|Cheapest Way||Bus — $15|
|Fastest Way||Flight — 2h 54min|
|Eco-Friendly Way||Bus — 17 lb CO2|
|Available Modes||4 modes — flight, train, bus and by car|
|Travel Companies||Lufthansa, FlixBus, DB, Air Berlin, Condor, eurowings, Multiple Airlines, Eurolines Germany, DB IC Bus|
The are 9 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Hamburg to TXL. If you're only considering the price, you should check out the bus out of Hamburg Hauptbahnhof towards Berlin Airport Flughafen Schönefeld, as it is the cheapest to TXL. It's common to find tickets for as low as $15. FlixBus operates from Hamburg to TXL, so you book your trip with them! Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.
On your trip from Hamburg to TXL, it is best to book as soon as possible. It won't necessarily help reduce your price by a large amount, but will ensure that you have a spot on the bus or train. Shuttle service may be available to TXL. If you're traveling with a large group, you should probably take a shuttle as it will reduce the price per person. Alternatively, there are shared shuttle services available. With this option, you'll want to book as soon as possible to allow the shuttle service enough time to coordinate your pickup and dropoff.
While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to TXL is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Hamburg/TXL buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Hamburg is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between Hamburg and TXL during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!
The plus side of taking the train from Hamburg to TXL? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of TXL traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to TXL is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.