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There are 10 ways to get from Hamburg to Frankfurt am Main by train, bus, night train, rideshare, car or plane

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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Train  •  3h 36m

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

$95 - $140

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  5h 17m

  1. Take the rideshare from Hamburg to Frankfurt 304.5 miles

$23 - $35

8 alternative options

Train via Hannover Hbf  •  4h 8m

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

$103 - $154

Bus  •  6h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Hamburg to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station 007 / ...

$28 - $75

Night train  •  7h

  1. Take the night train from Hamburg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Süd Nj 401 / ...

$45 - $150

Drive  •  4h 27m

  1. Drive from Hamburg to Frankfurt am Main 307.5 miles

$60 - $95

Fly Hamburg to Frankfurt  •  2h 50m

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

$74 - $270

Train to Bremen, fly to Frankfurt  •  3h 56m

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

$131 - $338

Fly Hamburg to Mannheim, train  •  3h 58m

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Mannheim (MHG) HAM - MHG
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf

$207 - $433

Train to Hannover, fly to Frankfurt  •  4h 21m

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

$125 - $364

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Hamburg to Frankfurt am Main is to rideshare which costs 20€ - 35€ and takes 5h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Hamburg to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which costs 60€ - 240€ and takes 2h 50m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Hamburg and arriving at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 45m.

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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 3h 36m.

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The distance between Hamburg and Frankfurt am Main is 395 km. The road distance is 492.1 km.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Frankfurt am Main without a car is to train which takes 3h 36m and costs 85€ - 130€.

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The train from Hamburg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf takes 3h 36m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Hamburg to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Hamburg station.

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Hamburg to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Hamburg Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Frankfurt am Main is to train which takes 3h 36m and costs 85€ - 130€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 24€ - 65€ and takes 6h 45m, you could also fly, which costs 60€ - 240€ and takes 2h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Hamburg to Frankfurt am Main.
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  • Distance: 247.1 miles
  • Duration: 3h 36m

What companies run services between Hamburg, Germany and Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Hamburg to Frankfurt am Main hourly. Tickets cost $95 - $140 and the journey takes 3h 36m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Hamburg to Frankfurt am Main every 4 hours. Tickets cost $28 - $50 and the journey takes 6h 45m. Eurolines DE also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Hamburg to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Hamburg to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Bremen to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Hannover to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $420
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Hamburg to Mannheim
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
bahn.de
Night train from Hamburg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Süd
Ave. Duration
6h 57m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Dammtor to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Hamburg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Süd
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
nightjet.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
39m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $26
1st Class
$38 - $40
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.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 Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
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 ZOB to Frankfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
eurolines.de
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 Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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More Questions & Answers

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

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Hamburg to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station.

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Hamburg to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Hamburg to Frankfurt am Main is 492 km. It takes approximately 4h 27m to drive from Hamburg to Frankfurt am Main.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Hamburg Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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Book your Hamburg to Frankfurt am Main bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 678+ hotels available in Frankfurt am Main. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Hamburg and Frankfurt am Main. 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 14m and costs 2€ - 4€.

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