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Taking the train from Hannover to Berlin

Quick, convenient and far less stressful than driving, Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed ICE trains make travelling from Hannover to Berlin a breeze, taking just over an hour and a half on the fastest services.

Step onboard an ICE trains and enjoy free WiFi, plug sockets for phones and laptops, a wide selection of food and drink, and dedicated quiet travel zones – perfect if you’re looking to relax during your journey. If you choose to travel First Class, you’ll also receive complimentary hot and cold drinks, newspapers and wider seating.

As you arrive Berlin Hbf station (the main train station in the city), you’ll find yourself centrally located, within easy reach of its bustling business centre and just an 18-minute walk from the iconic Brandenburg Gate.

Ready to book? Keep reading for FAQs about the journey from Hannover Hbf to Berlin Hbf by train or start your search for train times and tickets in our Journey Planner at the top of the page.

Hannover Hbf to Berlin Hbf by train

It takes an average of 1h 48m to travel from Hannover Hbf to Berlin Hbf by train, over a distance of around 153 miles (246 km). There are normally 15 trains per day travelling from Hannover Hbf to Berlin Hbf and tickets for this journey start from $12.72 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 39m
PriceFrom $12.72
Distance153 miles (246 km)
Frequency15 trains per day
First train09:31
Last train17:05
Departure stationHannover Hbf
Arrival stationBerlin Hbf
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsDeutsche Bahn, Flixbus, BlaBlaCar Bus

Hannover Hbf to Berlin Hbf train times

Check out the next trains departing from Hannover Hbf to Berlin Hbf for Wednesday Jun 16th 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
02:40 Hannover Hbf05:52 Berlin Hbf (tief)ICE 949 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets3h 12m, direct
05:27 Hannover Hbf07:45 Berlin Hbf (tief)ICE 649 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets2h 18m, 1 change
06:23 Hannover Hbf08:07 Berlin Hbf (tief)ICE 753 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets1h 44m, direct
06:31 Hannover Hbf08:26 Berlin Hbf (tief)ICE 841 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets1h 55m, direct
07:31 Hannover Hbf09:22 Berlin Hbf (tief)ICE 541 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets1h 51m, 1 change
08:31 Hannover Hbf10:09 Berlin Hbf (tief)ICE 843 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets1h 38m, direct
09:31 Hannover Hbf11:10 Berlin HbfICE 543 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets1h 39m, direct
10:04 Hannover Hbf11:51 Berlin Hbf (tief)FlixTrain 1231 FlixTrain Get tickets1h 47m, direct
10:31 Hannover Hbf12:19 Berlin Hbf (tief)ICE 845 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets1h 48m, direct
11:04 Hannover Hbf12:51 Berlin Hbf (tief)ICE 1545 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets1h 47m, direct

Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express) and IC (Intercity) trains from Hannover Hbf to Berlin Hbf

You can travel from Hannover Hbf to Berlin Hbf on Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express) and IC (Intercity) trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

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.

PhotoNelso Silva, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

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.

PhotoFalk2, under licence CC4.0

An express train running on German domestic routes, the Intercity is a little slower than the ICE and is also used for long distance trips. The integrated circuit covers long distances with a maximum speed of 125 mph (200 km/h). In recent years, trains of the new generation "Intercity 2" run on some lines at 100 mph (160 km/h) only – these trains, however, offer extra legroom and extra space for toddlers. They are also equipped with air conditioning, a food carriage and wheelchair parking spaces.

Cheap train tickets from Hannover Hbf to Berlin Hbf

The price of train tickets from Hannover Hbf to Berlin Hbf starts at $12.72 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

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 Hannover Hbf to Berlin Hbf by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

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.

Choose a slower or connecting train

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!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Hannover Hbf to Berlin Hbf

Want to know more about your journey from Hannover Hbf to Berlin Hbf? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Hannover Hbf to Berlin Hbf take?

The average journey time by train between Hannover Hbf and Berlin Hbf is 1 hour and 48 minutes, with around 15 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.

What's the fastest journey time between Hannover Hbf and Berlin Hbf by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Hannover Hbf to Berlin Hbf is 1 hour and 39 minutes.

How much does the train from Hannover Hbf to Berlin Hbf cost?

Train tickets from Hannover Hbf to Berlin Hbf can start from as little as $12.72 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.

Is there a direct train from Hannover Hbf to Berlin Hbf?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Hannover Hbf to Berlin Hbf without having to change trains. There are 12 direct trains from Hannover Hbf to Berlin Hbf each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Hannover Hbf to Berlin Hbf leave?

The first train from Hannover Hbf to Berlin Hbf leaves at 09:31. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Hannover Hbf to Berlin Hbf leave?

The last train from Hannover Hbf to Berlin Hbf leaves at 17:05. 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.

What's the distance between Hannover Hbf and Berlin Hbf by train?

Trains travelling from Hannover Hbf to Berlin Hbf cover a distance of around 153 miles (246 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Berlin Hbf to Hannover Hbf.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Hannover Hbf to Berlin Hbf for a typical week day using timetable data for 06/16/2021. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 08/05/2021 for travel on 08/05/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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