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There are 7 ways to get from Hamburg to Gothenburg by plane, train, bus, ferry, car ferry or car

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Fly to Gothenburg  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Gothenburg (GOT) HAM - GOT

$65 - $183

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Bus  •  10 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Hamburg ZOB/Bus-Port to Göteborg Nils Ericsonterminal 173

$30 - $60

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Fly to Copenhagen, train  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Copenhagen (CPH) HAM - CPH
  2. Take the train from Copenhagen Airport to Göteborg Centralstation

$93 - $304

Train  •  9 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to København H Ec
  2. Take the train from København H to Göteborg Centralstation Öresundståg

$91 - $132

Train, ferry, bus  •  12 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Ahrensburg to Puttgarden
  2. Take the ferry from Puttgarden to Rodby
  3. Take the bus from Rødby to Göteborg

$77 - $89

Train, car ferry  •  16 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Dammtor to Kiel Hbf Re70 / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Kiel to Gothenburg

$63 - $99

Drive  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Hamburg to Gothenburg 483.9 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Hamburg to Gothenburg is to bus which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 10 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Hamburg to Gothenburg is to fly which costs 55€ - 160€ and takes 4 h 7 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Hamburg ZOB/Bus-Port and arriving at Göteborg Nils Ericsonterminal. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Hamburg to Gothenburg station. However, there are services departing from Hamburg Hbf and arriving at Göteborg Centralstation via København H. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 24 min.

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The distance between Hamburg and Gothenburg is 475 km. The road distance is 774.2 km.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Gothenburg without a car is to train which takes 9 h 24 min and costs 75€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 7 min to get from Hamburg to Gothenburg, including transfers.

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Hamburg to Gothenburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Hamburg ZOB/Bus-Port station.

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

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Gothenburg is to fly which takes 4 h 7 min and costs 55€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 75€ - 120€ and takes 9 h 24 min, you could also bus, which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 10 h 40 min.

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Map of how to get from Hamburg to Gothenburg.
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  • Distance: 297.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 7 min

What companies run services between Hamburg, Germany and Gothenburg, Sweden?

CSA, Scandinavian Airlines and Wizz Air fly from Hamburg to Gothenburg 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Hamburg to Gothenburg via København H in around 9 h 24 min.

Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Hamburg to Gothenburg via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $330
Flights from Hamburg to Gothenburg via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $330
Flights from Hamburg to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Hamburg to Gothenburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $270
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Hamburg to Gothenburg via Gdansk
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Train operators
Öresundståg
Website
oresundstag.se
Train from Copenhagen Airport to Göteborg Centralstation
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
oresundstag.se
Train from København H to Göteborg Centralstation
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
oresundstag.se
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 København H
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Dammtor to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
bahn.de
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Ahrensburg to Puttgarden
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
hvv.de
Train from Hamburg Dammtor to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
hvv.de
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 ZOB/Bus-Port to Göteborg Nils Ericsonterminal
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Scandlines
Phone
+45 33 15 15 15
Email
Scandlines@scandlines.com
Website
scandlines.se
Ferry from Puttgarden to Rodby
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$46
Schedules at
scandlines.com
Economy
$46
Flexible
$108
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Kiel to Gothenburg
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$59
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$59
Small Car
$59

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The quickest flight from Hamburg Airport to Gothenburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Hamburg to Gothenburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Göteborg Nils Ericsonterminal station.

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Hamburg to Gothenburg train services, operated by Öresundståg, arrive at Göteborg Centralstation.

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Yes, the driving distance between Hamburg to Gothenburg is 774 km. It takes approximately 7 h 43 min to drive from Hamburg to Gothenburg.

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CSA, Wizz Air and Scandinavian Airlines offer flights from Hamburg Airport to Gothenburg Airport.

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Book your Hamburg to Gothenburg bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 177+ hotels available in Gothenburg. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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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 2€ - 4€.

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