There are 12 ways to get from Hamburg to Birmingham by plane, train, bus, night bus, car, car train or car ferry

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 to Birmingham  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Birmingham (BHX) HAM - BHX

$56 - $204

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Fly to Manchester, train  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Manchester (MAN) HAM - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham New Street

$65 - $162

Fly to Bristol, train  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Bristol (BRS) HAM - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street

$138 - $414

Fly to London Heathrow, train  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to London Heathrow (LHR) HAM - LHR
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street

$146 - $368

Fly to London Gatwick, train  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to London Gatwick (LGW) HAM - LGW
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street

$120 - $323

Fly to London Stansted, train  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to London Stansted (STN) HAM - STN
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street

$113 - $263

Train  •  13 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Köln Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Paris-Nord
  3. Take the train from Paris Nord Eurostar to London St. Pancras International Est
  4. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street

$369 - $666

Bus  •  18 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Hamburg to Brussels, Brussels Gare du Midi N71
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, Gare du Midi to London, Victoria Green Line Station
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth

$65 - $99

Bus Ouibus  •  23 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Hamburg to Den Haag
  2. Take the bus from The Hague to London
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth

$69 - $140

Train, night bus  •  20 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Dammtor to Osnabrück Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Osnabruck Hbf to Hengelo
  3. Take the train from Hengelo to Den Haag Centraal
  4. Take the night bus from The Hague to London
  5. Take the train from London Marylebone to Birmingham Moor Street

$201 - $332

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  10 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Hamburg to Calais
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to Birmingham

$314 - $379

Drive, car ferry  •  11 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Hamburg to Calais
  2. Take the car ferry from Calais to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to Birmingham

$166 - $247

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Hamburg to Birmingham is to bus which costs 55€ - 85€ and takes 18 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Hamburg to Birmingham is to fly which costs 45€ - 180€ and takes 4 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Hamburg to Birmingham station. However, there are services departing from Hamburg and arriving at Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth via Brussels, Gare du Midi and London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Hamburg to Birmingham. However, there are services departing from Hamburg Hbf and arriving at Birmingham New Street via Köln Hauptbahnhof, Paris Nord Eurostar and London Euston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 7 min.

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The distance between Hamburg and Birmingham is 805 km.

The best way to get from Hamburg to Birmingham without a car is to train which takes 13 h 7 min and costs 310€ - 600€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 50 min to get from Hamburg to Birmingham, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Birmingham is to fly which takes 4 h 50 min and costs 45€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 310€ - 600€ and takes 13 h 7 min, you could also bus, which costs 55€ - 85€ and takes 18 h 19 min.

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The quickest flight from Hamburg Airport to Birmingham Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 10 min.

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Hamburg to Birmingham bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth.

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Map of how to get from Hamburg to Birmingham.
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  • Distance: 503.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 50 min

What companies run services between Hamburg, Germany and Birmingham, England?

Flybe, KLM and nine other airlines fly from Hamburg to Birmingham hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Hamburg to Birmingham via Köln Hbf, Köln Hauptbahnhof, Paris-Nord, Paris Nord Eurostar, London St. Pancras International, and London Euston in around 13 h 7 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Hamburg to Birmingham via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from Hamburg to Birmingham via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Flights from Hamburg to Birmingham via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Flights from Hamburg to Manchester via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Flights from Hamburg to Bristol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Hamburg to London Heathrow via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $410
Flights from Hamburg to London Heathrow via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from Hamburg to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Hamburg to Birmingham via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $300
Flights from Hamburg to Manchester via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Flights from Hamburg to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $410
Flights from Hamburg to London Heathrow via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $410
Flights from Hamburg to London Stansted via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $380
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Hamburg to Birmingham via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $460
Flights from Hamburg to Manchester via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Hamburg to Bristol via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Hamburg to London Heathrow via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Hamburg to Birmingham via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from Hamburg to Manchester via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Flights from Hamburg to Bristol via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Hamburg to London Heathrow via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $500
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Hamburg to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $150
Flights from Hamburg to Bristol via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $300
Flights from Hamburg to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Flights from Hamburg to London Gatwick via Basel
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Flights from Hamburg to London Gatwick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $200
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Hamburg to Manchester via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Hamburg to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $490
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Hamburg to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $180
Flights from Hamburg to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$16 - $130
Flights from Hamburg to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $150
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Hamburg to Birmingham via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Hamburg to Manchester via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Hamburg to Manchester via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Hamburg to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Hamburg to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $320
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Hamburg to Birmingham via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Hamburg to Birmingham via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $65
Virgin West Coast Trains
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 Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Dammtor to Osnabrück Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Hamburg, Hamburg central station to Cologne, Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $190
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$140 - $190
1st Class
$190 - $270
Eurostar
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Osnabruck Hbf to Hengelo
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
eurobahn.de
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 Hengelo
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Hengelo to Den Haag Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Chiltern Railways
Phone
+44 345 600 5165
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Train from London Marylebone to Birmingham Moor Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$172
Website
eurotunnel.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 Brussels, Brussels Gare du Midi
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from The Hague to London
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Brussels, Gare du Midi to London, Victoria Green Line Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
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 London Victoria Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Hamburg to Den Haag
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $75
Website
eurolines.de
Low
$25
High
$52
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 The Hague to London
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Ouibus
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