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Berlin to Hamburg by car, under construction?

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Berlin to Hamburg by car, under construction?

Hi, we´re a young couple travelling from Berlin to Hamburg with one little baby 4 months old. We planned to travel by car, but we´ve been told that probably the high way will be under construction in some areas and it would take too long for us to get there, can anyone confirm this information, please? How long will this trip take?

Thank you very much in advance.

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1. Re: Berlin to Hamburg by car, under construction?

Currently almost all highways have construction going on, so you can be lucky and get through with just 15-20 min delay due to slower speed limits - or you can get into a traffic jam and spend 2-3 hours there... or anything in between...

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2. Re: Berlin to Hamburg by car, under construction?

Before you leave, check out the traffic information. Look for alternative routes in case of big delays. Also, avoid the peak hours during weekdays.

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3. Re: Berlin to Hamburg by car, under construction?

Thank you for the answers, we finally made it by train, and I think it was the best decision, fast, comfortable snd punctual!

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4. Re: Berlin to Hamburg by car, under construction?

Hi oliva!

For the next time or others:

There are a few construction Zones non the Autobahn A24 but you can stay on the Road, and they will let you pass the construction zone under speedlimit.

So there will be no dertour over small country-roads.

Mostof the time the traffic jam does'nt come from the construction but from traffic accidents and like on every highway on the world the roads will be crowded due the rush-hours and at the holiday.

Generally it take 2 1/2 hours to drive from Berlin-Hamburg.

But the train is a relaxed travelling so you made the right choise.

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