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There are 9 ways to get from Brussels to Hamburg by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 19m

  1. Take the train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ic / ...

$138 - $198

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Fly from Brussels  •  3h 53m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Hamburg (HAM) BRU - HAM

$15 - $125

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Bus  •  8h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Hamburg N71

$35 - $60

Train, bus  •  11h 28m

  1. Take the train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Breda Ic
  2. Take the train from Breda to Arnhem Centraal
  3. Take the bus from Arnhem to Hamburg

$51 - $93

Drive, train  •  5h 36m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Duisburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ic / ...

$52 - $162

Drive  •  5h 23m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Hamburg 371.2 miles

$75 - $120

Train to Cologne Bonn, fly  •  4h 28m

  1. Take the train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof
  2. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Hamburg (HAM) CGN - HAM

$105 - $230

Train to Dusseldorf, fly  •  5h 2m

  1. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Düsseldorf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Hamburg (HAM) DUS - HAM

$112 - $231

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly  •  6h

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Hamburg (HAM) AMS - HAM

$77 - $256

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Hamburg is to fly which costs 12€ - 110€ and takes 3h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Hamburg is to fly which costs 12€ - 110€ and takes 3h 53m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels, Brussels-North station station and arriving at Hamburg. Services depart twice daily, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 8h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from Brusel Nord and arriving at Hamburg Hbf via Köln Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 19m.

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The distance between Brussels and Hamburg is 491 km. The road distance is 593.9 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Hamburg without a car is to train which takes 6h 19m and costs 120€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 6h 19m to get from Brussels to Hamburg, including transfers.

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Brussels to Hamburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels, Brussels-North station.

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Brussels to Hamburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Brusel Nord station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Hamburg is to train which takes 6h 19m and costs 120€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 8h 25m, you could also fly, which costs 12€ - 110€ and takes 3h 53m.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Hamburg.
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  • Distance: 306.6 miles
  • Duration: 6h 19m

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Hamburg, Germany?

You can take a train from Brussels to Hamburg via Köln Hbf in around 6h 19m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Brussels to Hamburg twice daily. Tickets cost $35 - $60 and the journey takes 8h 25m.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
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 Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Breda
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$18 - $27
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 Brussel-Centraal to Breda
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Breda to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Duisburg, Duisburg central station to Hamburg, Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $29
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussels - Midi to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$70 - $100
1st Class
$100 - $140
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 Brussels, Brussels-North station to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Hamburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Hamburg is 594 km. It takes approximately 5h 23m to drive from Brussels to Hamburg.

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Brussels Airlines, KLM and Lufthansa offer flights from Brussels Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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There are 742+ hotels available in Hamburg. Prices start at $54 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 21m and costs 4€ - 18€.

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