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

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Train  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Münster(Westf)Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ic / ...

$18 - $90

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Rideshare  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Münster to Hamburg 175 miles

$11 - $21

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Bus  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Münster to Hamburg 074 / ...

$16 - $28

Drive  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Münster to Hamburg 176.3 miles

$35 - $55

Fly from Muenster  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Muenster (FMO) to Hamburg (HAM) FMO - HAM

$143 - $540

Train to Dusseldorf, fly  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Münster(Westf)Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Hamburg (HAM) DUS - HAM

$48 - $176

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Münster(Westf)Hbf to Köln Hbf
  2. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Hamburg (HAM) CGN - HAM

$69 - $218

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Münster and arriving at Hamburg. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Münster(Westf)Hbf and arriving at Hamburg Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 17 min.

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The distance between Münster and Hamburg is 241 km. The road distance is 282.1 km.

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The best way to get from Münster to Hamburg without a car is to train which takes 2 h 17 min and costs .

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The train from Münster(Westf)Hbf to Hamburg Hbf takes 2 h 17 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Münster to Hamburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Münster station.

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Münster to Hamburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Münster(Westf)Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Münster to Hamburg is to train which takes 2 h 17 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 40 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 4 h 29 min.

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There is no direct flight from Muenster Airport to Hamburg Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Münster to Hamburg.
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  • Distance: 150.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 17 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Münster to Hamburg hourly. Tickets cost $60 - $90 and the journey takes 2 h 17 min. Flixtrain also services this route once daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Münster to Hamburg every 4 hours. Tickets cost $16 - $28 and the journey takes 4 h 40 min.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Muenster to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Flights from Muenster to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Muenster to Hamburg via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Muenster to Hamburg via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $280
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 Münster(Westf)Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Train from Münster(Westf)Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Münster(Westf)Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Münster, Münster to Hamburg, Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Train from Münster, Münster to Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Train from Münster, Münster to Cologne, Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
National Express Rail
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Münster to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
nationalexpress.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 Münster to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $28
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 Münster to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $21
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Münster to Hamburg is 282 km. It takes approximately 2 h 31 min to drive from Münster to Hamburg.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Muenster Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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Book your Münster to Hamburg bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 688+ hotels available in Hamburg. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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

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