How to travel from Dortmund to Hamburg

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from Dortmund to Hamburg

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

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To get from Dortmund to Hamburg on May 24 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information from Dortmund to Hamburg

distanceDistance177 miles (286 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$13 - $41
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $13 (€12) • 4 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $41 (€37) • 2 h 39 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 177 miles (286 km) by bus or train between Dortmund and Hamburg. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 39 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $13 (€12). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Dortmund to Hamburg.

How to get from Dortmund to Hamburg

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Dortmund to Hamburg, 68,57% 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 Dortmund 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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Travel Tips: Travel from Dortmund to Hamburg

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 Dortmund to Hamburg.

There are 2 travel options from Dortmund to Hamburg: bus or train.

The cheapest way to go to Hamburg from Dortmund is by taking a bus, which costs on average $13 (€12).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Hamburg:

A bus is $28 (€25) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Dortmund to Hamburg costing on average $41 (€37).

The quickest way to travel between Dortmund and Hamburg is by train, which takes on average 2 h 39 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by bus can take 4 h 30 min   on average.

The distance is approximately 177 miles (286 km) from Dortmund to Hamburg.

The average frequency per day from Dortmund to Hamburg is:

  • 16 trains a day.

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

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

  • Buses from Dortmund to Hamburg most often leave from Dortmund, ZOB am Hbf and arrive in Hamburg, Bahnsteig Gleis 13 + 14.
  • Trains mostly depart from Dortmund Hbf and arrive in Hamburg Hbf.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Dortmund to Hamburg:

  • You can travel to Hamburg from Dortmund by bus with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $13 (€12) with Flixbus from Dortmund to Hamburg.
  • You can travel to Hamburg from Dortmund by train with Deutsche Bahn. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $41 (€37) with Deutsche Bahn from Dortmund to Hamburg.

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

  • You'll find 16 direct trains per day with Deutsche Bahn.

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 between Dortmund and Hamburg.

Many of our customers traveling from Dortmund to Hamburg don't make Hamburg their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Hamburg are Berlin, Copenhagen or Amsterdam, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Hamburg to any of these top destinations today!

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

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $13 (€12) one way for this route.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $41 (€37) one way for this trip.

But we recommend booking Dortmund 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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