There are 12 ways to get from Stuttgart to Hamburg by plane, train, bus, rideshare, 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 Stuttgart to Hamburg  •  3h 8m

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

41€ - 179€

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Rideshare  •  6h 53m

  1. Take the rideshare from Stuttgart to Hamburg 653.9 km

27€ - 40€

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Fly Stuttgart to Bremen, train  •  4h 4m

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

65€ - 264€

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Hamburg  •  3h 48m

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

84€ - 284€

Train to Mannheim, fly to Hamburg  •  3h 43m

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

180€ - 416€

Fly Stuttgart to Hannover, train  •  4h 53m

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

51€ - 246€

Train  •  5h 29m

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

110€ - 160€

Train via Kassel  •  6h 6m

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe to Hamburg Hbf Ice / ...

70€ - 198€

Bus via Frankfurt am Main  •  11h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Stuttgart to Frankfurt am Main
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt Hbf to Hamburg ZOB

82€ - 115€

Bus  •  13h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Stuttgart, Stuttgart North, Kornwestheim to Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB N17 / ...

38€ - 49€

Drive, car train  •  7h 6m

  1. Drive from Stuttgart to Göttingen
  2. Take the car train from Göttingen to Hamburg Uex1847

141€ - 177€

Drive  •  6h

  1. Drive from Stuttgart to Hamburg 655.4 km

75€ - 120€

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

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The quickest way to get from Stuttgart to Hamburg is to fly which costs 40€ - 180€ and takes 3h 8m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Stuttgart to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from Stuttgart and arriving at Hamburg ZOB via Frankfurt Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 26m.

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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 5h 29m.

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The distance between Stuttgart and Hamburg is 536 km. The road distance is 655.4 km.

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The best way to get from Stuttgart to Hamburg without a car is to train which takes 5h 29m and costs 110€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 3h 8m to get from Stuttgart to Hamburg, including transfers.

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Stuttgart to Hamburg bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Stuttgart station.

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

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The best way to get from Stuttgart to Hamburg is to fly which takes 3h 8m and costs 40€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 110€ - 160€ and takes 5h 29m, you could also bus via Frankfurt am Main, which costs 80€ - 120€ and takes 11h 26m.

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Map of how to get from Stuttgart to Hamburg.
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  • Distance: 536.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 8m

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

Eurowings, Lufthansa and Swiss fly from Stuttgart to Hamburg hourly. Alternatively, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Stuttgart to Hamburg every 2 hours. Tickets cost 110€ - 160€ and the journey takes 5h 29m. Deutsche Bahn Intercity also services this route 4 times a day.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 600€
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 600€
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 600€
Flights from Stuttgart to Bremen via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 400€
Flights from Stuttgart to Bremen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 400€
Flights from Stuttgart to Bremen via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 400€
Flights from Frankfurt to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 380€
Flights from Stuttgart to Hannover via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 340€
Flights from Stuttgart to Hannover via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 340€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 320€
Flights from Stuttgart to Bremen
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 360€
Flights from Stuttgart to Hannover
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 320€
MHS Aviation GmbH
Website
mhs-aviation.de
Flights from Mannheim to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
90€ - 410€
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Mannheim to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
90€ - 410€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 600€
Flights from Stuttgart to Bremen via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 400€
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 37m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
110€ - 160€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
65€ - 95€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
HVV
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
HVV
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
56 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 29m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
110€ - 160€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
65€ - 95€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 65€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16€ - 22€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Railjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
Railjet
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
18€ - 28€
Website
Railjet
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
17€ - 25€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
TGV inOui
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
32€ - 38€
1st Class
27€ - 33€
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Stuttgart, Stuttgart central station to Kassel, Kassel Wilhelmshöhe
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
19€ - 24€
Website
Flixtrain
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Göttingen to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
95€ - 110€
Schedules at
urlaubs-express.de
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Stuttgart to Frankfurt am Main
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Frankfurt Hbf to Hamburg ZOB
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
eurolines.de
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).

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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, Hamburg ZOB
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to 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
6h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Stuttgart to Hamburg bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, arrive at Hamburg ZOB station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Stuttgart to Hamburg is 655 km. It takes approximately 6h to drive from Stuttgart to Hamburg.

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

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There are 780+ hotels available in Hamburg. Prices start at 52€ 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 3€ - 6€.

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