The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Berlin to Hamburg will cost around £ 56 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 19.
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Trains per day
Of the 26 train that leave Berlin for Hamburg every day 23 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 255 km distance in an average of 2h 25m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 1h 43m .
The slowest train will take 9h 54m 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.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
3 hours 43 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||£19|
|Trains depart from:||Berlin|
|Trains arrive in:||Hamburg|
|Train Companies:||Deutsche Bahn|
The principal departure stations for Deutsche Bahn trains from Berlin to Hamburg are Zoologischer Garten and Hauptbahnhof. Services from Zoologischer Garten run hourly from 6:30 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. on weekdays and Saturdays, and from 8:30 a.m. on Sundays. This service usually includes one change at Berlin Spandau. From Hauptbahnhof, direct trains depart roughly twice per hour between 5:00 a.m. and 22:40 p.m. on weekdays and Saturdays, and from 7:00 a.m. on Sundays. The average journey time is 1 hour and 50 minutes.
Departure Stations: Zoologischer Garten railway station and the Hauptbahnhof are central hubs and easily accessed from anywhere in the city, either via the underground system or the local overground train system, the S-Bahn. A good number of bus services also stop at both stations. Zoologischer Garten railway station is located in the Charlottenburg district, next to Berlin Zoo. Berlin's Hauptbahnhof can be found just north of Tiergarten and is connected by the S-Bahn.
Arrival Station: Hamburg Hauptbahnhof is located approximately 1mile from the city centre, on the east side of the city next to the Museum of Art and Industry. The city centre, where Hamburg's impressive city hall can be found, can be reached in 15 minutes on foot or in 10 minutes by underground or bus.