AVG TRAVEL TIME
|FlixTrain, Deutsche Bahn|
Distance to downtown
81% less than flights
The most common trains to Berlin from Hamburg are the Deutsche Bahn InterCity Express and FlixTrain trains. Both train lines take more than a few hours for the complete trip from Hamburg central train station to Berlin central train station. Passengers who ride with Deutsche Bahn may stop at Lüneburg, Uelzen, and Hannover on their trains from Hamburg to Berlin. Additionally, they may stop at various train stations in Berlin itself, most commonly Berlin-Spandau, before arriving at Berlin central train station. Passengers with FlixTrain train tickets may stop at Buchen, Ludwigslust, and Wittenberge on their Hamburg to Berlin trains. Although most trains stop at Berlin Hbf, the central train station, they also stop at other train stations in Berlin – for example, Berlin-Spandau, Berlin-Sudkreuz, and Berlin-Ostkreuz. During their travels, passengers may have views of the Elbe River.
All Deutsche Bahn InterCity Express trains from Hamburg to Berlin offer complimentary Wi-Fi to their passengers. Although two Wi-Fi networks are available on the trains, both provide free access to the same quality of internet service. Since the Wi-Fi is a public network, it’s not completely safe from interception. Therefore, if you’re engaging in sensitive tasks like entering financial information or other sensitive data, it’s recommended to use a VPN or to stick to HTTPS sites. Deutsche Bahn trains also offer an entertainment portal that provides free TV series and movies once you log into the Wi-Fi network. FlixTrain trains also offer free Wi-Fi and an entertainment portal with access to movies, films, and audiobooks. Other amenities offered by both train lines include nearby outlets for charging your phone, tablet, or laptop, as well as on-board service for drinks and snacks.
Deutsche Bahn allows passengers to take luggage free of charge on their Hamburg to Berlin trains. The luggage doesn’t need to be weighed before getting onboard and there is no limit on the number of bags you can have. However, you aren’t allowed to bring more luggage than can be safely carried by one person. Small personal items like laptop cases, briefcases, and backpacks can be kept with you in the seat, placed in the overhead compartment, or placed under your seat. Larger suitcases and luggage items can be stowed in luggage rack spaces that are either in the middle of the coach or near the doors. Specialty items like folding bikes, pushchairs, and sports equipment may also be brought on board. That being said, it’s important to remember that passengers are responsible for their luggage. FlixTrain provides passengers with one free carry-on (up to 15 lbs) and one free checked bag (up to 44 lbs). One additional piece of luggage (up to 44 lbs) may also be added for an extra fee.
Passengers on trains to Berlin from Hamburg may choose from a variety of train stations. Trains departing from Hamburg typically leave from Hamburg Hauptbahnhof, the central train station in Hamburg. Regular train service connects the other Hamburg stations to Hamburg Hauptbahnhof on a regular basis; from Dammtor, it takes around 8 minutes, from Altona about 22 minutes, from Harburg around 18 minutes, and from Bergedorf around 25 minutes. When trains arrive in Berlin, they typically stop at Berlin Hauptbahnhof, the central station. However, they may also stop at stations before and after Hauptbahnhof. Luckily, nearly all stations are only a few minutes ride from the central train station. From Spandau station it’s about 12 minutes, from Sudkreuz station it’s about 6 minutes, and from Ostkreuz station it’s about 16 minutes.
If you need a train from Hamburg to Berlin for this week you can find options from $8 one-way.
Arrive at your destination quickly by taking a 1h 45m train from Hamburg to Berlin. Take the Deutsche Bahn train from Hamburg and you’ll arrive in your destination quickly.
You can find train tickets for FlixTrain and Deutsche Bahn which service this route currently. FlixTrain is the cheapest option recently available with prices starting at $24 round-trip.
The quickest way to travel this route is to take a train from Hamburg to Berlin, doing so can potentially save up to 1h 51m of travel time. While these options may take longer, booking a flight from Hamburg to Berlin or a bus from Hamburg to Berlin may suit your needs if travel time is less of a factor in your decision making.
A bus from Hamburg to Berlin is currently going to be the least expensive option currently available. You can also find deals for a flight from Hamburg to Berlin starting at $116, or consider a train from Hamburg to Berlin starting at $24. Both of these alternative options are worth considering when looking to reach your destination.
While Berlin Brandenburg is 158.4 mi away from Hamburg, the distance by train is longer depending on the route. In terms of time, a normal route is around 1h 45m.
Traveling from Hamburg to Berlin Brandenburg by train has a carbon footprint of about 38lb. A flight for this same journey would have a footprint of about 200lb. A bus for this journey would also have lower emissions than flying, with a carbon footprint of around 24lb.