There are 8 ways to get from Hamburg to Karlstad by plane, train, bus, car ferry or car

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Fly to Karlstad  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Karlstad (KSD) HAM - KSD

$158 - $599

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Train, carferry, bus  •  21 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Dammtor to Kiel Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the carferry from Kiel to Gothenburg
  3. Take the train from Gamlestaden station to Säffle station
  4. Take the bus from Säffle station to Karlstad Centralstation 800

$79 - $123

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Fly to Oslo, train  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Oslo (OSL) HAM - OSL
  2. Take the train from Lillestrøm to Karlstad Centralstation

$97 - $272

Fly to Gothenburg, train  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Gothenburg (GOT) HAM - GOT
  2. Take the train from Göteborg Centralstation to Karlstad Centralstation

$84 - $238

Fly to Stockholm, train  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Stockholm (ARN) HAM - ARN
  2. Take the train from Stockholm Centralstation to Karlstad Centralstation

$114 - $265

Train  •  12 h 52 min

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

$115 - $187

Bus  •  19 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Hamburg to Södertälje 073
  2. Take the bus from Södertälje Syd station to Karlstad Centralstation 991

$95 - $145

Drive  •  10 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Hamburg to Karlstad 635.6 miles

$140 - $210

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No, there is no direct bus from Hamburg to Karlstad station. However, there are services departing from Hamburg and arriving at Karlstad Centralstation via Södertälje Syd station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Hamburg to Karlstad station. However, there are services departing from Hamburg Hbf and arriving at Karlstad Centralstation via København H and Göteborg Centralstation. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 52 min.

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The distance between Hamburg and Karlstad is 680 km. The road distance is 1017 km.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Karlstad without a car is to train which takes 12 h 52 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 49 min to get from Hamburg to Karlstad, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Karlstad is to fly which takes 5 h 49 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 12 h 52 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 19 h 8 min.

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There is no direct flight from Hamburg Airport to Karlstad Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Hamburg to Karlstad bus services, operated by BT Buss, arrive at Karlstad Centralstation.

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Map of how to get from Hamburg to Karlstad.
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  • Distance: 424.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 49 min

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

Lufthansa, BMI Regional and five other airlines fly from Hamburg to Karlstad hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Hamburg to Karlstad via København H and Göteborg Centralstation in around 12 h 52 min.

Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Hamburg to Oslo
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $390
Flights from Hamburg to Oslo via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $390
Flights from Hamburg to Oslo via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $390
Flights from Hamburg to Gothenburg via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Saturday
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 Stockholm
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Hamburg to Stockholm via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Hamburg to Karlstad via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Hamburg to Karlstad via Copenhagen, Stockholm
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Hamburg to Karlstad via Amsterdam, Stockholm
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Hamburg to Karlstad via Prague, Stockholm
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Hamburg to Karlstad via Dusseldorf, Stockholm
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Hamburg to Karlstad via Frankfurt, Jonkoping
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Hamburg to Oslo
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $750
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Hamburg to Stockholm
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
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
Tågkompaniet
Phone
+46 77 144 41 11
Website
tagkompaniet.se
Train from Lillestrøm to Karlstad Centralstation
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Schedules at
Tågkompaniet
Swedish Railways (SJ)
Phone
+46 77 175 75 75
Email
kundservice@sj.se
Website
sj.se
Train from Göteborg Centralstation to Karlstad Centralstation
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $55
Website
www.sj.se
2nd Class Non-Rebookable
$24 - $35
1st Class Non-Rebookable
$40 - $55
2nd Class Refundable
$40 - $55
1st Class Refundable
$55 - $80
Train from Stockholm Centralstation to Karlstad Centralstation
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
www.sj.se
2nd Class Non-Rebookable
$30 - $45
1st Class Non-Rebookable
$50 - $70
2nd Class Refundable
$50 - $70
1st Class Refundable
$70 - $100
Tågab
Phone
0550-875 61
Email
info@tagakeriet.se
Website
tagakeriet.se
Train from Göteborg Centralstation to Karlstad Centralstation
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
Tågab
Train from Stockholm Centralstation to Karlstad Centralstation
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
Tågab
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Öresundståg
Website
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
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
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
Vasttrafik
Website
vasttrafik.se
Train from Gamlestaden station to Säffle station
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
vasttrafik.se
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 Södertälje
Ave. Duration
14 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
flixbus.co.uk
BT Buss
Website
resrobot.se
Bus from Södertälje Syd station to Karlstad Centralstation
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
BT Buss
Värmlandstrafik
Website
varmlandstrafik.se
Bus from Säffle station to Karlstad Centralstation
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
varmlandstrafik.se
Ferry operators
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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Hamburg to Karlstad train services, operated by Swedish Railways (SJ), arrive at Karlstad Centralstation.

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Yes, the driving distance between Hamburg to Karlstad is 1017 km. It takes approximately 10 h 50 min to drive from Hamburg to Karlstad.

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Lufthansa, KLM, CSA and four other airlines offer flights from Hamburg Airport to Karlstad Airport.

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There are 53+ hotels available in Karlstad. Prices start at $59 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 .

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