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There are 4 ways to get from Hamburg to Rügen by train, bus or car

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Train  •  4h 53m

  1. Take the train from Hamburg-Bergedorf to Bergen auf Rügen Ic

$63 - $94

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Bus  •  6h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Hamburg to Greifswald 249
  2. Take the bus from Greifswald to Bergen auf Rügen 125 / ...

$20 - $34

2 alternative options

Train via Bützow  •  6h 7m

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Bützow Re1
  2. Take the train from Bützow to Bergen auf Rügen Ic

$38 - $60

Drive  •  2h 54m

  1. Drive from Hamburg to Bergen auf Rügen 189.5 miles

$40 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Hamburg to Rügen is to bus which costs 17€ - 30€ and takes 6h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Hamburg to Rügen is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 2h 54m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Hamburg to Rügen. However, there are services departing from Hamburg and arriving at Bergen auf Rügen via Greifswald. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 25m.

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The distance between Hamburg and Rügen is 236 km. The road distance is 303.2 km.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Rügen without a car is to train which takes 4h 53m and costs 55€ - 85€.

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It takes approximately 4h 53m to get from Hamburg to Rügen, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Rügen is to train which takes 4h 53m and costs 55€ - 85€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 17€ - 30€ and takes 6h 25m.

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Hamburg to Rügen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bergen auf Rügen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Hamburg to Rügen is 303 km. It takes approximately 2h 54m to drive from Hamburg to Rügen.

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  • Distance: 147.7 miles
  • Duration: 4h 53m

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Hamburg to Bergen auf Rügen twice daily. Tickets cost $60 - $90 and the journey takes 3h 36m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Hamburg to Bergen auf Rügen via Greifswald in around 6h 25m.

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-Bergedorf to Bergen auf Rügen
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bützow to Bergen auf Rügen
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bützow
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
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 to Greifswald
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Greifswald to Bergen auf Rügen
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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