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There are 4 ways to get from Papenburg to Hamburg by train, bus, 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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Train  •  3h 39m

  1. Take the train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Bremen Hbf Ic
  2. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ic / ...

$42 - $102

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Rideshare  •  2h 55m

  1. Take the rideshare from Papenburg to Hamburg 152.2 miles

$13 - $15

2 alternative options

Bus  •  4h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Leer to Hamburg 075

$25 - $39

Drive  •  2h 25m

  1. Drive from Papenburg to Hamburg 153.5 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Papenburg to Hamburg is to rideshare which costs 11€ - 13€ and takes 2h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Papenburg to Hamburg is to drive which costs 28€ - 45€ and takes 2h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Papenburg to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from Papenburg(Ems) and arriving at Hamburg Hbf via Leer(Ostfriesl) and Bremen Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 39m.

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The distance between Papenburg and Hamburg is 182 km. The road distance is 245.6 km.

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The best way to get from Papenburg to Hamburg without a car is to train which takes 3h 39m and costs 35€ - 90€.

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It takes approximately 3h 39m to get from Papenburg to Hamburg, including transfers.

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Papenburg to Hamburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Leer(Ostfriesl) station.

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The best way to get from Papenburg to Hamburg is to train which takes 3h 39m and costs 35€ - 90€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 21€ - 35€ and takes 4h 51m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Papenburg to Hamburg is 246 km. It takes approximately 2h 25m to drive from Papenburg to Hamburg.

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  • Distance: 113.8 miles
  • Duration: 3h 39m

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

You can take a train from Papenburg to Hamburg via Leer(Ostfriesl) and Bremen Hbf in around 3h 39m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Papenburg to Hamburg 3 times a day. Tickets cost $13 - $22 and the journey takes 3h 40m.

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 Leer(Ostfriesl) to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
hvv.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 Leer to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Papenburg to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $15
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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