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Berlin to Hamburg by train

The journey from Berlin to Hamburg by train is 158.77 mi and takes 2 hr 8 min. There are 17 connections per day, with the first departure at 12:22 AM and the last at 6:08 PM. It is possible to travel from Berlin to Hamburg by train for as little as $7.17 or as much as $71.83. The best price for this journey is $7.17.

Lowest Price$7.17
Journey Duration2 hr 8 min
Connection per Day17
Lowest Price$7.17
Highest Price$71.83
First Departure12:22 AM
Last Departure6:08 PM
Distance158.77 mi
DepartureBerlin
ArrivalHamburg
CarriersFlixTrain, DB - InterCity Express (ICE)More

Berlin to Hamburg Train Times

Departure date
Monday, Jun 17, 2024

Take the train from Berlin to Hamburg

The train journey from Berlin to Hamburg usually takes an average of approximately 2 hr 8 min. Each day, roughly 17 trains operate on this route, ensuring passengers have plenty of travel options. The median price for a ticket on this route is around $18.22, with the most economical fares beginning from $7.17.

This rail route is primarily managed by Deutsche Bahn, Germany's national railway company, and it operates both high-speed InterCity Express (ICE) and regular InterCity (IC) services. Passengers can opt for direct high-speed train services for a faster journey or slower regional services for a more leisurely trip.

Most trains on this route offer Wi-Fi, but availability may depend on the specific train and class of service. Seat reservations are generally recommended, particularly for high-speed ICE trains. ICE and IC trains have dining and lounge cars where passengers can purchase food and beverages.

Regarding luggage, Deutsche Bahn allows passengers to carry as many items as they can manage themselves. Still, they must be able to stow it easily  in the storage areas.

Starting from Berlin Hauptbahnhof, you have access to a wide variety of local transit options, including various S-Bahn lines (S5, S7, S75), U-Bahn (U55), multiple bus lines, regional and intercity trains, and tram services for comprehensive coverage of Berlin. It features shops, dining facilities, and luggage service. Upon arrival at Hamburg Hauptbahnhof, Germany's busiest railway station, you'll find an array of transit options such as S-Bahn lines (S1, S2, S3, S21, S31), U-Bahn lines (U1, U2, U3, U4), several bus lines, and taxis outside the station. The station also houses numerous amenities, including dining options, retail stores, and baggage services to enhance your journey.

Hamburg is an interesting harbor city. We recommend visiting the historic Speicherstadt, the world's largest warehouse district, and a UNESCO World Heritage site is a must. Here you can explore the Miniatur Wunderland, which hosts the world's largest model railway. To experience Hamburg's rich musical culture, head to the Elbphilharmonie, a stunning concert hall with breathtaking city and harbor views. Stroll along the Reeperbahn in St. Pauli, which is Hamburg's entertainment and nightlife district.

To help you plan your journey from Berlin to Hamburg, our platform can assist in finding the best available ticket prices. Use our price calendar below to compare and secure the most competitive deals for your trip from Berlin to Hamburg.

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Cheap train tickets from Berlin to Hamburg
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Berlin to Hamburg.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Berlin to Hamburg, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Berlin to Hamburg.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $8.71 to $42.46 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 79% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Berlin to Hamburg

The cheapest Berlin - Hamburg train tickets can be found for as low as $8.47 if you’re lucky, or $17.87 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $22.89.

Find the best day to travel to Hamburg by train

When travelling to Hamburg by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Flixtrain is a European low-cost passenger rail service that offers affordable and comfortable train travel to various destinations across Germany. It is owned and operated by FlixMobility, the parent company of FlixBus, which is a popular bus transportation service in Europe. Flixtrain operates on several routes, including Berlin to Stuttgart, Berlin to Cologne, and Hamburg to Cologne, among others.

Express InterCity is a type of train service that operates in many countries around the world. It is designed to provide fast and efficient transportation between major cities, with limited stops along the way. Express InterCity trains typically offer amenities such as comfortable seating, air conditioning, and onboard food and beverage service. They may also have first-class or business-class seating options for passengers who want extra comfort and amenities. Express InterCity trains are often a popular choice for business travelers, tourists, and commuters who need to travel between cities quickly and conveniently.

While not as swift as the high-speed ICE trains, Deutsche Bahn’s InterCity trains boast speeds up to 200km/h, offering spacious carriages and dining options. Operating across numerous German routes, such as Cologne-Hamburg, these trains also extend to international destinations, including Amsterdam and Luxembourg. Some routes even feature double-deck trains.

Ticket types and facilities from Berlin to Hamburg

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by FlixTrain, DB - InterCity Express (ICE) and DB - Intercity when traveling from Berlin to Hamburg.

Standard

A standard ticket on FlixTrain is a regular ticket / second class ticket. Flixtrain standard ticket offers you a comfortable seat, guaranteed Wi-Fi, access to power outlets, and one carry-on and one checked luggage with size restrictions.
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Second Class

Deutshce Bahn's second class ensures a comfortable journey with standard seating arrangements with free Wi-Fi, power socket, and. Second class passengers can buy food and drinks from the bar/bistro car or restaurant car.
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First Class

First Class travel with Deutsche Bahn provides a luxurious experience with comfortable seats and many amenities such as spacious seating with personalized on-seat service and exclusive lounge access at major stations. First-class passengers can have their orders delivered to their seats, but if you do not want to wait, you can also dine in the restaurant car or buy food and drinks from the bar/bistro car.
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Second Class

On SBB Intercity trains, in addition to basic amenities for Second Class ticket, there's a Family Zone specially designed to offer comfort for families with children. If you get hungry during the journey, you can enjoy tasty meals in the restaurant carriage.
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First Class

On Deutsche Bahn IC trains, if you have a Flexpreis First Class ticket in addition to the standard second class offerings, you can access Fast Track and DB lounges at some German stations for free and enjoy the complimentary refreshments. Plus, experience a quieter travel environment and savor the view.

