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.
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3 h 26 m
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Of the 36 buses that leave Berlin for Hamburg every day 36 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||158 miles (255 km)|
|Average coach duration||3 h 10 min|
|Average coach ticket price||£11 (€13)|
|Coach companies||BlaBlaCar, Deutsche Bahn, BlaBlaCar Bus, Pinkbus, Flixbus or comati|
Coaches from Berlin to Hamburg cover the 158 miles (255 km) long route taking on average 3 h 10 min with our travel partners like BlaBlaCar, Deutsche Bahn, BlaBlaCar Bus, Pinkbus, Flixbus or comati. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this route for as low as £9, but the average price of coach tickets is £11. Travellers depart most frequently from Berlin Hbf and arrive in Hamburg, Bahnsteig Gleis 13 + 14.
Travel to Hamburg from Berlin from £9 with Omio’s coach partners Deutsche Bahn and FlixBus! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular trip for you.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main operator of coach services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your coach to Hamburg from Berlin. DB uses different types of coaches such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain coaches.
FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost coach providers in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travellers in both continents the option to take a long-distance coach at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight coaches on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long coach journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.
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.
When departing from Berlin, you have various coach station options to start your route from including Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof, Berlin, ZOB and Berlin, Bahnhof Südkreuz. When arriving in Hamburg, you can end your route in coach stations like Hamburg, Bahnsteig Gleis 13 + 14, Hamburg, Hörstener Straße and Hamburg, S Hamburg Airport.
Omio customers book a coach from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg, Bahnsteig Gleis 13 + 14 most frequently for this route.
Passengers board the coach most frequently from Berlin Hbf, which is located around 3.5 miles (5.6 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Hamburg, Bahnsteig Gleis 13 + 14, located 2.1 miles (3.4 km) away from the city centre.
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