There are 8 ways to get from Leipzig 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  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ice / ...

$90 - $130

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Rideshare  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Leipzig to Hamburg 247 miles

$22

6 alternative options

Bus via Berlin, Berlin central bus station  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Leipzig, Leipzig central station to Berlin, Berlin central bus station N780 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Berlin, Berlin central bus station to Hamburg 050 / ...

$26 - $44

Bus  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Leipzig, Leipzig central station to Hamburg 105 / ...

$30 - $50

Drive  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Leipzig to Hamburg 245.8 miles

$50 - $75

Fly Leipzig to Hamburg  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Hamburg (HAM) LEJ - HAM

$79 - $302

Fly Leipzig to Bremen, train  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Bremen (BRE) LEJ - BRE
  2. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor

$125 - $416

Train to Nuremberg, fly to Hamburg  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
  2. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Hamburg (HAM) NUE - HAM

$119 - $299

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The cheapest way to get from Leipzig to Hamburg is to rideshare which costs 19€ and takes 4 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Leipzig to Hamburg is to train which costs 75€ - 120€ and takes 3 h 8 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Leipzig, Leipzig central station station and arriving at Hamburg. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Leipzig Hbf and arriving at Hamburg Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 8 min.

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The distance between Leipzig and Hamburg is 295 km. The road distance is 393.3 km.

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The best way to get from Leipzig to Hamburg without a car is to train which takes 3 h 8 min and costs 75€ - 120€.

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The train from Leipzig Hbf to Hamburg Hbf takes 3 h 8 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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

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The best way to get from Leipzig to Hamburg is to train which takes 3 h 8 min and costs 75€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 22€ - 40€ and takes 5 h 45 min, you could also fly, which costs 65€ - 260€ and takes 4 h 33 min.

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There is no direct flight from Leipzig Airport to Hamburg Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Leipzig to Hamburg.
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  • Distance: 184.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 8 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Leipzig to Hamburg hourly. Tickets cost $90 - $130 and the journey takes 3 h 8 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leipzig to Hamburg via Berlin, Berlin central bus station in around 5 h 45 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Leipzig to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Leipzig to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Leipzig to Hamburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from Leipzig to Hamburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Leipzig to Hamburg via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Leipzig to Bremen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Leipzig to Bremen via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Leipzig to Bremen via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Leipzig to Bremen via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Leipzig to Bremen via Dusseldorf, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $360
Flights from Nuremberg to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Flights from Nuremberg to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Flights from Nuremberg to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Leipzig to Hamburg via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $290
Flights from Leipzig to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $280
Flights from Leipzig to Hamburg via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $330
Flights from Leipzig to Hamburg via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Leipzig to Bremen via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $350
Flights from Leipzig to Bremen via Dusseldorf, Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Nuremberg to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Nuremberg to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Leipzig to Hamburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Leipzig to Hamburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $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 Leipzig Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $130
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 Leipzig Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
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 Leipzig, Leipzig central station to Berlin, Berlin central bus station
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Berlin, Berlin central bus station to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Leipzig, Leipzig central station to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $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 Leipzig to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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