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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Magdeburg Hbf to Uelzen Re
  2. Take the train from Uelzen to Hamburg Hbf Me / ...

$42 - $81

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Magdeburg to Hamburg 174.1 miles

$12 - $23

3 alternative options

Train via Hannover Hbf  •  2 h 55 min

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

$67 - $97

Bus  •  4 h 35 min

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

$19 - $35

Drive  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Magdeburg to Hamburg 175.5 miles

$35 - $55

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

You can take a train from Magdeburg to Hamburg via Uelzen in around 2 h 54 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Magdeburg to Hamburg 5 times a day. Tickets cost $19 - $35 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 Uelzen
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Uelzen to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
bahn.de
Train from Magdeburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Uelzen to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
hvv.de
Bus operators
FlixBus
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
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Magdeburg to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Magdeburg to Hamburg?

The distance between Magdeburg and Hamburg is 194 km. The road distance is 281 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Magdeburg to Hamburg?

The cheapest way to get from Magdeburg to Hamburg is to rideshare which costs 10€ - 19€ and takes 3 h 9 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Magdeburg to Hamburg?

The quickest way to get from Magdeburg to Hamburg is to drive which takes 2 h 46 min and costs 30€ - 45€.

Is there a direct train between Magdeburg and Hamburg?

No, there is no direct train from Magdeburg to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from Magdeburg Hbf and arriving at Hamburg Hbf via Uelzen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 54 min.

Is there a direct bus between Magdeburg and Hamburg?

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.

How long does it take to get from Magdeburg to Hamburg?

It takes approximately 2 h 54 min to get from Magdeburg to Hamburg, including transfers.