There are 10 ways to get from Munich to Hamburg by plane, train, car train, bus, night train, 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.

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Fly Munich to Hamburg  •  3h 21m

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Hamburg (HAM) MUC - HAM

49€ - 222€

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Rideshare  •  7h 58m

  1. Take the rideshare from Munich to Hamburg 775 km

30€ - 45€

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Fly Munich to Bremen, train  •  4h 20m

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Bremen (BRE) MUC - BRE
  2. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf

73€ - 287€

Train to Nuremberg, fly to Hamburg  •  4h 6m

  1. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
  2. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Hamburg (HAM) NUE - HAM

76€ - 256€

Fly Munich to Hannover, train  •  5h 3m

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Hannover (HAJ) MUC - HAJ
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf

74€ - 349€

Train  •  6h 10m

  1. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ice / ...

120€ - 180€

Car train  •  8h 48m

  1. Take the car train from München Ost to Hamburg Hbf Uex 1396

55€ - 120€

Bus  •  13h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB 029 / ...

35€ - 130€

Night train  •  9h 43m

  1. Take the night train from Muenchen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Nj

60€ - 85€

Drive  •  6h 51m

  1. Drive from Munich to Hamburg 776.8 km

90€ - 140€

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The cheapest way to get from Munich to Hamburg is to rideshare which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 7h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Munich to Hamburg is to fly which costs 45€ - 230€ and takes 3h 21m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Munich, Munich central bus station station and arriving at Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Muenchen Hbf and arriving at Hamburg Hbf. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 10m.

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The distance between Munich and Hamburg is 614 km. The road distance is 776.8 km.

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The best way to get from Munich to Hamburg without a car is to train which takes 6h 10m and costs 120€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 3h 21m to get from Munich to Hamburg, including transfers.

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

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Munich to Hamburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Muenchen Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Munich to Hamburg is to fly which takes 3h 21m and costs 45€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 120€ - 180€ and takes 6h 10m, you could also bus, which costs 35€ - 130€ and takes 13h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Munich to Hamburg.
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  • Distance: 614.5 km
  • Duration: 3h 21m

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

Lufthansa and Eurowings fly from Munich to Hamburg hourly. Alternatively, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Munich to Hamburg every 30 minutes. Tickets cost 130€ - 180€ and the journey takes 6h 10m. Deutsche Bahn Intercity also services this route 3 times a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 400€
Flights from Munich to Bremen
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 310€
Flights from Munich to Bremen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 310€
Flights from Nuremberg to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 420€
Flights from Nuremberg to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 420€
Flights from Munich to Hannover
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 440€
Flights from Munich to Hannover via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 440€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Munich to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 380€
Flights from Nuremberg to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 340€
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
120€ - 170€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
130€ - 180€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
HVV
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
HVV
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 65€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from München Ost to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
8h 48m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
55€ - 120€
Schedules at
urlaubs-express.de
Passenger
59€
Motorcycle
99€
Vehicle
109€
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from München ZOB to Hamburg ZOB
Ave. Duration
12h 55m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
55€ - 130€
Website
eurolines.de
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Munich to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
7h 58m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Munich Airport to Hamburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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

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Munich to Hamburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Hamburg Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Munich to Hamburg is 777 km. It takes approximately 6h 51m to drive from Munich to Hamburg.

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Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from Munich Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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Book your Munich to Hamburg bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 753+ hotels available in Hamburg. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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

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The best way to get from Munich to Munich Airport is to line 8833 train which takes 35 min and costs 6€ - 10€.

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