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There are 6 ways to get from Hanover to Hamburg by train, bus, car train, night train, rideshare or car

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Train  •  1 h 17 min

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

$35 - $55

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 53 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Hanover to Hamburg 98.3 miles

$3 - $17

4 alternative options

Bus  •  2 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Hanover to Hamburg 029 / ...

$8 - $55

Car train  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Take the car train from Hanover to Hamburg Uex1847

$100 - $130

Night train  •  1 h 19 min

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

$15 - $55

Drive  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Hanover to Hamburg 95.7 miles

$20 - $30

Questions & Answers

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

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Hanover and arriving at Hamburg. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Hannover Hbf and arriving at Hamburg Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 17 min.

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The distance between Hanover and Hamburg is 135 km. The road distance is 153.1 km.

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The best way to get from Hanover to Hamburg without a car is to train which takes 1 h 17 min and costs 30€ - 50€.

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

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

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

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The best way to get from Hanover to Hamburg is to train which takes 1 h 17 min and costs 30€ - 50€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 7€ - 50€ and takes 2 h 5 min.

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Map of how to get from Hanover to Hamburg.
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  • Distance: 84.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 17 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Hanover to Hamburg hourly. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 1 h 17 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Hanover to Hamburg hourly. Tickets cost $8 - $14 and the journey takes 2 h 5 min. Two other operators also service this route.

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 Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Hanover to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Schedules at
urlaubs-express.de
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
$15 - $20
Schedules at
nightjet.com
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 Hanover to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Hanover ZOB to Hamburg ZOB
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eurolines.de
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Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Hanover to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $17
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Hanover to Hamburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Hamburg station.

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Hanover to Hamburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Hamburg Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Hanover to Hamburg is 153 km. It takes approximately 1 h 36 min to drive from Hanover to Hamburg.

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There are 721+ hotels available in Hamburg. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Hanover and Hamburg. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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