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£9FlixTrain
£4Pinkbus
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£9FlixTrain
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4 Dec
£16Deutsche Bahn
£4Pinkbus
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£9FlixTrain
£4Pinkbus
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£9FlixTrain
£4Pinkbus
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£4FlixTrain
£4Flixbus
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8 Dec
£16Deutsche Bahn
£4BlaBlaCar Bus
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£16Deutsche Bahn
£4Pinkbus
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10 Dec
£11FlixTrain
£4Pinkbus
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11 Dec
£16Deutsche Bahn
£4Pinkbus
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12 Dec
£7FlixTrain
£4Pinkbus
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13 Dec
£4FlixTrain
£4Pinkbus
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£4FlixTrain
£4BlaBlaCar Bus
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15 Dec
£4FlixTrain
£4BlaBlaCar Bus
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16 Dec
£4FlixTrain
£4Pinkbus
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17 Dec
£7FlixTrain
£4Pinkbus
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18 Dec
£4FlixTrain
£4Pinkbus
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£7FlixTrain
£4Pinkbus
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£4FlixTrain
£4Pinkbus
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£4FlixTrain
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£10FlixTrain
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Travel Information from Hamburg to Berlin

distanceDistance158 miles (255 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£4 - £16
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £4 • 3 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £16 • 2 h 33 min
carriersPopular travel companiesPinkbus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a coach or train to travel 158 miles (255 km) to Berlin from Hamburg. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 33 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 Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Hamburg to Berlin.

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How to Travel from Hamburg to Berlin

It's easiest to travel in Germany from Hamburg to Berlin by either train or bus. Flights from Hamburg to Berlin require a transfer at either Dusseldorf or Munich and require between 5-15 hours of travel time. Train travel from Hamburg to Berlin is the fastest transport option while taking the bus is the cheapest way of reaching Berlin.

What is the best way to travel from Hamburg to Berlin?

Cheapest way to travel from Hamburg to Berlin

Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Hamburg to Berlin. Coaches traveling from Hamburg to Berlin depart from Hamburg ZOB (central bus station) and take at least 3:00 h to arrive at Berlin ZOB am Funkturm. Over 30 coaches travel from Hamburg to Berlin everyday with coaches beginning to depart Hamburg at 5:45 a.m. Bus companies that travel from Hamburg to Berlin include Flixbus and Eurolines.

Fastest way to travel from Hamburg to Berlin

Taking the train is the fastest way to travel from Hamburg to Berlin. Trains depart from Hamburg Hbf and arrive at Berlin Hbf after approximately 2 hours of travel time. All trains that travel from Hamburg to Berlin are operated by Deutsche Bahn. Trains travel from Hamburg to Berlin from approximately 70 times per day with the earliest departing Hamburg at 5:25 a.m.

Most popular way to travel from Hamburg to Berlin

Taking the train is the most popular way to travel from Hamburg to Berlin. Taking the train is approximately an hour faster than taking the bus. The train also allows you to travel directly between Hamburg and Berlin's city centers. Traveling from Hamburg to Berlin by bus is also a popular option if you're looking to travel from Hamburg to Berlin for as cheap as possible. Hamburg and Berlin are located too close together to make flying a convenient way to travel.

Travel Tips

Travel from Hamburg to Berlin
Travel 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.
FAQs
How do I go from Hamburg to Berlin?

There are 2 travel options from Hamburg to Berlin: coach or train.

How do I get from Hamburg to Berlin the cheapest way?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Hamburg to Berlin. Tickets for a coach cost on average £4.

This is compared to other travel options to Berlin:

A coach is about £12 less than a train, which costs on average £16 for this route.

What is the fastest way to Berlin from Hamburg?

The fastest way to get to Berlin from Hamburg is by train with an average travel time of 2 h 33 min.

There are alternative travel options to Berlin that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 3 h 5 min   of travel time.

How many miles from Hamburg to Berlin would I travel?

You should expect to travel around 158 miles (255 km) from Hamburg to Berlin.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Hamburg to Berlin?

The average frequency per day from Hamburg to Berlin is:

  • 16 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Hamburg and Berlin as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points when travelling from Hamburg to Berlin?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Hamburg to Berlin:

  • Most travellers take a coach from Hamburg Hbf to Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof.
  • Most travellers board their train from Hamburg Hbf and arrive in Berlin Hbf.
Which travel companies can take me from Hamburg to Berlin?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Hamburg to Berlin:

  • You can travel by coach to Berlin from Hamburg with Pinkbus, and you can find Pinkbus Hamburg to Berlin tickets for £4 on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Hamburg to Berlin with Deutsche Bahn. Cheap tickets can be found for £16 with Deutsche Bahn from Hamburg to Berlin.
Is there a direct service to Berlin from Hamburg?

Yes, there are direct routes from Hamburg to Berlin with the following travel companies:

  • You can find direct coaches per day to take to Berlin with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar.
  • You can find 16 direct trains per day to Berlin with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Berlin tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this route.

Where should I go next after I travel to Berlin from Hamburg?
Omio customers who travel from Hamburg to Berlin often also extend their holiday to go to Amsterdam, Prague or Paris. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Berlin and these popular destinations at a great price.
How far in advance should I buy tickets between Hamburg and Berlin online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip between Hamburg and Berlin, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost £4 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing £16 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets to Berlin from Hamburg online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.