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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Hamburg to Berlin?

Lowest Price£16.80
Fastest Train1h 43m
Trains Per Day13
Train Lines5

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it cheaper to book train tickets in advance?

Yes, it is usually cheaper to book train tickets in advance. For a train trip from Hamburg to Berlin, you can save an average of about €46 per ticket by booking at least 28 days in advance compared to a last-minute fare.

How fast does the train from Hamburg to Berlin travel?

The fastest train from Hamburg to Berlin is the DB Intercity-Express, which travels at speeds up to 300 km/hour (186 miles/hour) and takes just under 2 hours to reach its destination. Most other trains take between 2 hours and 2 hours 30 minutes to reach Berlin.

How much is a train from Hamburg to Berlin?

The average cost of a train ticket from Hamburg to Berlin is about €28, but tickets for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as €20.

Is it safe to travel by train from Hamburg to Berlin right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

What is the price of a train ticket from Hamburg to Berlin?

In the last month, £28.02 was the average price of a train ticket from Hamburg, HH to Berlin, BE. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 14 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £28.04 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Hamburg to Berlin?

The distance between Hamburg and Berlin is approximately 159 miles, or 255 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 26 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 43 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Hamburg to Berlin are the most crowded on Tuesday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Sunday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Hamburg at 00:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 22:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Hamburg to Berlin?

There are 13 scheduled trains on most days. 28 of these are direct connections to Berlin. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Berlin to Hamburg. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Hamburg to Berlin for £13.83.

Which train should you take from Hamburg to Berlin?

There are 5 train lines with service from Hamburg, Hamburg to Berlin, Berlin. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 10 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Eurocity12h 6m£35.81
DB Intercity22h 9m£35.76
DB Intercity-Express22h 0m£36.79
Deutsche Bahn102h 35m£37.09
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company45h 10m£44.12

Where is the train station in Hamburg?

There is one train station in Hamburg:

  • Hamburg Train Station, Bahnsteig Gleis 7 + 8

Where is the train station in Berlin?

There are more train stations and stops in Berlin than most cities. Most trains from Hamburg will stop at one (or more) of the 5 following stations in Berlin:

  • S+u Bundesplatz
  • Rigaer Straße
  • Berlin Hbf (tief)
  • Bellevue
  • Train Station

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