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Berlin to Hamburg Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration3h 24m
Bus arrives inHamburg
Buses depart fromBerlin
Coach Ticket Price 9.69 €
Distance255 km
Bus Companies
  • Flixbus
  • RegioJet

Buses from Berlin to Hamburg

Several companies operate direct buses from Berlin to Hamburg, including FlixBus, RegioJet, and Polskibus offering departures every 15 minutes or less during peak times. Most buses from Berlin to Hamburg depart from Berlin's central bus station or Berlin ZOB, arriving at Hamburg ZOB. Journey times take on average 3 hours 30 minutes, although express services can complete the trip in just over 3 hours. Buses depart around the clock, with 12:05 a.m. service followed by a 1:00 a.m. departure providing late-night journeys. A regular schedule commences at 6:45 a.m. every morning, with buses departing throughout the day.

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Berlin to Hamburg Buses: General Information

While buses are slower than trains, they can be significantly cheaper. Travelers should book Berlin to Hamburg buses as far in advance as possible in order to find the best deal.

  • autobus All Berlin to Hamburg buses are run by either Flixbus, Polskibus, and RegioJet.
  • autobus Most buses involve a transfer, depart from either Berlin Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof (ZOB) and arrive at Hamburg ZOB bus station.
  • autobus The Berlin to Hamburg bus trip takes as little as 14 hours and 15 minutes to arrive in Paris.
  • autobus Most travelers book their Berlin to Hamburg bus ticket 1 day in advance of the travel date.

Based on GoEuro's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices on Berlin to Hamburg buses decrease the further they are booked in advance:

  • It is 15% cheaper to book an Berlin to Hamburg bus ticket 1 day in advance as opposed to purchasing a ticket at the station.
  • Berlin to Hamburg bus tickets are 30% cheaper on average when booked 1 month in advance as opposed to purchasing a bus ticket the day of.


Local Time 12:45
Population 1,700,000
Region Hamburg
Languages German

How expensive is Hamburg?

An Average Meal

An average meal in a restaurant in Hamburg costs 12.6% more than in Berlin.


Prices in Hamburg are on average 5.5% higher than in Berlin.

Public Transport

Public transport in Hamburg costs around 11.1% more than in Berlin.

A Night in a Hotel

A night in a hotel in Hamburg is about 17.9% more expensive than in Berlin.

Taking the Bus from Berlin

Most bus services between Berlin and Hamburg depart from either Berlin central bus station toward the inner city or Berlin Zoo, located in the city's Tiergarten to the west of the center of Berlin. A more limited schedule of buses from Berlin to Hamburg depart Berlin Ostbahnhof in the east of the region. All departure points are conveniently connected by U-Bahn, local S-Bahn and bus services, with a limited tram service operating 24 hours a day.

Getting into Hamburg by Bus

Hamburg is the second biggest city in Germany after Berlin and the home of many celebrated landmarks and attractions. The medieval city is famed for its canals and riversides, with some of the most iconic architecture in western Europe. Most bus services into Hamburg arrive Hamburg ZOB, the city's central bus station. From there, travelers can explore Hamburg further via the region's U-Bahn and S-Bahn systems, or journey farther afield with easy autobahn connections to the rest of Germany and beyond. Public transport systems in Hamburg run regularly throughout the day, with brief closures overnight before recommencing at 4:30 a.m. each morning, excluding Sundays when a more limited schedule is observed.

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