Cheap train tickets from Berlin to Hamburg

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Lowest Price$19.31
Fastest1h 43m
trains per day76
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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.

How do you find cheap train tickets from Berlin to Hamburg?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Berlin to Hamburg is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Berlin to Hamburg was $26.00. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 17 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $44.61 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Berlin to Hamburg?

The distance between Berlin and Hamburg is approximately 158.69 miles, or 255.33 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 2 hours and 25 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour and 43 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest day for trains from Berlin to Hamburg?

On Saturday trains from Berlin to Hamburg are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Tuesday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Berlin to Hamburg?

Typically there are 76 schedules to compare for your trip to Hamburg. On the route to Hamburg 5 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Deutsche Bahn offers the most scheduled departures between Berlin to Hamburg, usually offering 95 trips per day. 22 train trips per day are direct connections to Hamburg, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Berlin to Hamburg, which start at $5.38.

Here are the 5 train companies that operate from Berlin to Hamburg

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Berlin to Hamburg start from $19.39, and on average cost $49.46. Daily there are 95 Deutsche Bahn schedules to Hamburg. Deutsche Bahn in Berlin leaves from S+u Bundesplatz and 3 other stations. And in Hamburg trains arrive at Train Station,

From Berlin to Hamburg train travel on Deutsche Bahn takes 2 hours and 33 minutes. If you are looking to get to Hamburg faster, Deutsche Bahn offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 43 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn offers 84 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $49.45 for a one-way train ticket to Hamburg.

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2h 33m
Avg. Price
$49.46

DB Eurocity

DB Eurocity train tickets from Berlin to Hamburg start from $19.60, and on average cost $40.35. Daily there are 3 DB Eurocity schedules to Hamburg. DB Eurocity in Berlin leaves from Train Station (tief) and one other station. And in Hamburg trains arrive at Train Station,

From Berlin to Hamburg train travel on DB Eurocity takes 2 hours and 8 minutes. If you are looking to get to Hamburg faster, DB Eurocity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 43 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Eurocity offers 3 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $44.93 for a one-way train ticket to Hamburg.

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Avg. Time
2h 8m
Avg. Price
$40.35

DB Intercity

DB Intercity train tickets from Berlin to Hamburg start from $19.47, and on average cost $33.65. Daily there are 2 DB Intercity schedules to Hamburg. DB Intercity in Berlin leaves from Train Station (tief), And in Hamburg trains arrive at Train Station,

From Berlin to Hamburg train travel on DB Intercity takes 2 hours and 7 minutes. If you are looking to get to Hamburg faster, DB Intercity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 43 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Hamburg on a weekend there is typically one DB Intercity scheduled trip per day, which will cost $33.48 for a one-way weekend reservation from Berlin.

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Avg. Time
2h 7m
Avg. Price
$33.65

DB Intercity-Express

DB Intercity-Express train tickets from Berlin to Hamburg start from $19.31, and on average cost $42.93. Daily there are 21 DB Intercity-Express schedules to Hamburg. DB Intercity-Express in Berlin leaves from Train Station (tief) and 4 other stations. And in Hamburg trains arrive at Train Station,

From Berlin to Hamburg train travel on DB Intercity-Express takes 2 hours and 7 minutes. If you are looking to get to Hamburg faster, DB Intercity-Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 43 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity-Express offers 17 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $45.74 for a one-way train ticket to Hamburg.

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Avg. Time
2h 7m
Avg. Price
$42.93

Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Berlin to Hamburg start from $25.91, and on average cost $42.31. Daily there are 2 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Hamburg. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Berlin leaves from S+u Bundesplatz and 4 other stations. And in Hamburg trains arrive at Train Station,

From Berlin to Hamburg train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 6 hours and 6 minutes. If you are looking to get to Hamburg faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 43 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $39.17 for a one-way train ticket to Hamburg.

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6h 6m
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$42.31
There are 5 train stations in Berlin with trains to Hamburg. For this route, the busiest departing train stations are:
  • Train Station (tief)
  • S+u Bundesplatz
  • Rigaer Straße
  • Bellevue
  • Train Station
There is one train station where trains from Berlin arrive in Hamburg:
  • Train Station