How to travel from Erfurt to Hamburg

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Travel Information to Hamburg from Erfurt

distanceDistance184 miles (296 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$20 - $26
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $20 (€17) • 6 h 42 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $26 (€22) • 3 h 40 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar or Deutsche Bahn

Take a train or bus to travel 184 miles (296 km) between Erfurt and Hamburg. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are BlaBlaCar or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Erfurt to Hamburg.

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from Erfurt to Hamburg

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

Our recommendation

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

Deutsche Bahn
Erfurt Hbf
11:58AMHamburg Hbf
1 transfer
01:00AMHamburg, Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn
Erfurt Hbf
01:54PMHamburg Hbf
1 transfer
Other options
Erfurt Hbf
08:09PMHamburg Hbf
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn
Erfurt Hbf
12:22PMHamburg Hbf
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
Erfurt Hbf
01:24PMHamburg Hbf
0 transfers
Erfurt Hbf
09:45PMHamburg, Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof
1 transfer
01:40PMHamburg, Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof
1 transfer
07:15PMHamburg, Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof
1 transfer

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Deutsche Bahn

All travel companies: Train and Bus from Erfurt to Hamburg

Travel from Erfurt to Hamburg on Deutsche Bahn and FlixBus 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 from Erfurt to Hamburg. 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 Europe's leading low-cost travel companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance travel services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

      FAQs: Travel from Erfurt 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 Erfurt to Hamburg.

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

      The cheapest way to travel between Erfurt and Hamburg is a bus with an average price of $20 (€17).

      This is compared to other travel options from Erfurt to Hamburg:

      A bus is $6 (€5) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Erfurt to Hamburg costing on average $26 (€22).

      The fastest way to get to Hamburg from Erfurt is by train with an average travel time of 3 h 40 min.

      Other travel options to Hamburg take longer:

      Taking a bus requires on average 6 h 42 min of travel time.

      The Erfurt to Hamburg distance is around 184 miles (296 km).

      The average frequency per day from Erfurt to Hamburg is:

      • Around 1 bus per day.
      • 16 trains per day.

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

      These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Erfurt to Hamburg:

      • Most travelers take a bus from Erfurt Hbf to Hamburg, Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof.
      • Most travelers catch their train from Erfurt Hbf and arrive in Hamburg Hbf.

      The following travel companies offer services from Erfurt to Hamburg:

      • BlaBlaCar or FlixBus can take you to Hamburg by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for FlixBus from Erfurt to Hamburg for $20 (€17).
      • Deutsche Bahn or Metronom can take you to Hamburg by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Deutsche Bahn from Erfurt to Hamburg for $26 (€22).

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

      • 1 direct bus per day with FlixBus.
      • Direct train available with Deutsche Bahn 16 direct trains per day.

      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 Erfurt.

      Your trip from Erfurt to Hamburg doesn't have to end in Hamburg. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris, Amsterdam or Stockholm. If you’d like to add Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris, Amsterdam or Stockholm to your Erfurt to Hamburg tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Hamburg today!

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