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There are 9 ways to get from Berlin to Hamberg by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 47m

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

€121 - €217

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Bus  •  11h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin central bus station to Stuttgart Airport Busterminal 042

€36 - €44

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Train via Stuttgart  •  7h 14m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Pforzheim Hauptbahnhof Ire1 / ...

€43 - €222

Train, night train  •  10h 55m

  1. Take the train from S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf to Brandenburg, Hauptbahnhof Re1
  2. Take the night train from Brandenburg Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf Nj

€66 - €137

Drive  •  5h 33m

  1. Drive from Berlin Hbf to Hamberg 653.1 km

€70 - €110

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Stuttgart, train, line 742 bus  •  4h 55m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Stuttgart (STR) BER - STR
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Pforzheim Hauptbahnhof
  3. Take the line 742 bus from Pforzheim ZOB/HBF to Hamberg Steinegger Straße

Train to Leipzig, fly to Stuttgart, train  •  5h 45m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
  2. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Stuttgart (STR) LEJ - STR
  3. Take the train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Pforzheim Hauptbahnhof

€122 - €450

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt, train  •  6h 13m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Frankfurt (FRA) BER - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Karlsruhe Hbf

€52 - €312

Train to Dresden, fly to Stuttgart, train  •  6h 34m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
  2. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Stuttgart (STR) DRS - STR
  3. Take the train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Pforzheim Hauptbahnhof

€78 - €361

Berlin to Hamberg by train and bus

The journey time between Berlin and Hamberg is around 8h 7m and covers a distance of around 752 km. The fastest journey normally takes 7h 35m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Intercity, Go Ahead BW and others, the Berlin to Hamberg service departs from Berlin Hbf and arrives in Tiefenbr. Albrecht-Dürer-Str.. Typically 22 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
8h 7m
Fastest journey time:
7h 35m
Services per week:
22
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
40 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
03:52
Last service departs at:
16:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin to Hamberg train and bus schedules

Berlin → Hamberg
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The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Hamberg is to bus which costs €35 - €45 and takes 11h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Hamberg is to drive which costs €70 - €110 and takes 5h 33m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Berlin station to Hamberg. However, there are services departing from Berlin central bus station and arriving at Tiefenbr. Albrecht-Dürer-Str. via Echterdingen Flughafen/Messe and Leonberg Bf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 28m.

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The distance between Berlin and Hamberg is 526 km. The road distance is 653.1 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Hamberg without a car is to train which takes 6h 47m and costs €120 - €220.

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It takes approximately 6h 47m to get from Berlin to Hamberg, including transfers.

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Berlin to Hamberg bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Berlin central bus station.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Hamberg is to train which takes 6h 47m and costs €120 - €220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €35 - €45 and takes 11h 28m.

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The quickest flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Stuttgart Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Berlin to Hamberg bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Stuttgart Airport Busterminal station.

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Map of how to get from Berlin to Hamberg.
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  • Distance: 525.7 km
  • Duration: 6h 47m

What companies run services between Berlin, Germany and Hamberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Berlin Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf every 3 hours. Tickets cost €110 - €170 and the journey takes 5h 28m. Deutsche Bahn Intercity also services this route once daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Berlin central bus station to Stuttgart Airport Busterminal 5 times a week. Tickets cost €30 - €40 and the journey takes 8h 55m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €350
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €360
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €360
Flights from Leipzig to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €480
Flights from Leipzig to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€95 - €470
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €270
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €270
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
€40 - €190
Flights from Dresden to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €410
Flights from Dresden to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €400
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €350
Flights from Leipzig to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €270
Flights from Dresden to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €230
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 Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€110 - €170
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€120 - €180
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Pforzheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€17 - €25
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €45
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 Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€110 - €160
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
9h 8m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€120 - €170
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Pforzheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €50
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
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Berlin Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Flixtrain
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Pforzheim Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Go Ahead BW
Phone
+49 711 400 534 44
Website
go-ahead-bw.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Pforzheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Go Ahead BW
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Pforzheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Abellio
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 S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf to Brandenburg, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €14
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
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€15 - €40
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€15 - €22
1st Class
€26 - €40
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
1h 44m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
Railjet
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin central bus station to Stuttgart Airport Busterminal
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
DB Suedwestbus
Website
bahn.de
Bus from Pforzheim ZOB/HBF to Hamberg Steinegger Straße
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
bahn.de

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin to Hamberg is 653 km. It takes approximately 5h 33m to drive from Berlin to Hamberg.

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Lufthansa and Eurowings offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Stuttgart Airport.

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There are 92+ hotels available in Hamberg. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs €2 - €8.

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