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Fly Hamburg to Brussels  •  4h 29m

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Brussels (BRU) HAM - BRU

€49 - €187

Cheapest option

Bus, bus and ferry  •  10h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Hamburg central bus station to Duisburg central train station N74
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Duisburg to Antwerp

€26 - €35

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Train to Bremen, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  5h 2m

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
  2. Fly from Bremen (BRE) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) BRE - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central

€118 - €526

Fly Hamburg to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  5h 29m

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) HAM - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central

€88 - €334

Fly Hamburg to Cologne Bonn, train  •  6h 22m

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) HAM - CGN
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
  3. Take the train from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal

€82 - €350

Train via Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS)  •  7h 58m

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Hengelo Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Hengelo to Schiphol Airport
  4. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central

€90 - €295

Train  •  8h 18m

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Hengelo Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Hengelo to Zutphen
  4. Take the train from Zutphen to Roosendaal

Bus, train  •  11h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Hamburg Central Bus Station to Amsterdam Duivendrecht Lesko - Amsterdam 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Amsterdam Cs to Noorderkempen Ic

€36 - €54

Drive  •  4h 52m

  1. Drive from Hamburg to Antwerp 555.8 km

€60 - €90

Hamburg to Antwerp by train

The train journey time between Hamburg and Antwerp is around 8h 18m and covers a distance of around 641 km. The fastest train normally takes 6h 42m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Eurocity and others, the Hamburg to Antwerp train service departs from Hamburg Hbf and arrives in Anvers-Central. Typically 43 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
8h 18m
Fastest train time:
6h 42m
Trains per week:
43
Cheapest price:
€123
Carbon emissions:
33 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:46
Last train departs at:
22:46

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Hamburg to Antwerp train schedules

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Hamburg to Antwerp is to bus and bus and ferry which costs €26 - €35 and takes 10h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Hamburg to Antwerp is to fly which costs €45 - €190 and takes 4h 29m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Hamburg station to Antwerp. However, there are services departing from Hamburg central bus station and arriving at Antwerp via Duisburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 18m.

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No, there is no direct train from Hamburg to Antwerp. However, there are services departing from Hamburg Hbf and arriving at Anvers-Central via Osnabrueck Hbf, Hengelo and Schiphol Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 58m.

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The distance between Hamburg and Antwerp is 459 km. The road distance is 555.8 km.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Antwerp without a car is to train via Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) which takes 7h 58m and costs €85 - €300.

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It takes approximately 4h 29m to get from Hamburg to Antwerp, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Antwerp is to fly which takes 4h 29m and costs €45 - €190. Alternatively, you can train via Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS), which costs €85 - €300 and takes 7h 58m.

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Map of how to get from Hamburg to Antwerp.
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  • Distance: 459.4 km
  • Duration: 4h 29m

What companies run services between Hamburg, Germany and Antwerp, Belgium?

Brussels Airlines and Lufthansa fly from Hamburg to Antwerp 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Hamburg to Antwerp via Osnabrueck Hbf, Hengelo, and Schiphol Airport in around 7h 58m.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Hamburg to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €120
Flights from Hamburg to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €440
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bremen to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €410
Flights from Hamburg to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €490
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Hamburg to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€70 - €230
Flights from Hamburg to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €330
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Hamburg to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€70 - €230
Train operators
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 Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €85
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Hengelo
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.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 Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
Deutsche Bahn
metronom
Phone
+49 581 97164164
Email
presse@der-metronom.de
Website
der-metronom.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
metronom
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 Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Hamburg central station to Bremen central station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Hamburg central station to Osnabrück central station
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
Flixtrain
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from Hamburg Hauptbahnhof to Bremen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€90 - €110
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €110
Website
Thalys
Standard
€50 - €75
Comfort
€65 - €85
Premium
€75 - €110
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€6 - €9
1st Class
€9 - €14
Train from Amsterdam Cs to Noorderkempen
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€14 - €20
1st Class
€21 - €35
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Hengelo
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Eurobahn
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 Hengelo to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€20 - €45
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€20 - €27
1st Class
€30 - €45
Train from Zutphen to Roosendaal
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€17 - €40
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€17 - €25
1st Class
€29 - €40
Blauwnet
Phone
0900-9292
Website
blauwnet.nl
Train from Hengelo to Zutphen
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Blauwnet
Bus operators
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 Hamburg central bus station to Duisburg central train station
Ave. Duration
6h 21m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€21 - €26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Duisburg to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€5 - €9
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Mądeltrans Eurolines
Phone
+48 14 6 571 777
Email
linia@madeltrans.com.pl
Website
madeltrans.pl
Bus from Hamburg Central Bus Station to Amsterdam Duivendrecht
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€20 - €30
Website
Mądeltrans Eurolines

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Hamburg to Antwerp bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, arrive at Antwerp station.

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