There are 11 ways to get from London to Hamburg by plane, train, bus, car, car train or car ferry

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 London Heathrow to Hamburg  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Hamburg (HAM) LHR - HAM

$79 - $251

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Bus Eurolines DE  •  19 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from London to The Hague Ouibus / ...
  2. Take the bus from Den Haag to Hamburg

$43 - $124

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Fly London Stansted to Hamburg  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Hamburg (HAM) STN - HAM

$45 - $149

Fly London Gatwick to Hamburg  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Hamburg (HAM) LGW - HAM

$53 - $209

Fly London City to Hamburg  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Hamburg (HAM) LCY - HAM

$91 - $399

Fly London Stansted to Bremen, train  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Bremen (BRE) STN - BRE
  2. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor

$74 - $223

Train via Brussels Midi-Zuid  •  9 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  2. Take the train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  3. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ic / ...

$203 - $406

Train  •  10 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras Int. to Amsterdam Centraal
  2. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Osnabruck Hbf
  3. Take the train from Osnabrück Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor Ic / ...

$175 - $436

Bus FlixBus  •  16 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from London to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels Gare du Midi to Hamburg N71

$48 - $78

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  8 h 39 min

  1. Drive from London to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Hamburg

$286 - $343

Drive, car ferry  •  8 h 59 min

  1. Drive from London to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Hamburg

$141 - $210

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Hamburg is to fly which costs £30 - £120 and takes 4 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Hamburg is to fly which costs £60 - £200 and takes 4 h 11 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from London and arriving at Hamburg via Brussels, Brussels Gare du Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from London St. Pancras International and arriving at Hamburg Hbf via Brussels Midi-Zuid and Köln Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 29 min.

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The distance between London and Hamburg is 452 miles.

The best way to get from London to Hamburg without a car is to train which takes 9 h 29 min and costs £150 - £310.

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It takes approximately 4 h 11 min to get from London to Hamburg, including transfers.

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London to Hamburg bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from London station.

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London to Hamburg train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St. Pancras International station.

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The best way to get from London to Hamburg is to fly which takes 4 h 11 min and costs £60 - £200. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £150 - £310 and takes 9 h 29 min, you could also bus, which costs £35 - £60 and takes 16 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from London to Hamburg.
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  • Distance: 451.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 11 min

What companies run services between London, England and Hamburg, Germany?

British Airways, Eurowings and six other airlines fly from London to Hamburg hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from London to Hamburg via Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar, Brussels Midi-Zuid, Köln Hauptbahnhof, and Köln Hbf in around 9 h 29 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Hamburg via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from London Heathrow to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from London City to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $490
Flights from London City to Hamburg via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,800
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $150
Flights from London Stansted to Bremen
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $230
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $410
Flights from London Stansted to Hamburg via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $380
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Hamburg via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Hamburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Hamburg via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Sky Work Airlines
Website
flyskywork.com
Flights from London City to Hamburg via Berne
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London City to Hamburg via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,800
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 Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
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
Train from Osnabrück Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$160 - $230
Train from London St. Pancras Int. to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $310
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$95 - $310
Premier
$230 - $360
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 Amsterdam Centraal to Osnabruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$172
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from London to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
Ouibus
Bus from London to The Hague
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
Ouibus
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 Gare du Midi to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from London to The Hague
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Den Haag to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $75
Website
eurolines.de
Low
$25
High
$52
Ferry operators

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