Berlin to Hamburg

Berlin to Hamburg

  Oct 28, 2021, 89 trips (5 – 120)

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3h 5m First: 2:10 Last: 23:00

From 5


2h 29m First: 5:03 Last: 22:02

From 10


13h 55m Deps: 7:05, 16:05, 19:30

From 116

Berlin to Hamburg Schedule

Berlin to Hamburg Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
FlixBus Economy 02:35 - 06:05€ 12
CD 2nd Class Seat 05:03 - 07:32€ 93.17
CD 2nd Class Seat 06:01 - 08:33€ 93.17
CD 2nd Class Seat 09:03 - 11:32€ 93.17
CD 2nd Class Seat 10:03 - 12:32€ 93.17
CD 2nd Class Seat 12:02 - 14:31€ 93.17
Blablabus Standard AC 15:15 - 19:05€ 5.02
Local Carrier Standard AC 14:30 - 18:15€ 8.79
CD 2nd Class Seat 16:03 - 18:32€ 93.17
CD 2nd Class Seat 18:04 - 20:34€ 93.17
CD 2nd Class Seat 20:02 - 22:33€ 93.17
CD 2nd Class Seat 22:02 - 00:32€ 93.17

Transportation from Berlin to Hamburg

How to get from Berlin to Hamburg

When you want to get from Berlin to Hamburg, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Bus
  • Train

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Train. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Flight ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A flight ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about EUR 140.25. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as EUR 5.00.

How far is Berlin from Hamburg?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Berlin to Hamburg. Your trip will be a total of 206 miles (331 km). The flying distance is 159 miles (255 km).

How long does it take to get from Berlin to Hamburg?

The travel time from Berlin to Hamburg can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 3 to 16 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Berlin to Hamburg?

The cost of the trip from Berlin to Hamburg varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is FlixBus: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as EUR 5.00 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a flight - a one-way flight ticket can cost as much as EUR 140.25.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Berlin to Hamburg:

  • Train tickets - EUR 5.00 to EUR 93.00;
  • Bus tickets - EUR 5.00 to EUR 15.00;
  • Plane tickets - EUR 118.00 to EUR 140.00;

How many trips per day are there between Berlin and Hamburg?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Flights from Berlin to Hamburg depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 02:10 - you can also take a bus as late as 23:00. There are 1 available bus trips every day.
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 1 trains per day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Berlin to Hamburg. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is EUR 118.00.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Berlin to Hamburg
Eurowings, Ryanair


Taking a bus from Berlin to Hamburg is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.


Things to remember while choosing a train ticket:
Consider everything carefully while choosing the class of your train travel. In most cases, the second class is comfortable enough – it features 2 or 4 berths in each compartment and is often air-conditioned.

If you’re in for a premium experience, consider getting a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi, and a choice of snacks and drinks.

The most popular transport from Berlin to Hamburg

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Berlin to Hamburg? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 100% decided to go for a bus.