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There are 5 ways to get from Vienna to Hamburg by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Hamburg  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Hamburg (HAM) VIE - HAM

$75 - $187

Cheapest option

Bus  •  14 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Hamburg N66

$55 - $100

3 alternative options

Fly to Bremen, train  •  7 h 38 min

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

$120 - $271

Train  •  8 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor Ice

$180 - $280

Drive  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Vienna to Hamburg 611.8 miles

$120 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Hamburg is to bus which costs 50€ - 85€ and takes 14 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Hamburg is to fly which costs 65€ - 170€ and takes 4 h 8 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg and arriving at Hamburg. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Hamburg Dammtor. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 8 h 47 min.

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The distance between Vienna and Hamburg is 744 km. The road distance is 978.8 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Hamburg without a car is to train which takes 8 h 47 min and costs 160€ - 240€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 8 min to get from Vienna to Hamburg, including transfers.

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Vienna to Hamburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg station.

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Vienna to Hamburg train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Wien Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Hamburg is to fly which takes 4 h 8 min and costs 65€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 160€ - 240€ and takes 8 h 47 min, you could also bus, which costs 50€ - 85€ and takes 14 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Hamburg.
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  • Distance: 465.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 8 min

What companies run services between Vienna, Austria and Hamburg, Germany?

Eurowings, Austrian Airlines and five other airlines fly from Vienna to Hamburg hourly. Alternatively, Austrian Railways (ÖBB) operates a train from Vienna to Hamburg once daily. Tickets cost $180 - $280 and the journey takes 8 h 47 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from Vienna to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Flights from Vienna to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Flights from Vienna to Bremen via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Vienna to Bremen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Vienna to Bremen via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Vienna to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $390
Flights from Vienna to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$70 - $390
Flights from Vienna to Bremen via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $380
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Vienna to Bremen via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Vienna to Bremen via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Vienna to Bremen via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
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
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
8 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$180 - $280
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Hamburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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

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Vienna to Hamburg train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Hamburg Dammtor station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Hamburg is 979 km. It takes approximately 9 h 20 min to drive from Vienna to Hamburg.

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Austrian Airlines, Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from Vienna Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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Book your Vienna to Hamburg bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 701+ hotels available in Hamburg. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Vienna Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs 11€.

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