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There are 10 ways to get from Aachen to Hamburg by car, train, bus, rideshare 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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Drive, train  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Aachen to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ic / ...

$36 - $136

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Rideshare  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Aachen to Hamburg 304.1 miles

$16 - $35

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Train Deutsche Bahn  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Dortmund Hbf Re1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor Ic / ...

$110 - $176

Train Flixtrain  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Aachen Central Station to Duisburg Hauptbahnhof
  2. Take the train from Duisburg, Duisburg central station to Hamburg, Hamburg central station Flx20

$65 - $92

Bus  •  9 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße to Hamburg 071

$30 - $55

Drive  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Aachen to Hamburg 305.7 miles

$60 - $95

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
  2. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Hamburg (HAM) CGN - HAM

$78 - $202

Train to Dusseldorf, fly  •  4 h 17 min

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

$67 - $185

Train to Brussels, fly  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Aachen Central Station to Brusel Nord
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Hamburg (HAM) BRU - HAM

$49 - $175

Train, train to Frankfurt, fly  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  3. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Hamburg (HAM) FRA - HAM

$118 - $354

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Aachen to Hamburg is to rideshare which costs 14€ - 30€ and takes 5 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Aachen to Hamburg is to train and fly which costs 65€ - 180€ and takes 3 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße and arriving at Hamburg. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Aachen to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from Aachen Hbf and arriving at Hamburg Dammtor via Dortmund Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 58 min.

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The distance between Aachen and Hamburg is 411 km. The road distance is 489.1 km.

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The best way to get from Aachen to Hamburg without a car is to train which takes 5 h 58 min and costs 95€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 35 min to get from Aachen to Hamburg, including transfers.

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Aachen to Hamburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße station.

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Aachen to Hamburg train services, operated by Bahn DE, depart from Aachen Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Aachen to Hamburg is to train which takes 5 h 58 min and costs 95€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 27€ - 45€ and takes 9 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get from Aachen to Hamburg.
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  • Distance: 256.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 35 min

What companies run services between Aachen, Germany and Hamburg, Germany?

You can take a train from Aachen to Hamburg via Dortmund Hbf in around 5 h 58 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Aachen to Hamburg once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 9 h 25 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $360
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Frankfurt to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Frankfurt to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Train operators
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 Düsseldorf Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Aachen Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
bahn.de
Train from Aachen Central Station to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Aachen Central Station to Brusel Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station to Hamburg, Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $30
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Train from Duisburg, Duisburg central station to Hamburg, Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Aachen Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Schedules at
bahn.de
Train from Aachen Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
bahn.de
Train from Aachen Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $34
Schedules at
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Aachen Central Station to Dortmund Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$50 - $80
1st Class
$80 - $110
Train from Aachen Central Station to Duisburg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$40 - $60
1st Class
$60 - $85
Train from Aachen Central Station to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$24 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $55
Train from Aachen Central Station to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $70
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 Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
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 Aachen to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport to Hamburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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

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Aachen to Hamburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Hamburg Dammtor station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Aachen to Hamburg is 489 km. It takes approximately 4 h 23 min to drive from Aachen to Hamburg.

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Eurowings offers flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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There are 709+ hotels available in Hamburg. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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

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