How to travel from Amsterdam to Hamburg

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from Amsterdam to Hamburg

You can get from Amsterdam to Hamburg by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Amsterdam to Hamburg on Dec 10 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:04PMAmsterdam Centraal6h10 12:14AMHamburg Hbf
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09:23PMAmsterdam Centraal9h27 06:50AMHamburg Hbf
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03:05PMAmsterdam Centraal6h09 09:14PMHamburg Hbf
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04:05PMAmsterdam Centraal6h09 10:14PMHamburg Hbf
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02:38PMAmsterdam Centraal5h36 08:14PMHamburg Hbf
4 transfers

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Travel Information between Amsterdam and Hamburg

distanceDistance228 miles (368 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$8 - $30
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $8 (€7) • 1 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $8 (€7) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesDeutsche Bahn

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 228 miles (368 km) between Amsterdam and Hamburg. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Amsterdam to Hamburg.

Travel from Amsterdam to Hamburg: Journey Details

Flying is the quickest method of traveling between Amsterdam and Hamburg, while taking the train or bus have similar travel times of approximately 5.5 hours.

Return trips from Hamburg to Amsterdam are also available.

How to get from Amsterdam to Hamburg

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Amsterdam to Hamburg, 80,37% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Amsterdam to Hamburg and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Buses from Amsterdam to Hamburg

There are 6 direct daily buses from Amsterdam to Hamburg operated by Flixbus, along with one Eurolines departure. Journeys are spread out from around 7:00 a.m. until just after 11:00 p.m. with travel times of approximately 7 hours. The Eurolines bus departs from Amsterdam Amstel while the other routes leave from Sloterdijk Bus Station. All journeys terminate at Hamburg ZOB.

Trains from Amsterdam to Hamburg

Deutsche Bahn trains from Amsterdam to Hamburg involve a transfer at Osnabruck and journey times of just over 5 hours. There are 9 departures a day starting at just after 5:00 a.m. and finishing at around 6:30 p.m. Three later trains involve an overnight journey. Trains run from Amsterdam Centraal to Hamburg Hauptbahnhof both of which have convenient city center locations with easy access by foot to tourist attractions or good links to public transport networks. Taxis are available at both stations.

Flights from Amsterdam to Hamburg

There are 9 non-stop flights from Amsterdam to Hamburg per day offered by Easyjet and KLM. The first flight departs from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport at around 7:00 a.m. while the last takes off at just before 7:00 p.m. Flights land at either Hannover or Bremen Airports, both between one and two hour's journey from Hamburg giving overall journey times of between 6 and 7 hours. The onward journey between the airports and Hamburg city center is made by train, bus, taxi or car rental.

Travel Tips: Travel from Amsterdam to Hamburg

Travel Tips: Travel 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 Amsterdam to Hamburg.

Travel from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Hamburg, Germany is: Unrestricted.

Is international entry into Hamburg from Amsterdam restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Hamburg, Germany from Amsterdam?

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Hamburg, Germany?

The government of Germany has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The above information was last verified on 11/6/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Amsterdam and Hamburg closer to your planned date of departure here.

The current restriction level for returning to Amsterdam, Netherlands from Germany is: Unrestricted.

Am I allowed to reenter Amsterdam, Netherlands from Hamburg, Germany?

Reentering Netherlands is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Amsterdam from Hamburg?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Amsterdam, Netherlands regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Netherlands must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 11/17/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Amsterdam from Hamburg here.

There are 4 ways that you can travel from Amsterdam to Hamburg. You can take a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Amsterdam and Hamburg is by taking a flight with an average price of $8 (€7).

This is compared to other travel options to Hamburg:

A flight is $22 (€20) less than a bus for this trip with tickets for a bus from Amsterdam to Hamburg costing on average $30 (€27).

Taking a flight is about $19 (€17) less than taking a train, which costs on average $27 (€24) for this route.

The quickest way to travel to Hamburg from Amsterdam is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 10 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Hamburg by bus can take on average 7 h 15 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 6 h 22 min   of travel time.

Hamburg is approximately 228 miles (368 km) away from Amsterdam.

The average frequency per day from Amsterdam to Hamburg is:

  • 7 buses a day.
  • 7 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Amsterdam and Hamburg as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Amsterdam to Hamburg:

  • Buses mostly leave from Amsterdam, Radarweg (Sloterdijk) and tend to arrive in Hamburg, Bahnsteig Gleis 13 + 14.
  • Flights mostly depart from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and arrive in Hamburg Airport.
  • Trains from Amsterdam to Hamburg most often leave from Amsterdam Centraal and arrive in Hamburg Hbf.

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  • You can take a train from Amsterdam to Hamburg with Deutsche Bahn. Cheap tickets can be found for $27 (€24) with Deutsche Bahn from Amsterdam to Hamburg.

Yes, there are direct services available from Amsterdam to Hamburg with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find 6 direct buses per day with Flixbus.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Hamburg as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Hamburg from Amsterdam.

Looking to extend your trip from Amsterdam to Hamburg? Many Omio customers who go from Amsterdam to Hamburg usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like. If you're looking to explore from Hamburg, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

Before traveling from Amsterdam to Hamburg, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this journey is costing $30 (€27) one way on average.
  • A plane ticket is costing on average $8 (€7) one way for this route.
  • A train ticket for this trip is costing $27 (€24) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Amsterdam to Hamburg tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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