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There are 7 ways to get from Düsseldorf to Hamburg by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 39m

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

21€ - 120€

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Rideshare  •  4h 11m

  1. Take the rideshare from Düsseldorf to Hamburg 401.9 km

14€ - 27€

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Bus  •  6h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB 073 / ...

21€ - 27€

Drive  •  3h 36m

  1. Drive from Düsseldorf to Hamburg 402 km

45€ - 65€

Fly from Dusseldorf  •  2h 46m

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

50€ - 372€

Train to Cologne Bonn, fly  •  3h 20m

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf to Cologne, Cologne central station
  2. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Hamburg (HAM) CGN - HAM

41€ - 276€

Train to Frankfurt, fly  •  4h 7m

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

74€ - 379€

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

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The quickest way to get from Düsseldorf to Hamburg is to fly which costs 50€ - 380€ and takes 2h 46m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Düsseldorf and arriving at Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Duesseldorf Hbf and arriving at Hamburg Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 39m.

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The distance between Düsseldorf and Hamburg is 339 km. The road distance is 402 km.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Hamburg without a car is to train which takes 3h 39m and costs 21€ - 120€.

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The train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Hamburg Hbf takes 3h 39m 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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Düsseldorf to Hamburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, depart from Duesseldorf Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Hamburg is to train which takes 3h 39m and costs 21€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 21€ - 27€ and takes 6h 10m, you could also fly, which costs 50€ - 380€ and takes 2h 46m.

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  • Distance: 338.6 km
  • Duration: 3h 39m

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

Deutsche Bahn Intercity operates a train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Hamburg Hbf every 3 hours. Tickets cost 75€ - 110€ and the journey takes 3h 39m. Four other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Düsseldorf to Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB 5 times a day. Tickets cost 21€ - 27€ and the journey takes 6h 10m.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 700€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 300€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 700€
Flights from Frankfurt to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 330€
Train operators
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
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 Duesseldorf Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
70€ - 100€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Duesseldorf Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
110€ - 210€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Düsseldorf to Hamburg, Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
21€ - 26€
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Düsseldorf to Cologne, Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
5€ - 7€
Website
Flixtrain
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
95€ - 120€
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Urlaubs-Express
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 Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
21€ - 50€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
21€ - 29€
1st Class
35€ - 50€
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 Düsseldorf to Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
21€ - 27€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Düsseldorf to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
14€ - 27€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Dusseldorf Airport to Hamburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Düsseldorf to Hamburg is 402 km. It takes approximately 3h 36m to drive from Düsseldorf to Hamburg.

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Eurowings offers flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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Book your Düsseldorf to Hamburg train tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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Book your Düsseldorf to Hamburg bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 876+ hotels available in Hamburg. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Dusseldorf Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs 2€ - 60€.

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