There are 6 ways to get from Gothenburg to Hamburg by plane, train, bus, ferry, car ferry or car

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Fly  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Gothenburg (GOT) to Hamburg (HAM) GOT - HAM

$65 - $183

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Bus  •  10 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Gothenburg to Hamburg 173

$35 - $60

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Train  •  9 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Göteborg Centralstation to København H Öresundståg / ...
  2. Take the train from København H to Hamburg Hbf Ec

$78 - $144

Bus, ferry, train  •  11 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Göteborg to Rødby
  2. Take the ferry from Rodby to Puttgarden
  3. Take the train from Puttgarden to Ahrensburg

$78 - $91

Car ferry, train  •  15 h 58 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Gothenburg to Kiel
  2. Take the train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor Re70 / ...

$63 - $104

Drive  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Gothenburg to Hamburg 483.6 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Gothenburg to Hamburg is to bus which costs 300 kr - 550 kr and takes 10 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gothenburg to Hamburg is to fly which costs 550 kr - 1600 kr and takes 3 h 47 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Gothenburg and arriving at Hamburg. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Gothenburg station to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from Göteborg Centralstation and arriving at Hamburg Hbf via København H. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 14 min.

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The distance between Gothenburg and Hamburg is 475 km. The road distance is 773.8 km.

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The best way to get from Gothenburg to Hamburg without a car is to train which takes 9 h 14 min and costs 650 kr - 1300 kr.

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It takes approximately 3 h 47 min to get from Gothenburg to Hamburg, including transfers.

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

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Gothenburg to Hamburg train services, operated by Öresundståg, arrive at Göteborg Centralstation.

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The best way to get from Gothenburg to Hamburg is to fly which takes 3 h 47 min and costs 550 kr - 1600 kr. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 650 kr - 1300 kr and takes 9 h 14 min, you could also bus, which costs 300 kr - 550 kr and takes 10 h 40 min.

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Map of how to get from Gothenburg to Hamburg.
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  • Distance: 297.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 47 min

What companies run services between Gothenburg, Sweden and Hamburg, Germany?

CSA and Scandinavian Airlines fly from Gothenburg to Hamburg twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Gothenburg to Hamburg via København H in around 9 h 14 min.

Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Gothenburg to Hamburg via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $330
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Gothenburg to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $270
Train operators
Öresundståg
Website
oresundstag.se
Train from Göteborg Centralstation to København H
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
oresundstag.se
Swedish Railways (SJ)
Phone
+46 77 175 75 75
Email
kundservice@sj.se
Website
sj.se
Train from Göteborg Centralstation to København H
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
www.sj.se
2nd Class Non-Rebookable
$30 - $45
1st Class Non-Rebookable
$55 - $75
2nd Class Refundable
$50 - $75
1st Class Refundable
$75 - $110
Danish Railways (DSB)
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Puttgarden to Ahrensburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
hvv.de
Train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
hvv.de
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 Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $45
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 Gothenburg to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Scandlines
Phone
+45 33 15 15 15
Email
Scandlines@scandlines.com
Website
scandlines.com
Ferry from Rodby to Puttgarden
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$47
Schedules at
scandlines.com
Economy
$47
Flexible
$111
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Gothenburg to Kiel
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$59
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$59
Small Car
$59

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

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

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Gothenburg to Hamburg train services, operated by Danish Railways (DSB), arrive at Hamburg Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Gothenburg to Hamburg is 774 km. It takes approximately 7 h 45 min to drive from Gothenburg to Hamburg.

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CSA and Scandinavian Airlines offer flights from Gothenburg Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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Book your Gothenburg to Hamburg bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 684+ hotels available in Hamburg. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Gothenburg to Gothenburg Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs 65 kr - 80 kr.

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