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There are 10 ways to get from Paris to Hamburg by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7h 30m

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to Koeln Hbf Thalys
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ice / ...

133€ - 346€

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Bus  •  14h

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Neuville en Ferrain - France > Neuville en Ferrain - Belgique > Hazeldonk - Belgique > Hazeldonk - Pays Bas > Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk / ...
  2. Take the bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Hamburg Amsterdam Sloterdijk > Groningen > Leer > Bremen > Hamburg > Berlin / ...

32€ - 50€

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Train via Duisburg  •  7h 58m

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to Duisburg Hbf Thalys
  2. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ice / ...

140€ - 356€

Bus, train  •  15h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Düsseldorf central bus station N1153
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf central bus station to Hamburg central station Flx20

51€ - 62€

Drive  •  7h 47m

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Hamburg 896.7 km

95€ - 150€

Fly Paris CDG to Hamburg  •  4h 42m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Hamburg (HAM) CDG - HAM

59€ - 242€

Fly Paris Orly to Hamburg  •  7h 3m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Hamburg (HAM) ORY - HAM

100€ - 216€

Fly Paris CDG to Bremen, train  •  7h 11m

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

79€ - 528€

Fly Paris Orly to Bremen, train  •  9h 42m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Bremen (BRE) ORY - BRE
  2. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf

50€ - 312€

Fly Paris CDG to Hannover, train  •  6h 21m

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

110€ - 333€

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Hamburg is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Hamburg is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Hamburg is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

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The most affordable way to get from Paris to Hamburg is to bus, which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 14h.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Hamburg is to fly which costs 55€ - 250€ and takes 4h 42m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paris to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine and arriving at Hamburg via Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from Paris Nord and arriving at Hamburg Hbf via Koeln Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 30m.

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The distance between Paris and Hamburg is 745 km. The road distance is 896.7 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Hamburg without a car is to train which takes 7h 30m and costs 130€ - 350€.

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It takes approximately 7h 30m to get from Paris to Hamburg, including transfers.

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Paris to Hamburg bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine station.

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Paris to Hamburg train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Paris Nord station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Hamburg is to train which takes 7h 30m and costs 130€ - 350€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 14h, you could also fly, which costs 55€ - 250€ and takes 4h 42m.

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  • Distance: 744.8 km
  • Duration: 7h 30m

What companies run services between Paris, France and Hamburg, Germany?

You can take a train from Paris to Hamburg via Koeln Hbf in around 7h 30m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paris Bercy to Hamburg via Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk in around 14h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 300€
Flights from Paris CDG to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 300€
Flights from Paris Orly to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 300€
Flights from Paris CDG to Bremen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 370€
Flights from Paris CDG to Bremen via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 370€
Flights from Paris CDG to Bremen via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 370€
Flights from Paris Orly to Bremen via Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 430€
Flights from Paris Orly to Bremen via Milan Malpensa, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
60€ - 280€
Flights from Paris Orly to Bremen via Amsterdam Schiphol, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
40€ - 350€
Flights from Paris CDG to Hannover via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 360€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Hamburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 340€
Flights from Paris Orly to Hamburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
23€ - 250€
Flights from Paris CDG to Bremen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 370€
Flights from Paris Orly to Bremen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
27€ - 310€
Flights from Paris CDG to Hannover via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 290€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 360€
Flights from Paris CDG to Hannover
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 250€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
Flights from Paris CDG to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
Flights from Paris Orly to Bremen via Venice, Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
65€ - 290€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Hamburg via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 290€
Flights from Paris Orly to Hamburg via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 350€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Hamburg via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 600€
Flights from Paris Orly to Bremen via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 340€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Bremen via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 360€
Flights from Paris CDG to Hannover via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 350€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Paris CDG to Hamburg via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
190€ - 470€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Hamburg via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
55€ - 240€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Hamburg via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 290€
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Hamburg via Monastir
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
362€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Bremen via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 190€
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110€ - 230€
Website
Thalys
Standard
110€ - 150€
Comfort
120€ - 160€
Premium
160€ - 230€
Train from Paris Nord to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
120€ - 250€
Website
Thalys
Standard
120€ - 170€
Comfort
130€ - 180€
Premium
180€ - 250€
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 Koeln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
65€ - 90€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Koeln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
80€ - 120€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
70€ - 110€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Koeln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
110€ - 210€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
100€ - 180€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 65€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne central station to Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
22€ - 28€
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Duisburg central station to Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
19€ - 24€
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Düsseldorf central bus station to Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
21€ - 26€
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Bremen central station to Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
8€ - 10€
Website
Flixtrain
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
metronom
Phone
+49 581 97164164
Email
presse@der-metronom.de
Website
der-metronom.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
metronom
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
metronom
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from Bremen Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
90€ - 110€
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Urlaubs-Express
Train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
90€ - 110€
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
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 Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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 Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
29€ - 45€
Website
HVV
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 911 / 240 388 – 22
Email
info@bahntouristikexpress.de
Website
bahntouristikexpress.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
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 Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
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 Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Hamburg central bus station
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
24€ - 30€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Düsseldorf central bus station
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
29€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Hamburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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

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