There are 5 ways to get from Bremerhaven to Hamburg by train, subway, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  2 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Bremerhaven Hbf to Bremen Hbf Rs 2 / ...
  2. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor Ic / ...

$50 - $74

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Train, subway  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Bremerhaven Hbf to Buxtehude Rb33
  2. Take the subway from Buxtehude to Hamburg Hbf S3

$7 - $10

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Bremerhaven Hbf to Bremen Hbf Rs 2 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bremen to Hamburg N98 / ...

$27 - $53

Rideshare  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Bremerhaven to Hamburg 111.2 miles

$10

Drive  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Bremerhaven to Hamburg 112.9 miles

$23 - $35

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from Bremerhaven to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from Bremerhaven Hbf and arriving at Hamburg Dammtor via Bremen Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 27 min.

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The distance between Bremerhaven and Hamburg is 95 km. The road distance is 180.7 km.

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The best way to get from Bremerhaven to Hamburg without a car is to train which takes 2 h 27 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 27 min to get from Bremerhaven to Hamburg, including transfers.

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Bremerhaven to Hamburg train services, operated by NordWestBahn, depart from Bremerhaven Hbf station.

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Bremerhaven to Hamburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Hamburg Dammtor station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bremerhaven to Hamburg is 181 km. It takes approximately 1 h 40 min to drive from Bremerhaven to Hamburg.

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There are 688+ hotels available in Hamburg. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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

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  • Distance: 59.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 27 min

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

You can take a train from Bremerhaven to Hamburg via Bremen Hbf in around 2 h 27 min.

Train operators
NordWestBahn
Website
nordwestbahn.de
Train from Bremerhaven Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
nordwestbahn.de
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 Bremerhaven Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
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
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Bremerhaven Hbf to Buxtehude
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
hvv.de
Subway from Buxtehude to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
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 Bremen to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Bremen, ZOB Breitenweg to Hamburg, ZOB
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Website
arriva.nl
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 Bremerhaven to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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