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.
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5 h 50 m
6 h 23 m
Buses per day
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.
|Distance||245 miles (395 km)|
|Average bus duration||7 h 35 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$36 (€29)|
|Bus companies||Flixbus, 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 buses will get you from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg from $27 (€22). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best bus times and tickets for your trip.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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