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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 Jan 23 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:30AMHamburg3h10 12:40PMBerlin, ZOB
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$51One-way
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09:30AMHamburg3h10 12:40PMBerlin, ZOB
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$51One-way
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08:00AMHamburg, ZOB am Hbf3h20 11:20AMBerlin, Europaplatz am Hbf. (BEX-Haltestelle)
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$101One-way
11:10AMHamburg, ZOB am Hbf3h15 02:25PMBerlin
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$61One-way
02:00PMHamburg3h10 05:10PMBerlin, ZOB
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$51One-way

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Sun
Jan 23
$12FlixTrain
$5Pinkbus
Mon
Jan 24
$22Deutsche Bahn
$5Pinkbus
Tue
Jan 25
$22Deutsche Bahn
$6BlaBlaCar Bus
Wed
Jan 26
$22Deutsche Bahn
$6Flixbus
Thu
Jan 27
$22Deutsche Bahn
$5Pinkbus
Fri
Jan 28
$12FlixTrain
$5Pinkbus
Sat
Jan 29
$12FlixTrain
$5Pinkbus
Sun
Jan 30
$6FlixTrain
$5Pinkbus
Mon
Jan 31
$22Deutsche Bahn
$5Pinkbus
Tue
Feb 1
$22Deutsche Bahn
$6BlaBlaCar Bus
Wed
Feb 2
$22Deutsche Bahn
$6BlaBlaCar Bus
Thu
Feb 3
$22Deutsche Bahn
$5Pinkbus
Fri
Feb 4
$10FlixTrain
$5Pinkbus
Sat
Feb 5
$6FlixTrain
$5Pinkbus
Sun
Feb 6
$6FlixTrain
$5Pinkbus
Mon
Feb 7
$22Deutsche Bahn
$5Pinkbus
Tue
Feb 8
$22Deutsche Bahn
$5BlaBlaCar Bus
Wed
Feb 9
$16Deutsche Bahn
$5BlaBlaCar Bus
Thu
Feb 10
$22Deutsche Bahn
$5Pinkbus
Fri
Feb 11
$22Deutsche Bahn
$5Pinkbus

Travel Information between Hamburg and Berlin

distanceDistance158 miles (255 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$6 - $22
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $6 (€5) • 3 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $22 (€18) • 1 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus or train to travel 158 miles (255 km) from Hamburg to Berlin. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 45 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $6 (€5). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are BlaBlaCar Bus or Deutsche Bahn 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

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€11

3:00 h

1 Week Ahead

trains

€32

1:42 h

1 Week Ahead



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 travel from Hamburg to Berlin?

There are 2 ways that you can travel from Hamburg to Berlin. You can take a bus or train.

How do I get from Hamburg to Berlin the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to travel between Hamburg and Berlin is by taking a bus with an average price of $6 (€5).

This is compared to other travel options to Berlin:

Taking a bus is usually $16 (€13) less than taking a train to Berlin, which costs on average $22 (€18) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to travel between Hamburg and Berlin?

The fastest way to get to Berlin from Hamburg is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 45 min.

Other travel options to Berlin can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 3 h 10 min   of travel time.

What is the distance between Hamburg and Berlin?

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

How many scheduled departures are there a day 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 trip to Berlin from Hamburg as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points in Hamburg and in Berlin?

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

  • Buses from Hamburg to Berlin most often leave from Hamburg Hbf and arrive in Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof.
  • Trains mostly leave from Hamburg Hbf and tend to arrive in Berlin Hbf.

Who 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 BlaBlaCar Bus. Cheap tickets can be found for $6 (€5) with BlaBlaCar Bus from Hamburg to Berlin.
  • You can travel by train from Hamburg to Berlin with Deutsche Bahn, and you can find Deutsche Bahn Hamburg to Berlin tickets for $22 (€18) on Omio.

Can I find a direct route to Berlin from Hamburg?

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 between Hamburg and Berlin.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Hamburg to Berlin?

Many of our customers traveling from Hamburg to Berlin don't make Berlin their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Berlin are Amsterdam, Prague or Paris, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Berlin to any of these top destinations today!

How early should I buy Hamburg to Berlin tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets are costing $6 (€5) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost $22 (€18) one way on average.

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.