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How to take the rail journey from Hamburg to Berlin

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Hamburg to Berlin by train

There isn't a high speed line between Hamburg and the German capital, but the 'classic railway' has been re-engineered to enable the ICE trains to travel at up to 230 km/h.
This is the highest speed in Europe achieved for a sustained length of time on a line that hasn't been specifically constructed for high-speed.

Routes you can take to go from Hamburg to Berlin

When travelling between most cities by train there is only one logical option, though on other journeys there is a choice between different trains or alternative routes. If different options are available you can use the info to decide which is best for you.

Choose one of the following options:

Route Information

Option 1: taking the ICE, IC or EC trains
Travel Time (approx)

1hr 45min - 2hr 5min (approx)



Travel Info

ICE trains = 1 or 2 x trains per hour

EC trains = 4 x trains per day

IC trains = 1 x train per day

Route Information

Option 2: taking the Flixtrains
Travel Time (approx)

2hr 5min - 2hr 45min (approx)


Not Every Day

Travel Info
  • Friday = 3 x trains
  • Saturday = 1 x train
  • Sunday = 3 x trains

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