The cheapest buses from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg

Showing times and prices for Sep 19

Cheapest

$31

Average

$39

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg will cost around $ 39 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 31.

Cheapest
12:30AMFrankfurt am Main6h30 07:00AMHamburg, ZOB am Hbf
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$311One-way
01:30PMFrankfurt am Main6h00 07:30PMHamburg
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$311One-way
06:00PMFrankfurt am Main6h00 12:00AMHamburg
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$341One-way
01:30PMFrankfurt am Main5h50 07:20PMHamburg
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$341One-way
2nd Cheapest
03:15PMFrankfurt am Main7h35 10:50PMHamburg, ZOB am Hbf
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$671One-way

Timetable Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg

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12:30AMFrankfurt am Main6h30 07:00AMHamburg, ZOB am Hbf
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01:30PMFrankfurt am Main6h00 07:30PMHamburg
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01:30PMFrankfurt am Main5h50 07:20PMHamburg
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03:15PMFrankfurt am Main7h35 10:50PMHamburg, ZOB am Hbf
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06:00PMFrankfurt am Main6h00 12:00AMHamburg
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Sun
Sep 19
$74Deutsche Bahn
$31Flixbus
$258Lufthansa
Mon
Sep 20
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$310Lufthansa
Tue
Sep 21
$22Deutsche Bahn
$31Flixbus
$305Lufthansa
Wed
Sep 22
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$385Lufthansa
Thu
Sep 23
$22Deutsche Bahn
$27Flixbus
$344KLM
Fri
Sep 24
$22Deutsche Bahn
$37Flixbus
$183Lufthansa
Sat
Sep 25
$30Deutsche Bahn
$27Flixbus
$183Lufthansa
Sun
Sep 26
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$146Lufthansa
Mon
Sep 27
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$24Flixbus
$169Lufthansa
Tue
Sep 28
$22Deutsche Bahn
$31Flixbus
$183Lufthansa
Wed
Sep 29
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$300KLM
Thu
Sep 30
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$267KLM
Fri
Oct 1
$22Deutsche Bahn
$31Flixbus
$146Lufthansa
Sat
Oct 2
$30Deutsche Bahn
$31Flixbus
$146Lufthansa
Sun
Oct 3
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$32Flixbus
$86Lufthansa
Mon
Oct 4
$22Deutsche Bahn
$24Flixbus
$116Lufthansa
Tue
Oct 5
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$133Lufthansa
Wed
Oct 6
$22Deutsche Bahn
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Thu
Oct 7
$22Deutsche Bahn
$19Flixbus
$221Lufthansa
Fri
Oct 8
$35Deutsche Bahn
$31Flixbus
$116Lufthansa

The fastest buses from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg

Showing times and prices for Sep 19

Fastest Journey

5 h 50 m

Average

6 h 23 m

Buses per day

5

Distance

395 km

Of the 5 buses that leave Frankfurt am Main for Hamburg every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 395 km distance in an average of 6 h 23 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 5 h 50 m .

The slowest buses will take 7 h 35 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

01:30PMFrankfurt am Main5h50 07:20PMHamburg
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$341One-way
06:00PMFrankfurt am Main6h00 12:00AMHamburg
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$341One-way
01:30PMFrankfurt am Main6h00 07:30PMHamburg
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$311One-way
Fastest
12:30AMFrankfurt am Main6h30 07:00AMHamburg, ZOB am Hbf
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$311One-way
2nd Fastest
03:15PMFrankfurt am Main7h35 10:50PMHamburg, ZOB am Hbf
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$671One-way

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Bus Information from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg

distanceDistance245 miles (395 km)
durationAverage bus duration7 h 35 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$36 (€29)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus companiesFlixbus, BlaBlaCar or FlixTrain

Buses from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg cover the 245 miles (395 km) long journey taking on average 7 h 35 min with our travel partners like Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or FlixTrain. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $36 (€29), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $27 (€22). Travelers depart most frequently from Frankfurt (Main) Flughafen and arrive in Hamburg, ZOB am Hbf.

