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There are 10 ways to get from Basel to Hamburg by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 20m

  1. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Hamburg Hbf Ec / ...

$160 - $250

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Fly from Basel  •  4h

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Hamburg (HAM) BSL - HAM

$45 - $238

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Train via Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe  •  7h 16m

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe Ice
  2. Take the train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Hamburg Hbf Ice

$173 - $264

Bus  •  12h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Hamburg N33

$45 - $85

Night train  •  10h 38m

  1. Take the night train from Basel SBB Station to Hamburg Hbf Nj 400

$80 - $110

Drive  •  7h 3m

  1. Drive from Basel to Hamburg 509.9 miles

$100 - $160

Train to Friedrichshafen, fly  •  4h 54m

  1. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Friedrichshafen Flughafen
  2. Fly from Friedrichshafen (FDH) to Hamburg (HAM) FDH - HAM

$238 - $722

Train to Zurich, fly  •  5h 16m

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Hamburg (HAM) ZRH - HAM

$85 - $272

Train, train to Stuttgart, fly  •  6h 4m

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Karlsruhe Hbf
  2. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  3. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Hamburg (HAM) STR - HAM

$117 - $316

Train, train to Frankfurt, fly  •  5h 16m

  1. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Mannheim Hbf
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  3. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Hamburg (HAM) FRA - HAM

$142 - $377

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The cheapest way to get from Basel to Hamburg is to bus which costs SFr 45 - SFr 85 and takes 12h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Hamburg is to fly which costs SFr 45 - SFr 240 and takes 4h.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Basel, Basel central station station and arriving at Hamburg. Services depart twice daily, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 12h 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Basel Bad Bf and arriving at Hamburg Hbf. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 20m.

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The distance between Basel and Hamburg is 691 km. The road distance is 815.9 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Hamburg without a car is to train which takes 6h 20m and costs SFr 160 - SFr 250.

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The train from Basel Bad Bf to Hamburg Hbf takes 6h 20m including transfers and departs every two hours.

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

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Basel to Hamburg train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Basel Bad Bf station.

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The best way to get from Basel to Hamburg is to train which takes 6h 20m and costs SFr 160 - SFr 250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 45 - SFr 85 and takes 12h 35m, you could also fly, which costs SFr 45 - SFr 240 and takes 4h.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Hamburg.
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  • Distance: 431.8 miles
  • Duration: 6h 20m

What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Hamburg, Germany?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Basel to Hamburg every 2 hours. Tickets cost $160 - $250 and the journey takes 6h 20m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Basel to Hamburg twice daily. Tickets cost $45 - $85 and the journey takes 12h 35m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Basel to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Basel to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Friedrichshafen to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Frankfurt to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Basel to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $360
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $460
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Friedrichshafen to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Basel to Hamburg via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Hamburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Train operators
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$160 - $250
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Friedrichshafen Flughafen
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
bahn.de
Train from Basel SBB to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
52m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Basel SBB Station to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
10h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Schedules at
nightjet.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $27
1st Class
$40 - $41
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Basel, Basel central station to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Basel Airport to Hamburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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

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Basel to Hamburg train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Hamburg Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Hamburg is 816 km. It takes approximately 7h 3m to drive from Basel to Hamburg.

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Eurowings, Air France, KLM and two other airlines offer flights from Basel Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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The best way to get from Basel to Basel Airport is to line 50 bus which takes 8m and costs SFr 2 - SFr 4.

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