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There are 6 ways to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Hamburg by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  1h 27m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Hamburg (HAM) FRA - HAM

$65 - $253

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Bus FlixBus  •  8h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Hamburg 007 / ...

$40 - $55

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Train  •  3h 59m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Hamburg Dammtor Ice / ...

$100 - $150

Train via Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe  •  4h 17m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe Ice
  2. Take the train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Hamburg Hbf Ice

$105 - $158

Bus Eurolines DE  •  8h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt Hbf to Hamburg ZOB

$61 - $91

Drive  •  4h 24m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Hamburg 313.1 miles

$65 - $95

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Hamburg is to bus which costs 35€ - 45€ and takes 8h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Hamburg is to fly which costs 55€ - 220€ and takes 1h 27m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport and arriving at Hamburg. Services depart twice daily, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 8h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and arriving at Hamburg Dammtor. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 59m.

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The distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Hamburg is 404 km. The road distance is 500.9 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Hamburg without a car is to train which takes 3h 59m and costs 85€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 1h 27m to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Hamburg, including transfers.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Hamburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport station.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Hamburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Hamburg is to fly which takes 1h 27m and costs 55€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 85€ - 130€ and takes 3h 59m, you could also bus, which costs 35€ - 45€ and takes 8h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Hamburg.
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  • Distance: 252.6 miles
  • Duration: 1h 27m

What companies run services between Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany and Hamburg, Germany?

Lufthansa and Eurowings fly from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Hamburg hourly. Alternatively, Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Hamburg hourly. Tickets cost $100 - $150 and the journey takes 3h 59m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Frankfurt to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $210
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
bahn.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 Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Frankfurt Hbf to Hamburg ZOB
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
eurolines.de

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Hamburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Hamburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Hamburg station.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Hamburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Hamburg Dammtor station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Hamburg is 501 km. It takes approximately 4h 24m to drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Hamburg.

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Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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