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There are 6 ways to get from Bielefeld to Hamburg by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Bielefeld Hbf to Hannover Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ice

$63 - $95

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Rideshare  •  2 h 54 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Bielefeld to Hamburg 156.3 miles

$10 - $21

4 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h

  1. Take the bus from Bielefeld to Hamburg 073 / ...

$15 - $35

Train via Buchholz  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Bielefeld Hbf to Hannover Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Buchholz Rb38

$39 - $56

Drive, train  •  2 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Bielefeld to Hannover Hbf
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ice

$50 - $76

Drive  •  2 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Bielefeld to Hamburg 157.4 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bielefeld to Hamburg is to rideshare which costs 9€ - 19€ and takes 2 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bielefeld to Hamburg is to drive and train which costs 40€ - 70€ and takes 2 h 26 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bielefeld and arriving at Hamburg. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Bielefeld to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from Bielefeld Hbf and arriving at Hamburg Hbf via Hannover Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 43 min.

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The distance between Bielefeld and Hamburg is 200 km. The road distance is 251.8 km.

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The best way to get from Bielefeld to Hamburg without a car is to train which takes 2 h 43 min and costs 55€ - 85€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 43 min to get from Bielefeld to Hamburg, including transfers.

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

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Bielefeld to Hamburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Bielefeld Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Bielefeld to Hamburg is to train which takes 2 h 43 min and costs 55€ - 85€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 13€ - 27€ and takes 4 h.

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Map of how to get from Bielefeld to Hamburg.
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  • Distance: 125.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 43 min

What companies run services between Bielefeld, Germany and Hamburg, Germany?

You can take a train from Bielefeld to Hamburg via Hannover Hbf in around 2 h 43 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Bielefeld to Hamburg every 4 hours. Tickets cost $15 - $25 and the journey takes 4 h. Bozur also services this route once a week.

Train operators
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 Bielefeld Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Buchholz
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
hvv.de
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bielefeld to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bozur
Phone
+382 20 633 807
Email
bozur.cg@gmail.com
Website
bozur.net
Bus from Bielefeld to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
bozur.net
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Bielefeld to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bielefeld to Hamburg is 252 km. It takes approximately 2 h 29 min to drive from Bielefeld to Hamburg.

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Book your Bielefeld to Hamburg bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 721+ hotels available in Hamburg. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Bielefeld and Hamburg. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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