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There are 6 ways to get from Brandenburg Gate to Hamburg by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 3m

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

€15 - €90

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  3h 26m

  1. Take the rideshare from Berlin to Hamburg 281.3 km

€8 - €20

4 alternative options

Bus  •  3h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin - Central Train Station to Hamburg Berlin - Central Station > Hamburg / ...

€11 - €15

Drive  •  2h 40m

  1. Drive from Brandenburg Gate to Hamburg 284.4 km

€30 - €45

Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt  •  5h 38m

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

€46 - €372

Fly from Berlin Tegel  •  7h 30m

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

€67 - €270

Brandenburg Gate to Hamburg by walk and train

The journey time between Brandenburg Gate and Hamburg is around 1h 54m and covers a distance of around 286 km. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 43m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Czech Railways (ČD), Flixtrain and others, the Brandenburg Gate to Hamburg service departs from Brandenburg Gate and arrives in Hamburg Hbf. Typically 213 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
1h 54m
Fastest journey time:
1h 43m
Services per week:
213
Cheapest price:
€13
Carbon emissions:
15 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:07
Last service departs at:
22:38

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Brandenburg Gate to Hamburg walk and train schedules

Brandenburg Gate → Hamburg
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The most affordable way to get from Brandenburg Gate to Hamburg is to bus, which costs €11 - €15 and takes 3h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Brandenburg Gate to Hamburg is to train which costs €15 - €90 and takes 2h 3m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Berlin - Central Train Station station and arriving at Hamburg. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Hamburg Hbf. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 46m.

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The distance between Brandenburg Gate and Hamburg is 254 km. The road distance is 284.4 km.

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The best way to get from Brandenburg Gate to Hamburg without a car is to train which takes 2h 3m and costs €15 - €90.

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The train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf takes 1h 46m including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Brandenburg Gate to Hamburg bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Berlin - Central Train Station.

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

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The best way to get from Brandenburg Gate to Hamburg is to train which takes 2h 3m and costs €15 - €90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €11 - €15 and takes 3h 38m, you could also fly, which costs €45 - €380 and takes 5h 38m.

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Map of how to get from Brandenburg Gate to Hamburg.
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  • Distance: 253.8 km
  • Duration: 2h 3m

What companies run services between Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany and Hamburg, 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. Six other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Berlin - Central Train Station to Hamburg every 4 hours. Tickets cost €11 - €15 and the journey takes 3h 20m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €360
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €360
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€210 - €600
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €320
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Hamburg via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €330
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Hamburg via Munich, Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €260
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Hamburg via Munich, Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €270
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €400
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€130 - €400
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €400
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€210 - €600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €490
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
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
€65 - €280
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Hamburg via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
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 central station to Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
5 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 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Bus operators
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
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Berlin to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €20
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Hamburg Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 15m and has one stopover.

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Brandenburg Gate to Hamburg bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Hamburg station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Brandenburg Gate to Hamburg is 284 km. It takes approximately 2h 40m to drive from Brandenburg Gate to Hamburg.

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KLM, DAT Danish Air Transport, Scandinavian Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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There are 404+ hotels available in Hamburg. Prices start at €75 per night.

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

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