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

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Fly to Hamburg  •  5h 28m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Hamburg (HAM) BCN - HAM

33€ - 172€

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Fly to Bremen, train  •  8h 8m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Bremen (BRE) BCN - BRE
  2. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf

63€ - 481€

Fly to Hannover, train  •  7h 47m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Hannover (HAJ) BCN - HAJ
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf

67€ - 268€

Train  •  16h 5m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Paris Gare De Lyon Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf Ice
  4. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ic / ...

283€ - 530€

Bus  •  27h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona, Barcelona Nord to Essen N710
  2. Take the bus from Essen to Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB 073 / ...

86€ - 104€

Bus via Utrecht  •  33h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Utrech
  2. Take the bus from Utrecht to Hamburg 848502

150€ - 162€

Drive, car train  •  20h 45m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Lörrach Hbf
  2. Take the car train from Lörrach Hbf to Hamburg Altona Arz 1796

Drive  •  16h 14m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Hamburg 1813.5 km

210€ - 320€

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Hamburg is to fly which costs 30€ - 180€ and takes 5h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Hamburg is to fly which costs 30€ - 180€ and takes 5h 28m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from Barcelona, Barcelona Nord and arriving at Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB via Essen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from Barcelona-Sants and arriving at Hamburg Hbf via Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Nord, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and Koeln Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 5m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Hamburg is 1476 km. The road distance is 1813.5 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Hamburg without a car is to train which takes 16h 5m and costs 280€ - 550€.

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It takes approximately 5h 28m to get from Barcelona to Hamburg, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Hamburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Barcelona, Barcelona Nord station.

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Barcelona to Hamburg train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, depart from Barcelona-Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Hamburg is to fly which takes 5h 28m and costs 30€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 280€ - 550€ and takes 16h 5m, you could also bus, which costs 85€ - 110€ and takes 27h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Hamburg.
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  • Distance: 1475.9 km
  • Duration: 5h 28m

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Hamburg, Germany?

Vueling Airlines, Ryanair and five other airlines fly from Barcelona to Hamburg hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Barcelona to Hamburg via Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Nord, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, and Koeln Hbf in around 16h 5m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 550€
Flights from Barcelona to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 550€
Flights from Barcelona to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 230€
Flights from Barcelona to Bremen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 370€
Flights from Barcelona to Bremen via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 390€
Flights from Barcelona to Hannover via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
230€ - 380€
Flights from Barcelona to Hannover via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
230€ - 380€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
29€ - 240€
Flights from Barcelona to Hamburg via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
29€ - 240€
Flights from Barcelona to Bremen via Naples
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 160€
Flights from Barcelona to Bremen via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 140€
Flights from Barcelona to Bremen via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 140€
Flights from Barcelona to Bremen via Porto
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
Flights from Barcelona to Bremen via Vilnius
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 200€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Barcelona to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 230€
Flights from Barcelona to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 230€
Flights from Barcelona to Hamburg via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 230€
Flights from Barcelona to Bremen via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
55€ - 210€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Hamburg via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 340€
Flights from Barcelona to Bremen via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 250€
Flights from Barcelona to Hannover via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 150€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Barcelona to Hamburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 260€
Flights from Barcelona to Bremen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 290€
Flights from Barcelona to Hannover via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 280€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Hamburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 490€
Flights from Barcelona to Bremen via Zurich
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 310€
Flights from Barcelona to Hannover via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
230€ - 380€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 330€
Flights from Barcelona to Hannover
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 200€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Barcelona to Hannover via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
160€ - 700€
Train operators
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 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
Train from Koeln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
80€ - 120€
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 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
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
80€ - 110€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
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 Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 70€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Koeln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
120€ - 230€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 38m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
75€ - 160€
Website
Thalys
Standard
75€ - 110€
Comfort
90€ - 120€
Premium
110€ - 160€
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
65€ - 130€
Website
Thalys
Standard
65€ - 90€
Comfort
75€ - 100€
Premium
90€ - 130€
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 911 / 240 388 – 22
Email
info@bahntouristikexpress.de
Website
bahntouristikexpress.de
Car train from Lörrach Hbf to Hamburg Altona
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Barcelona, Barcelona Nord to Essen
Ave. Duration
21h 25m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
65€ - 80€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Essen to Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
20€ - 25€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Starbus
Phone
+34 (0) 963 49 67 67
Email
comercial@starbus.es
Website
starbus.es
Bus from Barcelona to Utrech
Ave. Duration
24h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
127€
Schedules at
starbus.es

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Hamburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 45m.

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

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Barcelona to Hamburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, arrive at Hamburg Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Hamburg is 1813 km. It takes approximately 16h 14m to drive from Barcelona to Hamburg.

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Vueling Airlines, Ryanair, Swiss and four other airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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Book your Barcelona to Hamburg bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs .

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