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from Berlin to Hamburg

You can get from Berlin to Hamburg by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Berlin to Hamburg on Sep 20 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:30AMBerlin, ZOB3h10 11:40AMHamburg
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$51One-way
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08:30AMBerlin, ZOB3h10 11:40AMHamburg
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$51One-way
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01:30PMBerlin, ZOB3h10 04:40PMHamburg
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$51One-way

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Sun
Sep 19
$25FlixTrain
$5Pinkbus
Mon
Sep 20
$12FlixTrain
$5Pinkbus
Tue
Sep 21
$22Deutsche Bahn
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Wed
Sep 22
$12FlixTrain
$6Flixbus
Thu
Sep 23
$22Deutsche Bahn
$5Pinkbus
Fri
Sep 24
$19FlixTrain
$5Pinkbus
Sat
Sep 25
$6FlixTrain
$5Pinkbus
Sun
Sep 26
$22Deutsche Bahn
$5Pinkbus
Mon
Sep 27
$12FlixTrain
$5Pinkbus
Tue
Sep 28
$22Deutsche Bahn
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Wed
Sep 29
$22Deutsche Bahn
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Thu
Sep 30
$6FlixTrain
$5Pinkbus
Fri
Oct 1
$19FlixTrain
$5Pinkbus
Sat
Oct 2
$10FlixTrain
$5Pinkbus
Sun
Oct 3
$6FlixTrain
$5Pinkbus
Mon
Oct 4
$22Deutsche Bahn
$5Pinkbus
Tue
Oct 5
$22Deutsche Bahn
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Wed
Oct 6
$6FlixTrain
$6Flixbus
Thu
Oct 7
$6FlixTrain
$5Pinkbus
Fri
Oct 8
$19FlixTrain
$5Pinkbus
Sat
Oct 9
$12FlixTrain
$5Pinkbus

Travel Information from Berlin to Hamburg

distanceDistance158 miles (255 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$5 - $19
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $5 (€4) • 2 h 41 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $19 (€15) • 2 h 29 min
carriersPopular travel companiesPinkbus or FlixTrain

Travel 158 miles (255 km) by bus or train between Berlin and Hamburg. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 29 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $5 (€4). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Pinkbus or FlixTrain among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Berlin to Hamburg.

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How to Travel from Berlin to Hamburg

Berlin and Hamburg are just 288 km apart. This makes it an easy and convenient day trip by either bus or high-speed train for travellers in Germany. Traveling by air takes about twice as long due to stopovers, and is also a more expensive option than opting for a bus or train journey.

Trains from Berlin to Hamburg | Buses from Berlin to Hamburg | Return trips from Hamburg to Berlin

Berlin to Hamburg Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€14

3:00 h

2 Weeks Ahead

trains

€29

1:42 h

1 Day Ahead



What is the best way to travel from Berlin to Hamburg?

Cheapest way to travel from Berlin to Hamburg


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Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Berlin to Hamburg. Buses traveling from Berlin to Hamburg depart from either Berlin's ZOB or U-Bahnhof Alt-Tegel and take at least 3 hours to arrive at Hamburg ZOB (central bus station). Over 60 buses travel from Berlin to Hamburg everyday with buses beginning to depart Berlin at 12:10 a.m. Bus companies that travel from Berlin to Hamburg include Flixbus, RegioJet, and Polskibus. Flixbus is the company with the most departures per day.


Fastest way to travel from Berlin to Hamburg


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Taking the train is the fastest way to travel from Berlin to Hamburg. Trains depart from either Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Ostbahnhof, or Zoologischer Garten and take as little as 1:42 h arrive at Hamburg Hauptbahnhof. All trains that travel from Berlin to Hamburg are operated by Deutsche Bahn. Trains travel from Berlin to Hamburg from approximately 80 times per day with the earliest departing Berlin at 12:30 a.m.


Most popular way to travel from Berlin to Hamburg


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Taking the train is the most popular way to travel from Berlin to Hamburg. Taking the train is over an hour faster than taking the bus. The train also allows you to travel directly between Hamburg and Berlin's city centers. Traveling from Berlin to Hamburg by bus is also a popular option if you're looking to travel from Berlin to Hamburg for the least amount of money. Berlin and Hamburg are located too close together to make flying a convenient way to travel.


How to get from Berlin to Hamburg

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Berlin to Hamburg, 78,90% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Berlin to Hamburg and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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FAQs
How do I reach Hamburg from Berlin?

There are 2 travel options from Berlin to Hamburg: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel from Berlin to Hamburg?

The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Hamburg is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $5 (€4) compared to other travel options to Hamburg:

A bus is generally $14 (€11) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $19 (€15) from Berlin to Hamburg.

What is the quickest way to get from Berlin to Hamburg?

The fastest way from Berlin to Hamburg is by train with an average journey time of 2 h 29 min.

There are alternative travel options to Hamburg that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Hamburg by bus can take on average 2 h 41 min.

How far is Hamburg from Berlin?

The distance is approximately 158 miles (255 km) from Berlin to Hamburg.

How many services a day are there between Berlin and Hamburg?

The average frequency per day from Berlin to Hamburg is:

  • 25 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Berlin to Hamburg as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When traveling from Berlin to Hamburg, where do I depart from Berlin and where do I arrive in Hamburg?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Berlin to Hamburg:

  • Most travelers who book a bus ticket from Berlin to Hamburg depart from Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof to Hamburg, ZOB am Hbf.
  • Most travelers who purchase a train ticket from Berlin to Hamburg depart from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf.
Which travel companies can take me from Berlin to Hamburg?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Berlin to Hamburg:

  • You can take a bus from Berlin to Hamburg with Pinkbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $5 (€4) with Pinkbus from Berlin to Hamburg.
  • You can go to Hamburg from Berlin by train with FlixTrain. You'll see cheap train tickets for $19 (€15) with FlixTrain from Berlin to Hamburg on Omio.
Where else should I travel to after my journey from Berlin to Hamburg ends?
Looking to extend your trip from Berlin to Hamburg? Many Omio customers who go from Berlin to Hamburg usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Copenhagen, Amsterdam or Munich. If you're looking to explore Copenhagen, Amsterdam or Munich from Hamburg, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
When should I book a ticket from Berlin to Hamburg online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip from Berlin to Hamburg, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $5 (€4) one way.
  • Train tickets cost $19 (€15) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Berlin to Hamburg online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Berlin
Hamburg
Berlin, ZOB am Funkturm
Amenities
Berlin Ostbahnhof
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