|Distance||158 miles (255 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 46 min|
|Average train ticket price||£17 (€20)|
|Train frequency||16 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 16 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain, Deutsche Bahn with connection or ÖBB | Nightjet|
Trains from Hamburg to Berlin cover the 158 miles (255 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 46 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain, Deutsche Bahn with connection or ÖBB | Nightjet. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £4, but the average price of train tickets is £17. Travellers depart most frequently from Hamburg Hbf and arrive in Berlin Hbf.
For as little as £4 you can travel by train between Hamburg and Berlin with Deutsche Bahn. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this route.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main operator of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Hamburg to Berlin train.
Deutsche Bahn has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Deutsche Bahn tickets to Berlin from Hamburg and when travelling by train:
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 taking a train from Hamburg, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Hamburg Hbf, Hamburg-Altona and Hamburg-Harburg. When you arrive in Berlin, your train can arrive in train stations including Berlin Hbf, Berlin Spandau and Berlin Südkreuz.
Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Hamburg Hbf, which is located around 1.6 miles (2.6 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Berlin Hbf, located 1.7 miles (2.8 km) away from the city centre.
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