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There are 5 ways to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Geesthacht by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 2m

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

€19 - €26

Cheapest option

Bus, line 31 bus  •  4h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin - Central Train Station to Hamburg BlaBlaCar Bus
  2. Take the line 31 bus from Hauptbahnhof/ZOB to Geesthacht, ZOB 31

€14 - €18

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Train, line 31 bus  •  3h 38m

  1. Take the train from Berlin central station to Hamburg central station Flx35 / ...
  2. Take the line 31 bus from Hauptbahnhof/ZOB to Geesthacht, ZOB 31

€18 - €113

Drive  •  2h 34m

  1. Drive from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Geesthacht 264.6 km

€28 - €45

Fly  •  6h 42m

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

€51 - €421

Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Geesthacht by train and bus

The journey time between Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Geesthacht is around 3h 19m and covers a distance of around 317 km. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 55m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Flixtrain, Czech Railways (ČD) and others, the Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Geesthacht service departs from Berlin Hbf and arrives in Geesthacht, ZOB. Typically 119 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
3h 19m
Fastest journey time:
2h 55m
Journey distance:
317 km
Services per week:
119
Cheapest price:
€18
Carbon emissions:
17 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:08
Last service departs at:
22:23

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Geesthacht train and bus schedules

Berlin Hauptbahnhof → Geesthacht
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If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 116 117

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Geesthacht is 116 117.

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

The social distance requirement in Geesthacht is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

Last updated: 21 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Geesthacht is to bus and line 31 bus which costs €13 - €19 and takes 4h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Geesthacht is to drive which costs €28 - €45 and takes 2h 34m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Berlin Hauptbahnhof station to Geesthacht. However, there are services departing from Berlin - Central Train Station and arriving at Geesthacht, ZOB via Hauptbahnhof/ZOB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 50m.

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The distance between Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Geesthacht is 224 km. The road distance is 264.6 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Geesthacht without a car is to train which takes 3h 2m and costs €19 - €27.

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It takes approximately 3h 2m to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Geesthacht, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Geesthacht is to train which takes 3h 2m and costs €19 - €27. Alternatively, you can bus and line 31 bus, which costs €13 - €19 and takes 4h 50m, you could also fly, which costs €50 - €430 and takes 6h 42m.

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There is no direct flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Hamburg Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 20m and has one stopover.

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Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Geesthacht bus services, operated by HVV, arrive at Geesthacht, ZOB station.

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Map of how to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Geesthacht.
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  • Distance: 224.4 km
  • Duration: 3h 2m

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

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf hourly. Tickets cost €50 - €75 and the journey takes 1h 46m. Five other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Geesthacht via Hauptbahnhof/ZOB in around 4h 50m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €360
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €360
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€260 - €600
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€210 - €600
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€270 - €410
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
€130 - €400
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
€130 - €400
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€130 - €400
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €490
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€260 - €600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€270 - €410
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€210 - €440
DAT Danish Air Transport
Website
dat.dk
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Saarbrucken
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€170 - €370
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€210 - €600
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Riga
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€75 - €260
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 Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€15 - €20
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Berlin central station to Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€15 - €20
Website
Flixtrain
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 Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€60 - €90
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.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 Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €45
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 Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€90 - €110
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Urlaubs-Express
Bus operators
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Bus from Hauptbahnhof/ZOB to Geesthacht, ZOB
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
HVV
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €15
Website
Blablabus

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Geesthacht is 265 km. It takes approximately 2h 34m to drive from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Geesthacht.

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

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There are 65+ hotels available in Geesthacht. Prices start at €75 per night.

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

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