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There are 8 ways to get from Amsterdam to Hamburg by bus, train, rideshare, car or plane

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Bus  •  5h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Hamburg central bus station N844 / ...

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Rideshare  •  4h 53m

  1. Take the rideshare from Amsterdam to Hamburg 464.3 km

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Train  •  5h 57m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Osnabrueck Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Osnabrück Hbf to Hamburg Hbf 42

Drive  •  4h 22m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Hamburg 468.1 km

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Hamburg  •  3h 48m

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

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Bremen, train  •  3h 56m

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

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Hannover, train  •  4h 56m

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

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Hamburg  •  5h 4m

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

Amsterdam to Hamburg by bus

The bus journey time between Amsterdam and Hamburg is around 5h 25m and covers a distance of around 474 km. Operated by FlixBus, the Amsterdam to Hamburg bus service departs from Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arrives in Hamburg central bus station. Typically 53 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

53 Weekly Buses
5h 25m Average Duration
€23 Cheapest Price
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Netherlands → Germany
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International entry into Germany from Netherlands

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Conditions of entry into Germany from Netherlands

  • There are no current restrictions
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Rules to follow in Germany

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Yes, entry into Germany is currently allowed from Netherlands.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Hamburg is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Hamburg is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Hamburg is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, returning to Netherlands from Germany is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 8 Aug 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Hamburg is to bus which costs €23 - €29 and takes 5h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Hamburg is to fly which costs €60 - €330 and takes 3h 48m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Hamburg central bus station station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 25m.

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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 57m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Hamburg is 366 km. The road distance is 468.1 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Hamburg without a car is to bus which takes 5h 25m and costs €23 - €29.

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The bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Hamburg central bus station takes 5h 25m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Amsterdam to Hamburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from 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 bus which takes 5h 25m and costs €23 - €29. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €65 - €140 and takes 5h 57m, you could also fly, which costs €60 - €330 and takes 3h 48m.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Hamburg.
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  • Distance: 365.9 km
  • Duration: 5h 25m

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Hamburg central bus station every 4 hours. Tickets cost €23 - €29 and the journey takes 5h 25m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Amsterdam to Hamburg via Osnabrück Hbf in around 5h 57m.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€55 - €370
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €240
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €600
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bremen
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €750
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hannover
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €700
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 Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€24 - €55
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€24 - €35
1st Class
€40 - €55
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€22 - €50
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€22 - €30
1st Class
€35 - €50
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Osnabrück Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Osnabrück Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
metronom
Phone
+49 581 97164164
Email
presse@der-metronom.de
Website
der-metronom.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
metronom
Train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
metronom
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Hamburg central bus station
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€23 - €29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to 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
€23 - €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 central bus station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Hamburg is 468 km. It takes approximately 4h 22m 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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Book your Amsterdam to Hamburg bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 391+ hotels available in Hamburg. Prices start at €100 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 13 min and costs €6 - €13.

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