• Our partners include:

  • RailEurope
  • Deutsche Bahn
  • Trenitalia
  • SNCF
  • Flixbus
  • RENFE
  • Ouibus
  • BlaBlaCar
  • Booking.com
  • Skyscanner

There are 8 ways to get from Leuven to Hamburg by plane, train, car or bus

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

Fly from Brussels  •  3h 47m

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

$30 - $125

7 alternative options

Train, train to Cologne Bonn, fly  •  5h 22m

  1. Take the train from Louvain / Leuven to Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins
  2. Take the train from Liège-Guillemins to Köln Hauptbahnhof
  3. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Hamburg (HAM) CGN - HAM

$96 - $230

Train, train to Dusseldorf, fly  •  5h 50m

  1. Take the train from Louvain / Leuven to Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins
  2. Take the train from Liege-Guillemins to Düsseldorf
  3. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Hamburg (HAM) DUS - HAM

$92 - $215

Drive, train  •  5h 19m

  1. Drive from Leuven to Duisburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ic / ...

$49 - $157

Train  •  7h 13m

  1. Take the train from Louvain / Leuven to Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins Ic
  2. Take the train from Liège-Guillemins to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  3. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ic / ...

$129 - $198

Bus  •  10h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Hamburg N71

$41 - $66

Bus, train  •  13h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Leuven Station Perron 15 to Turnhout Station perron 1 305
  2. Take the train from Tilburg to Arnhem Centraal
  3. Take the bus from Arnhem to Hamburg

$44 - $69

Drive  •  5h 6m

  1. Drive from Leuven to Hamburg 355.9 miles

$75 - $110

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Leuven to Hamburg is to fly which costs 25€ - 110€ and takes 3h 47m.

More details

The quickest way to get from Leuven to Hamburg is to fly which costs 25€ - 110€ and takes 3h 47m.

More details

No, there is no direct train from Leuven to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from Louvain / Leuven and arriving at Hamburg Hbf via Liège-Guillemins and Köln Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 13m.

More details

The distance between Leuven and Hamburg is 470 km. The road distance is 569.4 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Leuven to Hamburg without a car is to train which takes 7h 13m and costs 110€ - 180€.

More details

It takes approximately 3h 47m to get from Leuven to Hamburg, including transfers.

More details

Leuven to Hamburg train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Louvain / Leuven station.

More details

The best way to get from Leuven to Hamburg is to fly which takes 3h 47m and costs 25€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 110€ - 180€ and takes 7h 13m, you could also bus, which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 10h 50m.

Mode details

The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Hamburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

Search flights

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

More details

Map of how to get from Leuven to Hamburg.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 293.6 miles
  • Duration: 3h 47m

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

Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa and KLM fly from Leuven to Hamburg every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Leuven to Hamburg via Liège-Guillemins and Köln Hbf in around 7h 13m.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Louvain / Leuven to Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
34m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$9 - $13
1st Class
$14 - $20
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 Liège-Guillemins to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Liege-Guillemins to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $75
Train from Liege-Guillemins to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$70 - $95
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Duisburg, Duisburg central station to Hamburg, Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $29
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Tilburg to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Leuven Station Perron 15 to Turnhout Station perron 1
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be

Want to know more about travelling around Germany

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Leuven to Hamburg is 569 km. It takes approximately 5h 6m to drive from Leuven to Hamburg.

Get driving directions

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

Search flights

Book your Leuven to Hamburg train tickets online with Loco2, Loco2 and Loco2.

Search and book

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

More details

The best way to get from Leuven to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 15m and costs 17€ - 19€.

More details