow enough freedom of movement. The bus was clean and well ventilated. I did not sleep during the journey and therefore used the free internet, which worked perfectly. I can only recommend this trip and will continue to take the bus in the future.
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My journey by bus from Hamburg to Berlin was really pleasant. There were no delays and we arrived on time. The bus driver was friendly and the passengers were also very polite. The whole journey was quiet and relaxing. My seat was comfortable and the bus was clean. I didn't use the toilet but didn't hear any complaints about the cleanliness from any of the other passengers. All in all a great trip, with lots of nice people and super atmosphere. Highly recommended.
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For the price, you get absolute safety. Personally, I am very afraid of flying and often don't have the money. The bus ride makes it easier for me. I feel safe and get to my destination for a very good price. The driver was very friendly, they kept to the schedule and got you to your destination comfortably. There was free wifi, power sockets and the bus was air-conditioned. Very modern and clean. It was very quiet on the bus, I could sit back and also sleep as it was comfortable. I was very happy with my journey from Hamburg to Berlin!
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My journey from Hamburg to Berlin by IC/EC was relatively pleasant, but the wifi didn't work very well. But that was also the only drawback. The comfortable seats were very pleasant and it was not too noisy. The service was good and the staff friendly. The cleanliness was satisfactory and the standard of hygiene was good. The train was on time and the value for money is good.
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The return journey home started on time but ended with a delay, which made connections difficult. The train was clean and hardly full. We didn't need a seat reservation and had a great seat. The toilets were also clean, which was my big fear at first. The wifi was unfortunately subterranean. I could hardly work because nothing was charging. Otherwise, I had a socket at my seat and could at least charge my iPad. The connection is great and fast. The ticket is also relatively cheap if you book it early.
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The cleanliness leaves a lot to be desired, as is usually the case. There are bottles of beer and other drinks lying around, as well as rubbish from some food packaging. And the internet on the journey is unbelievably bad. Departure was on time, though, and the staff were very friendly.
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The journey with the Flixbus went by quickly for the distance and the price-performance ratio is also definitely right here, which is therefore more worthwhile for this type of route than resorting to a train journey. However, I didn't find the seats very comfortable, as my buttocks were already a bit sore after the journey, but this was just about bearable for four hours. Luggage can be stowed very easily and safely and check-in was also smooth. The wifi reception worked well, as did the power sockets available in each row of seats. The bus itself was kept clean, as were the toilets. Our bus driver was friendly, the journey started on time and the bus arrived in Berlin on time as planned. It was also possible to have a good chat with the guests, which was quite funny for the duration of the journey!
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I travelled by Flixbus from Hamburg to Berlin for a trade fair. The bus arrived in Hamburg on time. However, there were problems on the way, so we arrived in Berlin about 30-40 minutes late. Apart from the unpunctuality, the journey was very pleasant. The seats are very comfortable and have a power socket for charging laptops and mobile phones. The wifi was okay, but I switched to my mobile phone. The toilet is very narrow, but it's only a bus toilet. Nevertheless, it was pretty clean for the conditions. The bus driver was very nice and helped with loading and unloading the luggage. Despite the delay, the journey was actually quite pleasant. The price was very reasonable at 13 euros, so you can't complain. Always happy to do it again!
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The bus journey from Hamburg to Berlin was extremely pleasant, you only had to stop once, and that was within Hamburg and so the journey was extremely smooth, the bus was clean, comfortable and you could go to the toilet during the journey, which was a big advantage over other buses and it was not overcrowded, but a very pleasantly distributed passenger constellation and the bus driver was extremely nice and did not create an unpleasant atmosphere during the journey.

Overview: Bus from Hamburg to Berlin

distanceDistance158 miles (255 km)
durationAverage bus duration3 h 5 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$31 (€27)
frequencyBus frequency12 a day
changesDirect busYes, there are 12 direct buses a day
carriersBus companiesRedCoach, FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus, BlaBlaCar, Infobus or Deutsche Bahn

Buses from Hamburg to Berlin cover the 158 miles (255 km) long route taking on average 3 h 5 min with our travel partners like RedCoach, FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus, BlaBlaCar, Infobus or Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 12 buses operating per day. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $31 (€27), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $8 (€7). Travelers depart most frequently from Hamburg, Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof and arrive in Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof.

