Hamburg to Berlin train

Thu, 20 Jun
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Cheap train tickets from Hamburg to Berlin

Showing times and prices for 21 Jun

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Hamburg to Berlin is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

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FlixTrain
07:462h03
Hamburg Hbf
09:49Berlin Hbf
£241One-way
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FlixTrain
11:481h51
Hamburg Hbf
13:39Berlin Spandau
£391One-way
0 changes
FlixTrain
11:482h11
Hamburg Hbf
13:59Berlin Südkreuz station
£391One-way
0 changes
FlixTrain
11:482h01
Hamburg Hbf
13:49Berlin Hbf
£391One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
06:482h07
Hamburg Hbf
08:55Berlin Hbf
£391One-way
0 changes

Train timetableHamburg to Berlin

Showing trains for tomorrow, Friday, 21 June
Deutsche Bahn
06:341h46
Hamburg Hbf
08:20Berlin Hbf
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Deutsche Bahn
06:482h07
Hamburg Hbf
08:55Berlin Hbf
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
07:361h46
Hamburg Hbf
09:22Berlin Hbf
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FlixTrain
07:462h03
Hamburg Hbf
09:49Berlin Hbf
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
08:041h49
Hamburg Hbf
09:53Berlin Hbf
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Deutsche Bahn
08:341h46
Hamburg Hbf
10:20Berlin Hbf
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
08:512h04
Hamburg Hbf
10:55Berlin Hbf
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
09:361h46
Hamburg Hbf
11:22Berlin Hbf
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Deutsche Bahn
10:051h50
Hamburg Hbf
11:55Berlin Hbf
0 changes
FlixTrain
11:481h51
Hamburg Hbf
13:39Berlin Spandau
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FlixTrain
11:482h11
Hamburg Hbf
13:59Berlin Südkreuz station
0 changes
FlixTrain
11:482h01
Hamburg Hbf
13:49Berlin Hbf
0 changes
FlixTrain
17:382h22
Hamburg Hbf
20:00Berlin Südkreuz station
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FlixTrain
17:382h11
Hamburg Hbf
19:49Berlin Hbf
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FlixTrain
17:382h01
Hamburg Hbf
19:39Berlin Spandau
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Train times from Hamburg to Berlin

