There are 13 ways to get from Karlsruhe to Hamburg by train, bus, night train, 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 via Göttingen  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Göttingen Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Göttingen to Hamburg Hbf Ice

$131 - $188

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Rideshare  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Karlsruhe to Hamburg 389.6 miles

$27 - $40

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Train  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ec / ...

$140 - $210

Bus Eurolines DE  •  10 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Frankfurt am Main
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt Hbf to Hamburg ZOB

$85 - $133

Bus FlixBus  •  10 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Hamburg 085 / ...

$35 - $65

Night train  •  8 h 47 min

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

$60 - $180

Drive, train  •  5 h 1 min

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

$111 - $165

Drive  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Karlsruhe to Hamburg 391.1 miles

$80 - $120

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Hamburg  •  4 h 6 min

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

$66 - $235

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Hamburg  •  3 h 33 min

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

$95 - $300

Train to Mannheim, fly to Hamburg  •  3 h 28 min

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

$202 - $426

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Bremen, train  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Bremen (BRE) STR - BRE
  3. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor

$116 - $299

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to Hamburg  •  4 h 48 min

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

$108 - $244

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Karlsruhe and arriving at Hamburg. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Karlsruhe Hbf and arriving at Hamburg Hbf. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 3 min.

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The distance between Karlsruhe and Hamburg is 520 km. The road distance is 625.7 km.

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The best way to get from Karlsruhe to Hamburg without a car is to train which takes 5 h 28 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 28 min to get from Karlsruhe to Hamburg, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Karlsruhe to Hamburg is to train which takes 5 h 28 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 10 h 31 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Karlsruhe to Hamburg.
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  • Distance: 324.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 28 min

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

You can take a train from Karlsruhe to Hamburg via Göttingen in around 5 h 28 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Karlsruhe to Hamburg via Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt Hbf, Hamburg ZOB, and HBF/Kirchenallee in around 10 h 31 min.

Airlines
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 Stuttgart to Bremen
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
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 Stuttgart to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $360
Flights from Frankfurt to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Stuttgart to Bremen via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Stuttgart to Bremen via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Flights from Stuttgart to Bremen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Stuttgart to Bremen via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$85 - $450
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Mannheim to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $430
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
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 Karlsruhe Hbf to Göttingen
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Train from Göttingen to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Website
bahn.de
Night train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
8 h 47 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $180
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 Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $28
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 Karlsruhe Hbf to Siegburg/Bonn
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
8 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Schedules at
nightjet.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $27
1st Class
$40 - $41
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $22
1st Class
$30 - $35
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Karlsruhe to Frankfurt am Main
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Karlsruhe to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $65
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 Karlsruhe to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Karlsruhe to Hamburg is 626 km. It takes approximately 5 h 30 min to drive from Karlsruhe to Hamburg.

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Swiss, Lufthansa and Eurowings offer flights from Stuttgart Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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Book your Karlsruhe to Hamburg train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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Book your Karlsruhe to Hamburg bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 688+ hotels available in Hamburg. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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

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