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The train from Bern to Hamburg usually takes 10 hours 8 minutes on average to travel 757 km, although the quickest services can take as little as 7 hours 22 minutes. You can expect to find 21 trains per day running on this popular route. Good news! There are direct trains available to Hamburg, so you can just make yourself comfortable as soon as you board the train and just enjoy the journey. You can choose to travel with ICE or DB to get to Hamburg – both train companies offer modern comfortable services that will whisk you there in no time.
To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Bern to Hamburg in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from $22.72.
Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Hamburg, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you're ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.
It takes an average of 10h 8m to travel from Bern to Hamburg by train, over a distance of around 470 miles (757 km). There are normally 21 trains per day traveling from Bern to Hamburg and tickets for this journey start from $22.72 when you book in advance.
757 miles (470 km)
21 trains per day
Direct trains available
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The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.
The high-speed train of Deutsche Bahn, with a maximum speed of 205 mph (330 km/h), the ICE connects major cities and is also used for international travel to neighbouring countries such as Austria, France and Denmark. This train is equipped with air conditioning, a dining car, a children's compartment and power sockets. Passengers enjoy a free WiFi connection throughout the duration of the ICE trip.
Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Bern to Hamburg by booking early.§
Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.
On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Bern and Hamburg is 10 hours and 8 minutes, with around 21 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Bern to Hamburg is 7 hours and 22 minutes.
Train tickets from Bern to Hamburg can start from as little as $22.72 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Bern to Hamburg without having to change trains. There is 1 direct train from Bern to Hamburg each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Bern to Hamburg leaves at 00:02. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Bern to Hamburg leaves at 23:36. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Bern to Hamburg cover a distance of around 470 miles (757 km) during the journey.