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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 Jan 23 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:00AMBerlin, Europaplatz am Hbf. (BEX-Haltestelle)3h20 11:20AMHamburg, ZOB am Hbf
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$61One-way
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09:30AMBerlin, ZOB3h10 12:40PMHamburg
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$51One-way
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05:10PMBerlin, Europaplatz am Hbf. (BEX-Haltestelle)3h20 08:30PMHamburg, ZOB am Hbf
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$101One-way
07:35AMBerlin3h45 11:20AMHamburg, ZOB am Hbf
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$61One-way
03:45PMBerlin, Europaplatz am Hbf. (BEX-Haltestelle)3h20 07:05PMHamburg, ZOB am Hbf
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$101One-way

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Sun
Jan 23
$12FlixTrain
$5Pinkbus
Mon
Jan 24
$22Deutsche Bahn
$5Pinkbus
Tue
Jan 25
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$6BlaBlaCar Bus
Wed
Jan 26
$22Deutsche Bahn
$6BlaBlaCar Bus
Thu
Jan 27
$22Deutsche Bahn
$5Pinkbus
Fri
Jan 28
$10FlixTrain
$5Pinkbus
Sat
Jan 29
$22Deutsche Bahn
$5Pinkbus
Sun
Jan 30
$10FlixTrain
$5Pinkbus
Mon
Jan 31
$22Deutsche Bahn
$5Pinkbus
Tue
Feb 1
$22Deutsche Bahn
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
Wed
Feb 2
$22Deutsche Bahn
$6BlaBlaCar Bus
Thu
Feb 3
$22Deutsche Bahn
$5Pinkbus
Fri
Feb 4
$10FlixTrain
$5Pinkbus
Sat
Feb 5
$6FlixTrain
$5Pinkbus
Sun
Feb 6
$6FlixTrain
$5Pinkbus
Mon
Feb 7
$22Deutsche Bahn
$5Pinkbus
Tue
Feb 8
$22Deutsche Bahn
$5BlaBlaCar Bus
Wed
Feb 9
$22Deutsche Bahn
$5BlaBlaCar Bus
Thu
Feb 10
$22Deutsche Bahn
$5Pinkbus
Fri
Feb 11
$22Deutsche Bahn
$5Pinkbus

Travel Information to Hamburg from Berlin

distanceDistance158 miles (255 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$5 - $22
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $5 (€4) • 3 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $22 (€18) • 1 h 43 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus or Deutsche Bahn

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 1 h 43 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 BlaBlaCar Bus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train 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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Travel Tips: Travel from Berlin to Hamburg

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FAQs

How do I travel from Berlin to Hamburg?

There are 2 ways to get from Berlin to Hamburg: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to go 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 $17 (€14) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Berlin to Hamburg costing on average $22 (€18).

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

The fastest way from Berlin to Hamburg is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 43 min.

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

In comparison, going by bus can take 3 h 10 min   on average.

How many miles from Berlin to Hamburg would I travel?

Hamburg is approximately 158 miles (255 km) away from Berlin.

How many services a day are there to Hamburg from Berlin?

The average frequency per day from Berlin to Hamburg is:

  • Around 25 trains per day.

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

When traveling between Berlin and 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 buy a bus ticket from Berlin to Hamburg depart from Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof to Hamburg Hbf.
  • Most travelers take a train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf.

Which travel companies can take me from Berlin to Hamburg?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Berlin to Hamburg, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • BlaBlaCar Bus can get you to Hamburg by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with BlaBlaCar Bus from Berlin to Hamburg for $5 (€4) on Omio.
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn for trains to Hamburg. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Berlin to Hamburg tickets on Omio for $22 (€18).

Is there a way to travel directly from Berlin to Hamburg?

Yes, there are direct services available from Berlin to Hamburg with the following travel companies:

  • You can take a direct train with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain with 25 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Hamburg as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Berlin to Hamburg.

Where should I go next after I travel to Hamburg from Berlin?

Your trip from Berlin to Hamburg doesn't have to end in Hamburg. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Copenhagen, Amsterdam or Munich. If you’d like to add Copenhagen, Amsterdam or Munich to your Berlin to Hamburg tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Hamburg today!

How early should I book Berlin to Hamburg tickets online to score the best deals?

Before traveling from Berlin to Hamburg, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this trip costs on average $5 (€4) one way.
  • A train ticket costs $22 (€18) one way on average for this route.

But we recommend booking Berlin to Hamburg tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.