Duration 8h 52m
Distance 908.2 km
Average price SFr 190
Frequency 11/day

Trip overview

The average train between Hamburg and Bern takes 8h 52m and the fastest train takes 8h 13m. The train service runs several times per day from Hamburg to Bern. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Train via Kassel

  1. Hamburg Hbf
  2. Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe
  3. Basel SBB
  4. Bern
9h 12m
SFr 192 - SFr 303

Hamburg to Bern train times

Trains run every two hours between Hamburg and Bern. The earliest departure is at 03:20 in the morning, and the last departure from Hamburg is at 18:01 which arrives into Bern at 06:24. All services require a transfer, and take on average 8h 52m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Hamburg Hbf and arriving at Bern. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 10h 19m.

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The distance between Hamburg and Bern is 759 km. The road distance is 908.2 km.

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Hamburg to Bern train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, depart from Hamburg Hbf station.

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Hamburg to Bern train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, arrive at Bern station.

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What companies run services between Hamburg and Bern?

You can take a train from Hamburg to Bern via Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe, Basel Sbb, and Basel SBB in around 9h 12m.
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 85

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 85
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 140
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Sbb to Bern
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity
Ave. Duration
10h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 140

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bern
Ave. Duration
10h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 140
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 240 - SFr 430

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Hamburg-Altona to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 240 - SFr 430
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

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