There are 7 ways to get from Düsseldorf to Hamburg by train, bus, rideshare, 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  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ic / ...

$85 - $130

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Rideshare  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Düsseldorf to Hamburg 250.1 miles

$17 - $35

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Bus  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Hamburg N74 / ...

$25 - $45

Drive  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Düsseldorf to Hamburg 251.6 miles

$50 - $80

Fly from Dusseldorf  •  2 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Hamburg (HAM) DUS - HAM

$38 - $126

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly  •  3 h 9 min

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

$62 - $195

Train to Frankfurt, fly  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Hamburg (HAM) FRA - HAM

$109 - $321

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Düsseldorf to Hamburg is to rideshare which costs 14€ - 27€ and takes 4 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Düsseldorf to Hamburg is to fly which costs 30€ - 110€ and takes 2 h 29 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Düsseldorf and arriving at Hamburg. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Düsseldorf Hbf and arriving at Hamburg Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 42 min.

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The distance between Düsseldorf and Hamburg is 342 km. The road distance is 402.6 km.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Hamburg without a car is to train which takes 3 h 42 min and costs 70€ - 110€.

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The train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Hamburg Hbf takes 3 h 42 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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Map of how to get from Düsseldorf to Hamburg.
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  • Distance: 213.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 42 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Düsseldorf to Hamburg hourly. Tickets cost $85 - $130 and the journey takes 3 h 42 min. Flixtrain also services this route once daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Düsseldorf to Hamburg twice daily. Tickets cost $25 - $45 and the journey takes 6 h 40 min.

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
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
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 Frankfurt to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
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 Düsseldorf Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station to Hamburg, Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Train from Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station to Cologne, Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Düsseldorf to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$16 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $40
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 Düsseldorf to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Düsseldorf to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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