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Journey Information

There are 33 intercity buses per day from Hamburg to Berlin. Traveling by bus from Hamburg to Berlin usually takes around 3 hours and 26 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 5 minutes.

Distance159 mi (255 km)
Shortest duration3h 5m
Cheapest price$5.41
Trips per day33
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Hamburg to Berlin?

Typically $11.90 is the average price you should expect to pay for a bus ticket to Berlin. This one of the best deals on bus tickets we have seen recently on Wanderu, we recommend booking your travel as prices tend to go up quickly. 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.

Average prices by travel date

$30$20$10MayMay

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Hamburg to Berlin is expected to range from $10 to $26. If you are looking to travel to Berlin within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $13. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $10 and can be found on May 31, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in August. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $7 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Hamburg to Berlin in April, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $20 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 bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 24 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $15.86 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Hamburg to Berlin?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Hamburg to Berlin that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus usually offers more choice, with 33 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus333h 27m$18.13
Pinkbus23h 22m$5.41
  • FlixBus

    FlixBus

    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 33 trips from Hamburg to Berlin, and usually makes the trip in about 3 hours and 27 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • Pinkbus

    Pinkbus

    Book Pinkbus from Hamburg to Berlin from $5. There are 2 trips per day offered by Pinkbus from Hamburg to Berlin and you can expect on average to pay for a Pinkbus ticket to Berlin. In Hamburg, Pinkbus departs to Berlin from Adenauerallee 78 . In Berlin, Pinkbus arrives at Central Bus Station .

    An average trip on Pinkbus from Hamburg to Berlin takes 3 hours and 22 minutes , while the fastest available Pinkbus trip will get you to Berlin in 3 hours and 5 minutes .

    On weekends, Pinkbus offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Berlin.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the earliest bus from Hamburg to Berlin?

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.

What buses go from Hamburg to Berlin?

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.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Hamburg to Berlin 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 from Hamburg to Berlin?

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 26 minutes to cover the 159 miles from Hamburg to Berlin. However, the fastest bus 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 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 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, 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 Hamburg?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Hamburg to Berlin, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus trips to Berlin are there per day?

There are 33 scheduled buses 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 buses 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 $7.34.

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 bus leave from in Hamburg?

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Main departure station: Adenauerallee 78

The bus 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 neighborhood of Hamburg, with many hotels, hostels, museums, and restaurants in the vicinity. The station is a long glass building, with bus bays for boarding in the back. The indoor waiting lounge includes restrooms, a convenience store, and even a McDonald's. Many bus companies stop at the ZOB, including FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus, and Sindbad.

All bus stations in Hamburg:

  • Adenauerallee 78

  • Hamburg Train Station

  • Hannoversche Straße 85a

Where does the bus 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 bus 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.

All bus stations in Berlin:

  • Central Bus Station

  • Alt-Tegel Bus Stop

  • Südkreuz

  • Alexanderplatz

  • Berlin Zoo

  • Puschkinallee

  • Berlin Central Station

  • Berlin Südkreuz

  • Berlin-Spandau

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