How to travel from Basel to Hamburg

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Travel Information from Basel to Hamburg

distanceDistance428 miles (690 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$32 - $72
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $32 (€28) • 12 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $72 (€62) • 1 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus, easyJet or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 428 miles (690 km) by train, bus or flight to Hamburg from Basel. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are FlixBus, easyJet or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Basel to Hamburg.

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from Basel to Hamburg

How to get from Basel to Hamburg by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation
bus

The best way to travel from Basel to Hamburg is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

FlixBus
06:35PM12h25
Basel
07:00AMHamburg, Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof
$561One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
FlixBus
06:35PM12h25
Basel
07:00AMHamburg, Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof
$561One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
easyJet
06:00AM1h30
EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg (BSL)
07:30AMHamburg Airport (HAM)
$1581One-way
0 transfers
Other options
FlixTrain
09:27AM10h42
Basel Bad Bhf
08:09PMHamburg Hbf
$731One-way
1 transfer
FlixTrain
09:27AM16h38
Basel Bad Bhf
02:05AMHamburg, Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof
$741One-way
1 transfer
FlixTrain
06:30AM13h39
Basel
08:09PMHamburg Hbf
$1011One-way
2 transfers
FlixBus
10:05PM15h02
Basel
01:07PMHamburg Hbf
$631One-way
1 transfer
FlixBus
02:35PM16h25
Basel
07:00AMHamburg, Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof
$651One-way
1 transfer
FlixBus
06:35PM18h00
Basel
12:35PMHamburg
$731One-way
1 transfer

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Travel to Hamburg from Basel on easyJet, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa travel with Omio. When comparing schedules and tickets, we will also show you other options with multiple connections or other travel modes if they’re available.

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of travel services in Germany, making on average 40,000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your travel to Hamburg from Basel. DB uses different types of travel such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain travel.

    FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel 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 travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel 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 travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

      EasyJet is a British multinational budget airline headquartered at London Luton Airport (LTN) and the largest UK-based airline based on the number of passengers carried. EasyJet flies to more than 150 destinations in Europe and North Africa, making it a very popular low-cost carrier for travelers. To keep fares as low as possible, tickets are non-refundable, and no complimentary snacks are served onboard. All easyJet fare types include allowance of one small personal bag, while additional fees apply for travelers bringing hand luggage and checked luggage.

        FAQs: Travel from Basel to Hamburg

        FAQs: 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 Basel to Hamburg.
        FAQs

        There are 3 travel options from Basel to Hamburg: train, bus or flight.

        The cheapest way to get from Basel to Hamburg is by taking a bus with average ticket prices of $32 (€28) compared to other travel options to Hamburg:

        A bus is $40 (€34) less than a flight with an average ticket price of $72 (€62) from Basel to Hamburg.

        Taking a bus costs $8 (€7) less than taking a train, which costs on average $40 (€35) for the same trip.

        The quickest way to travel from Basel to Hamburg is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 30 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

        Bus takes 12 h 25 min on average.

        Train takes on average 7 h 3 min.

        The Basel to Hamburg distance is around 428 miles (690 km).

        The average frequency per day from Basel to Hamburg is:

        • 1 bus a day.
        • 12 trains a day.

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

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

        • Buses most often depart from Basel at Basel, Meret Oppenheim-Strasse (Bahnhof SBB) and arrive in Hamburg at Hamburg, Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof.
        • Flights from Basel to Hamburg most often leave from EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg and arrive in Hamburg Airport.
        • Trains most often depart from Basel at Basel SBB and arrive in Hamburg at Hamburg Hbf.

        The following travel companies offer services from Basel to Hamburg:

        • FlixBus or BlaBlaCar can take you to Hamburg by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for FlixBus from Basel to Hamburg for $32 (€28).
        • Travel with easyJet, Lufthansa, KLM, Austrian Airlines or KLM Cityhopper to go to Hamburg by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find easyJet Basel to Hamburg tickets on Omio for $72 (€62).
        • Travel with Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | ICE, ÖBB Nightjet, ÖBB | InterCity or ÖBB | Euro City (EC) to go to Hamburg by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Deutsche Bahn Basel to Hamburg tickets on Omio for $58 (€50).

        Yes, there are direct routes from Basel to Hamburg with the following travel companies:

        • You can find 1 direct bus per day to Hamburg with FlixBus.
        • You can find 12 direct trains per day to take to Hamburg with Deutsche Bahn or ÖBB Nightjet.

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

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

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