There are 11 ways to get from Hamburg to London by plane, train, car train, car, bus, night bus 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.

Recommended option

Fly Hamburg to London Heathrow  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to London Heathrow (LHR) HAM - LHR

$79 - $254

Cheapest option

Fly Hamburg to London Stansted  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to London Stansted (STN) HAM - STN

$46 - $149

9 alternative options

Fly Hamburg to London City  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to London City (LCY) HAM - LCY

$91 - $399

Fly Hamburg to London Gatwick  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to London Gatwick (LGW) HAM - LGW

$53 - $214

Train to Bremen, fly to London Stansted  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Dammtor to Bremen Hbf
  2. Fly from Bremen (BRE) to London Stansted (STN) BRE - STN

$71 - $217

Train  •  11 h 16 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

$241 - $544

Train, Eurotunnel, drive  •  13 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Osnabrück Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Osnabruck Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
  3. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Lille Europe
  4. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun Tgv
  5. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais to Folkestone
  6. Drive from Folkestone to London

$352 - $491

Bus FlixBus  •  14 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Hamburg to Brussels, Brussels-North station N71 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, CCN, gare du Nord to London, Victoria Green Line Station RegioJet

$50 - $100

Bus Ouibus  •  18 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Hamburg to Den Haag
  2. Take the bus from The Hague to London Ouibus

$52 - $113

Train, night bus  •  18 h 4 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

$129 - $223

Drive, carferry  •  9 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Hamburg to Calais
  2. Take the carferry from Calais to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to London

$143 - $207

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Hamburg to London station. However, there are services departing from Hamburg and arriving at London, Victoria Green Line Station via Brussels, CCN, gare du Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 40 min.

More details

No, there is no direct train from Hamburg to London. However, there are services departing from Hamburg Hbf and arriving at London St. Pancras International via Köln Hauptbahnhof and Paris Nord Eurostar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 16 min.

More details

The distance between Hamburg and London is 723 km.

The best way to get from Hamburg to London without a car is to train which takes 11 h 16 min and costs .

More details

It takes approximately 4 h 19 min to get from Hamburg to London, including transfers.

More details

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

More details

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

More details

The best way to get from Hamburg to London is to fly which takes 4 h 19 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 11 h 16 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 14 h 40 min.

Mode details

The quickest flight from Hamburg Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

Search flights

Hamburg to London bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at London, Victoria Green Line Station.

More details

Map of how to get from Hamburg to London.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 451.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 19 min

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

British Airways, Eurowings and six other airlines fly from Hamburg to London hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Hamburg to London via Köln Hbf, Köln Hauptbahnhof, Paris-Nord, and Paris Nord Eurostar in around 11 h 16 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
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
Flights from Hamburg to London City via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Hamburg to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $490
Flights from Hamburg to London City via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,800
Flights from Hamburg to London City via London Heathrow, Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Hamburg to London Heathrow via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Hamburg to London City via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
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 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Hamburg to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $150
Flights from Bremen to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $230
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Hamburg to London City via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Hamburg to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 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
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
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
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Hamburg to London City via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,800
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 Dammtor to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Osnabrück Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Train from Hamburg, Hamburg central station to Osnabrück, Osnabrück central station
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $19
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 - $180
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$140 - $180
1st Class
$190 - $260
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$120 - $170
Eurostar
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 Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $30
1st Class
$27 - $45
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $30
1st Class
$43 - $46
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
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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Hamburg to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from The Hague to London
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Hamburg to Bruxelles - North
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $80
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
$51
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Brussels, CCN, gare du Nord to London, Victoria Green Line Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
regiojet.com
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
9 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

Want to know more about travelling around United Kingdom

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

Related travel guides

Travelling to the UK: What do I need to know?

From navigating the Tube to exploring by ferry, Rome2rio’s UK travel guides give you the lowdown on this tourist hotspot.

Read the travel guide

Which London airport should I choose?

Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, City or Southend? Rome2rio explains all.

Read the travel guide

How to get from Heathrow Airport into central London

Rome2rio explains all your public transport options.

Read the travel guide

How to get from Gatwick Airport into central London

Rome2rio explains all your public transport options.

Read the travel guide

How to get from Stansted Airport into central London

Rome2rio explains all your public transport options.

Read the travel guide

How to get from London City Airport into central London

Rome2rio explains all your public transport options.

Read the travel guide

Heading to Europe? Read this before you buy a Eurail Pass

We compare the different Eurail types and help you decide if a Eurail Pass is right for you

Read the travel guide

5 delightfully under-the-radar French towns you need to visit

Go beyond Paris, the Alps, the Loire chateaux and the French Riviera.

Read the travel guide

Need to know: Eurostar

Rome2rio’s guide to travelling between London, Brussels and Paris

Read the travel guide

Train travel in France: A guide to SNCF

From the famed TGVs to no-frills Ouigo, we explain which SNCF train to choose and how to book.

Read the travel guide

Want to know more about Flixbus?

Rome2rio’s guide has all the details

Read the travel guide

More Questions & Answers

London is 1 h behind Hamburg. It is currently 9:18 AM in Hamburg and 8:18 AM in London.

Hamburg to London train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at London St. Pancras International station.

More details

Brussels Airlines, British Airways, KLM and two other airlines offer flights from Hamburg Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

Search flights

There are 8331+ hotels available in London. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

More details

The best way to get from Hamburg to Hamburg Airport is to line 39 bus which takes 14 min and costs .

More details