There are 4 ways to get from Hamburg to Berlin by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  1 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief) Ice 1613 / ...

$60 - $90

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Rideshare  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Hamburg to Berlin 175.8 miles

$10 - $24

2 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 30 min

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

$16 - $28

Drive  •  2 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Hamburg to Berlin 179.1 miles

$35 - $55

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

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

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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 3 h 30 min.

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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 1 h 43 min.

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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 1 h 43 min and costs 50€ - 75€.

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The train from Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief) takes 1 h 43 min 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 1 h 43 min and costs 50€ - 75€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 14€ - 23€ and takes 3 h 30 min.

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

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Hamburg to Berlin hourly. Tickets cost $60 - $90 and the journey takes 1 h 43 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Hamburg to Berlin every 4 hours. Tickets cost $16 - $28 and the journey takes 3 h 30 min.

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
1 h 43 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 Hamburg to Berlin, Berlin Alexanderplatz
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $28
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Hamburg to Berlin
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $24
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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