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

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Fly Paris CDG to Hamburg

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

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Bus, night bus

  1. Take the bus from Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport to Essen
  2. Take the night bus from Essen central train station to Hamburg central bus station

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Fly Paris CDG to Bremen, train

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

Fly Paris Orly to Hamburg

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

Fly Paris CDG to Hannover, train

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

Train

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

Train via Brussels

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
  3. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Hamburg Hauptbahnhof/ZOB

Drive

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Hamburg

Paris to Hamburg by train

The train journey time between Paris and Hamburg is around 8h 24m and covers a distance of around 984 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h. Operated by Thalys and Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, the Paris to Hamburg train service departs from Paris Nord and arrives in Hamburg Hbf. Typically 14 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

14 Weekly Trains
8h 24m Average Duration
€191 Cheapest Price
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International entry into Germany from France

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Conditions of entry into Germany from France

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 9 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
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  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 9 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
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  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Germany from France.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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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.

No, but conditions apply when returning to France from Germany.

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Last updated: 18 May 2022
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The most affordable way to get from Paris to Hamburg is to bus, which costs €45 - €55 and takes 13h.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Hamburg is to fly which costs €60 - €220 and takes 4h 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris and arriving at Hamburg Hauptbahnhof/ZOB. Services depart six times a week, and operate Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 13h.

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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 Duisburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 24m.

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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 8h 24m and costs €190 - €350.

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It takes approximately 4h 35m to get from Paris to Hamburg, including transfers.

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Paris to Hamburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Paris 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 fly which takes 4h 35m and costs €60 - €220. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €190 - €350 and takes 8h 24m, you could also bus, which costs €45 - €55 and takes 13h.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Hamburg.
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  • Distance: 744.8 km
  • Duration: 4h 35m

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

Air France, Eurowings and four other airlines fly from Magenta to Hamburg hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Magenta to Hamburg via Duisburg Hbf in around 8h 24m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €460
Flights from Paris CDG to Bremen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €500
Flights from Paris CDG to Bremen via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €500
Flights from Paris CDG to Bremen via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €500
Flights from Paris CDG to Bremen via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €500
Flights from Paris CDG to Hannover via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €470
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €380
Flights from Paris CDG to Hannover
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Hamburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €440
Flights from Paris CDG to Bremen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €420
Flights from Paris CDG to Hannover via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €480
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €350
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€60 - €850
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Hannover via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €950
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Hannover via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €600
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 Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€70 - €100
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Köln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€80 - €110
Website
Deutsche Bahn
metronom
Phone
+49 581 97164164
Email
presse@der-metronom.de
Website
der-metronom.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
metronom
Train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
metronom
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€120 - €250
Website
Thalys
Standard
€120 - €170
Comfort
€130 - €180
Premium
€180 - €250
Train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€75 - €160
Website
Thalys
Standard
€75 - €110
Comfort
€90 - €120
Premium
€110 - €160
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€65 - €130
Website
Thalys
Standard
€65 - €90
Comfort
€75 - €100
Premium
€90 - €130
Bus operators
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Hamburg Hauptbahnhof/ZOB
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Essen central train station to Hamburg central bus station
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€20 - €25
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport to Essen
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€18 - €24
Website
Blablabus

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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 FlixBus, arrive at Hamburg Hauptbahnhof/ZOB station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Hamburg is 897 km. It takes approximately 7h 47m to drive from Paris to Hamburg.

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Eurowings, KLM, Air France and Lufthansa offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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There are 425+ hotels available in Hamburg. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 34 min and costs €5 - €8.

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