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There are 7 ways to get from Barcelona to Hamburg by plane, train, bus, car or car train

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Fly to Hamburg  •  5h 34m

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

22€ - 119€

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Fly to Bremen, train  •  7h 53m

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

63€ - 349€

Fly to Hannover, train  •  7h 8m

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

103€ - 393€

Train  •  15h 29m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Paris Gare De Lyon Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord to Koeln Hbf
  3. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ice / ...

220€ - 470€

Bus  •  34h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Munich central bus station N728
  2. Take the bus from Munich - Bus station to Hamburg Munich - Bus station > Nuremberg > Berlin - Bus station > Hamburg / ...

91€ - 131€

Drive, car train  •  21h 30m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Lörrach Hbf
  2. Take the car train from Lörrach Hbf to Hamburg Altona Arz 1792 / 1796

Drive  •  16h 8m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Hamburg 1813.8 km

190€ - 290€

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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.

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The cost-effective way to get from Barcelona to Hamburg is to fly, which costs 22€ - 120€ and takes 5h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Hamburg is to fly which costs 22€ - 120€ and takes 5h 34m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from Barcelona and arriving at Hamburg via Munich - Bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34h 15m.

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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 and Koeln Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 29m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Hamburg is 1473 km. The road distance is 1813.8 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Hamburg without a car is to train which takes 15h 29m and costs 220€ - 470€.

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It takes approximately 5h 34m to get from Barcelona to Hamburg, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Hamburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Barcelona 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 34m and costs 22€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 220€ - 470€ and takes 15h 29m, you could also bus, which costs 90€ - 140€ and takes 34h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Hamburg.
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  • Distance: 1472.8 km
  • Duration: 5h 34m

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

Ryanair, Vueling Airlines and eight other airlines fly from Barcelona to Hamburg every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Barcelona to Hamburg via Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Nord, and Koeln Hbf in around 15h 29m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Barcelona to Hamburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 260€
Flights from Barcelona to Bremen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 480€
Flights from Barcelona to Hannover via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 320€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 310€
Flights from Barcelona to Bremen via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 700€
Flights from Barcelona to Bremen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 650€
Flights from Barcelona to Hannover via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 320€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 120€
Flights from Barcelona to Hamburg via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 210€
Flights from Barcelona to Hannover
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 310€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 120€
Flights from Barcelona to Hannover
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 310€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Barcelona to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 200€
Flights from Barcelona to Hamburg via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday
Estimated price
140€ - 200€
Flights from Barcelona to Hamburg via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
140€ - 200€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Hamburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
190€ - 360€
Flights from Barcelona to Bremen via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 600€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
18€ - 70€
Flights from Barcelona to Bremen via Vilnius
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 240€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Hamburg via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
140€ - 240€
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Barcelona to Hannover via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
180€ - 550€
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
Every 3 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
56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
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 28m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
metronom
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
metronom
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
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 65€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Koeln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
110€ - 210€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Bremen central station to Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
8€ - 10€
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Cologne central station to Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
22€ - 28€
Website
Flixtrain
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from Bremen Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
90€ - 110€
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Urlaubs-Express
Train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
90€ - 110€
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
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 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
29€ - 45€
Website
HVV
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 911 / 240 388 – 22
Email
info@bahntouristikexpress.de
Website
bahntouristikexpress.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Car train from Lörrach Hbf to Hamburg Altona
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
110€ - 230€
Website
Thalys
Standard
110€ - 150€
Comfort
120€ - 160€
Premium
160€ - 230€
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 to Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
22h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
65€ - 85€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich central bus station to Hamburg central bus station
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Munich - Bus station to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
23€ - 29€
Website
Blablabus

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Hamburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 35m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Hamburg is 1814 km. It takes approximately 16h 8m to drive from Barcelona to Hamburg.

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Ryanair, Vueling Airlines, Air France and five other airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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Book your Barcelona to Hamburg bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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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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