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Journey Information

Berlin to Hamburg bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$17.63
Shortest Duration3h 15m
Trips per day5
Bus lines1

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 much is a bus ticket from Berlin to Hamburg?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $17.63 was the low point for bus fares from Berlin to Hamburg. Buses from Hamburg to Berlin are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $17.63 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 27 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $5.88 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 3 hours and 45 minutes to cover the 159 miles (255 kilometers) from Berlin, BE to Hamburg, HH. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 15 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie.

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 2:00am and the last bus leaves at 5:00pm. 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 5 scheduled buses that travel from Berlin to Hamburg every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 6 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 $21.42.

What bus companies travel from Berlin to Hamburg?

There is one bus company that operates from Berlin to Hamburg. FlixBus is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus53h 46m$20.25

Book FlixBus from Berlin to Hamburg from $18. There are 5 trips per day offered by FlixBus from Berlin to Hamburg and you can expect on average to pay $20 for a FlixBus ticket to Hamburg. In Berlin, FlixBus departs to Hamburg from Central Bus Station and 2 other stations. In Hamburg, FlixBus arrives at Adenauerallee 78, An average trip on FlixBus from Berlin to Hamburg takes 3 hours and 46 minutes, while the fastest available FlixBus trip will get you to Hamburg in 3 hours and 15 minutes, On weekends, FlixBus offers 6 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $20 for a weekend trip to Hamburg.

Where does the bus leave from in Berlin?

Buses to Hamburg leave from multiple locations in Berlin, Berlin. These are the 3 most popular bus stations:

  • Central Bus Station
  • Südkreuz
  • Alexanderplatz

Where does the bus arrive in Hamburg?

All buses from Berlin arrive at one main station in Hamburg, Hamburg:

  • Adenauerallee 78

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