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from Hamburg to Berlin

You can get from Hamburg to Berlin by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Hamburg to Berlin on 20 May we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:30Hamburg3h10 11:40Berlin, ZOB
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£131One-way
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08:30Hamburg3h10 11:40Berlin, ZOB
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£131One-way
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07:36Hamburg Hbf1h46 09:22Berlin Hbf
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£351One-way
05:52Hamburg Hbf2h03 07:55Berlin Hbf
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£271One-way
06:34Hamburg Hbf1h46 08:20Berlin Hbf
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£321One-way

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Fri
20 May
£18FlixTrain
£13Pinkbus
Sat
21 May
£13FlixTrain
£9Pinkbus
Sun
22 May
£27Deutsche Bahn
£9Pinkbus
Mon
23 May
£21Deutsche Bahn
£9Pinkbus
Tue
24 May
£21Deutsche Bahn
£12Flixbus
Wed
25 May
£12FlixTrain
£17Flixbus
Thu
26 May
£12FlixTrain
£9Pinkbus
Fri
27 May
£16Deutsche Bahn
£9Pinkbus
Sat
28 May
£9FlixTrain
£4Pinkbus
Sun
29 May
£13FlixTrain
£9Pinkbus
Mon
30 May
£16Deutsche Bahn
£4Pinkbus
Tue
31 May
£16Deutsche Bahn
£6Flixbus
Wed
1 Jun
£16Deutsche Bahn
£6Flixbus
Thu
2 Jun
£7FlixTrain
£4Pinkbus
Fri
3 Jun
£12FlixTrain
£9Pinkbus
Sat
4 Jun
£9FlixTrain
£4Pinkbus
Sun
5 Jun
£6FlixTrain
£4Pinkbus
Mon
6 Jun
£16Deutsche Bahn
£4Pinkbus
Tue
7 Jun
£16Deutsche Bahn
£12Flixbus
Wed
8 Jun
£16Deutsche Bahn
£6Flixbus

Travel Information between Hamburg and Berlin

distanceDistance158 miles (255 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£4 - £11
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £4 • 3 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £11 • 1 h 46 min
carriersPopular travel companiesPinkbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 158 miles (255 km) by coach or train to Berlin from Hamburg. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 46 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 route are Pinkbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Hamburg to Berlin.

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 travel from Hamburg to Berlin?

There are 2 ways to travel to Berlin from Hamburg including taking a coach or train.

What is the cheapest way from Hamburg to Berlin?

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 generally £8 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £11 from Hamburg to Berlin.

What is the fastest way to get from Hamburg to Berlin?

The quickest way to travel between Hamburg and Berlin is by train, which takes on average 1 h 46 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Berlin by coach can take on average 3 h 5 min.

How many miles are between Hamburg and Berlin

Berlin is approximately 158 miles (255 km) away from Hamburg.

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

The average frequency per day from Hamburg to Berlin is:

  • 17 trains per day.

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

Where do I depart from Hamburg? Where do I arrive in Berlin?

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

  • Most travellers take a coach from Hamburg, Bahnsteig Gleis 13 + 14 to Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof.
  • Most travellers who purchase a train ticket from Hamburg to Berlin depart from Hamburg Hbf to 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 travel by train between Hamburg and Berlin with Deutsche Bahn, and you can find Deutsche Bahn Hamburg to Berlin tickets for £11 on Omio.

Is it possible to travel directly from Hamburg to Berlin?

Yes, there are direct services available to Berlin from Hamburg with the following travel operators:

  • You can take a direct coach with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar, BlaBlaCar Bus or Pinkbus with direct coaches per day.
  • You can find around 17 direct trains per day and book this direct train with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Berlin as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Berlin from Hamburg.

Where else should I travel to after my journey to Berlin from Hamburg ends?

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.

When should I buy a ticket to Berlin from Hamburg online to score the best deals?

Before travelling from Hamburg to Berlin, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this route is on average £4 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket is £11 one way on average for this journey.

But we recommend booking Hamburg to Berlin tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.