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There are 8 ways to get from Bonn (Station) to Hamburg by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 28m

  1. Take the train from Bonn Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ic / ...

€45 - €130

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  4h 45m

  1. Take the rideshare from Bonn to Hamburg 448 km

€19 - €35

6 alternative options

Train via Köln Breslauer Platz/Hbf  •  6h 9m

  1. Take the train from Cologne central station to Hamburg central bus station Flx20

€25 - €31

Bus  •  9h

  1. Take the bus from Cologne South to Hamburg central bus station 073

€24 - €29

Drive  •  3h 50m

  1. Drive from Bonn (Station) to Hamburg 449 km

€45 - €70

Fly from Cologne Bonn  •  3h 4m

  1. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Hamburg (HAM) CGN - HAM

€37 - €261

Train to Dusseldorf, fly  •  3h 50m

  1. Take the train from Bonn Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Hamburg (HAM) DUS - HAM

€73 - €341

Train to Frankfurt, fly  •  4h 7m

  1. Take the train from Siegburg/Bonn to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Hamburg (HAM) FRA - HAM

€70 - €208

Bonn (Station) to Hamburg by train

The train journey time between Bonn (Station) and Hamburg is around 4h 31m and covers a distance of around 481 km. The fastest train normally takes 4h 27m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and others, the Bonn (Station) to Hamburg train service departs from Bonn Hbf and arrives in Hamburg Hbf. Typically 104 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
4h 31m
Fastest train time:
4h 27m
Trains per week:
104
Cheapest price:
€80
Carbon emissions:
25 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
01:38
Last train departs at:
18:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bonn (Station) to Hamburg train schedules

Bonn (Station) → Hamburg
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bonn (Station) to Hamburg is to rideshare which costs €19 - €35 and takes 4h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Bonn (Station) to Hamburg is to fly which costs €35 - €270 and takes 3h 4m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bonn (Station) to Hamburg station. However, there are services departing from Bonn Hbf and arriving at Hamburg central bus station via Cologne South. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bonn Hbf and arriving at Hamburg Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 28m.

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It is 370 km from Bonn (Station) to Hamburg. It is approximately 449 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Bonn (Station) to Hamburg without a car is to train which takes 4h 28m and costs €45 - €130.

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The train from Bonn Hbf to Hamburg Hbf takes 4h 28m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Bonn (Station) to Hamburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Cologne South station.

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Bonn (Station) to Hamburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, depart from Bonn Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Bonn (Station) to Hamburg is to train which takes 4h 28m and costs €45 - €130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €24 - €29 and takes 9h, you could also fly, which costs €35 - €270 and takes 3h 4m.

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  • Distance: 370.4 km
  • Duration: 4h 28m

What companies run services between Bonn (Station), Germany and Hamburg, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity operates a train from Bonn Hbf to Hamburg Hbf every 3 hours. Tickets cost €85 - €130 and the journey takes 4h 28m. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Cologne South to Hamburg central bus station 5 times a week. Tickets cost €24 - €29 and the journey takes 7h 35m.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €440
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €550
Flights from Frankfurt to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €280
Flights from Frankfurt to Hamburg via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €260
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Frankfurt to Hamburg via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €260
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 Bonn Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€85 - €130
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bonn Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €55
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 Bonn Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€80 - €120
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bonn Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€21 - €29
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Siegburg/Bonn to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Bonn Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€130 - €230
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bonn Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€25 - €45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Bonn Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bonn Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne central station to Hamburg central bus station
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€23 - €29
Website
Flixtrain
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Bonn Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
National Express Rail
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 Bonn Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €17
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 Bonn Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€12 - €17
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Siegburg/Bonn to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€16 - €40
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€16 - €23
1st Class
€27 - €40
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 Cologne South to Hamburg central bus station
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€24 - €29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Bonn to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€19 - €35
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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