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There are 7 ways to get from Hanover to Berlin by train, bus, night train, rideshare or car

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Train  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief) Ic / ...

$30 - $80

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Rideshare  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Hanover to Berlin 177.5 miles

$9 - $27

5 alternative options

Bus Deinbus  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Berlin

$20 - $29

Bus FlixBus  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Hanover to Berlin, Berlin central bus station 059 / ...

$19 - $68

Bus FlixBus #2  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Hanover to Berlin, Berlin Alexanderplatz 031

$16 - $28

Night train  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Take the night train from Hannover Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief) Ice

$55 - $80

Drive  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Hanover to Berlin 179.3 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Hanover to Berlin is to rideshare which costs 7€ - 23€ and takes 3 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Hanover to Berlin is to night train which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 1 h 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Hanover and arriving at Berlin, Berlin Alexanderplatz. Services depart once daily, and operate Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 4 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Hannover Hbf and arriving at Berlin Hbf (tief). Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 36 min.

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The distance between Hanover and Berlin is 250 km. The road distance is 286.8 km.

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The best way to get from Hanover to Berlin without a car is to train which takes 1 h 36 min and costs 28€ - 70€.

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The train from Hannover Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief) takes 1 h 36 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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

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

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The best way to get from Hanover to Berlin is to train which takes 1 h 36 min and costs 28€ - 70€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 17€ - 25€ and takes 3 h 31 min.

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Map of how to get from Hanover to Berlin.
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  • Distance: 156.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 36 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Hanover to Berlin every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $55 - $80 and the journey takes 1 h 36 min. Dutch Railways (NS) also services this route 5 times a day. Alternatively, Deinbus operates a bus from Hanover to Berlin once daily. Tickets cost $18 - $25 and the journey takes 2 h 55 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 Hannover Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Hannover Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
ns.nl
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Bus operators
Deinbus
Phone
+49 069/17 53 73 200
Email
info@deinbus.de
Website
deinbus.de
Bus from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Berlin
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
deinbus.de
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 Hanover to Berlin, Berlin central bus station
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Hanover to Berlin, Berlin Alexanderplatz
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Hanover to Berlin ZOB
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $60
Website
eurolines.de
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 Hanover to Berlin
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $27
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Hanover to Berlin is 287 km. It takes approximately 2 h 48 min to drive from Hanover to Berlin.

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

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