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There are 10 ways to get from Glasgow to Wacken Open Air by bus, plane, train, car, car ferry, bus and ferry, night bus or car train

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Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Hamburg, train

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Hamburg (HAM)
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Itzehoe

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Fly Glasgow to Hamburg, train

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Hamburg (HAM)
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Itzehoe

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Fly Glasgow to Bremen, train

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Bremen (BRE)
  2. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Itzehoe

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Bremen, train

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Bremen (BRE)
  3. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  4. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Itzehoe

Train

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Amsterdam Centraal
  3. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Osnabrueck Hbf
  4. Take the train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Itzehoe

Train via Cologne

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Amsterdam Centraal
  3. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
  4. Take the train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Itzehoe

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Newcastle upon Tyne
  2. Take the car ferry from Newcastle upon Tyne to Amsterdam IJmuiden
  3. Drive from Amsterdam IJmuiden to Wacken Open Air

Bus, bus and ferry, train

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Osnabrück Hauptbahnhof/ZOB
  4. Take the train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Itzehoe

Night bus, bus, train

  1. Take the night bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Antwerp
  3. Take the bus from Antwerp to Osnabrück central train station
  4. Take the train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Itzehoe

Drive, Eurotunnel

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Wacken Open Air

Glasgow to Wacken Open Air by train, bus and walk

The journey time between Glasgow and Wacken Open Air is around 32h 47m and covers a distance of around 1796 km. This includes an average layover time of around 17h 40m. The fastest journey normally takes 29h 21m. Operated by Avanti West Coast, London Buses, Eurostar and others, the Glasgow to Wacken Open Air service departs from Glasgow Central and arrives in Wacken Open Air. Typically five services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
15h 6m
Layover time:
17h 40m
Total time:
32h 47m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
29h 21m
Journey distance:
1796 km
Services per week:
5
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
96 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:33
Last service departs at:
17:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow to Wacken Open Air train, bus and walk schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Wacken Open Air is to fly and train which costs £40 - £120 and takes 10h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Wacken Open Air is to bus and fly and train which costs £40 - £220 and takes 8h 3m.

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The distance between Glasgow and Wacken Open Air is 891 km.

The best way to get from Glasgow to Wacken Open Air without a car is to train which takes 19h 18m and costs £340 - £950.

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It takes approximately 8h 3m to get from Glasgow to Wacken Open Air, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Hamburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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Ryanair, easyJet, KLM and three other airlines offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Wacken Open Air.
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  • Distance: 891.5 km
  • Duration: 8h 3m

What companies run services between Glasgow, Scotland and Wacken Open Air, Germany?

You can take a train from Glasgow to Wacken Open Air via London Euston, Euston Station, St Pancras International, London St Pancras Eurostar, Amsterdam Centraal, Osnabrueck Hbf, Itzehoe, Itzehoe Viktoriastraße/Bahnhof, and Gribbohm Post in around 19h 18m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €390
Flights from Edinburgh to Hamburg via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €700
Flights from Glasgow to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €450
Flights from Glasgow to Bremen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €550
Flights from Glasgow to Bremen via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€130 - €600
Flights from Edinburgh to Bremen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €480
Flights from Edinburgh to Bremen via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Hamburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €360
Flights from Glasgow to Hamburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €210
Flights from Glasgow to Bremen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €380
Flights from Edinburgh to Bremen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €350
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€35 - €160
Flights from Glasgow to Hamburg via Dublin, London Stansted
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€18 - €120
Flights from Glasgow to Hamburg via Dublin, Manchester
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€17 - €120
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €180
Flights from Glasgow to Hamburg via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€55 - €220
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€130 - €800
Flights from Edinburgh to Hamburg via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€130 - €800
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Hamburg via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €300
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Hamburg via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €700
Train operators
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Itzehoe
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Website
HVV
Nordbahn
Phone
(040) 303 977-333
Email
moin@nordbahn.de
Website
nordbahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Itzehoe
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Nordbahn
Nordbahn Eisenbahngesellschaft
Website
delfi.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Itzehoe
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Itzehoe
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Itzehoe
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€65 - €95
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Itzehoe
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€90 - €130
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Itzehoe
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Osnabrück Hbf to Itzehoe
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Köln Deutz Messe/Deutz Bf to Itzehoe
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
delfi.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 Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
metronom
Website
delfi.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
delfi.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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €65
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Bremen central station to Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
Flixtrain
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from Bremen Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€90 - €110
Book at
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 Amsterdam Centraal to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€24 - €55
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€24 - €35
1st Class
€40 - €55
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€153
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Scottish Citylink
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 Glasgow to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€16 - €22
Website
National Express
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€26 - €45
Website
Megabus UK
Night bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€26 - €45
Website
Megabus UK
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Lille
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Lille to Osnabrück Hauptbahnhof/ZOB
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Bus from Antwerp to Osnabrück Hauptbahnhof/ZOB
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com
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 Lille to Osnabrück central train station
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€27 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Glasgow to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€22 - €27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Antwerp to Osnabrück central train station
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€21 - €27
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.
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Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Newcastle upon Tyne to Amsterdam IJmuiden
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€80 - €250
Website
dfds.co.uk
4-bed inside cabin
€100 - €240
2-bed inside cabin
€80 - €250
2-bed sea view cabin
€120 - €240
4 berth commodore cabin
€240 - €320
3-bed Commodore De Luxe double bed
€300 - €380
Standard Car (extra fee)
€130

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