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 £ 21 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 16.
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1 h 43 m
2 h 11 m
Trains per day
Of the 32 trains that leave Berlin for Hamburg every day 30 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 255 km distance in an average of 2 h 11 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 1 h 43 m .
The slowest trains will take 7 h 35 m 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 train duration||1 h 43 min|
|Average train ticket price||£13 (€15)|
|Train frequency||25 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or Deutsche Bahn with connection|
Trains from Berlin to Hamburg cover the 158 miles (255 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 43 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £13, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £7. Travellers depart most frequently from Berlin Hbf and arrive in Hamburg Hbf.
Travel between Berlin and Hamburg from £7 with Omio’s train partners Deutsche Bahn! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular route for you.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main operator of train 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 train to Hamburg from Berlin. DB uses different types of trains 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 trains.
Berlin to Hamburg train information with Deutsche Bahn:
Deutsche Bahn has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by train to Hamburg from Berlin:
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.
When taking a train from Berlin, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Berlin Hbf, Berlin Spandau and Berlin Südkreuz. When you arrive in Hamburg, your train can arrive in train stations including Hamburg Hbf, Hamburg-Altona and Hamburg-Harburg.
Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf.
Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from Berlin Hbf and need to travel around 1.7 miles (2.8 km) from the city centre to get to this train station.
Passengers arriving in Hamburg most often arrive at Hamburg Hbf and need to travel around 1.6 miles (2.6 km) from this train station to the city centre.
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