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Thu
16 Sep
£37Deutsche Bahn
£9Flixbus
Fri
17 Sep
£13FlixTrain
£4Pinkbus
Sat
18 Sep
£9FlixTrain
£4Pinkbus
Sun
19 Sep
£13FlixTrain
£4Pinkbus
Mon
20 Sep
£16Deutsche Bahn
£4Pinkbus
Tue
21 Sep
£4FlixTrain
£4Flixbus
Wed
22 Sep
£4FlixTrain
£4Flixbus
Thu
23 Sep
£4FlixTrain
£4Pinkbus
Fri
24 Sep
£9FlixTrain
£4Pinkbus
Sat
25 Sep
£9FlixTrain
£4Pinkbus
Sun
26 Sep
£13FlixTrain
£4Pinkbus
Mon
27 Sep
£9FlixTrain
£4Pinkbus
Tue
28 Sep
£4FlixTrain
£4Flixbus
Wed
29 Sep
£16Deutsche Bahn
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Thu
30 Sep
£4FlixTrain
£4Pinkbus
Fri
1 Oct
£9FlixTrain
£4Pinkbus
Sat
2 Oct
£7FlixTrain
£4Pinkbus
Sun
3 Oct
£9FlixTrain
£4Pinkbus
Mon
4 Oct
£5FlixTrain
£4Pinkbus
Tue
5 Oct
£4FlixTrain
£4Flixbus
Wed
6 Oct
£16Deutsche Bahn
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Travel Information between Hamburg and 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

Travel 158 miles (255 km) by coach or train from Hamburg to Berlin. 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.

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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
What are my Hamburg to Berlin travel options?

There are 2 ways to get from Hamburg to Berlin: coach or train.

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

The cheapest way from Hamburg to Berlin is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £4 compared to other travel options to Berlin:

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

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

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

Other travel options to Berlin from Hamburg can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 3 h 5 min.

How many miles are between Hamburg and Berlin

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

How many services a day are there between Hamburg and Berlin?

The average frequency per day from Hamburg to Berlin is:

  • Around 16 trains per day.

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from Hamburg to Berlin?

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

  • Most travellers who buy a coach ticket from Hamburg to Berlin depart from Hamburg, ZOB am Hbf to Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof.
  • Most travellers catch 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 to Berlin from Hamburg by coach with Pinkbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £4 with Pinkbus from Hamburg to Berlin.
  • You can travel from Hamburg to Berlin by train with Deutsche Bahn. You can find cheap tickets on Omio 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 check for a direct train to Berlin with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain with 16 direct trains per day.

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.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Hamburg to Berlin?
Your journey from Hamburg to Berlin doesn't have to end in Berlin. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Amsterdam, Prague or Paris. If you’d like to add Amsterdam, Prague or Paris to your Hamburg to Berlin trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Berlin today!
When should I buy a ticket between Hamburg and Berlin online to score the best deals?

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

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

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

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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Hamburg
Berlin
Hamburg, ZOB am Hbf.
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Hamburg Hbf
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Hamburg-Altona
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