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There are 7 ways to get from Leipzig to Hamburg by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 8m

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

$90 - $130

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Rideshare  •  4h 46m

  1. Take the rideshare from Leipzig to Hamburg 247 miles

$21

5 alternative options

Bus  •  6h

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

$23 - $40

Drive  •  3h 46m

  1. Drive from Leipzig to Hamburg 245.8 miles

$50 - $75

Fly Leipzig to Hamburg  •  4h 33m

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

$79 - $301

Fly Leipzig to Bremen, train  •  6h 28m

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

$124 - $415

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

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

$118 - $298

Questions & Answers

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

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Leipzig, Leipzig central station station and arriving at Hamburg. Services depart three times a day, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 6h.

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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 3h 8m.

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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 3h 8m and costs 75€ - 120€.

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The train from Leipzig Hbf to Hamburg Hbf takes 3h 8m 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 3h 8m and costs 75€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 20€ - 35€ and takes 6h, you could also fly, which costs 65€ - 270€ and takes 4h 33m.

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

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 3h 8m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Leipzig to Hamburg 3 times a day. Tickets cost $23 - $40 and the journey takes 6h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Leipzig to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Leipzig to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Leipzig to Hamburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from Leipzig to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $280
Flights from Leipzig to Hamburg via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Leipzig to Bremen via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Leipzig to Bremen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Leipzig to Bremen via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Leipzig to Bremen via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Nuremberg to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Flights from Nuremberg to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Leipzig to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $280
Flights from Leipzig to Hamburg via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $330
Flights from Leipzig to Hamburg via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $290
Flights from Leipzig to Bremen via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $350
Flights from Nuremberg to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Nuremberg to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Leipzig to Hamburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $600
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
3h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $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 Hamburg
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $40
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
4h 46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Leipzig to Hamburg is 393 km. It takes approximately 3h 46m to drive from Leipzig to Hamburg.

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

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There are 735+ hotels available in Hamburg. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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

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The best way to get from Leipzig to Leipzig Airport is to train which takes 11m and costs 10€ - 15€.

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