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Fastest Journey

1 h 46 m

Average

1 h 58 m

Trains per day

15

Distance

255 km

Of the 15 trains that leave Hamburg for Berlin every day 15 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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Deutsche Bahn
07:361h46
Hamburg Hbf
09:22Berlin Hbf
£501One-way
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Deutsche Bahn
06:341h46
Hamburg Hbf
08:20Berlin Hbf
£501One-way
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Deutsche Bahn
08:341h46
Hamburg Hbf
10:20Berlin Hbf
£571One-way
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Deutsche Bahn
09:361h46
Hamburg Hbf
11:22Berlin Hbf
£671One-way
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Deutsche Bahn
08:041h49
Hamburg Hbf
09:53Berlin Hbf
£571One-way
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I am very happy to pass on this trip, as there was nothing negative and I liked everything. In addition, my train also arrived on time. Good wifi, power sockets, convenience and a table, all of which were there in comfort. Nice staff, delicious food, quick deliveries and cheap food, all of this relates to the great service. Cleanliness and spacious, respectively the beautiful train are the visual things. Deserved five stars out of five.
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This was a very good trip in class 2. There was nothing I didn't like, so I can recommend it. I particularly liked the wifi, as there was no interference at all, even though several people were using it. The train also arrived on time, as expected. The toilets were clean and the train in general. The seats were very comfortable. The staff performed very well. Great ride.
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You can see in the picture that it was my outward journey. I was in 2nd class. For a return journey, my train was very cheap, €38,80. I had good wifi and a power socket at my seat. My seat was comfortable and I had enough space. The staff were very polite and did the job as well as you can imagine. We were always informed where we were. The food was delicious and so was my tea. Deserved 5 out of 5 stars, deservedly I can recommend it. My train also arrived on time as expected.
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It was a really great train ride. Our seat had 2 sockets, was comfortable and the train was at a pleasant temperature. The conductor was also very nice and the food in the on-board bistro was very tasty. The toilets were very clean, as was the train. In addition, the train arrived on time and there is nothing to be said against the price-performance ratio. However, there was no wifi, which I found a bit of a shame.
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A trip in 2nd class, which was great. I travelled alone and went at lunchtime. The best thing of all was the price. A return trip for such a price was awesome. There were also many positive things and nothing negative. I had good wifi and very nice fellow drivers who communicated with me and were very empathetic, so they were very quiet. The staff were very humorous and nice. The train also arrived on time and I was totally pleasantly surprised. It was a typical "perfect" ride in general. I can only recommend it. Min wifi was great and the train was very modern at the time.
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The connection between Hamburg and Berlin is unbeatable in terms of price and duration compared to a car. If the train arrives on time, as in my case, then 1 hour and 44 minutes with a car cannot be beaten for a distance of approx. 300 km. However, it is a good idea to download a radio play or film in advance, as the internet connection keeps breaking down. Even continuous phone calls are not possible on this route... Hopefully this will be better with the next ICE generation.
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IconTrain was on time
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IconNo on-board bistro
The train was super equipped, each seat had 2 power sockets and free wifi was also available. In addition, the seats were very comfortable (as always) and the room had a pleasant temperature. The toilets were very clean and looked like new. The train area was also very tidy. I have never seen a train as punctual as this one and the price-performance ratio was super. Unfortunately, however, I was a bit humiliated that the on-board bistro was closed because I was hungry.
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I really enjoyed the trip as the train staff were really professional as always and checked us in very friendly. The value for money was really good as I booked the train at very short notice and still got a really great price. The train was on time to the minute and we were also at our destination station on time. All the power sockets worked and we were able to use the wifi without any problems. All in all, a really successful trip - we will gladly repeat it.
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On the journey, I didn't have such good internet, but I did have two power sockets. The seats were comfortable and the volume in my train carriage was pleasant. I was approached nicely and politely by the staff. They took good care of me and helped me find my reserved seat. However, I would not have access to information and the train arrived late. I would have missed my appointment because of that. And the toilets were very dirty..... But the price-performance ratio was OK.
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On my trip with the ICE from Hamburg to Berlin, I was able to work wonderfully - despite an almost empty laptop battery, because I could use the power socket (even in 2nd class). Internet was scarce, especially in Brandenburg, but a little oflline time is also quite productive.
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The service on the train was very good and the staff very friendly. The cleanliness was great this time. In my opinion, the tables and toilets were clean. What is not enough for me, however, are sufficient power sockets and adequate wifi. Unfortunately, this leaves a lot to be desired. The train was also late once again, which meant that the connections in the next city could not be reached.
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IconTrain too loud
IconDirty toilets
IconToo few sockets
On my journey from Wifi to Berlin, the facilities were not so good, as the wifi didn't work well and there weren't enough power sockets on the train. On the other hand, the comfort was pretty good, except that it was a bit too loud on the train for me personally. The service was great, the staff were particularly friendly and always helpful. On the other hand, you can't speak too highly of the cleanliness, as the toilets were extremely dirty. I found the journey time quite good and the price for the journey too
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IconIt was very relaxed
IconI was able to work productively during the journey
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IconVery long journey
IconI lacked the flexibility
IconThe train ticket was very expensive
The train journey from Hamburg to Berlin was really great! The seats were super comfortable and there was plenty of room for your legs. With wifi and power sockets, it was easy to pass the time and you could even work if you wanted to. The train travelled very quietly, which made it even more comfortable. And when you got hungry, you could easily get snacks and drinks. The staff were really friendly and helped when needed. I was also impressed by the cleanliness of the train. Everything was in good condition, which made the whole experience even more pleasant. The journey time was okay, the schedule was adhered to, efficiently and without stress. In terms of value for money, I thought it was really fair. You got a lot for your money. Overall, the train journey from Hamburg to Berlin was great for me. Good facilities, comfortable, friendly staff and a fair price. I can definitely recommend it!
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IconLow-performance wifi
This ICE journey was very pleasant. The train was on time and very clean. To the delight of the passengers, there was a catering offer that included a variety of food and drinks. The staff were very friendly. The sockets worked, the seats were comfortable and the noise level was acceptable. If it had been necessary, I could have reserved a seat. The journey time of approx. 105 minutes is particularly outstanding! Unfortunately, the wifi was very poor. However, the railway is currently working on this problem.
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The outward journey on the ICE from Hamburg to Berlin went smoothly overall. The train arrived on time. There were no free seats. However, we found two seats without a reservation after a short search. The train was clean and the journey uncomplicated.

