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There are 8 ways to get from Darlington to Hamburg by plane, train, bus, car, car ferry or car train

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Fly to Hamburg  •  4h 11m

  1. Fly from Durham (MME) to Hamburg (HAM) MME - HAM

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Bus  •  26h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Darlington to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Dortmund central bus station 080
  3. Take the bus from Dortmund central bus station to Hamburg central bus station 198 / ...

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Fly to Bremen, train  •  4h 54m

  1. Fly from Durham (MME) to Bremen (BRE) MME - BRE
  2. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf

Train  •  13h 12m

  1. Take the train from Darlington to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Intl to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Eil
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf Ice
  4. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf 42 / ...

Train via Amsterdam  •  14h 24m

  1. Take the train from Darlington to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Intl to Amsterdam Centraal Eil
  3. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Osnabrueck Hbf Ic
  4. Take the train from Osnabrück Hbf to Hamburg Hbf 42

Bus, train  •  27h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Darlington to London Finchley Road
  2. Take the bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to The Hague
  3. Take the train from Den Haag Centraal to Groningen
  4. Take the bus from Groningen central station to Hamburg central bus station 075

Drive, car ferry  •  18h 2m

  1. Drive from Darlington to Hull
  2. Take the car ferry from Hull to Rotterdam
  3. Drive from Rotterdam to Hamburg

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  12h 29m

  1. Drive from Darlington to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Hamburg
United Kingdom → Germany
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Hamburg is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Hamburg is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Hamburg is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, returning to United Kingdom from Germany is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 21 May 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Darlington to Hamburg is to bus which costs £50 - £80 and takes 26h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Darlington to Hamburg is to fly which costs £55 - £240 and takes 4h 11m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Darlington to Hamburg station. However, there are services departing from Darlington and arriving at Hamburg central bus station via London Victoria Coach Station and Dortmund central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Darlington to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from Darlington and arriving at Hamburg Hbf via London St Pancras Intl, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and Köln Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 12m.

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The distance between Darlington and Hamburg is 761 km.

The best way to get from Darlington to Hamburg without a car is to train which takes 13h 12m and costs £210 - £750.

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It takes approximately 4h 11m to get from Darlington to Hamburg, including transfers.

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Darlington to Hamburg bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Darlington station.

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Darlington to Hamburg train services, operated by LNER, depart from Darlington station.

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The best way to get from Darlington to Hamburg is to fly which takes 4h 11m and costs £55 - £240. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £210 - £750 and takes 13h 12m, you could also bus, which costs £50 - £80 and takes 26h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Darlington to Hamburg.
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  • Distance: 760.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 11m

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

KLM, Ryanair and three other airlines fly from Darlington to Hamburg 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Darlington to Hamburg via London Kings Cross, London St Pancras Intl, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, and Köln Hbf in around 13h 12m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Durham to Hamburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €420
Flights from Durham to Bremen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€120 - €410
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Durham to Hamburg via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €410
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Durham to Hamburg via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€45 - €250
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Durham to Hamburg via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €370
Train operators
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 Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Köln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€80 - €110
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Osnabrück Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
Deutsche Bahn
metronom
Phone
+49 581 97164164
Email
presse@der-metronom.de
Website
der-metronom.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
metronom
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Darlington to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €290
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
€35 - €50
Anytime Day Single
€120 - €180
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€200 - €290
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Intl to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€100 - €350
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€300 - €350
Standard
€100 - €130
Standard Premier
€150 - €190
Train from London St Pancras Intl to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€130 - €360
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€310 - €360
Standard
€130 - €170
Standard Premier
€180 - €240
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€65 - €130
Website
Thalys
Standard
€65 - €90
Comfort
€75 - €100
Premium
€90 - €130
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 Amsterdam Centraal to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€24 - €55
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€24 - €35
1st Class
€40 - €55
Train from Den Haag Centraal to Groningen
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€24 - €60
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€24 - €35
1st Class
€40 - €60
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Eurotunnel
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 Darlington to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€12 - €16
Website
National Express
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Darlington to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€18 - €35
Website
Megabus UK
Bus from Darlington to London Finchley Road
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€19 - €35
Website
Megabus UK
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Dortmund central bus station
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Dortmund central bus station to Hamburg central bus station
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€18 - €23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Groningen central station to Hamburg central bus station
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to The Hague
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€17 - €21
Website
Blablabus
Ferry operators

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There is no direct flight from Durham Airport to Hamburg Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 30m and has one stopover.

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

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Hamburg is 1h ahead of Darlington. It is currently 7:30 AM in Darlington and 8:30 AM in Hamburg.

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

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Eurowings, Ryanair, British Airways and two other airlines offer flights from Durham Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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There are 425+ hotels available in Hamburg. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Darlington to Durham Airport is to taxi which takes 10 min and costs £15 - £19.

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