There are 12 ways to get from Kaiserslautern to Hamburg by train, bus, rideshare, car 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  •  5 h 52 min

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

$133 - $200

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Rideshare  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Kaiserslautern to Hamburg 376.3 miles

$30 - $40

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Train, bus  •  9 h 35 min

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

$85 - $129

Bus  •  9 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Kaiserslautern to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station 026 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Hamburg N33 / ...

$36 - $62

Drive, train  •  4 h 59 min

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

$112 - $169

Drive  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Kaiserslautern to Hamburg 377.3 miles

$75 - $120

Train to Saarbrucken, fly to Hamburg  •  3 h 36 min

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

$153 - $359

Train to Mannheim, fly to Hamburg  •  3 h 43 min

  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 to Hamburg  •  3 h 57 min

  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

$102 - $308

Train, train to Stuttgart, fly to Hamburg  •  4 h 51 min

  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 - $272

Train, train to Frankfurt, fly to Bremen  •  5 h 32 min

  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 Bremen (BRE) FRA - BRE
  4. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor

$163 - $382

Train, train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to Hamburg  •  5 h 25 min

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

$117 - $260

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Kaiserslautern to Hamburg is to train and fly which costs 130€ - 310€ and takes 3 h 36 min.

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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 9 h 45 min.

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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 5 h 52 min.

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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 5 h 52 min and costs 110€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 52 min 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 5 h 52 min and costs 110€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 9 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Kaiserslautern to Hamburg.
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  • Distance: 303.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 52 min

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 5 h 52 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kaiserslautern to Hamburg via Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station in around 9 h 45 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
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 17 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Frankfurt to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
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 Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 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 Cologne/Bonn Apt to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $360
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $360
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
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 Frankfurt to Bremen
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
MHS Aviation GmbH
Website
mhs-aviation.de
Flights from Mannheim to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $380
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 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 Kaiserslautern Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
bahn.de
Train from Fulda to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Saarbrücken Hbf
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $25
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$22 - $25
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 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
$30 - $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
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $40
1st Class
$50 - $65
Train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $23
1st Class
$32 - $36
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 Kaiserslautern to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $50
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
6 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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