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There are 5 ways to get from Magdeburg to Hamburg by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train via Hannover Hbf  •  3 h 13 min

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

$70 - $104

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Magdeburg to Hamburg 174.1 miles

$11 - $21

3 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Magdeburg, Hauptbahnhof to Wittenberge, Bahnhof S1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Wittenberge to Hamburg Hbf Ice / ...

$49 - $96

Bus  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Magdeburg to Hamburg 105 / ...

$16 - $27

Drive  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Magdeburg to Hamburg 175.5 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Magdeburg to Hamburg is to rideshare which costs 10€ - 19€ 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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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Magdeburg and arriving at Hamburg. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 55 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 13 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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The best way to get from Magdeburg to Hamburg without a car is to train which takes 3 h 13 min and costs 60€ - 95€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 13 min to get from Magdeburg to Hamburg, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Magdeburg to Hamburg is to train which takes 3 h 13 min and costs 60€ - 95€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 14€ - 24€ and takes 3 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Magdeburg to Hamburg.
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  • Distance: 121.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 13 min

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 13 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Magdeburg to Hamburg 4 times a day. Tickets cost $16 - $27 and the journey takes 3 h 55 min.

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 Magdeburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $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
Train from Magdeburg Hbf to Wittenberge
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Wittenberge to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
S-Bahn
Website
bahn.de
Train from Magdeburg, Hauptbahnhof to Wittenberge, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Schedules at
bahn.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 Magdeburg to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $27
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 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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Magdeburg to Hamburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Hamburg station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Magdeburg to Hamburg is 281 km. It takes approximately 2 h 46 min to drive from Magdeburg to Hamburg.

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

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