Overview: Train from Hamburg to Berlin

distanceDistance158 miles
durationAverage train duration1 h 44 min
priceAverage train ticket price£68 (€77)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn or FlixTrain

Trains from Hamburg to Berlin cover the 158 miles long route taking on average 1 h 44 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £68, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £9. Travellers depart most frequently from Hamburg Hbf and arrive in Berlin Hbf.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn and FlixTrain trains Hamburg to Berlin

You can travel by train between Hamburg and Berlin with Deutsche Bahn and FlixTrain for as low as £9. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best 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 from Hamburg to Berlin train information:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 44 min
  • Cheapest Price: £28
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 21 a day

Trains from Hamburg to Berlin

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.

Which train companies travel from Hamburg to Berlin?

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.

How long is the train from Hamburg to Berlin?

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.

How many trains are there from Hamburg to Berlin?

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.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Hamburg to Berlin?

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.


Deutsche Bahn Trains from Hamburg to Berlin

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Deutsche Bahn is Germany's leading train company, running 40,000 train journeys every day. Deutsche Bahn has a wide range of tickets, offers and discount cards such as the BahnCard. Check if you can use it on the Deutsche Bahn trains from Hamburg to Berlin. For more information on ticket cancellation, please visit our customer service centre.

Deutsche Bahn has different types of trains such as ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regional Rail) based on travel time and comfort. Toilets are available on all trains and some of them have an onboard restaurant or access to Wi-Fi.

At Omio, you can easily check the train schedule from Hamburg to Berlin and book cheap Deutsche Bahn tickets.


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FAQs: Hamburg to Berlin train

FAQs: Travel by train from Hamburg to Berlin easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Hamburg to Berlin.
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Cheap train tickets from Hamburg to Berlin can start from as little as £9 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Hamburg to Berlin is £68; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Hamburg to Berlin train time is 1 h 44 min   covering the 158 mile long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Hamburg to Berlin leaves at 05: 46. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Hamburg to Berlin leaves at 21: 58.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Hamburg to Berlin without having to change trains with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain. There are 16 direct trains from Hamburg to Berlin each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
For the best Hamburg to Berlin train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services from Hamburg to Berlin to compare what amenities they may offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 21: 58.

When departing from Hamburg, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Hamburg Hbf, Hamburg Airport and Hamburg Altona. When arriving in Berlin, you can end your trip in train stations like Berlin Hbf, Berlin Ostbahnhof and Berlin Südkreuz station.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Hamburg Hbf, which is located around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Berlin Hbf, located 3.5 miles (5.6 km) away from the city centre.

A day trip to Berlin from Hamburg is worth doing with a journey time of 1 h 44 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Hamburg to Berlin is February.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel from Hamburg to Berlin including taking a train or coach.

Important Stations and Airports in Hamburg and Berlin

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Hamburg Hbf is the most popular Hamburg railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Hamburg for your journey to Berlin.
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Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 30 | Sat - Sun: 08: 00 - 20: 15
Public transport options for Hamburg Hbf
U-Bahn lines: U1, U2, U3, U4
S-Bahn lines: S1, S2, S3, S11, S21, S31
Bus lines: 2, 5, 6, 16, 17, 19, 112, X35, 31, 37
Train lines: ICE, EC, IC, FLX, NJ, RE, RB, IRE
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At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
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WifiWifi
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ParkingParking
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At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
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ticketOfficeHours
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At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
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At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
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