There are 7 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.

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Fly from Brussels  •  3 h 47 min

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

$30 - $125

6 alternative options

Train, train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly  •  5 h 25 min

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

$97 - $236

Drive, train  •  5 h 28 min

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

$110 - $165

Train  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Leuven to Liege-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 - $213

Bus  •  10 h 32 min

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

$34 - $84

Train, bus  •  12 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Mechelen to Breda Ic
  2. Take the train from Breda to Arnhem Centraal
  3. Take the bus from Arnhem to Hamburg

$53 - $92

Drive  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Leuven to Hamburg 355.9 miles

$75 - $110

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Leuven to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from Leuven Dirk Boutslaan and arriving at Hamburg via Brussels, Brussels-North station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Leuven to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from Leuven and arriving at Hamburg Hbf via Liège-Guillemins and Köln Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 16 min.

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

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The best way to get from Leuven to Hamburg without a car is to train which takes 7 h 16 min and costs 110€ - 190€.

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

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Leuven to Hamburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels, Brussels-North station.

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

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The best way to get from Leuven to Hamburg is to fly which takes 3 h 47 min and costs 25€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 110€ - 190€ and takes 7 h 16 min, you could also bus, which costs 28€ - 75€ and takes 10 h 32 min.

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

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

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  • Distance: 293.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 47 min

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

Brussels Airlines and Lufthansa fly from Leuven to Hamburg every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Leuven to Hamburg via Liege-Guillemins, Liège-Guillemins, Köln Hauptbahnhof, and Köln Hbf in around 7 h 16 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Leuven to Liege-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$9 - $14
1st Class
$14 - $21
Train from Mechelen to Breda
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$10 - $15
1st Class
$15 - $22
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
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Liege-Guillemins to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$35 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $75
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne, Cologne central station to Hamburg, Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
Twice a week
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 Mechelen to Breda
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Breda to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $27
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.

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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
8 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Bruxelles - North to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
eurolines.de

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