There are 8 ways to get from Salzburg to Hamburg by plane, train, car train, bus, night train or car

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Fly from Salzburg  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Salzburg (SZG) to Hamburg (HAM) SZG - HAM

$56 - $283

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Bus  •  16 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Salzburg to Munich, Munich central bus station 086
  2. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Hamburg 029 / ...

$53 - $164

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Train to Munich, fly  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Hamburg (HAM) MUC - HAM

$95 - $297

Train, train to Nuremberg, fly  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
  3. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Hamburg (HAM) NUE - HAM

$129 - $317

Train  •  8 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf M / ...
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ice

$105 - $220

Train, car train  •  12 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Kufstein Rj
  2. Take the car train from Kufstein to Hamburg Uex 13474 / ...

$139 - $170

Night train  •  10 h 32 min

  1. Take the night train from Salzburg Hbf to Hamburg Hbf

$170 - $250

Drive  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Salzburg to Hamburg 576.8 miles

$120 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Salzburg to Hamburg is to fly which costs 45€ - 240€ and takes 3 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Salzburg to Hamburg is to fly which costs 45€ - 240€ and takes 3 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Salzburg to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from Salzburg and arriving at Hamburg via Munich, Munich central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Salzburg Hbf and arriving at Hamburg Hbf. This train operates Monday. The journey takes approximately 10 h 32 min.

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The distance between Salzburg and Hamburg is 677 km. The road distance is 922.9 km.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Hamburg without a car is to train which takes 8 h 27 min and costs 85€ - 190€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 49 min to get from Salzburg to Hamburg, including transfers.

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Salzburg to Hamburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Salzburg station.

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Salzburg to Hamburg train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Salzburg Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Hamburg is to fly which takes 3 h 49 min and costs 45€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 85€ - 190€ and takes 8 h 27 min, you could also bus, which costs 45€ - 140€ and takes 16 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Salzburg to Hamburg.
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  • Distance: 422.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 49 min

What companies run services between Salzburg, Austria and Hamburg, Germany?

Eurowings, easyJet and two other airlines fly from Salzburg to Hamburg every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Salzburg to Hamburg via München Hbf in around 8 h 27 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Salzburg to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Munich to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Nuremberg to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Flights from Nuremberg to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Flights from Nuremberg to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Salzburg to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Salzburg to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Munich to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $420
Flights from Nuremberg to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Nuremberg to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $380
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Salzburg to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Salzburg to Hamburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

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Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Kufstein
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $30
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Night train from Salzburg Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
10 h 32 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$170 - $250
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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 München Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$70 - $170
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Kufstein to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Schedules at
urlaubs-express.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 Salzburg to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
13 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from München ZOB to Hamburg ZOB
Ave. Duration
12 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $150
Website
eurolines.de

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The quickest flight from Salzburg Airport to Hamburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Salzburg to Hamburg is 923 km. It takes approximately 8 h 15 min to drive from Salzburg to Hamburg.

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easyJet, Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines and Eurowings offer flights from Salzburg Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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Book your Salzburg to Hamburg train tickets online with Loco2 and Loco2.

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Book your Salzburg to Hamburg bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 684+ hotels available in Hamburg. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Salzburg Airport is to line 2 shuttle which takes 7 min and costs .

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