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

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Train  •  3h 24m

  1. Take the train from Cottbus Hbf to Berlin Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ice / ...

30€ - 152€

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Rideshare  •  4h 33m

  1. Take the rideshare from Cottbus to Hamburg 441 km

18€ - 25€

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Bus  •  5h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Cottbus bus station to Hamburg central bus station N1360

21€ - 26€

Train, bus  •  5h 43m

  1. Take the train from Cottbus Hbf to Berlin Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the bus from Berlin - Central Train Station to Hamburg Berlin - Central Station > Hamburg / ...

26€ - 77€

Drive  •  3h 51m

  1. Drive from Cottbus to Hamburg 441.8 km

45€ - 70€

Train to Berlin Brandenburg Apt, fly to Hamburg  •  6h 25m

  1. Take the train from Cottbus Hbf to Koenigs Wusterhausen
  2. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Hamburg (HAM) BER - HAM

57€ - 465€

Train to Dresden, fly to Hamburg  •  6h 54m

  1. Take the train from Cottbus, Hauptbahnhof to Dresden, Bahnhof Neustadt
  2. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Hamburg (HAM) DRS - HAM

79€ - 264€

Train to Dresden, fly to Bremen, train  •  7h 32m

  1. Take the train from Cottbus, Hauptbahnhof to Dresden, Bahnhof Neustadt
  2. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Bremen (BRE) DRS - BRE
  3. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf

99€ - 430€

Train to Berlin Brandenburg Apt, fly to Bremen, train  •  7h 8m

  1. Take the train from Cottbus Hbf to Koenigs Wusterhausen
  2. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Bremen (BRE) BER - BRE
  3. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf

82€ - 461€

Cottbus to Hamburg by train

The train journey time between Cottbus and Hamburg is around 3h 26m and covers a distance of around 407 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h 20m. Operated by ODEG, Deutsche Bahn Regional, Deutsche Bahn Intercity and others, the Cottbus to Hamburg train service departs from Cottbus Hbf and arrives in Hamburg Hbf. Typically 126 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
3h 26m
Fastest train time:
3h 20m
Trains per week:
126
Cheapest price:
29€
Carbon emissions:
21 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
03:56
Last train departs at:
23:01

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Cottbus to Hamburg train schedules

Cottbus → Hamburg
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The cheapest way to get from Cottbus to Hamburg is to rideshare which costs 18€ - 25€ and takes 4h 33m.

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The fastest way to get from Cottbus to Hamburg is to train. Taking this option will cost 30€ - 160€ and takes 3h 24m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cottbus bus station station and arriving at Hamburg central bus station station. Services depart five times a week, and operate Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 5h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cottbus to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from Cottbus Hbf and arriving at Hamburg Hbf via Berlin Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 24m.

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The distance between Cottbus and Hamburg is 354 km. The road distance is 441.8 km.

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The best way to get from Cottbus to Hamburg without a car is to train which takes 3h 24m and costs 30€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 3h 24m to get from Cottbus to Hamburg, including transfers.

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

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Cottbus to Hamburg train services, operated by ODEG, depart from Cottbus Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Cottbus to Hamburg is to train which takes 3h 24m and costs 30€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 21€ - 26€ and takes 5h 20m.

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  • Distance: 353.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 24m

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

You can take a train from Cottbus to Hamburg via Berlin Hbf in around 3h 24m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Cottbus bus station to Hamburg central bus station 5 times a week. Tickets cost 21€ - 26€ and the journey takes 5h 20m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 360€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 360€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
210€ - 600€
Flights from Dresden to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 400€
Flights from Dresden to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 410€
Flights from Dresden to Hamburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
75€ - 330€
Flights from Dresden to Hamburg via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 430€
Flights from Dresden to Hamburg via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
85€ - 420€
Flights from Dresden to Hamburg via Frankfurt, Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 310€
Flights from Dresden to Bremen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 500€
Flights from Dresden to Bremen via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
95€ - 410€
Flights from Dresden to Bremen via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 550€
Flights from Dresden to Bremen via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 550€
Flights from Dresden to Bremen via Zurich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
95€ - 410€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Bremen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 370€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Bremen via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 370€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Bremen via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 400€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Bremen via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 370€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 400€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
130€ - 400€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
130€ - 400€
Flights from Dresden to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
55€ - 230€
Flights from Dresden to Hamburg via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
60€ - 230€
Flights from Dresden to Hamburg via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
120€ - 310€
Flights from Dresden to Bremen via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 290€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Bremen via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 390€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 490€
Flights from Dresden to Hamburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 280€
Flights from Dresden to Bremen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 350€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Bremen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 550€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dresden to Hamburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
75€ - 330€
Flights from Dresden to Bremen via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
95€ - 410€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Bremen via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 400€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
210€ - 600€
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
65€ - 280€
DAT Danish Air Transport
Website
dat.dk
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Saarbrucken
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
170€ - 370€
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Cottbus Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
19€ - 28€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Cottbus, Hauptbahnhof to Dresden, Bahnhof Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 27€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Cottbus Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
60€ - 90€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Cottbus Hbf to Koenigs Wusterhausen
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 20€
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Bremen central station to Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
8€ - 10€
Website
Flixtrain
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
metronom
Phone
+49 581 97164164
Email
presse@der-metronom.de
Website
der-metronom.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
metronom
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 65€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from Bremen Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
90€ - 110€
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Cottbus bus station to Hamburg central bus station
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
21€ - 26€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Berlin - Central Train Station to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
11€ - 15€
Website
Blablabus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Cottbus to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 25€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Hamburg Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 15m and has one stopover.

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

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Cottbus to Hamburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Hamburg Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cottbus to Hamburg is 442 km. It takes approximately 3h 51m to drive from Cottbus to Hamburg.

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Scandinavian Airlines, DAT Danish Air Transport, KLM and three other airlines offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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

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