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Journey Information

There are 10 intercity buses per day from Berlin to Hamburg. Traveling by bus from Berlin to Hamburg usually takes around 3 hours and 31 minutes, but the fastest BlaBlaCar Bus bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance159 mi (255 km)
Shortest duration3h 20m
Cheapest price$7.40
Trips per day15
Most frequent serviceBlaBlaCar Bus
Bus lines1

What bus companies travel from Berlin to Hamburg?

There is one intercity bus company that operates from Berlin to Hamburg. BlaBlaCar Bus is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
BlaBlaCar Bus103h 32m$10.29

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the cheapest option from Berlin to Hamburg?

The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Hamburg is by bus. Bus tickets start at about €5, and average close to €10. Train tickets for the same route average around €26, and most flights cost north of €140 and require a layover, making the trip as long or longer than a bus ride.

What amenities do they have on the bus from Berlin to Hamburg?

FlixBus and Ouibus both have bus service from Berlin to Hamburg. The amenities for both services include power outlets, free Wi-Fi, restrooms and extra legroom. Ouibus also has adjustable footrests, and FlixBus offers onboard low-cost snacks.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Berlin to Hamburg during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 31 minutes to cover the 255 kilometers from Berlin to Hamburg. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 20 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Hamburg. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Berlin?

The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Berlin to Hamburg, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 10 scheduled buses that travel from Berlin to Hamburg every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 15 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Berlin to Hamburg; ticket prices start at $26.57.

City Information

Berlin

Berlin is one of the most exciting destinations in Europe for all travelers. One of the most unique landmarks in Berlin is its famous Brandenburg Gate, which was built for King Frederick Wilhelm II. The Gate now represents German unity, and it is perhaps the most photogenic landmark in the capital city. Modern art enthusiasts should visit the Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art which is Germany’s first street art museum. Opened in 2017, the museum displays works from various graffiti artists from around the world and it’s located in Schöneberg, one of the city’s edgier areas. If you’re simply looking to enjoy a stroll, the Tiergarten, which spans 519 acres from central Berlin, will offer the relaxing vibes you need.

Berlin has an expansive and vibrant food scene with a good variety. Those looking for traditional German dishes should head over to Zur letzten Instanz, which is the oldest restaurant in Berlin. For a special twist, don’t hesitate to visit the Turkish Market, which offers amazing Turkish delicacies.

The main hub for intercity bus services is the Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof Berlin. For rail services, the Berlin Hauptbahnhof is the main train station. The Berlin Brandenburg Airport, located just outside of the city’s south-eastern border, is the main air travel hub of the city.

Hamburg

Hamburg might be often overshadowed by Berlin or Munich, but it certainly is one of Germany’s best hidden gems. A vibrant harbor city with plenty of activities, Hamburg will keep you interested through days and nights. Among the city’s most famous attractions is the Elbphilharmonie, a stunning concert hall that could rival the famous Sydney Opera House. The concert hall also features a public viewing platform that offers a panoramic view of the city and the harbor, a great bonus for visitors who enjoy taking pictures. If you travel with kids, it is a great idea to take them to the Miniatur Wunderland, which many consider to be the largest model railway in the world. If you simply want to take a walk around and enjoy the vibe of the city, Planten und Blomen, nicknamed “the green lungs of the city”, will provide the reprieve you need.

Hamburg’s proximity to the sea allows it to offer the freshest and finest seafood dishes around. Fischereihafen Restaurant is a local favorite that has garnered plenty of attention. For the best beers around, Braugasthaus Altes Mädchen is a popular spot that is worth your attention.

The main bus station in the city is called ZOB Hamburg and it’s located at Adenauerallee 78 in the city center, serving FlixBus and Sindbad, among other carriers. Hamburg Hauptbahnhof is the main railway station in the city. For international air services, Hamburg Airport, the oldest in Germany, is the main airport.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Berlin?

Departure stations

Buses to Hamburg leave from 3 stations in Berlin.

Bus stations in Berlin:

  • Central Bus Station

  • Südkreuz

Where does the bus arrive in Hamburg?

Arrival stations

All buses from Berlin arrive at one main station in Hamburg.

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