There are 6 ways to get from Berlin to Hamburg by train, bus, 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  •  1 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Hamburg Hbf Ice 1604 / ...

$60 - $90

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Berlin to Hamburg 180.7 miles

$9 - $23

4 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Berlin, Berlin Alexanderplatz to Hamburg 070

$16 - $27

Drive  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Berlin to Hamburg 179.6 miles

$35 - $55

Fly from Berlin Tegel  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Hamburg (HAM) TXL - HAM

$70 - $298

Fly from Berlin Schoenefeld  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF) to Hamburg (HAM) SXF - HAM

$34 - $198

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The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Hamburg is to rideshare which costs 7€ - 20€ and takes 3 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Hamburg is to train which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 1 h 42 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Berlin, Berlin Alexanderplatz and arriving at Hamburg. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Berlin Hbf (tief) and arriving at Hamburg Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 42 min.

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The distance between Berlin and Hamburg is 255 km. The road distance is 287.3 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Hamburg without a car is to train which takes 1 h 42 min and costs 50€ - 75€.

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The train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Hamburg Hbf takes 1 h 42 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Berlin to Hamburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Berlin, Berlin Alexanderplatz station.

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Berlin to Hamburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Berlin Hbf (tief) station.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Hamburg is to train which takes 1 h 42 min and costs 50€ - 75€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 14€ - 24€ and takes 3 h 20 min, you could also fly, which costs 60€ - 260€ and takes 4 h 44 min.

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Map of how to get from Berlin to Hamburg.
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  • Distance: 159.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 42 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Berlin to Hamburg hourly. Tickets cost $60 - $90 and the journey takes 1 h 42 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Berlin to Hamburg every 2 hours. Tickets cost $16 - $27 and the journey takes 3 h 20 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,200
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Hamburg via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,200
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Hamburg via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,200
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Hamburg via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,200
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Hamburg via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $190
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Hamburg via Basel
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Hamburg via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Hamburg via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $390
MHS Aviation GmbH
Website
mhs-aviation.de
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Hamburg via Mannheim
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Hamburg via Oslo
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Hamburg via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Hamburg via Kiev Zhulhany
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin, Berlin Alexanderplatz to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 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
3 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $23
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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