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

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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Fly to Hamburg  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Hamburg (HAM) ATH - HAM

$82 - $324

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Fly to Bremen, train  •  8 h 14 min

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

$132 - $348

Train, bus  •  31 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Brno
  3. Take the train from Brno hl.n. to Hamburg Hbf Ec

$213 - $307

Bus Siamos Tours, train  •  35 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Budapest
  2. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Hamburg Hbf Ec

$310 - $431

Bus Siamos Tours  •  38 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Budapest
  2. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Hamburg 1926

$144 - $200

Bus Crazy Holidays, train  •  38 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Budapest Népliget
  2. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Hamburg Hbf Ec

$288 - $418

Bus Union Ivkoni  •  45 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Hamburg

$111 - $202

Drive, car train  •  31 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Villach Hauptbahnhof
  2. Take the car train from Villach Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hbf Uex 1396

$325 - $516

Drive  •  25 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Hamburg 1655 miles

$390 - $600

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The cheapest way to get from Athens to Hamburg is to fly which costs 70€ - 290€ and takes 6 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Hamburg is to fly which costs 70€ - 290€ and takes 6 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Hamburg via Budapest, Budapest Népliget. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 38 h 13 min.

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The distance between Athens and Hamburg is 2026 km. The road distance is 2648 km.

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The best way to get from Athens to Hamburg without a car is to train and bus which takes 31 h 38 min and costs 180€ - 270€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 19 min to get from Athens to Hamburg, including transfers.

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Athens to Hamburg bus services, operated by Siamos Tours, depart from Athens station.

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The best way to get from Athens to Hamburg is to fly which takes 6 h 19 min and costs 70€ - 290€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 120€ - 180€ and takes 38 h 13 min.

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Hamburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 15 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Athens to Hamburg.
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  • Distance: 1266.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 19 min

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Hamburg, Germany?

Aegean Airlines, Lufthansa and nine other airlines fly from Athens to Hamburg hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Athens to Hamburg via Budapest, Budapest Népliget in around 38 h 13 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Athens to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Athens to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Athens to Hamburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Athens to Bremen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $900
Flights from Athens to Bremen via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $900
Flights from Athens to Bremen via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $850
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Athens to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Athens to Hamburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Athens to Bremen via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $850
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Athens to Hamburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,100
Flights from Athens to Bremen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Athens to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,300
Flights from Athens to Bremen via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Bremen via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Athens to Hamburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Athens to Hamburg via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Germania
Website
flygermania.com
Flights from Athens to Bremen
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$75 - $380
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 Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
13 h 34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$230 - $340
Website
bahn.de
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
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Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Czech Railways (ČD)
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Villach Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
14 h 7 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Schedules at
urlaubs-express.de
Passenger
$68
Motorcycle
$114
Vehicle
$126
Bus operators
Simeonidis Tours
Siamos Tours
Phone
0030 2108219900
Email
vsiamos@otenet.gr
Website
siamostours.gr
Bus from Athens to Budapest
Ave. Duration
21 h 8 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Schedules at
siamostours.gr
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 Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
16 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Athens to Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Valeross
Phone
046/ 66 13 21
Email
valeross_holiday@abv.bg
Website
valeross.com
Bus from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
10 h 2 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
valeross.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $65
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
34 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$63 - $68
Schedules at
iliastravel.com

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Hamburg is 1 h behind Athens. It is currently 12:57 PM in Athens and 11:57 AM in Hamburg.

Yes, the driving distance between Athens to Hamburg is 2648 km. It takes approximately 25 h 23 min to drive from Athens to Hamburg.

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Aegean Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Eurowings and four other airlines offer flights from Athens Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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There are 722+ hotels available in Hamburg. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Athens to Athens Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs 9€.

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