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

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  1. Take the train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hbf

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Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Berlin to Hamburg

Bus

  1. Take the bus from S Südkreuz Bhf to Hamburg Hauptbahnhof/ZOB

Drive

  1. Drive from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hbf

Fly

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

Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hbf by train

The train journey time between Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Hamburg Hbf is around 1h 45m and covers a distance of around 285 km. Services are operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and Flixtrain. Typically 244 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

244 Weekly Trains
1h 45m Average Duration
€15 Cheapest Price
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Berlin Hauptbahnhof → Hamburg Hbf
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Hamburg Hbf is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Hamburg Hbf is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Hamburg Hbf 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: 25 Sep 2022
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hbf is to rideshare which costs €7 - €20 and takes 3h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hbf is to train which costs €15 - €75 and takes 1h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Berlin Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Hamburg Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 45m.

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The distance between Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Hamburg Hbf is 252 km. The road distance is 280.6 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hbf without a car is to train which takes 1h 45m and costs €15 - €75.

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The train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hbf takes 1h 45m including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hbf is to train which takes 1h 45m and costs €15 - €75. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €15 - €35 and takes 4h 40m, you could also fly, which costs €75 - €390 and takes 5h 14m.

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There is no direct flight from Berlin Brandenburg Airport to Hamburg Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 5m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hbf.
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  • Distance: 252.2 km
  • Duration: 1h 45m

What companies run services between Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Germany and Hamburg Hbf, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hbf hourly. Tickets cost €50 - €75 and the journey takes 1h 45m. Flixtrain also services this route once daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from S Südkreuz Bhf to Hamburg Hauptbahnhof/ZOB every 4 hours. Tickets cost €15 - €19 and the journey takes 3h 30m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €750
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Hamburg via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€380 - €1400
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €750
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€100 - €460
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Hamburg via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€100 - €460
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Hamburg via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€100 - €460
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Hamburg via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€380 - €1400
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Hamburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €1100
DAT Danish Air Transport
Website
dat.dk
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Hamburg via Saarbrucken
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€310 - €950
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 Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
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 S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€15 - €20
Website
Flixtrain
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from S Südkreuz Bhf to Hamburg Hauptbahnhof/ZOB
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€15 - €19
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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Other operators
Blablacar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Berlin to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €20
Schedules at
blablacar.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hbf is 281 km. It takes approximately 2h 37m to drive from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hbf.

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

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Book your Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hbf train tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 375+ hotels available in Hamburg Hbf. Prices start at €100 per night.

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

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The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Berlin Brandenburg Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs €3 - €22.

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