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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 Jun 14 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
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$61One-way
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08:00AMBerlin, Europaplatz am Hbf. (BEX-Haltestelle)3h20 11:20AMHamburg
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$61One-way
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10:30AMBerlin, Europaplatz am Hbf. (BEX-Haltestelle)3h20 01:50PMHamburg
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$61One-way
03:45PMBerlin, Europaplatz am Hbf. (BEX-Haltestelle)3h20 07:05PMHamburg
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$61One-way
09:00AMBerlin, Europaplatz am Hbf. (BEX-Haltestelle)3h20 12:20PMHamburg
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$61One-way

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Sun
Jun 13
$64Deutsche Bahn
$6BlaBlaCar Bus
Mon
Jun 14
$31Deutsche Bahn
$6BlaBlaCar Bus
Tue
Jun 15
$23Deutsche Bahn
$5BlaBlaCar Bus
Wed
Jun 16
$23Deutsche Bahn
$5BlaBlaCar Bus
Thu
Jun 17
$6FlixTrain
$5BlaBlaCar Bus
Fri
Jun 18
$44Deutsche Bahn
$5BlaBlaCar Bus
Sat
Jun 19
$6FlixTrain
$5BlaBlaCar Bus
Sun
Jun 20
$31Deutsche Bahn with connection
$6BlaBlaCar Bus
Mon
Jun 21
$6FlixTrain
$5BlaBlaCar Bus
Tue
Jun 22
$6FlixTrain
$5BlaBlaCar Bus
Wed
Jun 23
$23Deutsche Bahn
$5BlaBlaCar Bus
Thu
Jun 24
$6FlixTrain
$5BlaBlaCar Bus
Fri
Jun 25
$11FlixTrain
$5BlaBlaCar Bus
Sat
Jun 26
$6FlixTrain
$5BlaBlaCar Bus
Sun
Jun 27
$23Deutsche Bahn
$6BlaBlaCar Bus
Mon
Jun 28
$6FlixTrain
$5BlaBlaCar Bus
Tue
Jun 29
$6FlixTrain
$5BlaBlaCar Bus
Wed
Jun 30
$23Deutsche Bahn
$5BlaBlaCar Bus
Thu
Jul 1
$23Deutsche Bahn
$5BlaBlaCar Bus
Fri
Jul 2
$13FlixTrain
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
Sat
Jul 3
$23Deutsche Bahn
$6BlaBlaCar Bus

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

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FAQs
What are the ways to get from Berlin to Hamburg?

You can travel from Berlin to Hamburg 2 different ways: bus or train.

What is the distance from Berlin to Hamburg?

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Berlin to Hamburg?

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

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Berlin, ZOB and arrive in Hamburg, ZOB am Hbf.
  • Most travelers board their train from Berlin Hbf and arrive in Hamburg Hbf.
Who can get 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.
  • Deutsche Bahn can get you to Hamburg by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Deutsche Bahn from Berlin to Hamburg for $36 (€28) on Omio.
Is it possible 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 bus with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar.
  • You can purchase a direct train with FlixTrain.

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 to Hamburg from Berlin.

Where should I go next after I travel from Berlin to Hamburg?
Many of our customers traveling from Berlin to Hamburg don't make Hamburg their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Hamburg are Copenhagen, Amsterdam or Munich, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Hamburg to any of these top destinations today!
How early should I buy Berlin to Hamburg tickets 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 $5 (€4) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost $36 (€28) 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.

What is the cheapest way from Berlin to Hamburg?

The cheapest way to travel to Hamburg from Berlin is by taking a bus with an average price of $5 (€4).

This is compared to other travel options to Hamburg:

Taking a bus is about $31 (€24) less than taking a train, which costs on average $36 (€28) for this journey.

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

The quickest way to travel between Berlin and Hamburg is by bus, which takes on average 1 h 5 min  compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 1 h 46 min.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Berlin
Hamburg
Berlin, ZOB am Funkturm
Amenities
Berlin Ostbahnhof
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