Hamburg to Berlin Train

Cheap train tickets from Hamburg to Berlin

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54

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74

The best way to find a cheap train 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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Train schedule from Hamburg to Berlin

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12:33AMHamburg Hbf5h38 06:11AMBerlin Hbf
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Fastest train times from Hamburg to Berlin

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Fastest Journey

1 h 45 m

Average

2 h

Trains per day

31

Distance

255 km

Of the 31 trains that leave Hamburg for Berlin every day 30 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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Overview: Train from Hamburg to Berlin

distanceDistance158 miles (255 km)
priceAverage train ticket price$73 (€65)
frequencyTrain frequency29 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 29 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn with connection, FlixTrain or Deutsche Bahn

Trains from Hamburg to Berlin cover the 158 miles (255 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 56 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn with connection, FlixTrain or Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 29 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $73 (€65), but the average price of train tickets is $73 (€65). Travelers depart most frequently from Hamburg Hbf and arrive in Berlin Hbf.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn from Hamburg to Berlin trains

Deutsche Bahn trains will get you from Hamburg to Berlin from $73 (€65). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of train 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 train to Berlin from Hamburg. DB uses different types of trains 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 trains.

Train information from Hamburg to Berlin with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 53 min
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 25 a day

Trains from Hamburg to Berlin

You can comfortably and conveniently travel from Hamburg to Berlin since you have an opportunity to select a ride that will suit your traveling schedule. Trains traveling from Hamburg to Berlin cover approximately 158 miles (255 km), with the entire voyage taking about 1h 54min. There are about 25 departures every day, with one or two trains leaving each hour, including weekends and public holidays. If you want to arrive in Berlin faster, you can board express services operating along the Hamburg–Berlin route. There are about 16 direct services giving passengers comprehensive options to choose from.

Hamburg to Berlin: Daily Departure

If you have morning errands in Berlin, you can board the first train that departs Hamburg Hbf at around 5:27 a.m. and get to Berlin at around 7:22 a.m., having journeyed for approximately 1h 55min. This train does not include transfers, thus giving you a faster ride to Berlin. If you want to travel in the evening, you can board one train that operates in the evening. The last train to Berlin from Hamburg departs Hamburg Hbf at around 11:33 p.m. and gets to Berlin at around 5:40 a.m.

How long is the journey by train from Hamburg to Berlin?

The duration taken to travel from Hamburg to Berlin depends on the type of train used, the time or season of traveling, and the nature of the journey. High–speed ICE or IC take approximately 1h 40min to get to Berlin. Slower connecting trains can take around 6h 5min to arrive in Berlin. On average, your final ride can take approximately 2h 15min to arrive in Berlin.

Train in Hamburg in summer. Source: Shutterstock

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Hamburg to Berlin?

Departure Station:When traveling to Berlin from Hamburg, you can embark on your train at Hamburg Hbf, Hamburg –Altona, or Hamburg –Harburg. Most passengers board their ride at Hamburg Hbf, approximately 1.6 miles (2.6 km) from the city center. Hamburg Hbf is one of the busiest train stations in Europe, and you can access shops, cafes, supermarkets, restaurants, and pharmacies. There is also a popular art museum located a short walk from the train station. To access the city center, you can board public buses or use taxis found directly in front of the train station.

Arrival Station:Depending on where you are going, you can arrive at either Berlin Hbf, Berlin Spandau, or Berlin Sudkreuz. Most passengers traveling to Berlin from Hamburg arrive at Berlin Hbf. Berlin Hbf is the primary train station in Germany and is situated in the government district of Berlin. It is within 1.7 miles (2.8 km) of the city center. You can find luggage lockers, taxi services, restrooms, and complimentary Wi-Fi at the station. If you don't have heavy bags/suitcases or have extra time, you can take a walk to the city center as the distance will take approximately 15min. Alternatively, you can board the public buses or taxis available near the train station.

Which train companies travel from Hamburg to Berlin?

Deutsche Bahn is the primary train provider from Hamburg to Berlin. It is a German Railway company that was established in 1994. DB Schenker, DB Regio, DB Cargo, and more are its subsidiaries. It is owned by the German government and runs trains in major cities in Germany.

Night Trains Hamburg

If you are busy during the day or want to avoid the hassles related to day travel, you can board the night train to Berlin from Hamburg. A train departs Hamburg Hauptbahnhof train station at around 7:36 p.m. and gets to Berlin at around 9:33 p.m. This particular train does not have layovers and takes approximately 1h 47min. Another one departs at around 10:51 p.m. and arrives in Berlin at around 12:54 a.m., having journeyed for about 2h 3min. The last train departs Hamburg Hauptbahnhof train station at around 11:33 p.m. and arrives in Berlin at around 5:40 a.m. The last train involves one transfer along the way and takes approximately 6h 7min. There are several other night departures from Hamburg to Berlin.

Deutsche Bahn Trains from Hamburg to Berlin

Deutsche Bahn operates around 25 trains between Hamburg and Berlin every day, including weekends and Public holidays. It has around 16 direct trains and operates trains like high-speed ICE (Intercity-Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), Interregio-Express, and Regional Express.

Trains from Hamburg to Berlin: Sustainability travel

You will save about 70% of the carbon footprint by traveling via train from Hamburg to Berlin. Compared to other modes of transport such as cars and airplanes, trains emit less CO2, making them more eco-friendly. Also, a train does not contribute to noise pollution since it doesn't make much noise.

