You can get from Berlin to Hamburg by train, bus or flight.
To get from Berlin to Hamburg on 27 Oct we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||158 miles (255 km)|
|Available travel modes||Coach or train|
|Ticket price range||£4 - £13|
|Cheapest mode||Coach • £4 • 2 h 41 min|
|Fastest mode||Train • £13 • 2 h 29 min|
|Popular travel companies||Pinkbus or FlixTrain|
Take a coach or train to travel 158 miles (255 km) from Berlin to Hamburg. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 29 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £4. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Pinkbus or FlixTrain among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Berlin to Hamburg.
Direct daily buses run between the two city centres operated by Flixbus and Infobus. Journey times are between 3 to 4 hours with buses leaving from just after midnight and continuing until around 11:00 p.m. There are up to five departures an hour. Buses leave from Alexanderplatz in the centre of Berlin which enjoys links to the city's extensive and efficient transport network of U and S-Bahn trains, local buses and night routes. Buses terminate at Hamburg Hauptbahnhof and taxis are available at departure and arrival points.
Deutsche Bahn operate frequent trains throughout the day from Berlin Hauptbahnhof on Europaplatz with a direct journey time of just under 2 hours. The first departure is at around 5:00 a.m., with trains running until about 11:00 p.m. Trains arrive at Hamburg Hauptbahnhof which is centrally located in the city and enjoys good transport links by local buses, as well as U and S-Bahn trains. Both stations have taxi ranks located outside.
Flights between the two cities are operated by Air Berlin, Lufthansa and Germanwings. As connections are needed at hubs such as Dusseldorf and Munich journey times can be from 5 to 15 hours or more. Flights start in the early morning and continue until late afternoon. Both Hamburg airport and Berlin Tegel airport are within easy distance of the city centres and linked by local buses and trains. Taxi ranks and car rental desks can be found at all terminals.
There are 2 ways that you can travel from Berlin to Hamburg. You can take a coach or train.
A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Berlin to Hamburg, which costs on average £4.
This is compared to other ways of getting to Hamburg:
A coach is about £10 less than a train, which costs on average £13 for this journey.
The fastest way to get to Hamburg from Berlin is by train with an average travel time of 2 h 29 min.
There are alternative travel options to Hamburg that can usually take longer:
In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 2 h 41 min of travel time.
You should expect to travel around 158 miles (255 km) from Berlin to Hamburg.
The average frequency per day from Berlin to Hamburg is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Berlin and Hamburg as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Berlin to Hamburg:
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But we recommend booking Berlin to Hamburg tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.
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