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Recommended option

Train  •  6 h 20 min

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

$160 - $250

Cheapest option

Fly Basel to Hamburg  •  4 h

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

$45 - $238

7 alternative options

Train Urlaubs-Express  •  11 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Lörrach Hbf to Hamburg Hbf

$125 - $164

Bus  •  12 h 25 min

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

$50 - $85

Night train  •  10 h 38 min

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

$80 - $110

Drive  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Hamburg 509.9 miles

$100 - $160

Train to Zurich, fly to Hamburg  •  4 h 54 min

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

$78 - $272

Train, bus to Stuttgart, fly to Hamburg  •  5 h 31 min

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

$93 - $276

Fly Basel to Bremen, train  •  7 h 2 min

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

$70 - $294

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Basel to Hamburg hourly. Tickets cost $160 - $250 and the journey takes 6 h 20 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Basel to Hamburg twice daily. Tickets cost $50 - $85 and the journey takes 12 h 25 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Basel to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Basel to Bremen via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Basel to Bremen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Basel to Bremen via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Basel to Bremen via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Basel to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $360
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $360
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Hamburg via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Basel to Bremen via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $460
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Basel to Bremen via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Flights from Basel to Bremen via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$160 - $250
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Night train from Basel SBB to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
10 h 38 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$170 - $270
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from Lörrach Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
9 h 58 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Schedules at
urlaubs-express.de
Book at
buchung.urlaubs-express.de
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Basel SBB Station to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
10 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Schedules at
nightjet.com
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Basel, Basel central station to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
12 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Karlsruhe to Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Karlsruhe to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Basel and Hamburg is 691 km. The road distance is 816 km.

The cheapest way to get from Basel to Hamburg is to bus which costs SFr 50 - SFr 85 and takes 12 h 25 min.

The quickest way to get from Basel to Hamburg is to fly which takes 4 h and costs SFr 40 - SFr 240.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Basel Bad Bf and arriving at Hamburg Hbf. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 6 h 20 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Basel, Basel central station and arriving at Hamburg. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12 h 25 min.

The train from Basel Bad Bf to Hamburg Hbf takes 6 h 20 min including transfers and departs hourly.