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Train  •  3h 13m

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Gelsenkirchen Hbf Ic / ...

€20 - €145

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Train via Münster  •  3h 45m

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Dammtor to Muenster(Westf)Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Muenster(Westf)Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf Ic / ...

€44 - €149

Train via Münster #2  •  3h 53m

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Muenster(Westf)Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Münster to Oberhausen Hbf Re42 / ...

€31 - €109

Bus  •  6h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Hamburg central bus station to Duisburg central train station N74

€22 - €71

Drive  •  3h 1m

  1. Drive from Hamburg to Oberhausen 370.4 km

€40 - €60

Fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  3h 12m

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Dusseldorf (DUS) HAM - DUS
  2. Take the train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Oberhausen Hbf

€64 - €242

Fly to Cologne Bonn, train  •  4h 5m

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) HAM - CGN
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf

€49 - €286

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The cheapest way to get from Hamburg to Oberhausen is to bus which costs €22 - €75 and takes 6h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Hamburg to Oberhausen is to drive which costs €40 - €60 and takes 3h 1m.

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No, there is no direct train from Hamburg to Oberhausen. However, there are services departing from Hamburg Hbf and arriving at Oberhausen Hbf via Gelsenkirchen Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 13m.

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The distance between Hamburg and Oberhausen is 313 km. The road distance is 370.4 km.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Oberhausen without a car is to train which takes 3h 13m and costs €20 - €150.

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It takes approximately 3h 13m to get from Hamburg to Oberhausen, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Oberhausen is to train which takes 3h 13m and costs €20 - €150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €22 - €75 and takes 6h 35m.

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The quickest flight from Hamburg Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Hamburg to Oberhausen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, arrive at Gelsenkirchen Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from Hamburg to Oberhausen.
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  • Distance: 313 km
  • Duration: 3h 13m

What companies run services between Hamburg, Germany and Oberhausen, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity operates a train from Hamburg Hbf to Gelsenkirchen Hbf every 4 hours. Tickets cost €70 - €100 and the journey takes 2h 55m. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Hamburg central bus station to Duisburg central train station 3 times a week. Tickets cost €21 - €26 and the journey takes 6h 21m.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Hamburg to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €500
Flights from Hamburg to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€70 - €440
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Hamburg to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €490
Train operators
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 Gelsenkirchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€70 - €100
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Dammtor to Muenster(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€65 - €90
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenster(Westf)Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Muenster(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€65 - €90
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Gelsenkirchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Dammtor to Muenster(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenster(Westf)Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €21
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Muenster(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Gelsenkirchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€65 - €90
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Dammtor to Muenster(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Muenster(Westf)Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Muenster(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€21 - €29
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Hamburg central station to Gelsenkirchen central station
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€19 - €23
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Hamburg central station to Münster
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€15 - €20
Website
Flixtrain
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 Muenster(Westf)Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €21
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Münster to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €21
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Website
National Express Rail
Train from Koeln Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
National Express Rail
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
Train from Koeln Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
Abellio
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€1 - €3
Website
Eurobahn
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Düsseldorf Flughafen to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
ABELLIO Rail
Train from Köln Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
ABELLIO Rail
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Hamburg central bus station to Duisburg central train station
Ave. Duration
6h 21m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€21 - €26
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Hamburg to Oberhausen is 370 km. It takes approximately 3h 1m to drive from Hamburg to Oberhausen.

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Lufthansa and Eurowings offer flights from Hamburg Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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Book your Hamburg to Oberhausen train tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 227+ hotels available in Oberhausen. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Hamburg Airport is to train which takes 28 min and costs €3 - €4.

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