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There are 7 ways to get from Hamburg to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Göttingen  •  4h 11m

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Goettingen Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Goettingen to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...

96€ - 194€

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Bus, train  •  7h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Hamburg central bus station to Kassel N1972 / ...
  2. Take the train from Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...

47€ - 96€

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Train  •  4h 35m

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...

85€ - 130€

Drive  •  4h 24m

  1. Drive from Hamburg to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) 493.9 km

50€ - 80€

Fly from Hamburg  •  2h 55m

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Frankfurt (FRA) HAM - FRA

65€ - 279€

Train to Bremen, fly  •  3h 28m

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
  2. Fly from Bremen (BRE) to Frankfurt (FRA) BRE - FRA

65€ - 391€

Train to Hannover, fly  •  3h 59m

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf
  2. Fly from Hannover (HAJ) to Frankfurt (FRA) HAJ - FRA

165€ - 442€

Hamburg to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) by train

The train journey time between Hamburg and Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is around 5h 13m and covers a distance of around 499 km. The fastest train normally takes 4h 20m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Intercity, BahnTouristikExpress GmbH and others, the Hamburg to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) train service departs from Hamburg Hbf and arrives in Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Typically 163 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Hamburg to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) train schedules

Hamburg → Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level)
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The cost-effective way to get from Hamburg to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to bus and train, which costs 45€ - 100€ and takes 7h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Hamburg to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to fly which costs 65€ - 280€ and takes 2h 55m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Hamburg Hbf and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 35m.

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The distance between Hamburg and Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is 394 km. The road distance is 493.9 km.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) without a car is to train via Göttingen which takes 4h 11m and costs 95€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 4h 11m to get from Hamburg to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level), including transfers.

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Hamburg to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Hamburg Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to train via Göttingen which takes 4h 11m and costs 95€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 65€ - 280€ and takes 2h 55m.

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The quickest flight from Hamburg Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Hamburg to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from Hamburg to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level).
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  • Distance: 393.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 11m

What companies run services between Hamburg, Germany and Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level), Germany?

You can take a train from Hamburg to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) via Goettingen in around 4h 11m. Alternatively, Lufthansa and KLM fly from Hamburg to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) every 4 hours.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Hamburg to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 340€
Flights from Bremen to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 250€
Flights from Hannover to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 330€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Hamburg to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 600€
Train operators
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 Goettingen
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Goettingen to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
85€ - 130€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Goettingen
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Goettingen to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 85€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
90€ - 130€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 911 / 240 388 – 22
Email
info@bahntouristikexpress.de
Website
bahntouristikexpress.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Goettingen
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from Hamburg Hauptbahnhof to Göttingen
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
90€ - 110€
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Urlaubs-Express
Train from Hamburg Hauptbahnhof to Bremen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
90€ - 110€
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Urlaubs-Express
Train from Hamburg Hauptbahnhof to Hannover Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
90€ - 110€
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
HLB Hessische Landesbahn GmbH
Phone
0800 44 33 700
Website
hlb-online.de
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
HLB Hessische Landesbahn GmbH
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
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
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
56 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
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
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
29€ - 45€
Website
HVV
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 Kassel
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
17€ - 21€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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