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There are 11 ways to get from Kaiserslautern to Hamburg by train, car, bus, rideshare or plane

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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Train  •  5h 28m

  1. Take the train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor Ice / ...

$127 - $189

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Rideshare  •  6h 23m

  1. Take the rideshare from Kaiserslautern to Hamburg 376.3 miles

$30 - $40

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Drive, train  •  5h 14m

  1. Drive from Kaiserslautern to Frankfurt(Main)Süd
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Süd to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Hamburg Hbf Ice

$88 - $182

Train via Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe  •  6h 7m

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

$133 - $209

Train, bus  •  9h 35m

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

$84 - $128

Bus  •  11h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Kaiserslautern to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station 090 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Hamburg N17 / ...

$37 - $71

Drive  •  5h 22m

  1. Drive from Kaiserslautern to Hamburg 377.3 miles

$75 - $120

Train to Saarbrucken, fly  •  3h 36m

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

$153 - $358

Train to Mannheim, fly  •  3h 43m

  1. Take the train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
  2. Fly from Mannheim (MHG) to Hamburg (HAM) MHG - HAM

$203 - $427

Train, train to Frankfurt, fly  •  3h 56m

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

$101 - $308

Train, train to Stuttgart, fly  •  4h 50m

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

$90 - $269

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kaiserslautern to Hamburg is to rideshare which costs 29€ - 34€ and takes 6h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Kaiserslautern to Hamburg is to train and fly which costs 130€ - 320€ and takes 3h 36m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kaiserslautern to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from Kaiserslautern and arriving at Hamburg via Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Kaiserslautern to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from Kaiserslautern Hbf and arriving at Hamburg Dammtor via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 28m.

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The distance between Kaiserslautern and Hamburg is 485 km. The road distance is 603.6 km.

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The best way to get from Kaiserslautern to Hamburg without a car is to train which takes 5h 28m and costs 110€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 5h 28m to get from Kaiserslautern to Hamburg, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Kaiserslautern to Hamburg is to train which takes 5h 28m and costs 110€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 65€ and takes 11h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Kaiserslautern to Hamburg.
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  • Distance: 303.1 miles
  • Duration: 5h 28m

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

You can take a train from Kaiserslautern to Hamburg via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf in around 5h 28m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kaiserslautern to Hamburg via Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station in around 11h 20m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Saarbrucken to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $480
Flights from Saarbrucken to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Frankfurt to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Frankfurt to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $360
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Mannheim to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Mannheim to Hamburg via Westerland
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Saarbrucken to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $480
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 Kaiserslautern Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Süd to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Saarbrücken Hbf
Ave. Duration
43m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$21 - $25
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
bahn.de
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $40
1st Class
$50 - $60
Train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $23
1st Class
$31 - $35
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Süd station to Kassel, Kassel Wilhelmshöhe station
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
flixtrain.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
7h
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Kaiserslautern to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $60
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 Kaiserslautern to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
6h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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

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Kaiserslautern to Hamburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Hamburg Dammtor station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kaiserslautern to Hamburg is 604 km. It takes approximately 5h 22m to drive from Kaiserslautern to Hamburg.

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Luxair, BMI Regional and Lufthansa offer flights from Saarbrucken Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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There are 735+ hotels available in Hamburg. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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

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