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Journey Information

There are 40 intercity coaches per day from Hamburg to Berlin. Traveling by coach from Hamburg to Berlin usually takes around 3 hours and 32 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus coach can make the trip in 3 hours and 5 minutes.

Distance159 mi (255 km)
Shortest duration3h 5m
Cheapest price£8.42
Trips per day40
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Coach lines1

How much is a coach ticket from Hamburg to Berlin?

£12.48 is the average price of a bus ticket from Hamburg to Berlin. This is currently one of the best deals in bus travel. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in November. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just £13 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Hamburg to Berlin in May, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to £22 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most coach companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your coach tickets as early as possible. Booking in advance is the best way to find cheap coach tickets, even if it’s only by a few days.

What coach companies travel from Hamburg to Berlin?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Hamburg to Berlin. FlixBus connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus403h 33m£15.66
  • First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 40 trips from Hamburg to Berlin, and usually makes the trip in about 3 hours and 33 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

Frequently Asked Questions

The earliest bus from Hamburg to Berlin is a FlixBus that departs Hamburg at 4:30 a.m. and arrives in Berlin at 7:35 a.m. The bus is direct, and takes between 3 hours and 3 hours 20 minutes.
FlixBus and Ouibus both have buses that go from Hamburg to Berlin. Both bus services take an average of just under 3 hours 30 minutes to reach their destination, and Ouibus tickets tend to be cheaper, averaging about €8. (FlixBus tickets average close to €13.) That said, FlixBus offers greater scheduling flexibility with 65 trips per day, while Ouibus only offers 5 trips per day.

The coach takes an average of 3 hours and 32 minutes to cover the 159 miles from Hamburg to Berlin. However, the fastest coach only takes 3 hours and 5 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 coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Saturday is usually the day when coaches are busiest, as many travelers take the coach to enjoy the weekend in Berlin. 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, Sunday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded coaches to Berlin, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

The first coach leaves at 00:00 and the last coach leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all coaches from Hamburg to Berlin, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 40 scheduled coaches that travel from Hamburg to Berlin every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct coaches which you can take the entire route from Hamburg to Berlin without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Hamburg to Berlin; ticket prices start at £8.42.

City Information

Hamburg

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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.

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.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Hamburg?

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Main departure station: Adenauerallee 78

The coach station at Adenauerallee 78 is called the ZOB or simply Haupotbahnhof since it is just down the street from Hamburg's central train station. Adenauerallee 78 is located in the St. Georg neighbourhood of Hamburg, with many hotels, hostels, museums, and restaurants in the vicinity. The station is a long glass building, with coach bays for boarding in the back. The indoor waiting lounge includes restrooms, a convenience store, and even a McDonald's. Many coach companies stop at the ZOB, including FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus, and Sindbad.

All coach stations in Hamburg:

  • Adenauerallee 78

  • Hamburg Airport

Where does the coach arrive in Berlin?

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Main arrival station: Central Bus Station

Berlin's Central Bus Station— or ZOB (Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof Berlin)—is located on the Masurenallee, close to the landmark Funkturm tower. Used exclusively for long-distance coach services, 35 different companies run through the station, including FlixBus. Destinations include Hamburg, Munich, and Leipzig, as well as international destinations such as Wroclaw and Poznan in Poland. There are restrooms, left-luggage lockers, and places to grab a bite to eat, which have improved substantially after recent renovation work. The nearest S-Bahn and U-Bahn stations are approximately 250m away.

Coach stations in Berlin:

  • Central Bus Station

  • Alt-Tegel Bus Stop

  • Südkreuz

  • Alexanderplatz

  • Puschkinallee

  • Berlin Zoo

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