There are 4 ways to get from Magdeburg to Hamburg by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  3 h

  1. Take the train from Magdeburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf Ic
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ice

$69 - $103

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Rideshare  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Magdeburg to Hamburg 174.1 miles

$11 - $21

2 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Magdeburg to Hamburg N66 / ...

$18 - $30

Drive  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Magdeburg to Hamburg 175.5 miles

$35 - $55

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Magdeburg to Hamburg is to rideshare which costs 10€ - 18€ and takes 3 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Magdeburg to Hamburg is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 2 h 46 min.

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The distance between Magdeburg and Hamburg is 194 km. The road distance is 280.9 km.

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Magdeburg and arriving at Hamburg. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Magdeburg to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from Magdeburg Hbf and arriving at Hamburg Hbf via Hannover Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h.

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The best way to get from Magdeburg to Hamburg without a car is to train which takes 3 h and costs 60€ - 95€.

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Magdeburg to Hamburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Dresden Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from Magdeburg to Hamburg.
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  • Distance: 121.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h

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

You can take a train from Magdeburg to Hamburg via Hannover Hbf in around 3 h. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Magdeburg to Hamburg 5 times a day. Tickets cost $18 - $30 and the journey takes 4 h 35 min.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Magdeburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Magdeburg to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Magdeburg to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $21
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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