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Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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Connect effortlessly on FlixTrain and enjoy free WiFi, whether you're catching up on work, chatting, or simply browsing.
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Keep your devices charged and ready. FlixTrain seats come equipped with power sockets and USB outlets.
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For your safety and the comfort of everyone on board, FlixBus permits you to bring one carry-on bag that should fit under the seat or in the overhead compartment. You're also allowed one checked bag, but make sure you can load and unload it by yourself and store it in the overhead space or under your seat. Kindly ensure your luggage isn't bulky or poses a risk to others. Remember, it's up to you to keep track of your belongings during the trip.
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FlixTrain prioritizes comfort for all. Passengers with mobility concerns can book designated seats and utilize complimentary transportation for foldable wheelchairs and mobility aids. Reach out to FlixTrain for any assistance required.
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While FlixTrain doesn't offer onboard catering, you're welcome to bring along your own snacks and beverages.
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With FlixTrain, you can pack an extra piece of luggage, but it's a good idea to book early since train space is limited. Got sports equipment or a big musical instrument? They're welcome too, though an extra fee might apply. If you're cycling around, you can park your bike in specific areas for just 9 Euro, but ensure it's standard-sized and free of extra attachments. Remember to reserve a spot for your bike early, as space fills up fast
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On ICE trains, enjoy free WiFi and access the ICE portal for movies, TV shows, audiobooks, games, and reading material.
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Seek tranquillity on ICE Frankfurt in Coach 21 (second class) and Coach 28/29 (first class). On ICE 104/105 Basel, it's Coach 31 (second class) and Coach 38/39 (first class).
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Stay charged with a power socket available for every two seats on the train.
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On ICE-trains, you can bring any amount of luggage without restrictions. Store small bags either in the overhead racks or beneath your seats. For bigger luggage items, use the racks found in the compartments or close to the exterior doors.
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For assistance in boarding, changing trains, or other queries, reach out to DB’s Mobility Service. The staff is always ready to assist and ensure a smooth journey.
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With ICE, choose between a full menu at the onboard restaurant or quick snacks at the bistro. For First Class passengers, complimentary food and drinks are served directly to your seat. DB's diverse menu, updated quarterly, features local and vegetarian/vegan options.
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ICE trains not only offer air conditioning but are also innovating with eco-friendly systems that both cool and heat using natural refrigerants.
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On Deutsche Bahn trains, make sure it's disassembled and snugly packed in a case or cover with your name labeled on it, and you can bring it on board for free. You're also allowed one regular and one hand luggage item. Just ensure your bike doesn't get in the way of other travelers or block aisles. Note: Special bikes aren't permitted, but if you're an international traveler, there's no need to worry about peak-time restrictions.
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Deutsche Bahn is rolling out free WiFi on their IC trains, with some already offering the service.
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All seats in both classes have power sockets on DB IC trains.
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On IC trains, you can bring any amount of luggage without restrictions. Store small bags either in the overhead racks or beneath your seats. For bigger luggage items, use the racks found in the compartments or close to the exterior doors.
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Deutsche Bahn's Mobility Service provides assistance for boarding, disembarking, and train transfers. Staff are on hand to address questions and ensure a smooth trip.
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On the DB IC trains, there's a restaurant for meals or a bistro for snacks. You can eat at the bistro or in your seat. First Class passengers get free food at their seat. The menu changes but always has local food, including vegetarian and vegan choices.
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Intercity trains have air-conditioned sections.
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For IC trains, a ticket and reservation are required for bicycles, with the reservation cost included. Bikes are typically stored in second class carriages, though your seat may be elsewhere.
Services on board FlixTrain, DB - InterCity Express (ICE) and DB - Intercity from Berlin to Hamburg
Compare services on board when travelling from Berlin to Hamburg by train.
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Berlin to Hamburg CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
17.89kg
Bus
19.16kg
Flight
51.1kg
Car
40.88kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Berlin to Hamburg by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Berlin and Hamburg are 17.89kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Berlin and Hamburg? By taking the train between Berlin and Hamburg you will save 33.21kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 1.27kg compared to a bus and 22.99kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Berlin to Hamburg?
A train ticket from Berlin to Hamburg is $18.22. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $7.17.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Berlin to Hamburg?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Berlin to Hamburg is $7.17. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Berlin and Hamburg by train?
Berlin to Hamburg is 158.77 mi.
How long does the train between Berlin and Hamburg take?
Berlin to Hamburg is on average 2 hr 8 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 1 hr 44 min.
Which companies operate from Berlin to Hamburg?
The train journey from Berlin to Hamburg is covered by 3 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: FlixTrain, DB - InterCity Express (ICE), DB - Intercity and FlixBus.
How many train connections per day go from Berlin to Hamburg?
Berlin to Hamburg has 17 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Berlin to Hamburg leave?
The earliest train from Berlin to Hamburg departs at 12:22 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Berlin to Hamburg depart?
The latest train from Berlin to Hamburg departs at 6:08 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Berlin to Hamburg in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $7.17 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Berlin to Hamburg?
There are on average 17 direct connection(s) from Berlin to go to Hamburg.
What's the fastest journey time between Berlin to Hamburg by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Berlin and Hamburg is 1 hr 44 min.
Is there a direct train from Berlin to Hamburg?
Yes, there is a direct train between Berlin and Hamburg.
What are the CO2 emissions for Berlin to Hamburg by train?
The train journey from Berlin to Hamburg creates 17.89kg of CO2 emissions.

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