How to travel from Hamburg to Berlin

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from Hamburg to Berlin

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

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To get from Hamburg to Berlin on Dec 08 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information to Berlin from Hamburg

distanceDistance158 miles (255 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$11 - $45
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $11 (€10) • 1 h 46 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $11 (€10) • 1 h 46 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or FlixTrain

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 158 miles (255 km) between Hamburg and Berlin. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or FlixTrain among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Hamburg to Berlin.

How to Travel from Hamburg to Berlin

It's easiest to travel in Germany from Hamburg to Berlin by either train or bus. Flights from Hamburg to Berlin require a transfer at either Dusseldorf or Munich and require between 5-15 hours of travel time. Train travel from Hamburg to Berlin is the fastest transport option while taking the bus is the cheapest way of reaching Berlin.

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

Hamburg to Berlin Travel Comparison

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€11

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€32

1:42 h

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

Cheapest way to travel from Hamburg to Berlin


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Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Hamburg to Berlin. Buses traveling from Hamburg to Berlin depart from Hamburg ZOB (central bus station) and take at least 3:00 h to arrive at Berlin ZOB am Funkturm. Over 30 buses travel from Hamburg to Berlin everyday with buses beginning to depart Hamburg at 5:45 a.m. Bus companies that travel from Hamburg to Berlin include Flixbus and Eurolines.


Fastest way to travel from Hamburg to Berlin


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Taking the train is the fastest way to travel from Hamburg to Berlin. Trains depart from Hamburg Hbf and arrive at Berlin Hbf after approximately 2 hours of travel time. All trains that travel from Hamburg to Berlin are operated by Deutsche Bahn. Trains travel from Hamburg to Berlin from approximately 70 times per day with the earliest departing Hamburg at 5:25 a.m.


Most popular way to travel from Hamburg to Berlin


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


How to get from Hamburg to Berlin

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Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Hamburg to Berlin, 77,33% 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 Hamburg to Berlin 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

There are 4 ways to travel from Hamburg to Berlin including taking a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Hamburg and Berlin is by taking a train with an average price of $11 (€10).

This is compared to other travel options to Berlin:

A train is generally $33 (€30) less than a bus for the same journey. Taking a bus costs on average $45 (€40) from Hamburg to Berlin.

The fastest way from Hamburg to Berlin is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 46 min.

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

In comparison, going by bus can take 3 h 5 min   on average.

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

The average frequency per day from Hamburg to Berlin is:

  • 16 buses a day.
  • 28 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Hamburg and 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 Hamburg to Berlin:

  • Most travelers board their bus from Hamburg, Bahnsteig Gleis 13 + 14 and arrive in Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof.
  • Most travelers board their train from Hamburg Hbf and arrive in Berlin Hbf.

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

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Berlin by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Hamburg to Berlin tickets on Omio for $45 (€40).
  • FlixTrain can get you to Berlin by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with FlixTrain from Hamburg to Berlin for $11 (€10) on Omio.

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

  • You'll find 16 direct buses a day to Berlin with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or Pinkbus.
  • You can find 28 direct trains per day to Berlin with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain.

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

Omio customers who travel from Hamburg to Berlin often also extend their vacation to go to Amsterdam, Prague or Paris. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Berlin and these popular destinations at a great price.

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

  • Bus tickets cost $45 (€40) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average $11 (€10) one way.

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

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