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Berlin to Hamburg-Altona by train

It takes an average of 2h 18m to travel from Berlin to Hamburg-Altona by train, over a distance of around 160 miles (258 km). There are normally 25 trains per day travelling from Berlin to Hamburg-Altona and tickets for this journey start from €17.50 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 59m
Price€17.50 - €112.60
Distance160 miles (258 km)
Frequency25 trains per day
Departure stationBerlin
Arrival stationHamburg-Altona
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsDeutsche Bahn, Flixbus, BlaBlaBus

Berlin to Hamburg-Altona train times

Check out the next trains departing from Berlin to Hamburg-Altona for mardi 22 sept. 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
09:40 11:40 2h 00m, direct
10:38 12:38 2h 00m, direct
11:40 13:39 1h 59m, direct
12:38 14:38 2h 00m, direct
13:06 15:26 2h 20m, direct
13:40 15:39 1h 59m, direct
14:38 16:38 2h 00m, direct
15:06 17:26 2h 20m, direct
15:40 17:41 2h 01m, direct
16:38 18:38 2h 00m, direct

Deutsche Bahn trains from Berlin to Hamburg-Altona

You can travel from Berlin to Hamburg-Altona on Deutsche Bahn 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.

Cheap train tickets from Berlin to Hamburg-Altona

Train tickets from Berlin to Hamburg-Altona start at €17.50 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €58.23.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price44.82
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price50.29
on the day
avg. single price58.23

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 Berlin to Hamburg-Altona 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Berlin to Hamburg-Altona? 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 Berlin to Hamburg-Altona take?

The average journey time by train between Berlin and Hamburg-Altona is 2 hours and 18 minutes, with around 25 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 Berlin and Hamburg-Altona by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Berlin to Hamburg-Altona is 1 hour and 59 minutes.

How much does the train from Berlin to Hamburg-Altona cost?

Train tickets from Berlin to Hamburg-Altona can start from as little as €17.50 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 Berlin to Hamburg-Altona?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Berlin to Hamburg-Altona without having to change trains. There are 22 direct trains from Berlin to Hamburg-Altona. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Berlin to Hamburg-Altona leave?

The first train from Berlin to Hamburg-Altona leaves at 00:16. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Berlin to Hamburg-Altona leave?

The last train from Berlin to Hamburg-Altona leaves at 22:37. 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 Berlin and Hamburg-Altona by train?

Trains travelling from Berlin to Hamburg-Altona cover a distance of around 160 miles (258 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Hamburg-Altona to Berlin.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Berlin to Hamburg-Altona for a typical week day using timetable data for 22/09/2020. 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 10/09/2020 for travel on 06/09/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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