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

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Train  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Osnabrück Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Osnabruck Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal Intercity

$46 - $128

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Bus FlixBus  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Hamburg to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk 075 / ...

$24 - $75

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Bus Arriva NL  •  8 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Hamburg, ZOB to Amsterdam Sloterdijk, Radarweg 100 / ...

$75 - $97

Rideshare  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Hamburg to Amsterdam 289.7 miles

$28

Drive  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Hamburg to Amsterdam 291.8 miles

$70 - $110

Fly from Hamburg  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Amsterdam (AMS) HAM - AMS

$54 - $216

Train to Bremen, fly  •  3 h 47 min

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

$91 - $374

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Hamburg and arriving at Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Hamburg to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Hamburg Hbf and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal via Osnabruck Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 56 min.

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The distance between Hamburg and Amsterdam is 368 km. The road distance is 466.8 km.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 5 h 56 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 56 min to get from Hamburg to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Amsterdam is to train which takes 5 h 56 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 10 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 3 h 36 min.

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The quickest flight from Hamburg Airport to Amsterdam Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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

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  • Distance: 230.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 56 min

What companies run services between Hamburg, Germany and Amsterdam, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Hamburg to Amsterdam via Osnabrück Hbf and Osnabruck Hbf in around 5 h 56 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Hamburg to Amsterdam every 4 hours. Tickets cost $28 - $50 and the journey takes 7 h 10 min. Eurolines DE also services this route 4 times a week.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Hamburg to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Flights from Bremen to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Hamburg to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $300
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 Hamburg Hbf to Osnabrück Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Dammtor to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Hamburg, Hamburg central station to Osnabrück, Osnabrück central station
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
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 Osnabruck Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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 Hamburg to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Hamburg to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $75
Website
eurolines.de
Low
$25
High
$51
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Hamburg, ZOB to Amsterdam Sloterdijk, Radarweg
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $90
Website
arriva.nl
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 Hamburg to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Hamburg to Amsterdam train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Amsterdam Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Hamburg to Amsterdam is 467 km. It takes approximately 4 h 13 min to drive from Hamburg to Amsterdam.

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Eurowings and KLM offer flights from Hamburg Airport to Amsterdam Airport.

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Book your Hamburg to Amsterdam bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 2563+ hotels available in Amsterdam. Prices start at $86 USD per night.

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

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Hamburg Airport is to line 39 bus which takes 14 min and costs .

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