|Distance||158 miles (255 km)|
|Average train duration||2 h 35 min|
|Average train ticket price||£14 (€16)|
|Train companies||Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain, Deutsche Bahn with connection or ÖBB | Nightjet|
Trains from Hamburg to Berlin cover the 158 miles (255 km) long route taking on average 2 h 35 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain, Deutsche Bahn with connection or ÖBB | Nightjet. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £14, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £4. Travellers depart most frequently from Hamburg Hbf and arrive in Berlin Hbf.
Deutsche Bahn trains will get you between Hamburg and Berlin from £4. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.
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 between Hamburg and 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.
Deutsche Bahn 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train from Hamburg to Berlin are the following:
Travelling from Hamburg to Berlin by train is an excellent option, with direct services every day. Expect 24-25 weekday services, along with 22-23 options at the weekend. Journey times aren't long, ranging from 1 hour 44 minutes to 2 hours 45 minutes, and no changes are needed.
Passengers won't need to choose between rail companies when taking trains from Hamburg to Berlin. Only Deutsche Bahn (DB) operates on the Hamburg to Berlin route.
Journey times between Hamburg and Berlin are rarely very long. Generally, they will vary between 1 hour 44 minutes and 2 hours 45 minutes for direct trips, which require no changes. Indirect trains take longer, but can still take as little as 3 hours.
Passengers can expect a very wide choice of departure times when making the journey by rail from Hamburg to Berlin. On weekdays, DB operates 24-25 trains, starting before 6:00 a.m. and running until just before midnight. Weekend services are frequent as well, with around 22-23 options available.
Departure Station: Trains to Berlin from Hamburg will depart from Hamburg Hauptbahnhof. The Hauptbahnhof is centrally located and occupies a prominent position on the Hamburg U-Bahn and S-Bahn networks, so the best way to get there is probably by train, although local buses are sometimes a handy alternative. The station itself is a modern facility, with plenty of places to shop and dine, as well as free Wi-Fi connectivity for passengers to use.
Arrival Station: All trains from Hamburg will arrive at Berlin's Hauptbahnhof. The city's central rail hub, the Hauptbahnhof can be found on Europaplatz, and offers ready access to the whole of Berlin. In most cases, U-Bahn journeys will ensure that transfers to accommodation take 20 minutes at most. If passengers need to make quick transfers to regional services, trains from Hamburg get into the "Tief" section of the Hauptbahnhof - so they may need to hurry up escalators to make their trains. Additionally, Airport Express trains (labeled RE7 and EB14) run to Schoenefeld Airport, and the TXL Express bus runs to Tegel. Leave 20-30 minutes for transfers in both cases.
When departing from Hamburg, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Hamburg Hbf, Hamburg-Altona and Hamburg-Harburg. When arriving in Berlin, you can end your route in train stations like Berlin Hbf, Berlin Spandau and Berlin Südkreuz.
Omio customers book a train from Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf most frequently for this route.
The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Hamburg Hbf, is located 1 mile (s) / 2 km from the city centre of Hamburg.
The most popular arrival train station, Berlin Hbf, is located 1 mile (s) / 2 km away from the city centre of Berlin.
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