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Berlin to Hamburg train - cost & duration

Cheapest price€19.86
Shortest Duration2h 0m
Trips per day69
train carriers5
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How to book cheap Berlin to Hamburg train tickets?

The best way to get deals on train tickets from Berlin to Hamburg is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average train fares from Berlin to Hamburg were €20.07. By booking 2 days out, tickets are on average €7.98 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel by train from Berlin to Hamburg?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Berlin to Hamburg by train is at 17:00 on Sunday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 02:00 on Sunday is when the fewest number of train tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the train departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

Deutsche Bahn from Berlin to Hamburg has the most daily schedules

On average there are 69 train trips per day. Deutsche Bahn has the most options for departures from Berlin to Hamburg, with an average of 44 trips per day and 382 monthly trips. 5 train carriers currently travel from Berlin to Hamburg. Of the 69 trips there are 21 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Travelling by Bus from Berlin to Hamburg starts at €4.95.

5 carriers offer Berlin to Hamburg train trips

Deutsche Bahn

Book Deutsche Bahn from Berlin to Hamburg from €20.02. There are 44 Deutsche Bahn schedules from Berlin to Hamburg and you can expect on average to pay €48.73 for a Deutsche Bahn ticket to Hamburg. In Berlin, Deutsche Bahn departs to Hamburg from Berlin Messe Nord/ICC (Witzleben) and 8 other stations. In Hamburg, Deutsche Bahn arrives at Hamburg Hbf and 6 other stations.

An average trip on Deutsche Bahn from Berlin to Hamburg takes 3 hours and 21 minutes, while the fastest available Deutsche Bahn trip will get you to Hamburg in 2 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Deutsche Bahn offers 44 trips per day and you could expect to pay €46.11 for a weekend getaway trip to Hamburg.

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Avg. Time
3h 21m
Avg. Price
€48.73

DB Eurocity

Book DB Eurocity from Berlin to Hamburg from €19.86. There are 3 DB Eurocity schedules from Berlin to Hamburg and you can expect on average to pay €44.50 for a DB Eurocity ticket to Hamburg. In Berlin, DB Eurocity departs to Hamburg from Berlin Hbf (tief) and no other station. In Hamburg, DB Eurocity arrives at Hamburg Hbf and no other station.

An average trip on DB Eurocity from Berlin to Hamburg takes 2 hours and 7 minutes, while the fastest available DB Eurocity trip will get you to Hamburg in 2 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, DB Eurocity offers 3 trips per day and you could expect to pay €46.40 for a weekend getaway trip to Hamburg.

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Avg. Time
2h 7m
Avg. Price
€44.50

DB Intercity

Book DB Intercity from Berlin to Hamburg from €19.86. There are 2 DB Intercity schedules from Berlin to Hamburg and you can expect on average to pay €35.18 for a DB Intercity ticket to Hamburg. In Berlin, DB Intercity departs to Hamburg from Berlin Hbf (tief) and no other station. In Hamburg, DB Intercity arrives at Hamburg Hbf and no other station.

An average trip on DB Intercity from Berlin to Hamburg takes 2 hours and 6 minutes, while the fastest available DB Intercity trip will get you to Hamburg in 2 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, DB Intercity offers 2 trips per day and you could expect to pay €36.58 for a weekend getaway trip to Hamburg.

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Avg. Time
2h 6m
Avg. Price
€35.18

DB Intercity-Express

Book DB Intercity-Express from Berlin to Hamburg from €19.86. There are 17 DB Intercity-Express schedules from Berlin to Hamburg and you can expect on average to pay €49.96 for a DB Intercity-Express ticket to Hamburg. In Berlin, DB Intercity-Express departs to Hamburg from Berlin Hbf (tief) and 2 other stations. In Hamburg, DB Intercity-Express arrives at Hamburg Hbf and no other station.

An average trip on DB Intercity-Express from Berlin to Hamburg takes 1 hours and 49 minutes,

On weekends, DB Intercity-Express offers 17 trips per day and you could expect to pay €50.23 for a weekend getaway trip to Hamburg.

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Avg. Time
1h 49m
Avg. Price
€49.96

Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

Book Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company from Berlin to Hamburg from €27.95. There are 3 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules from Berlin to Hamburg and you can expect on average to pay €45.29 for a Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company ticket to Hamburg. In Berlin, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company departs to Hamburg from Berlin Messe Nord/ICC (Witzleben) and 5 other stations. In Hamburg, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company arrives at Hamburg Hbf and 2 other stations.

An average trip on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company from Berlin to Hamburg takes 5 hours and 33 minutes, while the fastest available Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company trip will get you to Hamburg in 2 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 3 trips per day and you could expect to pay €43.23 for a weekend getaway trip to Hamburg.

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Avg. Time
5h 33m
Avg. Price
€45.29

Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the train line you travel with, your options include 9 stations that have train departures from Berlin. Most train trips to Hamburg will depart from Berlin Messe Nord/ICC (Witzleben), Berlin Hbf (tief), Berlin Hbf, Berlin-Lichterfelde Süd, Berlin Buckower Chaussee, Stuttgarter Platz, Berlin Hbf (S-Bahn), Berlin-Charlottenburg, Berlin Hbf (Europaplatz).
  • Berlin Messe Nord/ICC (Witzleben)
  • Berlin Hbf (tief)
  • Berlin Hbf
  • Berlin-Lichterfelde Süd
  • Berlin Buckower Chaussee
  • Stuttgarter Platz
  • Berlin Hbf (S-Bahn)
  • Berlin-Charlottenburg
  • Berlin Hbf (Europaplatz)
Train trips arrive in Hamburg at 7 stations, depending on which train line you are travelling with. Hamburg Hbf, Hamburg Hbf ZOB, Hamburg-Othmarschen, Hamburg Klein Flottbek, Hamburg-Rissen, Hamburg-Rahlstedt, Hamburg Hbf (S-Bahn) are the main train stations in Hamburg for trips arriving from Berlin.
  • Hamburg Hbf
  • Hamburg Hbf ZOB
  • Hamburg-Othmarschen
  • Hamburg Klein Flottbek
  • Hamburg-Rissen
  • Hamburg-Rahlstedt
  • Hamburg Hbf (S-Bahn)