There are 5 ways to get from Hanover to Hamburg by train, bus, night train, rideshare or car

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

Train  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ice

$40 - $60

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 53 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Hanover to Hamburg 98.3 miles

$4 - $19

3 alternative options

Bus  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Hanover to Hamburg N33 / ...

$9 - $60

Night train  •  1 h 39 min

  1. Take the night train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Nj / ...

$16 - $60

Drive  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Hanover to Hamburg 95.7 miles

$20 - $30

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Hanover to Hamburg every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 1 h 17 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Hanover to Hamburg hourly. Tickets cost $9 - $15 and the journey takes 2 h 10 min. Three other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Schedules at
nightjet.com
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Hanover to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Hannover, ZOB am Hbf to Hamburg, ZOB
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
arriva.nl
Union Ivkoni
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Hannover - ZOB Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg ZOB
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
eurolines.de
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Hanover to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $19
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Hanover to Hamburg?

The distance between Hanover and Hamburg is 135 km. The road distance is 153 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Hanover to Hamburg?

The cheapest way to get from Hanover to Hamburg is to rideshare which costs 3€ - 15€ and takes 1 h 53 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Hanover to Hamburg?

The quickest way to get from Hanover to Hamburg is to train which takes 1 h 17 min and costs 30€ - 50€.

Is there a direct train between Hanover and Hamburg?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Hannover Hbf and arriving at Hamburg Hbf. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 17 min.

Is there a direct bus between Hanover and Hamburg?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Hanover and arriving at Hamburg. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 10 min.

How long does it take to get from Hanover to Hamburg?

The train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf takes 1 h 17 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.