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 39 min

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

$70 - $298

Fly from Berlin Schoenefeld  •  4 h 57 min

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

$34 - $212

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
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,200
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Hamburg via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 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
Monday and Tuesday
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 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
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Hamburg via Venice
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $380
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
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
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Hamburg via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Train operators
Bus operators
FlixBus
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
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Berlin and Hamburg is 255 km. The road distance is 287 km.

The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Hamburg is to rideshare which costs 8€ - 20€ and takes 3 h 17 min.

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

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.

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.

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