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There are 11 ways to get from Canterbury to Hamburg by train, plane, bus, car train, car ferry or car

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 to London Heathrow, fly to Hamburg  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to St Pancras International
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Hamburg (HAM) LHR - HAM

$119 - $313

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Bus FlixBus  •  17 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Canterbury to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Hamburg 075 / ...

$43 - $66

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Train, train to London Gatwick, fly to Hamburg  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Gatwick Airport
  3. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Hamburg (HAM) LGW - HAM

$90 - $249

Train, bus to London Stansted, fly to Hamburg  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to Stratford International
  2. Take the bus from London Stratford also for Westfield to Stansted Airport London
  3. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Hamburg (HAM) STN - HAM

$65 - $188

Train, train to Southend, fly to Hamburg  •  8 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to Stratford International
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Southend Airport
  3. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Hamburg (HAM) SEN - HAM

$128 - $401

Train, bus to London Stansted, fly to Bremen  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to Stratford International
  2. Take the bus from London Stratford also for Westfield to Stansted Airport London
  3. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Bremen (BRE) STN - BRE
  4. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor

$93 - $262

Train  •  10 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
  2. Take the train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  3. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ic / ...

$201 - $365

Eurotunnel, train  •  10 h 54 min

  1. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  2. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  3. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Düsseldorf
  4. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ic / ...

$375 - $578

Bus, train  •  16 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Canterbury to The Hague
  2. Take the train from Den Haag Centraal to Hengelo
  3. Take the train from Hengelo to Osnabruck Hbf
  4. Take the train from Osnabrück Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor Ic / ...

$103 - $164

Bus Ecolines  •  19 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Canterbury to Rotterdam Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Rotterdam to Hamburg 848502

$45 - $67

Car ferry, drive  •  7 h 54 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  2. Drive from Calais to Hamburg

$128 - $191

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The cheapest way to get from Canterbury to Hamburg is to bus which costs £30 - £55 and takes 19 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Canterbury to Hamburg is to train and fly which costs £90 - £240 and takes 5 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Canterbury to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from Canterbury and arriving at Hamburg via Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Canterbury to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from Canterbury West and arriving at Hamburg Hbf via Ashford(Kent) Int., Brussels Midi-Zuid and Köln Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 19 min.

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The distance between Canterbury and Hamburg is 411 miles.

The best way to get from Canterbury to Hamburg without a car is to train which takes 10 h 19 min and costs £150 - £280.

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It takes approximately 5 h 36 min to get from Canterbury to Hamburg, including transfers.

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Canterbury to Hamburg bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Canterbury station.

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Canterbury to Hamburg train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from Ashford(Kent) Int. station.

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The best way to get from Canterbury to Hamburg is to train which takes 10 h 19 min and costs £150 - £280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £55 and takes 17 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Canterbury to Hamburg.
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  • Distance: 410.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 36 min

What companies run services between Canterbury, England and Hamburg, Germany?

You can take a train from Canterbury to Hamburg via Ashford International, Ashford(Kent) Int., Brussels Midi-Zuid, and Köln Hbf in around 10 h 19 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Canterbury to Hamburg via Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk and Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk in around 17 h 15 min.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $410
Flights from London Heathrow to Hamburg via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $410
Flights from London Heathrow to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $410
Flights from Southend to Hamburg via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Flights from Southend to Hamburg via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Southend to Hamburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $320
Flights from Southend to Hamburg via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $410
Flights from London Heathrow to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $490
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $150
Flights from London Stansted to Bremen
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $230
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Flights from London Gatwick to Hamburg via Basel
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Flights from Southend to Hamburg via Geneva
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Flights from Southend to Hamburg via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $370
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Southend to Hamburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Canterbury West to St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Train from Canterbury West to Stratford International
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Thameslink
Greater Anglia
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 Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
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 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Osnabrück Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$55 - $150
Premier
$120 - $180
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$45 - $110
Premier
$100 - $130
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussels - Midi to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$70 - $100
1st Class
$100 - $140
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station to Hamburg, Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $30
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 Den Haag Centraal to Hengelo
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Hengelo to Osnabruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Eurobahn
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Hengelo to Osnabruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
eurobahn.de
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Stratford also for Westfield to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
National Express
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 Canterbury to The Hague
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Canterbury to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Canterbury to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
Ouibus
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 Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Hamburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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

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Hamburg is 1 h ahead of Canterbury. It is currently 4:37 PM in Canterbury and 5:37 PM in Hamburg.

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

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British Airways, Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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