You can get from Berlin to Hamburg by train, bus or flight.
To get from Berlin to Hamburg on Sep 20 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 or train|
|Ticket price range||$5 - $19|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $5 (€4) • 2 h 41 min|
|Fastest mode||Train • $19 (€15) • 2 h 29 min|
|Popular travel companies||Pinkbus 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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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 2 travel options from Berlin to Hamburg: bus or train.
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.
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.
The distance is approximately 158 miles (255 km) from Berlin to Hamburg.
The average frequency per day from Berlin to Hamburg is:
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.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Berlin to Hamburg:
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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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