Trains Berlin to Hamburg

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  • About 25 trains per day from Berlin to Hamburg
  • Fastest journey is 1 hour 43 minutes (changes: 0)
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Berlin to Hamburg train times
05:28 - 07:25 1 hour 57 minutes
direct train
05:40 - 08:56 3 hours 16 minutes
1 change(s)
06:38 - 09:05 2 hours 27 minutes
direct train
07:06 - 09:12 2 hours 6 minutes
direct train
07:40 - 09:43 2 hours 3 minutes
direct train
08:38 - 10:36 1 hour 58 minutes
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Trains Berlin to Hamburg - Facts 
  • Distance: 256 km
  • Fastest route: 1 hour 43 minutes 
  • Number of trains: 25 
  • Changes: 0 
  • First train: 00:02 
  • Last train: 22:02 
  • Trains operator(s): Deutsche Bahn (DB)
  • Fare range: €14 - €122 
  • From price: €13
Cheap train tickets from Berlin to Hamburg!

Book your train journey from Berlin to Hamburg in just 2 minutes - always the best price! The rates from Berlin to Hamburg start from €13!

Every day 25 trains run between Berlin and Hamburg. The distance is 256 kilometers and the fastest train journey takes 1 hour 43 minutes. 

The earlier you book, the cheaper train tickets are. Just before departure, train tickets can be three to ten times more expensive. For this route the price difference from early booking to just before departure is  €14 - €122.

Train times / timetable

Find all train times in Europe here: travel from Berlin to Hamburg with Deutsche Bahn (DB), the first train leaves at 00:02 and the last train at 22:02.

Train operators

Deutsche Bahn (DB)


Deutsche Bahn is the name of the national railways in Germany. The HQ is based in Frankfurt and the company is noted at the stock market. 

The high speed train of the Deutsche Bahn is the ICE International, one of the most convenient trains in Europe which run between all major cities in Germany. The ICE has also connections to all major cities in neighboring countries. 

Routes

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Berlin

Railway Station Berlin  

Berlin Hbf is the main station of Berlin, located nearby the German parliament. Many sights can be reached by foot from the railway station or by the convenient S-bahn (kind of subway) that connects all major stations in Berlin. The station itself is a modern visual attraction and is built on terrain where the wall used to stand. Nearby the station are some new and fine hotels. 

  • Wifi: yes, free for 30 minutes
  • Lockers: yes, 24h
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Parking: yes, paid

To the city centre

  • Walking: Reichstag 5 minutes, Checkpoint Charlie 30 minutes
  • Bike: no city bikes
  • Subway: S Bahn to all major sights 
  • Bus: yes, to all sights, check Berlin.de
  • Taxi: yes

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Hamburg

Railway Station Hamburg

Hamburg Hbf is the main station of Hamburg. There is Wifi connection and you will find a lot of eateries and shops in the station. From the station you can take the public transport which brings you quick to the major tourist sights in the city. 

  • Wifi: yes, free for 30 minutes
  • Lockers: yes, 24h
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Parking: yes, paid

To the city centre

  • Walking: 10 minutes
  • Bike: no city bikes
  • Tram: - 
  • Subway: 1 stop (U Bahn) 
  • Bus: possible, best to walk or take the U Bahn 
  • Taxi: yes

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to travel from Berlin to Hamburg?
The average travel time between Berlin and Hamburg is 1 hour 43 minutes. On average 25 trains per day run between Berlin and Hamburg. The first train is leaving Berlin at 00:02 and the last at 22:02. The prices for train tickets from Berlin to Hamburg start from €13.

How much does it cost to take the train from Berlin to Hamburg?
The train fares for tickets from Berlin to Hamburg start from €13. If you book early you have more chance to buy cheap train tickets from Berlin to Hamburg. Sometimes tickets cost up to 4-5 times more just before departure than at the time the sales period starts.

How do I get from Berlin to Hamburg?
On average 25 trains per day run between Berlin and Hamburg. The number of changes on this route is 0. Trains are one of the best ways to travel around Europe, they are fast, convenient and if you book on time there are often great deals. Fares for trains from Berlin to Hamburg start from €13.

How long is the train ride from Berlin to Hamburg?
The average travel time between Berlin and Hamburg is 1 hour 43 minutes. Every day 25 runs between Berlin and Hamburg and the number of changes is 0. Train times can vary at any time of the day - check our rail planner for all the actual train times.

How far is Berlin from Hamburg by train?
The distance between Berlin and Hamburg is 256 kilometers. The average travel time is 1 hour 43 minutes and there are approximately 25 trains per day running between Berlin and Hamburg. The first train leaves from Berlin at 00:02 and the last one at 22:02.

Which trains run from Berlin to Hamburg?
The following railway companies operate on the route between Berlin and Hamburg: Deutsche Bahn (DB). The average travel time is 1 hour 43 minutes, the distance is 256 kilometers and fares start from €13.

How to buy cheap train tickets from Berlin to Hamburg?
Book your train tickets from Berlin to Hamburg as early as possible - sometimes it saves 4-5 times than booking just before departure. If rail tickets between Berlin and Hamburg are already available try to avoid peak times and / or travel on Tuesday or Thursday. Train tickets from Berlin to Hamburg start from €13.

Do prices go down for trains Berlin to Hamburg?
Unfortunately, no - there are no last minutes. Train tickets from Berlin to Hamburg only become more expensive the closer to departure time. The only way to purchase cheap train tickets is to book as early as possible. In general, it is more economical to travel between Berlin and Hamburg on Tuesday or Thursday, avoid peak times and / or travel late in the morning or in the early afternoon.

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