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

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Train via Fulda  •  6h 44m

  1. Take the train from Wernshausen to Eisenach
  2. Take the train from Eisenach to Fulda Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Fulda to Hamburg Hbf Ice / ...

68€ - 168€

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Bus  •  9h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Zella-Mehlis to Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB 029

23€ - 28€

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Train  •  7h 3m

  1. Take the train from Wernshausen to Eisenach Stb 41
  2. Take the train from Eisenach to Hamburg Dammtor Ice

100€ - 150€

Drive, car train  •  4h 59m

  1. Drive from Schmalkalden to Hanover
  2. Take the car train from Hanover to Hamburg Uex1847

121€ - 155€

Drive  •  4h 9m

  1. Drive from Schmalkalden to Hamburg 409.4 km

45€ - 70€

Train, train to Nuremberg, fly  •  6h 25m

  1. Take the train from Zella-Mehlis to Erfurt Hbf
  2. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
  3. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Hamburg (HAM) NUE - HAM

104€ - 319€

Train, train to Frankfurt, fly  •  7h 6m

  1. Take the train from Wernshausen to Eisenach
  2. Take the train from Eisenach to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  3. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Hamburg (HAM) FRA - HAM

110€ - 360€

Train, train to Mannheim, fly  •  7h 44m

  1. Take the train from Wernshausen to Eisenach
  2. Take the train from Eisenach to Mannheim Hbf
  3. Fly from Mannheim (MHG) to Hamburg (HAM) MHG - HAM

139€ - 548€

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The cheapest way to get from Schmalkalden to Hamburg is to bus which costs 23€ - 28€ and takes 9h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Schmalkalden to Hamburg is to drive which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 4h 9m.

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No, there is no direct train from Schmalkalden to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from Schmalkalden and arriving at Hamburg Hbf via Wernshausen, Eisenach and Fulda. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 44m.

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The distance between Schmalkalden and Hamburg is 319 km. The road distance is 409.4 km.

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The best way to get from Schmalkalden to Hamburg without a car is to train via Fulda which takes 6h 44m and costs 65€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 6h 44m to get from Schmalkalden to Hamburg, including transfers.

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Schmalkalden to Hamburg train services, operated by Süd Thüringen Bahn, depart from Wernshausen station.

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The best way to get from Schmalkalden to Hamburg is to train via Fulda which takes 6h 44m and costs 65€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 23€ - 28€ and takes 9h 17m.

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The quickest flight from Nuremberg Airport to Hamburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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

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  • Distance: 318.7 km
  • Duration: 6h 44m

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

You can take a train from Schmalkalden to Hamburg via Wernshausen, Eisenach, and Fulda in around 6h 44m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Schmalkalden to Hamburg every 4 hours. Tickets cost 23€ - 28€ and the journey takes 7h 40m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Schmalkalden to Hamburg is 409 km. It takes approximately 4h 9m to drive from Schmalkalden to Hamburg.

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Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from Nuremberg Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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There are 864+ hotels available in Hamburg. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Things to do in Hamburg

  • Miniatur Wunderland

    Miniatur Wunderland (German for 'miniature wonderland') is a model railway attraction in Hamburg, Germany, and the largest of its kind in the world. The railway is located in the historic Speicherstadt district of the city.

  • HafenCity

    HafenCity (German pronunciation) is a quarter in the district of Hamburg-Mitte, Hamburg, Germany, Europe. It is located on the Elbe river island Grasbrook, on former Port of Hamburg area. It was formally established in 2008 and also includes the historical Speicherstadt area, which since 2015 is an UNESCO World Heritage Site with the adjacent Kontorhausviertel. The main landmark of the HafenCity is the Elbphilharmonie concert hall.

  • Speicherstadt

    The Speicherstadt in Hamburg, Germany is the largest warehouse district in the world where the buildings stand on timber-pile foundations, oak logs, in this particular case. It is located in the port of Hamburg—within the HafenCity quarter—and was built from 1883 to 1927.

  • Hamburg Museum

    The Hamburg Museum, also known as Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte ("Museum for Hamburg History"), is a history museum located in the city of Hamburg in northern Germany. The museum was established at its current location in 1922, although its parent organization was started in 1839. The museum was named hamburgmuseum in 2006. It is located near the Planten un Blomen park in the center of Hamburg. The museum is commonly reviewed among the museums of the city of Hamburg.

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