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There are 9 ways to get from Geneva to Hamburg by plane, train, car, bus or night train

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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Fly Geneva to Hamburg  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Hamburg (HAM) GVA - HAM

$47 - $182

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Fly Geneva to Bremen, train  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Bremen (BRE) GVA - BRE
  2. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor

$122 - $526

Train to Zurich, fly to Hamburg  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Hamburg (HAM) ZRH - HAM

$130 - $349

Train via Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe  •  10 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Olten 5 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe Ice
  3. Take the train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Hamburg Hbf Ice

$239 - $394

Drive, train  •  10 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Lörrach Hbf
  2. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Hamburg Hbf Ice / ...

$195 - $299

Train  •  13 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Bern 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Bern to Hamburg Dammtor Ec

$262 - $422

Bus  •  18 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva - Bus station to Zürich Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Hamburg 024 / ...

$61 - $100

Train, night train  •  14 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Bern 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB 61 / ...
  3. Take the night train from Basel SBB Station to Hamburg Hbf

$162 - $256

Drive  •  9 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Hamburg 665.6 miles

$140 - $210

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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Hamburg is to fly which costs SFr 45 - SFr 190 and takes 4 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Hamburg is to fly which costs SFr 45 - SFr 190 and takes 4 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Geneva station to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from Geneva - Bus station and arriving at Hamburg via Zurich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from Genève and arriving at Hamburg Hbf via Olten, Basel SBB and Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 55 min.

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The distance between Geneva and Hamburg is 865 km. The road distance is 1065 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Hamburg without a car is to train which takes 10 h 55 min and costs SFr 230 - SFr 400.

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It takes approximately 4 h 25 min to get from Geneva to Hamburg, including transfers.

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Geneva to Hamburg bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Geneva - Bus station.

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Geneva to Hamburg train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Genève station.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Hamburg is to fly which takes 4 h 25 min and costs SFr 45 - SFr 190. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 230 - SFr 400 and takes 10 h 55 min, you could also bus, which costs SFr 60 - SFr 100 and takes 18 h 35 min.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Hamburg.
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  • Distance: 540.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 25 min

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Hamburg, Germany?

easyJet, Lufthansa and eight other airlines fly from Geneva to Hamburg hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Geneva to Hamburg via Olten, Basel SBB, and Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe in around 10 h 55 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Hamburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Bremen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Bremen via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Geneva to Bremen via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $460
Flights from Geneva to Bremen via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Geneva to Bremen via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Geneva to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Hamburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Bremen via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $460
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Geneva to Bremen via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Hamburg via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $390
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Bremen via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
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 Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
bahn.de
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Olten
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$150 - $230
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
10 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$210 - $330
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Basel SBB Station to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
10 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Schedules at
nightjet.com
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Geneva - Bus station to Zürich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Ouibus
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
13 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Hamburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 45 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Hamburg is 1065 km. It takes approximately 9 h 31 min to drive from Geneva to Hamburg.

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easyJet, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings and two other airlines offer flights from Geneva Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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There are 709+ hotels available in Hamburg. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Geneva Airport is to line 1 train which takes 7 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 18.

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