Berlin to Hamburg Train Tickets



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No trip to Germany would be complete without a stopover in the nation’s biggest and most famous seaport. Simply book your Deutsche Bahn (DB) ticket to ride from Berlin to Hamburg by train, and you’ll soon find yourself traveling at speeds of up to 300km/h aboard one of DB’s ultra-smooth, ultra-modern high-speed commuters toward the German city nicknamed the “Gateway to the World”. Ticket flexibility, frequent daily departures, the choice of Standard or First Class travel, plus a range of convenient in-car services are just some of the perks you get when you go with Deutsche Bahn!

A booming global commerce and trade centre for centuries now, Hamburg rates among Germany’s richest cities. Flowing throughout the city is a complex network of streams, rivers and canals covered by nearly 2,500 bridges (more than Amsterdam, London and Venice combined!) Waterways aside, Hamburg also has its share of sprawling green parks and fresh botanical gardens. Key sights you won’t want to miss include the enormous Speicherstadt warehouse district, Miniatur Wunderland model railroad exhibit, Hamburg Museum, and the lively and legendary Reeperbahn district.

Purchase your Deutsche Bahn e-ticket to travel from Berlin to Hamburg by train here. Soon after your order is received, we’ll ship you the actual ticket which you can present at the station before boarding.

Journey Details


Trains depart approximately every 20 to 30 minutes during peak times and every hour otherwise, with an average of 25 non-stop departures daily

Travel time

1 hour and 42 minutes (fastest time)

Train stations

Berlin Hauptbahnhof (Hbf) and Hamburg Hauptbahnhof (Hbf)

Train features

Deutsche Bahn InterCity (IC), InterCity-Express (ICE), Interregio-Express (IRE) and EuroCity (EC) high-speed trains, reaching a maximum speed of 300km/h
Ticket Fares

When booking your Deutsche Bahn train ticket, select one of two fare options:

Paper Ticket and Reservation

Valid for single or return trips. Refunds are not permitted. Seat reservation is included.

TCV Paper Ticket Only

Open ticket with no time restrictions, so you are free to travel aboard any train, even during peak hours. Tickets are refundable up to the day before the departure date (a cancellation fee applies). Non-refundable after departure. Refunds are limited to completely unused and unvalidated passes, tickets and exchange vouchers. Seat reservation not included.
Ticket Classes

Standard Class

  • Quality, comfortable seats
  • At-seat food and drink trolley service on most trains

First Class

  • Larger, premium-comfort seats with added legroom
  • Travel in a quiet, relaxed atmosphere
  • All ICE trains provide at-seat food and beverage service, complimentary WiFi, plus a free daily newspaper to First Class passengers
Ticket Discounts

Child discount

Children between the ages of 4 and 11 are eligible for a reduced fare. Children under the age of 4 who do not occupy a seat travel for free.
NOTE: discounts apply to “Paper Ticket and Reservation” tickets only.
Train Services and Amenities
  • Air-conditioned coaches
  • Onboard food and drink catering on most trains
  • All ICE trains offer WiFi internet connectivity, “Quiet Zone” seating and dedicated areas for mobile phone use
  • Power outlets and courtesy reading lamps on most trains
  • Designated storage areas for personal luggage
  • Wheelchair-accessible seats and facilities
Additional Details

Seat reservations

Your Deutsche Bahn e-ticket includes travel in a specific seat.

E-ticket delivery

Receive your e-ticket as a PDF document by email, which you can print at home and is valid for travel from Berlin to Hamburg by train.

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