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Trip Summary

There are 17 daily trains from Hamburg to Berlin. Traveling by train from Hamburg to Berlin usually takes around 3 hours and 7 minutes, but the fastest DB Intercity-Express train can make the trip in one hour and 45 minutes.

Distance159 mi (255 km)
Fastest train1h 45m
Lowest price$20.06
Trains per day20
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines5

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

In the last month, $24.88 was the average price of a train ticket from Hamburg, HH to Berlin, BE. 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 20 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $44.65 more than that for a same-day booking.

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 November. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $38 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Hamburg to Berlin in May, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $52 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.

Which train should you take from Hamburg to Berlin?

There are 5 train lines with service from Hamburg, Hamburg to Berlin, Berlin. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 13 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Eurocity12h 5m$29.40
DB Intercity12h 28m$31.02
DB Intercity-Express42h 50m$42.01
Deutsche Bahn133h 13m$38.82
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company35h 39m$36.83
  • DB Eurocity

    DB Eurocity

    DB Eurocity train tickets from Hamburg to Berlin start from $20, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 DB Eurocity schedules to Berlin. DB Eurocity in Hamburg leaves from Hamburg Train Station, Bahnsteig Gleis 7 + 8 . And in Berlin trains arrive at Berlin Hbf (tief) .

    From Hamburg to Berlin train travel on DB Eurocity takes 2 hours and 5 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 45 minutes.

  • DB Intercity

    DB Intercity

    DB Intercity train tickets from Hamburg to Berlin start from $20, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 DB Intercity schedules to Berlin. DB Intercity in Hamburg leaves from Hamburg Train Station, Bahnsteig Gleis 7 + 8 . And in Berlin trains arrive at Berlin Hbf (tief) and 2 other train stations.

    From Hamburg to Berlin train travel on DB Intercity takes 2 hours and 28 minutes. If you are looking to get to Berlin faster, DB Intercity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 45 minutes.

  • DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express train tickets from Hamburg to Berlin start from $20, and on average cost . Daily there are 4 DB Intercity-Express schedules to Berlin. DB Intercity-Express in Hamburg leaves from Hamburg Train Station, Bahnsteig Gleis 7 + 8 and one other station. And in Berlin trains arrive at Berlin Hbf (tief) and 4 other train stations.

    From Hamburg to Berlin train travel on DB Intercity-Express takes 2 hours and 50 minutes. If you are looking to get to Berlin faster, DB Intercity-Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 45 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity-Express offers 28 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Berlin.

  • Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Hamburg to Berlin start from $20, and on average cost . Daily there are 13 Deutsche Bahn schedules to Berlin. Deutsche Bahn in Hamburg leaves from Hamburg Train Station, Bahnsteig Gleis 7 + 8 and one other station. And in Berlin trains arrive at Rigaer Straße and 5 other train stations.

    From Hamburg to Berlin train travel on Deutsche Bahn takes 3 hours and 13 minutes. If you are looking to get to Berlin faster, Deutsche Bahn offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 45 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn offers 58 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Berlin.

  • 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 $20, and on average cost . Daily there are 3 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, Bahnsteig Gleis 7 + 8 and one other station. And in Berlin trains arrive at Rigaer Straße and 4 other train stations.

    From Hamburg to Berlin train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 5 hours and 39 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 45 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 7 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Berlin.

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.

In addition, federal law requires all train 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 train.

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.

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

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Hamburg to Berlin. 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.

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 3 hours and 7 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 45 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 tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Hamburg to Berlin. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Tuesday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Monday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

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.

Is there a direct train from Hamburg to Berlin?

There are 17 scheduled trains on most days. 20 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. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Hamburg to Berlin for $5.59.

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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Departure stations

There are two stations in Hamburg where you can board the train to Berlin.

All train stations in Hamburg:

  • Hamburg Train Station, Bahnsteig Gleis 7 + 8

  • Hamburg-Harburg

Where is the train station in Berlin?

Arrival stations

There are more train stations and stops in Berlin than most cities. Most trains from Hamburg will stop at one (or more) of the 6 following stations in Berlin:

All train stations in Berlin:

  • Rigaer Straße

  • S+u Bundesplatz

  • Bellevue

  • Berlin Hbf (tief)

  • Train Station

  • Berlin Gesundbrunnen

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