FlixBus

FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost bus companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance bus at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

    FlixBus has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by bus from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg:

    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • All bookings can be canceled up to 15 minutes before departure (a fee may apply).
    • Cancellations made 30 days before departure are free of charge.
    • Canceled tickets are refunded as a voucher, which is valid for 12 months, and is the value of the original booking (minus a cancellation fee, if applicable).
    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended

    Buses from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg: Journey Details

    Buses in Germany are an affordable way to travel between cities, with a number of bus companies offering domestic and international routes. Those looking for buses from Frankfurt to Hamburg can choose from several throughout the day. The route is covered by Flixbus, Postbus, Eurolines and Infobus, with each company running buses from early morning until the evening. Most buses travel directly between the two cities though one of the Postbus services has one change in Berlin and some Eurolines services depart from the Airport. Journey times can vary depending on the departure time, place of departure and route, but on average passengers can expect to travel for between 6 and 8 hours.

    Return buses from Hamburg to Frankfurt are also available.

    Taking the Bus from Frankfurt am Main

    Most buses from Frankfurt to Hamburg start their journey at the Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof or main railway station. The rail station is one of the busiest in Germany and there are good facilities for both train and bus passengers. Line S7 of the city's S-Bahn system stops at the station as well as lines U4 and U5 on the U-Bahn. Passengers can also get to the station by tram and lines 11 and 12 stop at Hauptbahnhof/Münchener Strasse. Ebbelwei Express buses make getting to the station from any part of the city simple, and numbers 16, 17, 20 and 21 all drop passengers outside.

    Getting into Hamburg by Bus

    Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany and this bustling North Sea port is an exciting choice for holidays and breaks. Explore its famous historic landmarks such as the Rathaus or the St. Petri and St. Jacobi churches, walk by the beautiful Alster lakes or see the Reeperbahn red light district in St. Pauli. Most buses from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg arrive at the city's ZOB or central bus station. The station is located in the St. Georg district in the city centre and is just a 2 minute walk from the main rail station. There are U-Bahn and S-Bahn links to all parts of the city from the rail station, and local bus services depart from outside the station. Travellers can purchase an HVV card that can be used on all of the city's public transport system including ferries. Taxis are convenient and widely available and can take passengers to most parts of the city.

    Travel Tips

    Buses from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg
    Take the bus to Hamburg easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg.
    FAQs
    How much do cheap buses from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg cost?
    If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg buses for as little as $27 (€22)  in the next 7 days.
    How much is the bus to Hamburg from Frankfurt am Main on average?
    The bus price between Frankfurt am Main and Hamburg is on average $36 (€29)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this journey in the next 7 days.
    How far is it from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg by bus?
    The bus distance from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg is around 245 miles (395 km).
    How long is a bus to Hamburg from Frankfurt am Main on average?
    The Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg bus duration is on average 7 h 35 min, which is to be expected when traveling 245 miles (395 km) to Hamburg from Frankfurt am Main. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
    What is the departure bus station in Frankfurt am Main and arrival bus station in Hamburg?

    When taking a bus from Frankfurt am Main, you have a couple of bus stations you can depart from including Frankfurt am Main, Hbf, Frankfurt am Main, Pforzheimer Straße (Hauptbahnhof Südseite) and Frankfurt am Main, Flughafen Terminal 1. When you arrive in Hamburg, your bus can arrive in bus stations including Hamburg, ZOB am Hbf, Hamburg and Hamburg, Bahnsteig Gleis 13 + 14.

    Omio customers traveling this route book their buses from Frankfurt (Main) Flughafen   to Hamburg, ZOB am Hbf.

    Where do I find the Frankfurt am Main bus station to Hamburg? Where is the Hamburg bus station?

    You can find the most popular departure bus station for this journey, Frankfurt (Main) Flughafen, located approximately 6 mile (s) / 10 km from the city center of Frankfurt am Main. The most popular arrival bus station in Hamburg, called Hamburg, ZOB am Hbf, is located around 1 mile (s) / 2 km away from its city center.

    Which bus companies should I travel with from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg?
    When taking a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg, you can count on Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or FlixTrain for the best way to get you to Hamburg. You can also check all possible bus companies who offer a service to Hamburg from Frankfurt am Main and compare the amenities they offer before buying a bus ticket.
    When can I take the first bus from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg? When can I take the last bus for the day?
    The earliest bus departing from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg leaves at 6: 50 AM. The last bus departing from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg leaves at 10: 30 PM. You can find the latest Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg bus schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
    How early should I purchase bus tickets from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg to score the best deals?
    You can find buses between Frankfurt am Main and Hamburg to cost on average $36 (€29) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying bus tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg bus generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.
    Stations

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Hamburg
    Hamburg, ZOB am Hbf.
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