There are 11 ways to get from Milan to Hamburg by plane, subway, train, car, bus or car train

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 Milan Malpensa to Hamburg  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Hamburg (HAM) MXP - HAM

$45 - $140

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Line 2 subway to Milan Bergamo, fly to Hamburg  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Take the line 2 subway from Lanza to Cologno Nord
  2. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Hamburg (HAM) BGY - HAM

$37 - $192

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Fly Milan Linate to Hamburg  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Hamburg (HAM) LIN - HAM

$79 - $246

Fly Milan Linate to Bremen, train  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Bremen (BRE) LIN - BRE
  2. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor

$119 - $310

Train to Zurich, fly to Hamburg  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Hamburg (HAM) ZRH - HAM

$124 - $336

Train via Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe  •  12 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Basel SBB Ece / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe Ice
  3. Take the train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Hamburg Hbf Ice

$259 - $412

Drive, train  •  12 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Milan to Innsbruck Hbf
  2. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to München Hbf Ec / ...
  3. Take the train from München Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ice

$230 - $347

Train  •  15 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Zürich HB Eurocity / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Hamburg Dammtor Ec / ...

$282 - $442

Bus  •  19 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Hamburg N24

$67 - $122

Train, cartrain  •  19 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Lambrate to Verona Porta Nuova Re_6 / ...
  2. Take the cartrain from Verona Porta Nuova to Hamburg UEX 1394

$132 - $197

Drive  •  10 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Milan to Hamburg 701.5 miles

$160 - $250

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from via orefici p.za cordusio and arriving at Hamburg via Milan, Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Milan to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Hamburg Hbf via Basel SBB and Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 23 min.

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The distance between Milan and Hamburg is 904 km. The road distance is 1122.5 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Hamburg without a car is to train which takes 12 h 23 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 44 min to get from Milan to Hamburg, including transfers.

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

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Milan to Hamburg train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, depart from Milano Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Milan to Hamburg is to fly which takes 4 h 44 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 12 h 23 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 19 h 5 min.

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The quickest flight from Milan Malpensa Airport to Hamburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 45 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Milan to Hamburg.
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  • Distance: 564.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 44 min

What companies run services between Milan, Italy and Hamburg, Germany?

Eurowings, Lufthansa and four other airlines fly from Milan to Hamburg hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Milan to Hamburg via Basel SBB and Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe in around 12 h 23 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Milan Linate to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Milan Linate to Bremen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Milan Linate to Bremen via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Hamburg via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Hamburg via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Hamburg via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Hamburg via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Hamburg via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Milan Linate to Bremen via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Hamburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Hamburg via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Hamburg via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Hamburg via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $480
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Hamburg via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $240
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
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Website
bahn.de
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$210 - $320
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Lambrate to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$19 - $23
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Verona Porta Nuova to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
15 h 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Schedules at
urlaubs-express.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 Milan, Milan to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
17 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Hamburg is 1122 km. It takes approximately 10 h 38 min to drive from Milan to Hamburg.

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Austrian Airlines, Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from Milan Malpensa Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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The best way to get from Milan to Milan Malpensa Airport is to train which takes 37 min and costs .

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