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from Hamburg to Berlin

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

Our recommendation

To get from Hamburg to Berlin on Sep 20 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:30AMHamburg3h10 11:40AMBerlin, ZOB
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$51One-way
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01:30PMHamburg3h10 04:40PMBerlin, ZOB
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Sun
Sep 19
$25FlixTrain
$5Pinkbus
Mon
Sep 20
$35Deutsche Bahn
$5Pinkbus
Tue
Sep 21
$10FlixTrain
$10Flixbus
Wed
Sep 22
$6FlixTrain
$6Flixbus
Thu
Sep 23
$12FlixTrain
$5Pinkbus
Fri
Sep 24
$22Deutsche Bahn
$5Pinkbus
Sat
Sep 25
$12FlixTrain
$5Pinkbus
Sun
Sep 26
$19FlixTrain
$5Pinkbus
Mon
Sep 27
$12FlixTrain
$5Pinkbus
Tue
Sep 28
$6FlixTrain
$6Flixbus
Wed
Sep 29
$22Deutsche Bahn
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Thu
Sep 30
$6FlixTrain
$5Pinkbus
Fri
Oct 1
$12FlixTrain
$5Pinkbus
Sat
Oct 2
$11FlixTrain
$5Pinkbus
Sun
Oct 3
$22Deutsche Bahn
$5Pinkbus
Mon
Oct 4
$6FlixTrain
$5Pinkbus
Tue
Oct 5
$6FlixTrain
$6Flixbus
Wed
Oct 6
$6FlixTrain
$6Flixbus
Thu
Oct 7
$10FlixTrain
$5Pinkbus
Fri
Oct 8
$12FlixTrain
$5Pinkbus
Sat
Oct 9
$6FlixTrain
$5Pinkbus

Travel Information from Hamburg to Berlin

distanceDistance158 miles (255 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$5 - $22
cheapestCheapest modeBus • () • 3 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesPinkbus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus or train to travel 158 miles (255 km) between Hamburg and Berlin. A bus is best for those looking to save money on this trip, with tickets costing about (). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Pinkbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Hamburg to Berlin.

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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.

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Hamburg to Berlin Travel Comparison

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Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€11

3:00 h

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trains

€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

The Best Way According to our Users

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
How do I reach Berlin from Hamburg?

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

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

The cheapest way to go to Berlin from Hamburg is by taking a bus, which costs on average ().

This is compared to other ways of getting to Berlin:

Taking a bus is about $17 (€14) less than taking a train, which costs on average $22 (€18) for this route.

What is the fastest way from Hamburg to Berlin?

The quickest way to travel between Hamburg and Berlin is by travel, which takes on average 0 h 0 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, going by train can take 2 h 33 min   on average.

What is the distance from Hamburg to Berlin?

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

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

The average frequency per day from Hamburg to Berlin is:

  • 16 trains per day.

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

When traveling to Berlin from Hamburg, what are the departure and arrival points in Hamburg and Berlin?

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

  • Buses from Hamburg to Berlin most often leave from Hamburg, ZOB am Hbf and arrive in Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof.
  • Trains from Hamburg to Berlin most often leave from Hamburg Hbf and arrive in Berlin Hbf.
Which travel companies can get me from Hamburg to Berlin?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Hamburg to Berlin:

  • You can take a bus from Hamburg to Berlin with Pinkbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $5 (€4) with Pinkbus from Hamburg to Berlin.
  • You can travel from Hamburg to Berlin by train with Deutsche Bahn. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $22 (€18) with Deutsche Bahn from Hamburg to Berlin.
Is there a direct service between Hamburg and Berlin?

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

  • You can take a direct train with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain with 16 direct trains per day.

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

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Hamburg to Berlin?
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.
How far in advance should I book tickets between Hamburg and Berlin online to get the best deals?

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

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

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

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Hamburg
Berlin
Hamburg, ZOB am Hbf.
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Hamburg Hbf
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Refreshments
Hamburg-Altona
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