How to travel from Düsseldorf to Hamburg

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from Düsseldorf to Hamburg

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

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To get from Düsseldorf to Hamburg on Jan 31 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information from Düsseldorf to Hamburg

distanceDistance211 miles (341 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$23 - $81
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $23 (€20) • 3 h 26 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $81 (€70) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Eurowings or FlixTrain

Travel 211 miles (341 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train between Düsseldorf and Hamburg. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $23 (€20). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus, Eurowings or FlixTrain among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Düsseldorf to Hamburg.

How to get from Düsseldorf to Hamburg

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Düsseldorf to Hamburg, 81,58% 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 Düsseldorf 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 Düsseldorf 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 Düsseldorf to Hamburg.

There are 4 ways to get from Düsseldorf to Hamburg: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to go to Hamburg from Düsseldorf is by taking a train, which costs on average $23 (€20).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Hamburg:

Taking a train is about $9 (€8) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $32 (€28) for this journey.

A train is generally $58 (€50) less than a flight for the same journey. Taking a flight costs on average $81 (€70) from Düsseldorf to Hamburg.

The fastest way to get to Hamburg from Düsseldorf is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h.

Other travel options to Hamburg can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 6 h 56 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 3 h 26 min   on average.

The distance from Düsseldorf to Hamburg is approximately 211 miles (341 km).

The average frequency per day from Düsseldorf to Hamburg is:

  • 1 bus a day.
  • 13 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Düsseldorf to 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 when traveling from Düsseldorf to Hamburg:

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Düsseldorf, Hbf, Worringer Straße and arrive in Hamburg, Bahnsteig Gleis 13 + 14.
  • Most travelers who buy a plane ticket from Düsseldorf to Hamburg depart from Dusseldorf Airport to Hamburg Airport.
  • Most travelers take a train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Hamburg Hbf.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Düsseldorf to Hamburg, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Flixbus can take you to Hamburg by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Düsseldorf to Hamburg for $32 (€28).
  • Eurowings can get you to Hamburg by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Eurowings from Düsseldorf to Hamburg for $81 (€70) on Omio.
  • Travel with FlixTrain for trains to Hamburg. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for FlixTrain Düsseldorf to Hamburg tickets on Omio for $23 (€20).

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

  • You can take a direct bus with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar with 1 direct bus per day.
  • You can find around 13 direct trains per day and travel with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain.

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 Düsseldorf and Hamburg.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Düsseldorf to Hamburg often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Berlin, Copenhagen or Munich. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Düsseldorf and Hamburg itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Hamburg and any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip from Düsseldorf to Hamburg, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost on average $32 (€28) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $81 (€70) one way.
  • Train tickets cost $23 (€20) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Düsseldorf to Hamburg online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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