There are 7 ways to get from Nuremberg to Hamburg by train, car train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ice

$110 - $170

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Nuremberg to Hamburg 378.2 miles

$28 - $50

5 alternative options

Train, car train  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Würzburg Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the car train from Würzburg to Hamburg Uex1847

$138 - $179

Bus  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Nuremberg to Hamburg N05 / ...

$35 - $60

Drive  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Nuremberg to Hamburg 379.8 miles

$80 - $120

Fly from Nuremberg  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Hamburg (HAM) NUE - HAM

$54 - $206

Train to Frankfurt, fly  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Hamburg (HAM) FRA - HAM

$115 - $328

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Nuremberg to Hamburg is to rideshare which costs 24€ - 45€ and takes 6 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nuremberg to Hamburg is to fly which costs 45€ - 180€ and takes 2 h 43 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Nuremberg and arriving at Hamburg. Services depart four times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Nürnberg Hbf and arriving at Hamburg Hbf. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 4 h 20 min.

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The distance between Nuremberg and Hamburg is 464 km. The road distance is 607.6 km.

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The best way to get from Nuremberg to Hamburg without a car is to train which takes 4 h 20 min and costs 100€ - 150€.

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The train from Nürnberg Hbf to Hamburg Hbf takes 4 h 20 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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Map of how to get from Nuremberg to Hamburg.
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  • Distance: 290.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 20 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Nuremberg to Hamburg hourly. Tickets cost $110 - $170 and the journey takes 4 h 20 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Nuremberg to Hamburg twice daily. Tickets cost $35 - $60 and the journey takes 8 h 55 min. Bozur also services this route once a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Flights from Nuremberg to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Flights from Nuremberg to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Frankfurt to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Nuremberg to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $380
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 Nürnberg Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Würzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Würzburg to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$110 - $140
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Nuremberg to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bozur
Phone
+382 20 633 807
Email
bozur.cg@gmail.com
Website
bozur.net
Bus from Nuremberg to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
bozur.net
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 Nuremberg to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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