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

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Train  •  2 h 49 min

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

$70 - $100

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Rideshare  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Dortmund to Hamburg 215.4 miles

$14 - $29

5 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Dortmund to Hamburg X73 / ...

$19 - $35

Drive  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Dortmund to Hamburg 216.4 miles

$45 - $70

Train to Dusseldorf, fly  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf, Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Hamburg (HAM) DUS - HAM

$46 - $158

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly  •  4 h 14 min

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

$87 - $204

Train to Frankfurt, fly  •  4 h 39 min

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

$122 - $339

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dortmund and arriving at Hamburg. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Dortmund Hbf and arriving at Hamburg Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 49 min.

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The distance between Dortmund and Hamburg is 287 km. The road distance is 346.3 km.

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Hamburg without a car is to train which takes 2 h 49 min and costs .

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The train from Dortmund Hbf to Hamburg Hbf takes 2 h 49 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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Dortmund to Hamburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Dortmund Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Hamburg is to train which takes 2 h 49 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 10 min.

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The quickest flight from Dusseldorf Airport to Hamburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Dortmund to Hamburg.
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  • Distance: 179.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 49 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Dortmund to Hamburg hourly. Tickets cost $70 - $100 and the journey takes 2 h 49 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Dortmund to Hamburg hourly. Tickets cost $19 - $35 and the journey takes 4 h 10 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
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
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 Dortmund Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf, Flughafen
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $35
Schedules at
bahn.de
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
eurobahn.de
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 Dortmund to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $35
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 Dortmund to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $29
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Dortmund to Hamburg is 346 km. It takes approximately 3 h 4 min to drive from Dortmund to Hamburg.

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Eurowings offers flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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Book your Dortmund to Hamburg bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 688+ hotels available in Hamburg. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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

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