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Hamburg to Berlin Train Tickets

Hamburg to Berlin Train Tickets

No trip to Germany would be complete without a stopover in the nation’s legendary capital. Simply book your Deutsche Bahn (DB) ticket to ride from Hamburg to Berlin 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 Germany’s most famous city. 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!

Few cities can lay claim to Berlin’s level of impact on global history. At every turn, you’ll discover historic remnants that serve to remind of the city’s turbulent past, particularly during the Second World War. However, Berlin is also a leading cultural, media, performing arts and fashion center, so fun is in style at all times! Sights you won’t want to miss include the iconic Berlin Wall ruins, German Historical Museum, Reichstag building, Berlin Zoological Garden and Alexanderplatz market place.

Purchase your Deutsche Bahn e-ticket to travel from Hamburg to Berlin 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 10 to 15 minutes during peak times and every 45 minutes to an hour otherwise, with an average of 24 non-stop departures daily

Travel time
1 hour and 43 minutes (fastest time)

Train stations
Hamburg Hauptbahnhof (Hbf) and Berlin 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

Deutsche Bahn 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 15% cancellation fee applies). Non-refundable after departure. Refunds are limited to completely unused and unvalidated passes, tickets and exchange vouchers. Seat reservation not included.

Deutsche Bahn 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

Deutsche Bahn ticket discounts

  • Child discount
    Passengers between the ages of 4 and 11 receive a discount off the adult ticket price. Children under the age of 4 travel for free when not occupying their own seat.

NOTE: discounts apply to “Paper Ticket and Reservation” tickets only.

DB train services and amenities

  • Air-conditioned coaches
  • Onboard food and drink catering (available on most trains)
  • Power outlets and reading lamps (available on most trains)
  • Designated storage areas for personal luggage
  • Wheelchair-accessible seats and facilities
  • All ICE trains offer WiFi internet connectivity, “Quiet Zone” seating and dedicated areas for mobile phone use

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Seat reservations

  • “Paper Ticket and Reservation” tickets include travel in a reserved seat.
  • “TCV Paper Ticket Only” tickets do not include a seat reservation.

Ticket delivery
Once your “Paper Ticket and Reservation” or “TCV Paper Ticket Only” has been processed, the physical ticket is delivered to the address you’ve provided and is valid for travel from Hamburg to Berlin by train.

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