Hamburg to Berlin: Service on Board

Enjoy your journey from Hamburg to Berlin by sitting on the comfortable seats available in Deutsche Bahn trains. You can also stream music, watch movies or connect with friends and colleagues using the complimentary Wi-Fi on board. Deutsche Bahn trains have power outlets to ensure passenger's electronic devices remain fully charged throughout the trip. There are restaurant services on certain types of trains, such as Intercity Express. Deutsche Bahn trains do not have a luggage restriction policy.

Passengers can bring luggage on board at no additional charges. Large luggage should not exceed 27.5 x 20 x 11.8 inches (69.8 x 50.8 x 30 cm). Luggage should be stored in the luggage compartment available on board. However, Deutsche Bahn will not be held responsible for any lost or damaged luggage as it leaves luggage security in your hands. You don't have to feel lonely while traveling from Hamburg to Berlin using Deutsche Bahn trains, since you are allowed to bring one small cat, dog, or other little pet on board at no charge. Your pet should be kept in a pet carrier and should not exceed 22 lbs (10 kg). Large dogs which cannot be put in a carrier are supposed to be kept on a leash and must wear a muzzle. Any passenger carrying a large dog from Hamburg to Berlin is expected to buy a full-price adult fare ticket for the dog. Passengers with reduced mobility get assistance for Deutsche Bahn trains. They are also allowed to bring wheelchairs on board. However, wheelchairs should be folded and kept in the luggage compartment.

How to find cheap train tickets from Hamburg to Berlin?

Your journey from Hamburg to Berlin doesn't have to be costly. To save a bit of money, you can board slower connecting trains as they are cheaper than high-speed express services. You can also be flexible with travel dates as this helps you travel during off-peak hours. Train fares tend to be low when few people are traveling. Alternatively, you can book your ticket in advance. You get access to the best prices when you book your ticket earlier than when you book it on the day of travel.

Cathedral of Berlin from the stairs. Source: Shutterstock

To Berlin by train –travel tips

Berlin is Germany's capital city and is situated in the northeast region of Germany. It is one of the largest and most populous city in Germany. Berlin is highly recognized for its vibrant culture, architecture politics, media and science. If you are looking for a perfect destination to spend your vacation, Berlin is the place to be. You can also check out Omio Magazine for tips if you want to learn more about travelling by train.

  • Enjoy movies at Berlin's famous movie joints such as Zoo Palast Berlin.
  • Go for nightlife at some Berlin joints such as Warschauer Strasse.
  • Play on the Boardwalk, play frisbee, go fishing, or look for dolphins at Berlin beaches such as Strandbad Wannsee.
  • Hike at the city’s best hiking trails including Bohlensteg –Kindelfli Loop from Hermsdorf.
  • Berlin is a charming place for dining out. Dine at Berlin’s best restaurants such as A Mano and theNOname Restaurant.

Train tickets from Hamburg to Berlin: when to book to save $

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 38 €
2 weeks earlier 30 €27%
3 weeks earlier 29 €31%
1 month before 32 €19%
2 months earlier 30 €27%
3 months earlier 27 €41%


Train companies often offer promotional prices and offers—by buying in advance—you can get access the best prices for trains in the U.S., Canada, and the major European railroad operators. Search on Omio to check prices and cheap train tickets from Hamburg - Berlin. Easily find the most attractive rates and choose the your preferred route for your journey. Book and choose your mobile ticket: avoid the queues at the station and the added stress of printing your ticket.

The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:

  • Buying your train ticket from Hamburg - Berlin 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 31% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  • If you book a ticket Hamburg - Berlin with 2 months in advance you save up to about 27% compared to the initial price.
  • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 41%.
  • On Omio you can find all offers, train times and prices for train travel in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

Travel Tips: Trains from Hamburg to Berlin

Travel Tips: Travel by train 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
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets from Hamburg to Berlin for as low as $73 (€65)  for the next 7 days.
If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Hamburg to Berlin train price to come in at an average of $73 (€65)  one way.
The train distance from Hamburg to Berlin is around 158 miles (255 km).
The train time to Berlin from Hamburg is on average 1 h 56 min  for the 158 miles (255 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Hamburg and Berlin by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

When taking the train to Berlin from Hamburg, you can choose to depart from train stations like Hamburg Hbf, Hamburg-Altona and Hamburg-Harburg. Your trip can end in train stations such as Berlin Hbf, Berlin Spandau and Berlin Südkreuz.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Hamburg Hbf   and arrive in Berlin Hbf.

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Hamburg Hbf, is located 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from the city center of Hamburg.

The most popular arrival train station, Berlin Hbf, is located 3.5 miles (5.6 km) away from the city center of Berlin.

If you're looking for trains from Hamburg to Berlin, you can rely on Deutsche Bahn with connection, FlixTrain or Deutsche Bahn to get you to Berlin. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Hamburg to Berlin route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Yes, there are 29 direct trains a day from Hamburg to Berlin. If you’re looking for a direct train, consider traveling with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain. Nonstop train 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 train tickets.
On average, there are 29 trains a day from Hamburg to Berlin. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
The earliest train for this route departs from Hamburg at 5: 24 AM. The last train leaves from Hamburg at 9: 51 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Hamburg to Berlin and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
If you book the Hamburg to Berlin train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $73 (€65). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains to Berlin from Hamburg. Look out for train tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports in Hamburg and Berlin

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Berlin
Hamburg Hbf is the most popular Hamburg railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Hamburg for your trip to Berlin.
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U-Bahn lines: U1, U2, U3, U4
S-Bahn lines: S1, S2, S3, S11, S21, S31
Bus lines: 2, 5, 6, 16, 17, 19, 112, X35, 31, 37
Train lines: ICE, EC, IC, FLX, NJ, RE, RB, IRE
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At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.

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