The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Berlin to Hamburg will cost around £ 6 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 4.
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3 h 10 m
3 h 29 m
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Of the 18 buses that leave Berlin for Hamburg every day 18 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct buses cover the 255 km distance in an average of 3 h 29 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 3 h 10 m .
The slowest buses will take 4 h and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||158 miles (255 km)|
|Average coach duration||3 h 10 min|
|Average coach ticket price||£5 (€6)|
|Coach companies||Flixbus, BlaBlaCar, BlaBlaCar Bus or Deutsche Bahn|
Coaches from Berlin to Hamburg cover the 158 miles (255 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 10 min with our travel partners like Flixbus, BlaBlaCar, BlaBlaCar Bus or Deutsche Bahn. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £5, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £4. Travellers depart most frequently from Berlin Hbf and arrive in Hamburg, ZOB am Hbf.
Deutsche Bahn and FlixBus coaches will get you between Berlin and Hamburg from £4. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best coach times and tickets for your trip.
Germany's largest coach operator Deutsche Bahn (DB) offers excellent services within Germany and internationally, including a trip from Berlin to Hamburg. Find DB coach timetables and tickets for your 158 miles (255 km) journey between Berlin and Hamburg with the best deals on Omio. Choose from ticket types including the Super Saver, Saver and Flexible fares if you’re looking for the most affordable coach from Berlin to Hamburg. DB also offers discount cards, such as the Bahncard, 25, 50 and 100, which you can use on Omio.
Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its levels of efficiency and comfort with its range of coach types. These include the high-speed InterCity Express (ICE), the national express Intercity (IC) and international express Eurocity (EC), and local Regional Express (RE) and Regional (RB) coaches. These types of coaches differ in terms of the comfort and time needed to travel. For example, toilets are standard services on these coaches, but other amenities like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi access are only available on certain coaches.
Several operates provide direct buses from Berlin to Hamburg, including Postbus, FixBus and MeinFernbus providing departures every 15 minutes or less during peak times. Most buses from Berlin to Hamburg depart from Berlin central bus station or Berlin Zoo, arriving direct into Hamburg ZOB, the city's main bus station. Journey times take on average 3 hours 30 minutes, although more express services can take more than 20 minutes less travel time. Buses depart around the clock, with 00.05 a.m. service followed by a 01:00 a.m. departure providing late-night journeys. A regular schedule commences at 06:45 a.m. every morning, with buses departing throughout the day.
Most bus services between Berlin and Hamburg depart from either Berlin central bus station toward the inner city, or Berlin Zoo, located in the city's Tiergarten to the west of the centre of Berlin. A more limited schedule of buses from Berlin to Hamburg depart Berlin Ostbahnhof in the east of the region. All departure points are conveniently connected by U-Bahn, local S-Bahn and bus services, with a limited tram service operating 24 hours a day.
Hamburg is the second biggest city in Germany after Berlin and the home of many celebrated landmarks and attractions. The medieval city is famed for its canals and riversides, with some of the most iconic architecture in western Europe. Most bus services into Hamburg arrive Hamburg ZOB, the city's central bus station. From there, travellers can explore Hamburg further via the region's U-Bahn and S-Bahn systems, or journey farther afield with easy autobahn connections to the rest of Germany and beyond. Public transport systems in Hamburg run regularly throughout the day, with brief closures overnight before recommencing at 04:30 a.m. each morning, excluding Sundays when a more limited schedule is observed.
There are a few coach stations in Berlin to start your trip from including Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof, Berlin, ZOB and Berlin, Bahnhof Südkreuz. In Hamburg you have a few coach station options to choose from for your arrival including Hamburg, ZOB am Hbf, Hamburg and Hamburg, Bahnsteig Gleis 13 + 14.
Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Berlin Hbf and arrive in Hamburg, ZOB am Hbf.
The most popular departure coach station with passengers for this journey, called Berlin Hbf, is located 1 mile (s) / 2 km from the city centre of Berlin.
The most popular arrival coach station, Hamburg, ZOB am Hbf, is located 1 mile (s) / 2 km away from the city centre of Hamburg.
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