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There are 10 ways to get from Amsterdam to Hamburg by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  5h 31m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Osnabruck Hbf Intercity
  2. Take the train from Osnabrück Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ic / ...

$47 - $129

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Rideshare  •  4h 53m

  1. Take the rideshare from Amsterdam to Hamburg 290.2 miles

$26 - $35

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Bus  •  6h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Hamburg 075

$27 - $45

Train, bus  •  9h 10m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Zwolle Sprinter
  2. Take the bus from Zwolle to Hamburg 848502

$35 - $58

Drive  •  4h 14m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Hamburg 292 miles

$70 - $110

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Hamburg  •  3h 38m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Hamburg (HAM) AMS - HAM

$54 - $216

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Bremen, train  •  4h 18m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Bremen (BRE) AMS - BRE
  2. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor

$94 - $380

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Hamburg  •  4h 57m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Dusseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Hamburg (HAM) DUS - HAM

$86 - $200

Train to Cologne Bonn, fly to Hamburg  •  5h 24m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Koln Hbf
  2. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Hamburg (HAM) CGN - HAM

$113 - $240

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Hannover, train  •  5h 27m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Hannover (HAJ) AMS - HAJ
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf

$113 - $331

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Hamburg is to rideshare which costs 22€ - 35€ and takes 4h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Hamburg is to fly which costs 45€ - 190€ and takes 3h 38m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Hamburg. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Hamburg Hbf via Osnabrück Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 31m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Hamburg is 368 km. The road distance is 467.2 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Hamburg without a car is to train which takes 5h 31m and costs 40€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 5h 31m to get from Amsterdam to Hamburg, including transfers.

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Amsterdam to Hamburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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Amsterdam to Hamburg train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Hamburg is to train which takes 5h 31m and costs 40€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 24€ - 40€ and takes 6h 5m, you could also fly, which costs 45€ - 190€ and takes 3h 38m.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Hamburg.
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  • Distance: 230.1 miles
  • Duration: 5h 31m

What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Hamburg, Germany?

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Hamburg via Osnabrück Hbf in around 5h 31m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Amsterdam to Hamburg every 4 hours. Tickets cost $27 - $45 and the journey takes 6h 5m.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $280
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bremen
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hannover
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Osnabruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
ns.nl
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eurail.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Zwolle
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Osnabrück Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Dusseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Koln Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Osnabrück, Osnabrück central station to Hamburg, Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Amsterdam to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Hamburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Amsterdam to Hamburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Hamburg station.

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Amsterdam to Hamburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Hamburg Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Hamburg is 467 km. It takes approximately 4h 14m to drive from Amsterdam to Hamburg.

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Eurowings and KLM offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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There are 735+ hotels available in Hamburg. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Amsterdam and Hamburg. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 16m and costs 5€ - 11€.

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