Bus companies: RedCoach, FlixBus and BlaBlaCar Bus from Hamburg to Berlin

You can travel by bus to Berlin from Hamburg with RedCoach, FlixBus and BlaBlaCar Bus for as low as $11 (€10). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.

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.

Deutsche Bahn, Inter City Express (ICE), Intercity (IC), Regional Express (RE), Regionalbahn (RB) classes from Hamburg to Berlin

Check and compare train options, travel classes, and amenities for trains from Hamburg to Berlin with Deutsche Bahn, Inter City Express (ICE), Intercity (IC), Regional Express (RE), Regionalbahn (RB)

Inter City Express (ICE)

1st class
  • Wi-Fi (free)
  • Power socket at seat
  • Adjustable seat
  • Extra legroom (at least 89 cm)
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • 3 seat in a row
  • Seat reservation included
  • No dedicated space for bicycles*
  • Pets allowed
  • Meal service at seat and restaurant
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • No dedicated space for prams
  • Quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service
  • Travel advisories priority lane
  • Access to DB Lounge
  • Access to digital newspaper & magazine

Inter City Express (ICE)

2nd class
  • Wi-Fi (free)
  • Power socket at seat
  • Adjustable seat
  • Extra legroom (at least 80 cm)
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • 4 seat in a row
  • Seat reservation not included
  • Dedicated space for bicycles
  • Pets allowed
  • Meal service at the restaurant
  • Area for families with children
  • Space for prams
  • Quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • Dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service
  • No Travel advisories priority lane
  • No access to DB lounge
  • No access to digital newspapers & magazines

Intercity (IC)

1st class
  • Wi-Fi (free)
  • Power socket at seat
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Standard legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • 3 seat in a row
  • Seat reservation included
  • No dedicated space for bicycles*
  • Pets allowed
  • No buy-on-board food
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • No dedicated space for prams
  • No quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service
  • Travel advisories priority lane
  • Access to DB Lounge
  • Access to digital newspaper & magazine

Intercity (IC)

2nd class
  • Wi-Fi (free)
  • Power socket at seat
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Standard legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • 4 seat in a row
  • Seat reservation not included
  • Dedicated space for bicycles*
  • Pets allowed
  • No buy-on-board food
  • Area for families with children
  • Space for prams
  • No quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • Dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service
  • No Travel advisories priority lane
  • No access to DB lounge
  • No access to digital newspapers & magazines

Regional Express (RE)

1st class & 2nd class
  • Wi-Fi (free)
  • Power socket at seat
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Standard legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • Dedicated space for bicycles
  • Pets allowed
  • No buy-on-board food
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • No dedicated space for prams
  • No quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats for 1st class
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service

Regionalbahn (RB)

1st class & 2nd class
  • No Wi-Fi
  • Power sockets on some trains
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Standard legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • Dedicated space for bicycles
  • Pets allowed
  • No buy-on-board food
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • No dedicated space for prams
  • No quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats for 1st class
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service

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

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. 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.

FAQs: Bus from Hamburg to Berlin

FAQs: Take the bus from Hamburg to Berlin with ease. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have the information you need to know so you can find the best option from Hamburg to Berlin.
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Cheap bus tickets from Hamburg to Berlin can start from as little as $8 (€7) when you book in advance. The average bus ticket price for Hamburg to Berlin is $31 (€27); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Hamburg to Berlin bus time is 3 h 5 min   covering the 158 mile (255 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first bus from Hamburg to Berlin leaves at 9: 00 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last bus from Hamburg to Berlin leaves at 10: 35 PM.
There are 12 buses a day from Hamburg to Berlin which require at least one change with RedCoach, FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus, BlaBlaCar, Infobus or Deutsche Bahn. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer buses.
For the trip from Hamburg to Berlin you can take a bus with RedCoach, FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus, BlaBlaCar, Infobus or Deutsche Bahn. Be sure to check out all possible bus providers that offer services to Berlin from Hamburg on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

Passengers board the bus most frequently from Hamburg, Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof, which is located around 2.1 miles (3.4 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the bus at Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof, located 6.4 miles (10.4 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month for a bus from Hamburg to Berlin is August.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel between Hamburg and Berlin including taking a bus or train.
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