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

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Train  •  3h 3m

  1. Take the train from Lingen(Ems) to Osnabrueck Hbf Ic
  2. Take the train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ic / ...

66€ - 140€

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Rideshare  •  3h 1m

  1. Take the rideshare from Lingen to Hamburg 246.9 km

10€ - 16€

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Train via Hamburg, Hamburg central station  •  3h 13m

  1. Take the train from Lingen(Ems) to Osnabrueck Hbf Ic
  2. Take the train from Osnabrück, Osnabrück central station to Hamburg, Hamburg central station Flx20

53€ - 71€

Train #2  •  3h 56m

  1. Take the train from Rheine to Hamburg Hbf Ic / ...

84€ - 137€

Bus  •  5h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Meppen to Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB 1926

47€ - 63€

Drive  •  2h 32m

  1. Drive from Lingen to Hamburg 248.6 km

29€ - 45€

Train, fly  •  4h 49m

  1. Take the train from Lingen(Ems) to Duesseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Hamburg (HAM) DUS - HAM

86€ - 246€

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The cheapest way to get from Lingen to Hamburg is to rideshare which costs 10€ - 16€ and takes 3h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Lingen to Hamburg is to drive which costs 29€ - 45€ and takes 2h 32m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lingen to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from Lingen(Ems) and arriving at Hamburg Hbf via Osnabrueck Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 3m.

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The distance between Lingen and Hamburg is 215 km. The road distance is 248.6 km.

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The best way to get from Lingen to Hamburg without a car is to train which takes 3h 3m and costs 65€ - 140€.

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

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Lingen to Hamburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, depart from Lingen(Ems) station.

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The best way to get from Lingen to Hamburg is to train which takes 3h 3m and costs 65€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 65€ and takes 5h 42m.

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The quickest flight from Dusseldorf Airport to Hamburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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

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Map of how to get from Lingen to Hamburg.
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  • Distance: 215 km
  • Duration: 3h 3m

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

You can take a train from Lingen to Hamburg via Osnabrueck Hbf in around 3h 3m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Lingen to Hamburg twice a week. Tickets cost 14€ - 18€ and the journey takes 4h 30m.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 330€
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity
Website
bahn.com
Train from Lingen(Ems) to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
55€ - 85€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Rheine to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 90€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Lingen(Ems) to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Rheine to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
65€ - 120€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity
Website
bahn.com
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Osnabrück, Osnabrück central station to Hamburg, Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 16€
Website
Flixtrain
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Meppen to Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Lingen to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
10€ - 16€
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blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Lingen to Hamburg is 249 km. It takes approximately 2h 32m to drive from Lingen to Hamburg.

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Lufthansa and Eurowings offer flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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

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