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There are 7 ways to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Hamburg by train, bus, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 to S Spandau Bhf
  2. Take the train from S Spandau Bhf to Hamburg Hbf

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Train via Berlin Hbf

  1. Take the train from Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof
  2. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 to Hamburg Hauptbahnhof/ZOB

Drive

  1. Drive from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Hamburg

Fly to Hamburg

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Hamburg (HAM)

Fly to Bremen, train

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Bremen (BRE)
  2. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf

Fly to Hannover, train

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Hannover (HAJ)
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hbf

Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Hamburg by train

The train journey time between Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) and Hamburg is around 2h 53m and covers a distance of around 318 km. This includes an average layover time of around 23 min. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, S-Bahn Berlin and Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, the Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Hamburg train service departs from Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 and arrives in Hamburg Hbf. Typically 217 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

217 Weekly Trains
2h 53m Average Duration
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Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) → Hamburg
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The cheapest way to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Hamburg is to bus which costs €16 - €21 and takes 3h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Hamburg is to train which costs €50 - €90 and takes 2h 53m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 and arriving at Hamburg Hauptbahnhof/ZOB. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 and arriving at Hamburg Hbf via S Spandau Bhf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 53m.

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The distance between Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) and Hamburg is 269 km. The road distance is 312 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Hamburg without a car is to train which takes 2h 53m and costs €50 - €90.

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It takes approximately 2h 53m to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Hamburg, including transfers.

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Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Hamburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 station.

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Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Hamburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, depart from Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 station.

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The best way to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Hamburg is to train which takes 2h 53m and costs €50 - €90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €16 - €21 and takes 3h 55m, you could also fly, which costs €40 - €240 and takes 3h 41m.

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Map of how to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Hamburg.
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  • Distance: 269.4 km
  • Duration: 2h 53m

What companies run services between Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER), Germany and Hamburg, Germany?

You can take a train from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Hamburg via S Spandau Bhf in around 2h 53m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 to Hamburg Hauptbahnhof/ZOB every 4 hours. Tickets cost €16 - €21 and the journey takes 3h 55m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €600
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€490 - €2700
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €600
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Bremen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €1000
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Bremen via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €1000
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Bremen via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €1000
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hannover via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €550
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hannover via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €550
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hannover via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€370 - €950
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hannover via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€410 - €1700
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hannover via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €550
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hannover via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €550
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
€100 - €350
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€100 - €350
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€100 - €350
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Bremen via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€100 - €600
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Bremen via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€100 - €600
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hannover via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
€95 - €390
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hannover via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€95 - €390
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €800
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Bremen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €850
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hannover via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €850
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€490 - €2700
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hannover via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€410 - €1700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hannover via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€320 - €3000
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hannover via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€190 - €950
DAT Danish Air Transport
Website
dat.dk
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Saarbrucken
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€270 - €700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hannover via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€370 - €950
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hannover via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€210 - €1400
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 to S Spandau Bhf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€5 - €9
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
S-Bahn Berlin
Phone
+49 30 29743333
Website
sbahn.berlin
Train from Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 to S Spandau Bhf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€3 - €4
Website
S-Bahn Berlin
Train from Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
S-Bahn Berlin
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

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 S Spandau Bhf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Bahn DE
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Bahn DE
metronom
Phone
+49 581 97164164
Email
presse@der-metronom.de
Website
der-metronom.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
metronom
Train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
metronom
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 to Hamburg Hauptbahnhof/ZOB
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€16 - €21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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There is no direct flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Hamburg Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 10m and has one stopover.

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Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Hamburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Hamburg Hauptbahnhof/ZOB station.

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Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Hamburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Hamburg Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Hamburg is 312 km. It takes approximately 3h 2m to drive from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Hamburg.

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KLM, DAT Danish Air Transport, Brussels Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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