There are 9 ways to get from Scotland to Hamburg by plane, train, bus, car, car ferry 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 Edinburgh to Hamburg  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Hamburg (HAM) EDI - HAM

$47 - $230

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Fly Glasgow to Hamburg  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Hamburg (HAM) GLA - HAM

$60 - $238

Fly Glasgow to Bremen, train  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Bremen (BRE) GLA - BRE
  2. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor

$71 - $272

Train  •  15 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  3. Take the train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  4. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ic / ...

$437 - $766

Train via Amsterdam Centraal  •  16 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Amsterdam, Centraal Station
  3. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Osnabruck Hbf
  4. Take the train from Osnabrück Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor Ic / ...

$407 - $801

Train, bus  •  18 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras Int. to Amsterdam Centraal
  3. Take the bus from Amsterdam to Hamburg

$188 - $488

Bus  •  25 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
  3. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels Gare du Midi to Hamburg N71

$81 - $119

Drive, car ferry  •  23 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Newcastle upon Tyne
  2. Take the car ferry from Newcastle upon Tyne to IJmuiden
  3. Drive from IJmuiden to Hamburg

$135 - $350

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  14 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Hamburg

$372 - $467

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The cheapest way to get from Scotland to Hamburg is to fly which costs £35 - £180 and takes 4 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Scotland to Hamburg is to fly which costs £35 - £180 and takes 4 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Scotland to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from Glasgow and arriving at Hamburg via London and Brussels, Brussels Gare du Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Scotland to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from Glasgow Central and arriving at Hamburg Hbf via London St. Pancras International, Brussels Midi-Zuid and Köln Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 9 min.

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The distance between Scotland and Hamburg is 602 miles.

The best way to get from Scotland to Hamburg without a car is to train which takes 15 h 9 min and costs £330 - £600.

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It takes approximately 4 h 39 min to get from Scotland to Hamburg, including transfers.

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Scotland to Hamburg bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Glasgow station.

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Scotland to Hamburg train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, depart from Glasgow Central station.

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The best way to get from Scotland to Hamburg is to fly which takes 4 h 39 min and costs £35 - £180. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £330 - £600 and takes 15 h 9 min, you could also bus, which costs £60 - £90 and takes 25 h 55 min.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Hamburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 45 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Scotland to Hamburg.
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  • Distance: 602.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 39 min

What companies run services between Scotland and Hamburg, Germany?

Ryanair, easyJet and seven other airlines fly from Edinburgh to Hamburg every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Glasgow to Hamburg via London Euston, London St. Pancras International, Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar, Brussels Midi-Zuid, Köln Hauptbahnhof, and Köln Hbf in around 15 h 9 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Hamburg via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Glasgow to Hamburg via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $470
Flights from Glasgow to Bremen via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Hamburg via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Edinburgh to Hamburg via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Glasgow to Hamburg via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Glasgow to Hamburg via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Hamburg via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Edinburgh to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Glasgow to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2,800 - $11,000
Flights from Glasgow to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$2,800 - $11,000
Flights from Glasgow to Bremen via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Glasgow to Bremen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $160
Flights from Glasgow to Hamburg via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $130
Flights from Glasgow to Bremen via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $230
Flights from Glasgow to Bremen via Riga
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Glasgow to Bremen via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $220
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Flights from Glasgow to Hamburg via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Flights from Edinburgh to Hamburg via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Flights from Glasgow to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Hamburg via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Glasgow to Hamburg via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Hamburg via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Hamburg via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Hamburg via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Train operators
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 Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Train from Osnabrück Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$160 - $230
Train from London St. Pancras International to Amsterdam, Centraal Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $310
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$95 - $310
Premier
$230 - $360
Train from London St. Pancras Int. to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $310
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$95 - $310
Premier
$230 - $360
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne, Cologne central station to Hamburg, Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Osnabruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$173
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Amsterdam to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $75
Website
eurolines.de
Low
$25
High
$52
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Glasgow to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 London to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
Ouibus
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 Brussels, Brussels Gare du Midi to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfdsseaways.co.uk
Car ferry from Newcastle upon Tyne to IJmuiden
Ave. Duration
16 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $190
Book at
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
$26 - $35
Reclining Seat
$41
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
$62
2-bed inside cabin
$110 - $170

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