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There are 5 ways to get from Kraainem to Hamburg by plane, train, bus and ferry, bus or car

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Fly  •  4h

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Hamburg (HAM) BRU - HAM

€40 - €176

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels-North train station to Amsterdam Sloterdijk B810 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Hamburg central bus station N1386 / ...

€29 - €50

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Train  •  7h 23m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ice / ...

€67 - €257

Bus and ferry, train  •  9h 43m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Brussels to Duisburg
  2. Take the train from Duisburg central train station to Hamburg central station Flx20

€32 - €40

Drive  •  5h 7m

  1. Drive from Kraainem to Hamburg 594.1 km

€60 - €95

Kraainem to Hamburg by subway and train

The journey time between Kraainem and Hamburg is around 7h 46m and covers a distance of around 663 km. The fastest journey normally takes 6h 50m. Operated by STIB, Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and others, the Kraainem to Hamburg service departs from Alma and arrives in Hamburg Hbf. Typically 63 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
7h 46m
Fastest journey time:
6h 50m
Services per week:
63
Cheapest price:
€67
Carbon emissions:
34 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:52
Last service departs at:
19:57

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Kraainem to Hamburg subway and train schedules

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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Hamburg is 116 117.

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The social distance requirement in Hamburg is 1.5 metres.

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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Kraainem to Hamburg is to bus and ferry and train, which costs €30 - €45 and takes 9h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Kraainem to Hamburg is to fly which costs €40 - €180 and takes 4h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kraainem to Hamburg station. However, there are services departing from Kraainem Dezangré and arriving at Hamburg central bus station via Brussels-North train station and Amsterdam Sloterdijk. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 6m.

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No, there is no direct train from Kraainem to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from Alma and arriving at Hamburg Hbf via Brux.-/ Brus-Centr., Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and Koeln Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 23m.

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The distance between Kraainem and Hamburg is 481 km. The road distance is 594.1 km.

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The best way to get from Kraainem to Hamburg without a car is to train which takes 7h 23m and costs €65 - €260.

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It takes approximately 4h to get from Kraainem to Hamburg, including transfers.

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Kraainem to Hamburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Brussels-North train station.

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Kraainem to Hamburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi station.

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The best way to get from Kraainem to Hamburg is to fly which takes 4h and costs €40 - €180. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €65 - €260 and takes 7h 23m, you could also bus, which costs €28 - €50 and takes 12h 6m.

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Map of how to get from Kraainem to Hamburg.
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  • Distance: 480.7 km
  • Duration: 4h

What companies run services between Kraainem, Belgium and Hamburg, Germany?

Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa and KLM fly from Kraainem to Hamburg every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kraainem to Hamburg via Gare Centrale, Brux.-/ Brus-Centr., Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, and Koeln Hbf in around 7h 23m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €230
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €330
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €230
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €240
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€65 - €130
Website
Thalys
Standard
€65 - €90
Comfort
€75 - €100
Premium
€90 - €130
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€80 - €120
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Koeln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€110 - €210
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne central station to Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€22 - €28
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Duisburg central train station to Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€20 - €25
Website
Flixtrain
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Brussels to Duisburg
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels-North train station to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Hamburg central bus station
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€24 - €30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
CityBusExpress
Phone
+31 30 333 33 00
Email
info@citybusexpress.com
Website
citybusexpress.com
Bus from Brussels Noord Bus Station to Amsterdam Piarcoplein P+R Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €17
Website
CityBusExpress
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
Blablabus

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

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

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Kraainem to Hamburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Hamburg Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kraainem to Hamburg is 594 km. It takes approximately 5h 7m to drive from Kraainem to Hamburg.

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Brussels Airlines, KLM and Lufthansa offer flights from Brussels Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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There are 404+ hotels available in Hamburg. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Kraainem to Brussels Airport is to line 659 bus which takes 11 min and costs €1 - €3.

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