There are 4 ways to get from Braunschweig to Hamburg by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Braunschweig Hbf to Hannover Hbf Ic
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ice

$55 - $89

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Rideshare  •  2 h 22 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Brunswick to Hamburg 121.7 miles

$9 - $18

2 alternative options

Bus  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Brunswick to Hamburg 164 / ...

$10 - $17

Drive  •  2 h

  1. Drive from Braunschweig to Hamburg 123.3 miles

$25 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Braunschweig to Hamburg is to rideshare which costs 7€ - 15€ and takes 2 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Braunschweig to Hamburg is to drive which costs 22€ - 35€ and takes 2 h.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brunswick and arriving at Hamburg. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Braunschweig to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from Braunschweig Hbf and arriving at Hamburg Hbf via Hannover Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 14 min.

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The distance between Braunschweig and Hamburg is 150 km. The road distance is 197.3 km.

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The best way to get from Braunschweig to Hamburg without a car is to train which takes 2 h 14 min and costs 45€ - 80€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 14 min to get from Braunschweig to Hamburg, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Braunschweig to Hamburg is to train which takes 2 h 14 min and costs 45€ - 80€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 8€ - 15€ and takes 2 h 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Braunschweig to Hamburg.
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  • Distance: 93.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 14 min

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

You can take a train from Braunschweig to Hamburg via Hannover Hbf in around 2 h 14 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Braunschweig to Hamburg 5 times a day. Tickets cost $10 - $17 and the journey takes 2 h 50 min.

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.

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Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Braunschweig Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.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 Brunswick to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Brunswick to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Braunschweig to Hamburg is 197 km. It takes approximately 2 h to drive from Braunschweig to Hamburg.

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There are 684+ hotels available in Hamburg. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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

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