There are 12 ways to get from Calais to Hamburg by train, bus, car ferry, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  10 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est / ...
  3. Take the train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  4. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ic / ...

$194 - $314

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Bus  •  13 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Calais to Brussels, Brussels-North station 1753
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Hamburg N71

$43 - $101

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Train via Dortmund Hbf  •  10 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Calais Ville to Lille Flandres
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est / ...
  3. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Dortmund Hauptbahnhof
  4. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor Ic / ...

$211 - $330

Car ferry, bus  •  19 h 44 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Calais to Dover
  2. Take the bus from Dover to The Hague
  3. Take the bus from Den Haag to Hamburg

$64 - $131

Drive, train  •  7 h 11 min

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

$135 - $202

Drive  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Calais to Hamburg 472.5 miles

$100 - $150

Train, train to Brussels, fly to Hamburg  •  7 h

  1. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
  3. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Hamburg (HAM) BRU - HAM

$88 - $230

Train, train to Paris CDG, fly to Hamburg  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV
  3. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Hamburg (HAM) CDG - HAM

$106 - $298

Train, train to Dusseldorf, fly to Hamburg  •  8 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
  3. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Düsseldorf
  4. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Hamburg (HAM) DUS - HAM

$172 - $330

Train, train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to Hamburg  •  8 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
  3. Take the train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof
  4. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Hamburg (HAM) CGN - HAM

$162 - $337

Train, train to Amsterdam, fly to Hamburg  •  8 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Schiphol Airport
  4. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Hamburg (HAM) AMS - HAM

$161 - $388

Train, train to Brussels, fly to Hannover  •  9 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
  3. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Hannover (HAJ) BRU - HAJ
  4. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf

$179 - $455

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The cheapest way to get from Calais to Hamburg is to bus which costs 35€ - 90€ and takes 13 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Calais to Hamburg is to drive which costs 85€ - 130€ and takes 6 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Calais to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from Calais and arriving at Hamburg via Brussels, Brussels-North station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Calais to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from Calais Ville and arriving at Hamburg Hbf via Calais-Fréthun, Lille Europe Eurostar, Brussels Midi-Zuid and Köln Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 25 min.

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The distance between Calais and Hamburg is 627 km. The road distance is 756 km.

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The best way to get from Calais to Hamburg without a car is to train which takes 10 h 25 min and costs 160€ - 270€.

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It takes approximately 10 h 25 min to get from Calais to Hamburg, including transfers.

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

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Calais to Hamburg train services, operated by TGV, depart from Calais-Fréthun station.

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The best way to get from Calais to Hamburg is to train which takes 10 h 25 min and costs 160€ - 270€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 90€ and takes 13 h 10 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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Calais to Hamburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Hamburg station.

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  • Distance: 391.7 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 25 min

What companies run services between Calais, France and Hamburg, Germany?

You can take a train from Calais to Hamburg via Calais-Fréthun, Lille Europe, Lille Europe Eurostar, Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar, Brussels Midi-Zuid, Köln Hauptbahnhof, and Köln Hbf in around 10 h 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Calais to Hamburg via Brussels, Brussels-North station in around 13 h 10 min.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Flights from Paris CDG to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
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 Hannover via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $500
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 Paris CDG to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Paris CDG to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from Brussels to Hannover
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Hannover via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Brussels to Hannover via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Hamburg via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $490
Flights from Amsterdam to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Flights from Brussels to Hannover via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Paris CDG to Hamburg via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $5,500
Flights from Brussels to Hannover
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Hamburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $30
1st Class
$44 - $46
Train from Lille Europe to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $31
1st Class
$45 - $48
Train from Lille Europe to Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
Train from Calais Ville to Lille Flandres
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe Eurostar
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $55
Premier
$64 - $67
Train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $60
Premier
$67 - $69
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Brussels - Midi to Dortmund Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$90 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $180
Train from Brussels - Midi to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $100
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$75 - $100
1st Class
$100 - $150
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$55 - $80
1st Class
$80 - $110
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 Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 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 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
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 a week
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
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 Calais to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $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
Bus from Den Haag to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $75
Website
eurolines.de
Low
$25
High
$52
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Dover to The Hague
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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