There are 9 ways to get from Amsterdam to Hamburg by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 31 min

  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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Bus Eurolines DE  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam to Hamburg

$24 - $75

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Bus FlixBus  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Hamburg N75 / ...

$33 - $58

Rideshare  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Amsterdam to Hamburg 290.2 miles

$26 - $40

Drive  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Hamburg 292 miles

$70 - $110

Fly Amsterdam to Hamburg  •  3 h 38 min

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

$54 - $216

Fly Amsterdam to Bremen, train  •  4 h 13 min

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

$95 - $380

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

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

$87 - $201

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to Hamburg  •  5 h 26 min

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

$113 - $242

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Amsterdam and arriving at Hamburg. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 6 h 54 min.

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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 5 h 31 min.

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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 5 h 31 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 31 min 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 5 h 31 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 54 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 3 h 38 min.

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

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

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

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

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Hamburg via Osnabruck Hbf and Osnabrück Hbf in around 5 h 31 min. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Amsterdam to Hamburg 4 times a week. Tickets cost $24 - $75 and the journey takes 6 h 54 min.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $280
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Flights from Amsterdam to Bremen
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $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
3 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
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
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Dusseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Koln Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Osnabrück, Osnabrück central station to Hamburg, Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Amsterdam to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $75
Website
eurolines.de
Low
$25
High
$51
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
6 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $50
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Amsterdam to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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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 4 h 14 min to drive from Amsterdam to Hamburg.

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

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There are 688+ 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 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 Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs .

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