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There are 11 ways to get from Stuttgart to Hamburg by plane, train, car, bus or rideshare

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 Stuttgart to Hamburg  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Hamburg (HAM) STR - HAM

$44 - $199

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Rideshare  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Stuttgart to Hamburg 408.8 miles

$30 - $45

9 alternative options

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Hamburg  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Hamburg (HAM) FRA - HAM

$103 - $312

Fly Stuttgart to Bremen, train  •  4 h 39 min

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

$94 - $263

Train to Mannheim, fly to Hamburg  •  3 h 40 min

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

$213 - $438

Train to Nuremberg, fly to Hamburg  •  5 h 22 min

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

$97 - $268

Train  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ic / ...

$130 - $190

Train via Hannover Hbf  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Hannover Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ice

$139 - $201

Drive, train  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Stuttgart to Würzburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Würzburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ice

$119 - $182

Bus  •  10 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Stuttgart, Stuttgart North, Kornwestheim to Hamburg N24 / ...

$38 - $69

Drive  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Stuttgart to Hamburg 409.7 miles

$85 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Stuttgart to Hamburg is to rideshare which costs 27€ - 40€ and takes 6 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stuttgart to Hamburg is to fly which costs 35€ - 180€ and takes 3 h 4 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Stuttgart Hbf and arriving at Hamburg Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 11 min.

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The distance between Stuttgart and Hamburg is 536 km. The road distance is 655.5 km.

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The best way to get from Stuttgart to Hamburg without a car is to train which takes 5 h 11 min and costs 110€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 4 min to get from Stuttgart to Hamburg, including transfers.

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Stuttgart to Hamburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Stuttgart Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Stuttgart to Hamburg is to fly which takes 3 h 4 min and costs 35€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 110€ - 170€ and takes 5 h 11 min, you could also bus, which costs 30€ - 60€ and takes 10 h 37 min.

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The quickest flight from Stuttgart Airport to Hamburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Stuttgart to Hamburg.
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  • Distance: 335.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 4 min

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

Eurowings, Lufthansa and two other airlines fly from Stuttgart to Hamburg hourly. Alternatively, Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Stuttgart to Hamburg hourly. Tickets cost $130 - $190 and the journey takes 5 h 11 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Frankfurt to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flights from Stuttgart to Bremen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Flights from Stuttgart to Bremen via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Stuttgart to Bremen via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Flights from Nuremberg to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Flights from Nuremberg to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $360
Flights from Stuttgart to Bremen
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Flights from Nuremberg to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Nuremberg to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Stuttgart to Bremen via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $450
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Mannheim to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
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 Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Würzburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
bahn.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 Stuttgart, Stuttgart North, Kornwestheim to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Stuttgart to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Stuttgart to Hamburg is 656 km. It takes approximately 5 h 58 min to drive from Stuttgart to Hamburg.

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Swiss, Lufthansa and Eurowings offer flights from Stuttgart Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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There are 732+ hotels available in Hamburg. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Stuttgart and Hamburg. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Stuttgart to Stuttgart Airport is to train which takes 27 min and costs 2€ - 5€.

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