There are 9 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, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB N844 / ...

21€ - 29€

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Train  •  5h 34m

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

69€ - 140€

Train, bus  •  8h 56m

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

32€ - 56€

Rideshare  •  4h 53m

  1. Take the rideshare from Amsterdam to Hamburg 464.3 km

22€ - 30€

Drive  •  4h 14m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Hamburg 467 km

60€ - 95€

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Hamburg  •  3h 31m

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

53€ - 245€

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Bremen, train  •  3h 36m

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

64€ - 318€

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Hannover, train  •  4h 55m

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

88€ - 393€

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Hamburg  •  4h 55m

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

76€ - 392€

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Hamburg is to bus which costs 21€ - 29€ and takes 5h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Hamburg is to fly which costs 50€ - 250€ and takes 3h 31m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB. Services depart twice daily, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 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 Osnabrueck Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 34m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Hamburg is 368 km. The road distance is 467 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 21€ - 29€.

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The bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB takes 5h 25m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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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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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Hamburg.
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  • Distance: 368.2 km
  • Duration: 5h 25m

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB twice daily. Tickets cost 23€ - 29€ and the journey takes 5h 25m. Ecolines also services this route once a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Amsterdam to Hamburg via Osnabrueck Hbf in around 5h 34m.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 270€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 250€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 550€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bremen
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 360€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hannover
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 700€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 600€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 250€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 390€
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
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
24€ - 35€
1st Class
40€ - 55€
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Zwolle
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 35€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
13€ - 19€
1st Class
22€ - 35€
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
22€ - 50€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
22€ - 30€
1st Class
35€ - 50€
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 85€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Osnabrueck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
70€ - 130€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 70€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
HVV
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
HVV
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
23€ - 29€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
8h 59m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
21€ - 29€
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Zwolle to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
18€ - 25€
Schedules at
ecolines.net
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
22€ - 30€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Hamburg is to bus which takes 5h 25m and costs 21€ - 29€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 65€ - 140€ and takes 5h 34m, you could also fly, which costs 50€ - 250€ and takes 3h 31m.

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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, Hamburg ZOB station.

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Amsterdam to Hamburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, 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, Lufthansa and KLM offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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Book your Amsterdam to Hamburg train tickets online with Omio and Omio.

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Book your Amsterdam to Hamburg bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 827+ hotels available in Hamburg. Prices start at 87€ 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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