You can get from Berlin to Hamburg by train, bus or flight.
To get from Berlin to Hamburg on Dec 08 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||158 miles (255 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus, ferry, flight or train|
|Ticket price range||$3 - $88|
|Fastest mode||Train • $88 (€80) • 1 h 44 min|
|Popular travel companies||Pinkbus or Deutsche Bahn|
Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 158 miles (255 km) from Berlin to Hamburg. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Pinkbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train 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.
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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.
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.
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.
There are 4 travel options from Berlin to Hamburg: bus, ferry, flight or train.
The cheapest way to go to Hamburg from Berlin is by taking a flight, which costs on average $3 (€3).
This is compared to other ways of getting to Hamburg:
A flight is generally $9 (€8) less than a bus for the same journey. Taking a bus costs on average $12 (€11) from Berlin to Hamburg.
A flight is $84 (€77) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Berlin to Hamburg costing on average $88 (€80).
The quickest way to travel from Berlin to Hamburg is by train, which takes on average 1 h 44 min compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:
In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 3 h 5 min.
In comparison, getting to Hamburg by flight can take on average 0 h 0 min.
The Berlin to Hamburg distance is around 158 miles (255 km).
The average frequency per day from Berlin to Hamburg is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Hamburg from Berlin as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Berlin to Hamburg:
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Yes, there are direct services available from Berlin to Hamburg with the following travel companies:
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 between Berlin and Hamburg.
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:
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.
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