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There are 8 ways to get from Paderborn to Hamburg by bus, train, rideshare, car or plane

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Bus via Hanover  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Paderborn, Paderborn central station to Hanover N30
  2. Take the bus from Hanover to Hamburg 029 / ...

$16 - $69

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Paderborn to Hamburg 177.7 miles

$11 - $23

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Train  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Paderborn Hauptbahnhof to Herford
  2. Take the train from Herford to Hannover Hbf Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ice

$67 - $103

Bus  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Paderborn, Paderborn Maspernplatz to Hamburg N110

$19 - $35

Drive, train  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Paderborn to Hannover Hbf
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ice

$54 - $83

Drive  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Paderborn to Hamburg 178.9 miles

$35 - $55

Fly from Paderborn  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Paderborn (PAD) to Hamburg (HAM) PAD - HAM

$188 - $658

Train to Dusseldorf, fly  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Paderborn Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Hamburg (HAM) DUS - HAM

$82 - $186

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The cheapest way to get from Paderborn to Hamburg is to rideshare which costs 10€ - 20€ and takes 3 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Paderborn to Hamburg is to drive and train which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 2 h 44 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paderborn, Paderborn Maspernplatz and arriving at Hamburg. Services depart five times a week, and operate Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 5 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Paderborn to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from Paderborn Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Hamburg Hbf via Herford and Hannover Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 49 min.

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The distance between Paderborn and Hamburg is 223 km. The road distance is 286.3 km.

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The best way to get from Paderborn to Hamburg without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 18 min and costs 14€ - 60€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 18 min to get from Paderborn to Hamburg, including transfers.

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

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Paderborn to Hamburg train services, operated by Eurobahn, depart from Paderborn Hauptbahnhof station.

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The best way to get from Paderborn to Hamburg is to bus which takes 4 h 18 min and costs 14€ - 60€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 55€ - 90€ and takes 4 h 49 min, you could also fly, which costs 160€ - 600€ and takes 3 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Paderborn to Hamburg.
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  • Distance: 139.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 18 min

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

You can take a bus from Paderborn to Hamburg via Hanover in around 4 h 18 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Paderborn to Hamburg via Herford and Hannover Hbf in around 4 h 49 min.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paderborn to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Paderborn to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Paderborn to Hamburg via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Paderborn to Hamburg via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $360
Train operators
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Paderborn Hauptbahnhof to Herford
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
eurobahn.de
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 Herford to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Paderborn Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.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 Paderborn, Paderborn central station to Hanover
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Hanover to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paderborn, Paderborn Maspernplatz to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Hanover ZOB to Hamburg ZOB
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eurolines.de
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 Paderborn to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $23
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Paderborn Airport to Hamburg Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Paderborn to Hamburg is 286 km. It takes approximately 2 h 47 min to drive from Paderborn to Hamburg.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Paderborn Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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There are 715+ hotels available in Hamburg. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Paderborn 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 Paderborn to Paderborn Airport is to taxi which takes 18 min and costs 35€ - 50€.

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