There are 10 ways to get from Brussels to Hamburg by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6 h 18 min

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

$74 - $197

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Fly Brussels to Hamburg  •  3 h 49 min

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

$15 - $125

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Bus  •  8 h 25 min

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

$30 - $80

Train, bus  •  11 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Centraal to Breda Ic
  2. Take the train from Breda to Arnhem Centraal
  3. Take the bus from Arnhem to Hamburg

$51 - $93

Drive, train  •  5 h 36 min

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

$104 - $162

Drive  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Hamburg 371.2 miles

$75 - $120

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Hamburg  •  4 h 56 min

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

$112 - $230

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to Hamburg  •  4 h 29 min

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

$105 - $229

Train to Amsterdam, fly to Hamburg  •  5 h 58 min

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

$77 - $256

Fly Brussels to Bremen, train  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Bremen (BRE) BRU - BRE
  2. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor

$102 - $389

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels, Brussels-North station station and arriving at Hamburg. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 25 min.

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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 6 h 18 min.

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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 6 h 18 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 18 min 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 6 h 18 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 25 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 3 h 49 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Hamburg.
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  • Distance: 306.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 18 min

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

You can take a train from Brussels to Hamburg via Köln Hauptbahnhof and Köln Hbf in around 6 h 18 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Brussels to Hamburg once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $60 and the journey takes 8 h 25 min. Eurolines DE also services this route 5 times a week.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from Amsterdam to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Brussels to Bremen via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from Brussels to Bremen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Bremen via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Bremen via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Flights from Brussels to Bremen via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $390
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Bremen via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $250
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
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne, Cologne central station to Hamburg, Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
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
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Breda to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
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
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central to Breda
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$18 - $27
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussels - Midi to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
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.

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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
8 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Bruxelles - North to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
eurolines.de

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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 5 h 23 min to drive from Brussels to Hamburg.

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

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Book your Brussels to Hamburg bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 17 min and costs .

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