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

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Train  •  1h 45m

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

30€ - 90€

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Rideshare  •  3h 20m

  1. Take the rideshare from Hamburg to Berlin 281.5 km

8€ - 20€

4 alternative options

Bus  •  3h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB to Berlin, Berlin central bus station 050 / ...

11€ - 19€

Drive  •  2h 36m

  1. Drive from Hamburg to Berlin Hbf 279.9 km

30€ - 50€

Fly to Berlin Schoenefeld  •  4h 46m

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

69€ - 468€

Fly to Berlin Tegel  •  4h 27m

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

84€ - 365€

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Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Hamburg to Berlin is to train which costs 30€ - 90€ and takes 1h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB and arriving at Berlin, Berlin central bus station station. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 15m.

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

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The distance between Hamburg and Berlin is 255 km. The road distance is 279.9 km.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Berlin without a car is to train which takes 1h 45m and costs 30€ - 90€.

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

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

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

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Berlin is to train which takes 1h 45m and costs 30€ - 90€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 11€ - 19€ and takes 3h 15m, you could also fly, which costs 65€ - 470€ and takes 4h 46m.

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Map of how to get from Hamburg to Berlin.
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  • Distance: 255.2 km
  • Duration: 1h 45m

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

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf hourly. Tickets cost 50€ - 75€ and the journey takes 1h 45m. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB to Berlin, Berlin central bus station every 20 minutes. Tickets cost 15€ - 19€ and the journey takes 3h 15m. Blablabus also services this route every 4 hours.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 600€
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Tegel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 600€
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Tegel via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 700€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Tegel via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 700€
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Tegel via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 700€
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Tegel via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
80€ - 700€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Schoenefeld via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 190€
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Schoenefeld via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 190€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Schoenefeld via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 240€
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Schoenefeld via Basel
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 210€
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Schoenefeld via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
29€ - 260€
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Schoenefeld via Pulkovo
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
210€ - 1900€
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Schoenefeld via Varna
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
50€ - 180€
MHS Aviation GmbH
Website
mhs-aviation.de
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Tegel via Mannheim
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
35€ - 280€
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Tegel via Mannheim
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Friday
Estimated price
160€ - 210€
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Tegel via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 650€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Tegel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 700€
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 Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
60€ - 90€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB to Berlin, Berlin central bus station
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Hamburg to Berlin - Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Hamburg to Berlin
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 20€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Hamburg to Berlin bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Berlin, Berlin central bus station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Hamburg to Berlin is 280 km. It takes approximately 2h 36m to drive from Hamburg to Berlin.

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Norwegian Air International, Aeroflot Russian Airlines, Wizz Air and two other airlines offer flights from Hamburg Airport to Berlin Schoenefeld Airport.

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Book your Hamburg to Berlin train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Hamburg to Berlin bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 1553+ hotels available in Berlin. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Hamburg and Berlin. 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 Hamburg to Hamburg Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs 2€.

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