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There are 14 ways to get from Heidelberg to Hamburg by plane, 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.

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Fly Mannheim to Hamburg  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Mannheim (MHG) to Hamburg (HAM) MHG - HAM

$187 - $400

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  6 h

  1. Take the rideshare from Heidelberg to Hamburg 359.4 miles

$16 - $45

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Train to Frankfurt, fly to Hamburg  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Hamburg (HAM) FRA - HAM

$95 - $306

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Hamburg  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Hamburg (HAM) STR - HAM

$53 - $241

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Bremen, train  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Bremen (BRE) FRA - BRE
  3. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor

$155 - $380

Train to Cologne Bonn, fly to Hamburg  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Siegburg/Bonn
  2. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Hamburg (HAM) CGN - HAM

$106 - $248

Train to Saarbrucken, fly to Hamburg  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Saarbrücken Hbf
  2. Fly from Saarbrucken (SCN) to Hamburg (HAM) SCN - HAM

$174 - $396

Train via Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe Ice
  2. Take the train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Hamburg Hbf Ice

$127 - $197

Train  •  6 h 49 min

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

$140 - $200

Train, bus  •  9 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Heidelberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt Hbf to Hamburg ZOB

$77 - $114

Bus  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Heidelberg to Hamburg 007 / ...

$30 - $55

Night train  •  8 h 18 min

  1. Take the night train from Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hbf Nj 400 / ...

$55 - $170

Drive, train  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Heidelberg to Fulda
  2. Take the train from Fulda to Hamburg Hbf Ice

$105 - $156

Drive  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Heidelberg to Hamburg 360.3 miles

$75 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Heidelberg to Hamburg is to rideshare which costs 14€ - 40€ and takes 6 h.

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The quickest way to get from Heidelberg to Hamburg is to fly which costs 160€ - 350€ and takes 3 h 13 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Heidelberg and arriving at Hamburg. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Heidelberg Hbf and arriving at Hamburg Hbf. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 49 min.

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The distance between Heidelberg and Hamburg is 472 km. The road distance is 576.5 km.

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The best way to get from Heidelberg to Hamburg without a car is to train which takes 5 h 41 min and costs 110€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 13 min to get from Heidelberg to Hamburg, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Heidelberg to Hamburg is to fly which takes 3 h 13 min and costs 160€ - 350€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 110€ - 180€ and takes 5 h 41 min, you could also bus, which costs 29€ - 50€ and takes 9 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Heidelberg to Hamburg.
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  • Distance: 295.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 13 min

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

FlexFlight ApS flies from Heidelberg to Hamburg once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Heidelberg to Hamburg via Mannheim Hbf and Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe in around 5 h 41 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Frankfurt to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to Bremen
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Saarbrucken to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $480
Flights from Saarbrucken to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $360
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Frankfurt to Bremen
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Saarbrucken to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $480
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Mannheim to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
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 Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Siegburg/Bonn
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Saarbrücken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
bahn.de
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $200
Website
bahn.de
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Night train from Heidelberg Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
8 h 18 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Fulda to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Heidelberg, Heidelberg central station to Stuttgart, Stuttgart central station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
8 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
nightjet.com
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Frankfurt Hbf to Hamburg ZOB
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
eurolines.de
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 Heidelberg to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Heidelberg to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $45
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Mannheim Airport to Hamburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Heidelberg to Hamburg is 576 km. It takes approximately 5 h 2 min to drive from Heidelberg to Hamburg.

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FlexFlight ApS offers flights from Mannheim Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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Book your Heidelberg to Hamburg bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 715+ 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 Heidelberg and Hamburg. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Heidelberg to Mannheim Airport is to line 5 tram which takes 36 min and costs 4€ - 6€.

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