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There are 9 ways to get from Nuremberg to Hamburg by train, bus, night train, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 21m

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

€29 - €140

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Bus  •  8h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Nuremberg to Hamburg Munich - Bus station > Nuremberg > Berlin - Bus station > Hamburg / ...

€20 - €40

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Night train  •  6h 56m

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

€45 - €65

Rideshare  •  6h 18m

  1. Take the rideshare from Nuremberg to Hamburg 607.1 km

€25 - €45

Drive  •  5h 27m

  1. Drive from Nuremberg to Hamburg 608.7 km

€65 - €95

Fly from Nuremberg  •  2h 54m

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

€80 - €477

Train to Munich, fly  •  4h 43m

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

€70 - €294

Train to Frankfurt, fly  •  5h 1m

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

€94 - €244

Train to Stuttgart, fly  •  5h 31m

  1. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Hamburg (HAM) STR - HAM

€75 - €312

Nuremberg to Hamburg by train

The train journey time between Nuremberg and Hamburg is around 6h 3m and covers a distance of around 592 km. The fastest train normally takes 5h 8m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Austrian Railways (ÖBB), Flixtrain and others, the Nuremberg to Hamburg train service departs from Nuernberg Hbf and arrives in Hamburg Hbf. Typically 156 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
6h 3m
Fastest train time:
5h 8m
Trains per week:
156
Cheapest price:
€29
Carbon emissions:
31 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:17
Last train departs at:
20:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Nuremberg to Hamburg train schedules

Trains departing Monday, June 21, 2021

Nuremberg → Hamburg
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Nuremberg to Hamburg is to rideshare, which costs €25 - €45 and takes 6h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Nuremberg to Hamburg is to fly which costs €80 - €480 and takes 2h 54m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Nuremberg and arriving at Hamburg. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Nuernberg Hbf and arriving at Hamburg Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 21m.

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The distance between Nuremberg and Hamburg is 462 km. The road distance is 608.7 km.

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The best way to get from Nuremberg to Hamburg without a car is to train which takes 4h 21m and costs €29 - €140.

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The train from Nuernberg Hbf to Hamburg Hbf takes 4h 21m including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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

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The best way to get from Nuremberg to Hamburg is to train which takes 4h 21m and costs €29 - €140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €20 - €40 and takes 8h 45m, you could also fly, which costs €80 - €480 and takes 2h 54m.

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Map of how to get from Nuremberg to Hamburg.
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  • Distance: 461.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 21m

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

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Nuernberg Hbf to Hamburg Hbf hourly. Tickets cost €100 - €140 and the journey takes 4h 21m. Four other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Nuremberg to Hamburg twice daily. Tickets cost €20 - €25 and the journey takes 8h 45m. FlixBus also services this route 5 times a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €650
Flights from Nuremberg to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€160 - €650
Flights from Munich to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €470
Flights from Munich to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €470
Flights from Frankfurt to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €280
Flights from Frankfurt to Hamburg via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €260
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €400
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €400
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€210 - €700
Flights from Nuremberg to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€210 - €700
Flights from Munich to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €550
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €370
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Frankfurt to Hamburg via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €260
Train operators
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 Nuernberg Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€100 - €140
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€100 - €140
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Nuremberg central bus station to Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
7h 51m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€29 - €40
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Flixtrain
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 911 / 240 388 – 22
Email
info@bahntouristikexpress.de
Website
bahntouristikexpress.de
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
9h 43m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
8h 44m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€100 - €140
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€55 - €85
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Go Ahead BW
Phone
+49 711 400 534 44
Website
go-ahead-bw.de
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Go Ahead BW
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Nuremberg to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€20 - €25
Website
Blablabus
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Nuremberg central bus station to Hamburg central bus station
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Nuremberg to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
6h 18m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€25 - €45
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Nuremberg Airport to Hamburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Nuremberg to Hamburg bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Hamburg station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Nuremberg to Hamburg is 609 km. It takes approximately 5h 27m to drive from Nuremberg to Hamburg.

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

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