There are 12 ways to get from Karlsruhe to Hamburg by train, bus, night train, night 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  •  4 h 44 min

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

$120 - $180

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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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Bus FlixBus  •  9 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station 017 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Hamburg N33 / ...

$37 - $64

Bus Eurolines DE  •  10 h 34 min

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

$58 - $87

Night train  •  8 h 47 min

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

$60 - $190

Night bus  •  9 h 25 min

  1. Take the night bus from Karlsruhe to Hamburg N33

$35 - $65

Drive  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Karlsruhe to Hamburg 391.1 miles

$80 - $120

Bus to Stuttgart, fly to Hamburg  •  3 h 44 min

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

$45 - $201

Train to Mannheim, fly to Hamburg  •  3 h 26 min

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

$203 - $426

Train, train to Frankfurt, fly to Hamburg  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe 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 - $307

Bus to Stuttgart, fly to Bremen, train  •  5 h 6 min

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

$85 - $257

Train, train to Saarbrucken, fly to Hamburg  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to St Ingbert
  3. Fly from Saarbrucken (SCN) to Hamburg (HAM) SCN - HAM

$168 - $385

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Karlsruhe to Hamburg is to rideshare which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 6 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Karlsruhe to Hamburg is to train and fly which costs 170€ - 370€ and takes 3 h 26 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 train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Hamburg Hbf takes 4 h 44 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Karlsruhe and arriving at Hamburg. This bus operates every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Karlsruhe Hbf and arriving at Hamburg Hbf. Services depart every four hours. The journey takes approximately 4 h 44 min.

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Karlsruhe to Hamburg every 4 hours. Tickets cost $120 - $180 and the journey takes 4 h 44 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Karlsruhe to Hamburg via Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station in around 9 h 50 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
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 5 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 Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Stuttgart to Bremen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Flights from Stuttgart to Bremen via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$85 - $450
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 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
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 10 min
When
Saturday
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
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
3 h 5 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$85 - $450
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
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
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Night train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
8 h 47 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $25
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$22 - $25
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$22 - $40
Train from Mannheim Hbf to St Ingbert
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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 - $85
Schedules at
nightjet.com
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $22
1st Class
$31 - $35
Bus operators
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Karlsruhe to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Karlsruhe to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Karlsruhe to Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Karlsruhe to Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Karlsruhe to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Karlsruhe to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
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
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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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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