Rome2rio uses cookies to help personalize content and show you personalised ads. By proceeding, you accept the use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy. You may opt out of personalised ads at any time. OK

Need a hotel room in Altona?

Book now

There are 6 ways to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Altona by train, bus, night train, rideshare, 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  1h 52m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor Ice / ...

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  3h 42m

  1. Take the rideshare from Berlin to Hamburg 281.3 km

4 alternative options

Bus  •  3h 48m

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

Night train  •  2h 45m

  1. Take the night train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg-Altona 27 / ...

Drive  •  2h 43m

  1. Drive from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Altona 285.5 km

Fly  •  5h 20m

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

Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Altona by train

The train journey time between Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Altona is around 2h 30m and covers a distance of around 286 km. The fastest train normally takes 2h 29m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, DB Fernverkehr AG, Deutsche Bahn Eurocity and others, the Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Altona train service departs from Berlin Hbf and arrives in Hamburg Dammtor. Typically 120 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Explore all travel options

Train route information

Average train time:
2h 30m
Fastest train time:
2h 29m
Train distance:
286 km
Trains per week:
120
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
15 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:03
Last train departs at:
23:03

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Altona train schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Altona is to rideshare which costs €8 - €20 and takes 3h 42m.

More details

The quickest way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Altona is to train which costs €30 - €110 and takes 1h 52m.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Berlin Hauptbahnhof station to Altona. However, there are services departing from Berlin - Central Train Station and arriving at Bf. Altona via Hauptbahnhof/ZOB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 48m.

More details

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Hamburg Dammtor. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 52m.

More details

The distance between Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Altona is 256 km. The road distance is 285.5 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Altona without a car is to train which takes 1h 52m and costs €30 - €110.

More details

The train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor takes 1h 52m including transfers and departs hourly.

More details

Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Altona bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Berlin - Central Train Station.

More details

Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Altona train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Berlin Hbf station.

More details

The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Altona is to train which takes 1h 52m and costs €30 - €110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €13 - €18 and takes 3h 48m, you could also fly, which costs €30 - €250 and takes 5h 20m.

Mode details

Map of how to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Altona.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 256.4 km
  • Duration: 1h 52m

What companies run services between Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Germany and Altona, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor hourly. Tickets cost €50 - €75 and the journey takes 1h 52m. Four other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Berlin - Central Train Station to Hamburg 5 times a day. Tickets cost €11 - €15 and the journey takes 3h 20m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €450
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €450
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €1400
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€240 - €900
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €500
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €500
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €1400
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€210 - €950
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €550
DAT Danish Air Transport
Website
dat.dk
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Saarbrucken
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€280 - €950
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€240 - €900
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Basel
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €200
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€250 - €2100
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Oslo
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€45 - €180
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 Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Deutsche Bahn
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg-Altona
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Night train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg-Altona
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
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 Hamburg-Altona
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Hamburg-Altona
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€65 - €90
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg-Altona
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€90 - €110
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
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 Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€11 - €15
Website
Blablabus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Berlin to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €20
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

Want to know more about travelling around Germany

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

There is no direct flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Hamburg Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h and has one stopover.

Search flights

Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Altona bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Hamburg station.

More details

Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Altona train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Hamburg Dammtor station.

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Altona is 286 km. It takes approximately 2h 43m to drive from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Altona.

Get driving directions

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

Search flights

Book your Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Altona train tickets online with Omio.

Search and book

There are 401+ hotels available in Altona. Prices start at €87 per night.

More details

Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Altona. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

Read Rome2rio's guide to Blablacar

The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is to train which takes 31 min and costs €3 - €50.

More details