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Trip Summary

There are 15 daily trains from Hamburg to Berlin. Traveling by train from Hamburg to Berlin usually takes around 2 hours and 20 minutes, but the fastest DB Intercity-Express train can make the trip in one hour and 44 minutes.

Distance159 mi (255 km)
Fastest train1h 44m
Lowest price$7.00
Trains per day31
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines6

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

$24.72 is the average price of a bus ticket from Hamburg to Berlin. This is currently one of the best deals in bus travel. 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.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Hamburg to Berlin by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for December. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $22 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Hamburg to Berlin in September, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $46 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 13 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Berlin from Hamburg will be about $33.81 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Hamburg to Berlin?

There are 6 train lines with service from Hamburg to Berlin. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 11 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Eurocity12h 6m$37.19
DB Intercity12h 5m$34.92
DB Intercity-Express42h 6m$41.49
Deutsche Bahn112h 31m$41.66
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company46h 11m$67.26
FlixTrain32h 6m$21.91
  • DB Eurocity

    DB Eurocity

    DB Eurocity train tickets from Hamburg to Berlin start from $18, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 DB Eurocity schedules to Berlin. DB Eurocity in Hamburg leaves from Hamburg Train Station . And in Berlin trains arrive at Berlin Central Station and one other train station.

    From Hamburg to Berlin train travel on DB Eurocity takes 2 hours and 6 minutes. If you are looking to get to Berlin faster, DB Eurocity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 44 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Eurocity offers 4 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Berlin.

  • DB Intercity

    DB Intercity

    Deutsche Bahn IC is the German railway's long-distance train service provider with service across Germany and neighboring countries, including the Netherlands, Denmark, Switzerland, and Poland. Onboard amenities include restrooms, power outlets, and a restaurant car where passengers can purchase drinks, snacks, and meals.

  • DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express

    The most popular Deutsche Bahn ICE routes travel to Berlin, Cologne, Paris, and Munich. Seating is spacious with a good amount of legroom, and onboard amenities include complimentary WiFi, restrooms, and a restaurant car selling beverages, snacks, sandwiches, and hot meals. Unlike the rest of the Deutsche Bahn network, ticket prices on Deutsche Bahn ICE services are not based on a per-kilometer rate but on specific station-to-station links.

  • Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn EuroCity, or Deutsche Bahn EC, is a train service in Germany with regular service to Frankfurt, Hamburg, Zurich, Copenhagen, Berlin, Warsaw, and Munich. Deutsche Bahn Eurocity trains can be single or double-decker, but all are air conditioned.

  • Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Hamburg to Berlin start from $24, and on average cost . Daily there are 4 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Berlin. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Hamburg leaves from Hamburg Train Station and one other station. And in Berlin trains arrive at Berlin Central Station and 4 other train stations.

    From Hamburg to Berlin train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 6 hours and 11 minutes. If you are looking to get to Berlin faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 44 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 4 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Berlin.

  • FlixTrain

    FlixTrain

    Part of the FlixBus family, FlixTrain launched in 2018 to offer affordable and sustainable train travel in Germany. Its trains provide Wi-Fi, power outlets, air conditioning, onboard restrooms, and access to an entertainment portal full of movies, games, and music. In addition, each passenger gets a guaranteed seat, so you don't have to worry about standing in any aisles. FlixTrain operates 3 daily trips to Berlin from Hamburg. The train usually departs from Hamburg Train Station in Hamburg and arrives at Berlin Central Station in Berlin after about 2 hours and 6 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it cheaper to book train tickets in advance?

Yes, it is usually cheaper to book train tickets in advance. For a train trip from Hamburg to Berlin, you can save an average of about €46 per ticket by booking at least 28 days in advance compared to a last-minute fare.

How fast does the train from Hamburg to Berlin travel?

The fastest train from Hamburg to Berlin is the DB Intercity-Express, which travels at speeds up to 300 km/hour (186 miles/hour) and takes just under 2 hours to reach its destination. Most other trains take between 2 hours and 2 hours 30 minutes to reach Berlin.

How much is a train from Hamburg to Berlin?

The average cost of a train ticket from Hamburg to Berlin is about €28, but tickets for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as €20.

Is it safe to travel by train from Hamburg to Berlin during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train 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, train 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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 train journey from Hamburg to Berlin?

The distance between Hamburg and Berlin is approximately 159 miles, or 255 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 20 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 44 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?

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when trains are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for train travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Hamburg at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

How many train departures serve Berlin each day?

There are 15 scheduled trains on most days. 31 of these are direct connections to Berlin. 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 Berlin to Hamburg.

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 is the train station in Hamburg?

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Main departure station: Hamburg Train Station

Although it could be mistaken for a church with its clock tower and arched, windowed facade, the Hamburg Train Station (or Hauptbahnhof) is a bustling hub for intercity trains throughout Germany and into other countries in Europe. Originally opened in 1906, the current station welcomes about 480,000 passengers every day. These passengers travel on Deutsche Bahn and FlixTrain intercity trains, as well as S-Bahn (suburban railway) and U-Bahn (underground railway) trains that run throughout Hamburg. Inside the vast station, you'll find shops, cafes, and the Wandelhalle shopping center in the northern section of the complex.

All train stations in Hamburg:

  • Hamburg Train Station

  • Hamburg-Harburg

Where is the train station in Berlin?

Main arrival station: S+u Bundesplatz

There are more train stations and stops in Berlin than most cities. Most trains from Hamburg will stop at one (or more) of the 8 following stations in Berlin:

All train stations in Berlin:

  • S+u Bundesplatz

  • Rigaer Straße

  • Berlin Central Station

  • Bellevue

  • Train Station

  • Berlin Südkreuz

  • Berlin-Spandau

  • Stuttgarter Platz

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