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

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Train  •  2h 20m

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

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Rideshare  •  3h 29m

  1. Take the rideshare from Hamburg to Berlin 281.1 km

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Train via S Südkreuz Bhf  •  3h 35m

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to S Südkreuz Bhf 28 / ...

Bus  •  3h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Hamburg to Berlin - Central Train Station BlaBlaCar Bus

Drive  •  2h 40m

  1. Drive from Hamburg to Brandenburg Gate 283.7 km

Fly  •  5h 40m

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) HAM - BER
Hamburg → Brandenburg Gate
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The cheapest way to get from Hamburg to Brandenburg Gate is to bus which costs €11 - €15 and takes 3h 38m.

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The fastest way to get from Hamburg to Brandenburg Gate is to train. Taking this option will cost €15 - €90 and takes 2h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Hamburg and arriving at Berlin - Central Train Station station. 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 Hamburg Hbf and arriving at Berlin Hbf. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 3m.

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The distance between Hamburg and Brandenburg Gate is 254 km. The road distance is 283.7 km.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Brandenburg Gate without a car is to train which takes 2h 20m and costs €15 - €90.

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The train from Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf takes 2h 3m including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Hamburg to Brandenburg Gate bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Hamburg station.

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Hamburg to Brandenburg Gate 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 Brandenburg Gate is to train which takes 2h 20m and costs €15 - €90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €11 - €15 and takes 3h 38m, you could also fly, which costs €30 - €280 and takes 5h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Hamburg to Brandenburg Gate.
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  • Distance: 253.8 km
  • Duration: 2h 20m

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

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf every 30 minutes. Tickets cost €50 - €75 and the journey takes 2h 3m. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Hamburg to Berlin - Central Train Station every 4 hours. Tickets cost €11 - €15 and the journey takes 3h 20m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €450
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €450
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€240 - €800
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€210 - €900
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€280 - €650
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€100 - €380
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Salzburg
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €380
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€100 - €380
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€100 - €380
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€240 - €800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€210 - €900
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€280 - €650
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€190 - €950
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€23 - €160
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
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Hbf to S Südkreuz Bhf
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€55 - €80
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€60 - €90
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€15 - €20
Website
Flixtrain
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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from Hamburg to Berlin - Central Train Station
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Hamburg to Berlin
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €22
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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

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

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

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KLM, Brussels Airlines, Swiss and five other airlines offer flights from Hamburg Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport.

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There are 754+ hotels available in Brandenburg Gate. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Hamburg and Brandenburg Gate. 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 28 min and costs €3 - €4.

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