There are 12 ways to get from Basel to Hamburg by plane, train, bus, car train, night train or car

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 Basel to Hamburg  •  4 h

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

$45 - $238

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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

$79 - $274

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Hamburg  •  5 h 10 min

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

$136 - $364

Train, train to Stuttgart, fly to Hamburg  •  5 h 59 min

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

$114 - $307

Fly Basel to Bremen, train  •  7 h 15 min

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

$81 - $302

Train to Berne, fly to Hamburg  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern
  2. Fly from Berne (BRN) to Hamburg (HAM) BRN - HAM

$179 - $935

Train Deutsche Bahn  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ice

$170 - $260

Train  •  8 h 48 min

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

$190 - $290

Bus  •  12 h 25 min

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

$50 - $85

Car train  •  15 h 25 min

  1. Take the car train from Lörrach to Hamburg-Altona 1796/1849

$126 - $168

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

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The cheapest way to get from Basel to Hamburg is to bus which costs SFr 45 - SFr 80 and takes 12 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Hamburg is to fly which costs SFr 40 - SFr 230 and takes 4 h.

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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 every day. The journey takes approximately 12 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Hamburg Hbf. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 48 min.

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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 7 h 27 min and costs SFr 160 - SFr 250.

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It takes approximately 4 h to get from Basel to Hamburg, including transfers.

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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 fly which takes 4 h and costs SFr 40 - SFr 230. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 160 - SFr 250 and takes 7 h 27 min, you could also bus, which costs SFr 45 - SFr 80 and takes 12 h 25 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Basel to Hamburg.
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  • Distance: 431.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h

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

easyJet, Lufthansa and two other airlines fly from Basel to Hamburg hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Basel to Hamburg via Mannheim Hbf in around 7 h 27 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Basel to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 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 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
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 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 to 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 16 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 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
Sky Work Airlines
Website
flyskywork.com
Flights from Berne to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
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 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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $110
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
Train from Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
8 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$190 - $290
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 Basel Bad Bf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $26
1st Class
$37 - $39
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Lörrach to Hamburg-Altona
Ave. Duration
12 h 49 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Schedules at
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

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
12 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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