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There are 8 ways to get from Berlin Central Station to Hamberg by train, bus, night train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train via Nuremberg  •  6h 24m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf Ice / ...

€102 - €201

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Bus  •  10h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin - Central Train Station to Munich - Bus station BlaBlaCar Bus

€26 - €36

6 alternative options

Train  •  9h 36m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Muenchen Hbf Ice

€172 - €235

Night train  •  9h 41m

  1. Take the night train from Berlin central station to Munich central station Flx35

€35 - €42

Drive  •  5h 8m

  1. Drive from Berlin Central Station to Hamberg 608.5 km

€65 - €95

Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt, train, line 447 bus  •  5h 1m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Munich (MUC) BER - MUC
  2. Take the train from Muenchen Ost to Grafing Bahnhof
  3. Take the line 447 bus from Grafing Bahnhof to Eisendorf

€71 - €231

Train to Leipzig, fly, train, line 447 bus  •  5h 40m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
  2. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Munich (MUC) LEJ - MUC
  3. Take the train from Muenchen Ost to Grafing Bahnhof
  4. Take the line 447 bus from Grafing Bahnhof to Eisendorf

€111 - €533

Train to Dresden, fly  •  6h 29m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
  2. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Munich (MUC) DRS - MUC

€102 - €305

Berlin Central Station to Hamberg by train and bus

The journey time between Berlin Central Station and Hamberg is around 7h 6m and covers a distance of around 683 km. The fastest journey normally takes 5h 21m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Intercity, Deutsche Bahn Regional and others, the Berlin Central Station to Hamberg service departs from Berlin Hbf and arrives in Eisendorf. Typically 45 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
7h 6m
Fastest journey time:
5h 21m
Journey distance:
683 km
Services per week:
45
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
36 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:34
Last service departs at:
22:29

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin Central Station to Hamberg train and bus schedules

Berlin Central Station → Hamberg
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Hamberg is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Hamberg is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Hamberg is 1.5 metres.

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Last updated: 27 Jul 2021
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The most affordable way to get from Berlin Central Station to Hamberg is to bus, which costs €26 - €40 and takes 10h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin Central Station to Hamberg is to fly and train and line 447 bus which costs €70 - €240 and takes 5h 1m.

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The distance between Berlin Central Station and Hamberg is 512 km. The road distance is 608.5 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin Central Station to Hamberg without a car is to train via Nuremberg which takes 6h 24m and costs €100 - €210.

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It takes approximately 6h 24m to get from Berlin Central Station to Hamberg, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Berlin Central Station to Hamberg is to train via Nuremberg which takes 6h 24m and costs €100 - €210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €26 - €40 and takes 10h 7m.

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The quickest flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Munich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin Central Station to Hamberg is 609 km. It takes approximately 5h 8m to drive from Berlin Central Station to Hamberg.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Munich Airport.

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There are 90+ hotels available in Hamberg. Prices start at €75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Berlin Central Station to Hamberg.
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  • Distance: 512.2 km
  • Duration: 6h 24m

What companies run services between Berlin Central Station, Germany and Hamberg, Bavaria, Germany?

You can take a train from Berlin Central Station to Hamberg via Nuernberg Hbf, Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10, Grafing Bahnhof, and Grafing Bahnhof in around 6h 24m. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Berlin - Central Train Station to Munich - Bus station 3 times a day. Tickets cost €18 - €23 and the journey takes 8h 20m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €320
Flights from Leipzig to Munich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €400
Flights from Dresden to Munich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €370
Train operators
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 Berlin Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€80 - €120
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€160 - €230
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenchen Ost to Grafing Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Berlin Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Flixtrain
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night train from Berlin central station to Munich central station
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€27 - €31
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Muenchen Ost to Grafing Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
Abellio
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€21 - €30
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Berlin Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
Railjet
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Berlin - Central Train Station to Munich - Bus station
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€18 - €23
Website
Blablabus

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The best way to get from Berlin Central Station to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is to train which takes 31 min and costs €7 - €12.

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