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

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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Fly to Hamburg  •  5h 36m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Hamburg (HAM) FCO - HAM

82€ - 188€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  29h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Roma to Słubice
  2. Take the bus from Słubice to Hamburg

70€ - 96€

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Fly to Bremen, train  •  8h

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

112€ - 534€

Fly to Hannover, train  •  8h 25m

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

128€ - 389€

Train  •  16h 11m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Milano Centrale Fr
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Chiasso Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Chiasso to Zuerich Hb Ec
  4. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Hamburg Hbf Ice / ...

336€ - 670€

Bus via Munich  •  25h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Roma to Pescara
  2. Take the bus from Pescara to Munich
  3. Take the bus from Munich - Bus station to Hamburg

108€ - 150€

Night train, train  •  20h 11m

  1. Take the night train from Roma Termini to Muenchen Hbf Nj
  2. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ice

236€ - 331€

Drive, car train  •  20h 43m

  1. Drive from Rome to Lörrach Hbf
  2. Take the car train from Lörrach Hbf to Hamburg Altona Arz 1792 / 1796

Drive  •  15h 4m

  1. Drive from Rome to Hamburg 1660 km

200€ - 300€

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Conditions of entry into Germany from Italy

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
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No, entry into Germany from Italy is currently restricted.

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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 Italy from Germany.

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Last updated: 4 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Rome to Hamburg is to bus which costs 70€ - 100€ and takes 29h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Hamburg is to fly which costs 80€ - 190€ and takes 5h 36m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rome to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from Roma and arriving at Hamburg via Pescara and Munich - Bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25h 11m.

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No, there is no direct train from Rome to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from Roma Termini and arriving at Hamburg Hbf via Milano Centrale, Chiasso and Zuerich Hb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 11m.

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The distance between Rome and Hamburg is 1309 km. The road distance is 1660 km.

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The best way to get from Rome to Hamburg without a car is to train which takes 16h 11m and costs 330€ - 700€.

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It takes approximately 5h 36m to get from Rome to Hamburg, including transfers.

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Rome to Hamburg bus services, operated by Di Fonzo, depart from Roma station.

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Rome to Hamburg train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Roma Termini station.

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The best way to get from Rome to Hamburg is to fly which takes 5h 36m and costs 80€ - 190€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 330€ - 700€ and takes 16h 11m, you could also bus via Munich, which costs 100€ - 150€ and takes 25h 11m.

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  • Distance: 1308.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 36m

What companies run services between Rome, Italy and Hamburg, Germany?

Eurowings, Swiss and four other airlines fly from Rome to Hamburg every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rome to Hamburg via Milano Centrale, Chiasso, and Zuerich Hb in around 16h 11m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Rome to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 340€
Flights from Rome to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 340€
Flights from Rome to Bremen via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 420€
Flights from Rome to Bremen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 420€
Flights from Rome to Bremen via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
200€ - 420€
Flights from Rome to Hannover via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 600€
Flights from Rome to Hannover via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 600€
Flights from Rome to Hannover via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
180€ - 600€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Rome to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 500€
Flights from Rome to Hamburg via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
160€ - 500€
Flights from Rome to Hamburg via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
160€ - 500€
Flights from Rome to Bremen via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
85€ - 310€
Flights from Rome to Hannover via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
85€ - 310€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Rome to Hamburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 270€
Flights from Rome to Bremen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 410€
Flights from Rome to Hannover via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 340€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Rome to Hamburg via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 500€
Flights from Rome to Hannover via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Monday
Estimated price
110€ - 370€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Rome to Hamburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 440€
Flights from Rome to Bremen via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 430€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Rome to Hannover via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 350€
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Rome to Hannover via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
160€ - 330€
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Rome to Hannover via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 420€
Train operators
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 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
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
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
Train from Zuerich Hb to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
150€ - 210€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
150€ - 210€
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 28m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
metronom
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
metronom
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 Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 65€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Milano Centrale to Chiasso
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
20€ - 40€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Chiasso to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
50€ - 95€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
240€ - 430€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Bremen central station to Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
8€ - 10€
Website
Flixtrain
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€
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Urlaubs-Express
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 Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 46m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
160€ - 220€
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
Car train from Lörrach Hbf to Hamburg Altona
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 120€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
40€ - 55€
Base Standard
70€ - 95€
Base Premium
85€ - 120€
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Chiasso to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 80€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
35€ - 50€
1st Class
55€ - 80€
Bus operators
Di Fonzo
Phone
0873.364785
Email
info@difonzobus.com
Website
difonzobus.com
Bus from Roma to Pescara
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€
Schedules at
difonzobus.com
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 Munich - Bus station to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
23€ - 29€
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Munich central bus station to Hamburg central bus station
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Sindbad
Phone
+48 77 443 44 44
Email
poczta@sindbad.pl
Website
sindbad.pl
Bus from Roma to Słubice
Ave. Duration
21h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
55€ - 75€
Schedules at
sindbad.pl
Bus from Słubice to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
15€ - 21€
Schedules at
sindbad.pl

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