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.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 8 min

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

$22 - $130

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Leipzig to Hamburg 247 miles

$22

6 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 5 min

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

$23 - $40

Bus via Berlin, Berlin central bus station  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Leipzig, Leipzig central station to Berlin, Berlin central bus station 045 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Berlin, Berlin central bus station to Hamburg X50 / ...

$26 - $44

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

$80 - $302

Fly Leipzig to Bremen, train  •  5 h 50 min

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

$115 - $408

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

$120 - $299

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Leipzig to Hamburg hourly. Tickets cost $22 - $130 and the journey takes 3 h 8 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Leipzig to Hamburg 4 times a day. Tickets cost $23 - $40 and the journey takes 5 h 5 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Leipzig to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Leipzig to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 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 38 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 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
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
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 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $280
Flights from Leipzig to Hamburg via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and 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 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $350
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 13 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
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
$22 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Standard
$22 - $130
First
$40 - $210
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 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
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Leipzig, Leipzig central station to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Leipzig and Hamburg is 295 km. The road distance is 393 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Leipzig to Hamburg is to train which takes 3 h 8 min and costs 19€ - 110€.

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.

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

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