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

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Train  •  5h 28m

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Hengelo
  2. Take the train from Hengelo to Osnabrueck Hbf Ic
  3. Take the train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ic / ...

35€ - 176€

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Bus  •  8h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Utrecht to Hamburg 848502

23€ - 35€

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Train, night bus  •  7h 47m

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Amsterdam Sloterdijk Intercity
  2. Take the night bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB N75 / ...

34€ - 52€

Drive  •  3h 56m

  1. Drive from Utrecht to Hamburg 443.3 km

55€ - 90€

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Hamburg  •  4h 6m

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Hamburg (HAM) AMS - HAM

47€ - 272€

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Bremen, train  •  3h 57m

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Bremen (BRE) AMS - BRE
  3. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf

87€ - 474€

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Hamburg  •  4h 42m

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Duesseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Hamburg (HAM) DUS - HAM

69€ - 426€

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Hannover, train  •  5h 14m

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Hannover (HAJ) AMS - HAJ
  3. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf

106€ - 449€

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The cheapest way to get from Utrecht to Hamburg is to bus which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 8h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Utrecht to Hamburg is to drive which costs 55€ - 90€ and takes 3h 56m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Utrecht and arriving at Hamburg. Services depart once a week, and operate Monday. The journey takes approximately 8h 23m.

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No, there is no direct train from Utrecht to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from Utrecht Centraal and arriving at Hamburg Hbf via Hengelo and Osnabrueck Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 28m.

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The distance between Utrecht and Hamburg is 365 km. The road distance is 443.3 km.

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The best way to get from Utrecht to Hamburg without a car is to train which takes 5h 28m and costs 35€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 5h 28m to get from Utrecht to Hamburg, including transfers.

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Utrecht to Hamburg bus services, operated by Ecolines, depart from Utrecht station.

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Utrecht to Hamburg train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Utrecht Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Utrecht to Hamburg is to train which takes 5h 28m and costs 35€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 8h 23m.

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Map of how to get from Utrecht to Hamburg.
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  • Distance: 365.2 km
  • Duration: 5h 28m

What companies run services between Utrecht, Netherlands and Hamburg, Germany?

You can take a train from Utrecht to Hamburg via Hengelo and Osnabrueck Hbf in around 5h 28m. Alternatively, Ecolines operates a bus from Utrecht to Hamburg once a week. Tickets cost 23€ - 35€ and the journey takes 8h 23m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 470€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bremen
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 440€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hannover
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 440€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 230€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 350€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 650€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 350€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 420€
Train operators
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 Utrecht Centraal to Hengelo
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 40€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
15€ - 22€
1st Class
26€ - 40€
Train from Hengelo to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 30€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
13€ - 19€
1st Class
22€ - 30€
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
9€ - 22€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
9€ - 14€
1st Class
16€ - 22€
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
8€ - 19€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
8€ - 12€
1st Class
14€ - 19€
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
19€ - 45€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
19€ - 27€
1st Class
30€ - 45€
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Hengelo to Osnabruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
eurobahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 85€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Osnabrueck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
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 Osnabrueck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
70€ - 130€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 70€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Osnabrück, Osnabrück central station to Hamburg, Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
13€ - 17€
Website
Flixtrain
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from Osnabrück Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
90€ - 110€
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
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 23m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
HVV
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
24€ - 30€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Hamburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Utrecht to Hamburg bus services, operated by Ecolines, arrive at Hamburg station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Utrecht to Hamburg is 443 km. It takes approximately 3h 56m to drive from Utrecht to Hamburg.

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Eurowings, Lufthansa and KLM offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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