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There are 6 ways to get from Hamburg to Berlin 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.

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Train  •  1h 43m

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

$60 - $85

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  3h 20m

  1. Take the rideshare from Hamburg to Berlin 175.8 miles

$10 - $24

4 alternative options

Bus  •  3h 30m

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

$16 - $27

Drive  •  2h 37m

  1. Drive from Hamburg to Berlin 179.1 miles

$35 - $55

Fly to Berlin Tegel  •  4h 39m

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

$70 - $298

Fly to Berlin Schoenefeld  •  4h 56m

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

$45 - $243

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The cheapest way to get from Hamburg to Berlin is to rideshare which costs 9€ - 21€ and takes 3h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Hamburg to Berlin is to train which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 1h 43m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Hamburg and arriving at Berlin, Berlin Alexanderplatz. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Hamburg Hbf and arriving at Berlin Hbf (tief). Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 43m.

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The distance between Hamburg and Berlin is 255 km. The road distance is 286.6 km.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Berlin without a car is to train which takes 1h 43m and costs 50€ - 75€.

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The train from Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief) takes 1h 43m including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Berlin is to train which takes 1h 43m and costs 50€ - 75€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 14€ - 23€ and takes 3h 30m, you could also fly, which costs 60€ - 260€ and takes 4h 39m.

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Map of how to get from Hamburg to Berlin.
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  • Distance: 159.5 miles
  • Duration: 1h 43m

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Hamburg to Berlin hourly. Tickets cost $60 - $85 and the journey takes 1h 43m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Hamburg to Berlin every 4 hours. Tickets cost $16 - $27 and the journey takes 3h 30m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Tegel via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,200
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Tegel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Tegel via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,200
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Tegel via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,200
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Tegel via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,200
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Schoenefeld via Basel
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Schoenefeld via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Schoenefeld via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Schoenefeld via Manchester
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $260
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Schoenefeld via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Schoenefeld via Zadar
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Schoenefeld via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $350
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Schoenefeld via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Schoenefeld via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $220
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Tegel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Tegel via Mannheim
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Schoenefeld via Oslo
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Schoenefeld via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
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 Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
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 Hamburg to Berlin, Berlin Alexanderplatz
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 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 Hamburg to Berlin
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $24
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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More Questions & Answers

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

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Hamburg to Berlin is 287 km. It takes approximately 2h 37m to drive from Hamburg to Berlin.

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FlexFlight ApS, KLM, Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from Hamburg Airport to Berlin Tegel Airport.

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There are 1429+ hotels available in Berlin. Prices start at $54 USD 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 line 39 bus which takes 14m and costs 2€ - 4€.

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