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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Berlin to Hamburg?

Lowest Price$20.37
Fastest Train1h 43m
Trains Per Day89
Train Lines5

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a night train from Berlin to Hamburg?

Yes, there are overnight trains from Berlin to Hamburg. However, these trips usually involve transfers, and take quite a bit longer than a typical train ride from Berlin to Hamburg. You’re better off taking a direct trip during the day. The earliest direct trip of the day leaves Berlin at 5:28 a.m. and arrives in Hamburg at 7:25 a.m., while the latest direct train leaves Berlin at 10:37 p.m. and arrives in Hamburg at 12:35 a.m.

What is the scenery like from Berlin to Hamburg?

The scenery from the train that travels between Berlin and Hamburg is made up of flat countryside and fields across the Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern regions. Segments of the train ride pass close to the Elbe River and a number of different parks and nature preserves, such as Naturpark Westhavelland.

How many trains per day go from Berlin to Hamburg?

There are nearly 100 daily Deutsche Bahn trips from Berlin to Hamburg, with about a quarter of them (23 trips) being direct. Tickets start at about €20, and the travel time can be as short as 1 hour 41 minutes.

Is it safe to travel by train from Berlin to Hamburg 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.

Can you take a train all the way from Berlin to Hamburg?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Berlin to Hamburg. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

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

In the last month, $28.55 was the average price of a train ticket from Berlin, BE to Hamburg, HH. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 27 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $32.14 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Berlin to Hamburg?

The distance between Berlin and Hamburg is approximately 159 miles, or 255 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 18 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 Berlin to Hamburg are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Wednesday 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 Berlin at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00pm. 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 Berlin to Hamburg?

There are 89 scheduled trains on most days. 25 of these are direct connections to Hamburg. 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 Hamburg to Berlin. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Berlin to Hamburg for $9.30.

Which train should you take from Berlin to Hamburg?

There are 5 train lines with service from Berlin, Berlin to Hamburg, Hamburg. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 88 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Eurocity42h 8m$35.88
DB Intercity22h 6m$34.32
DB Intercity-Express201h 59m$35.65
Deutsche Bahn882h 34m$39.25
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company45h 37m$44.00

Where is the train station in Berlin?

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 5 stops and stations in Berlin where you can board the train:

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

Where is the train station in Hamburg?

Hamburg receives travelers from Berlin at its two active train stations:

  • Hamburg Train Station, Bahnsteig Gleis 7 + 8
  • Train Station (S-Bahn)

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