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from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg

You can get from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg on Sep 19 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:00AMFrankfurt am Main Airport1h05 10:05AMHamburg Airport
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$2581One-way
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07:15AMFrankfurt am Main Airport1h05 08:20AMHamburg Airport
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11:00AMFrankfurt am Main Airport1h05 12:05PMHamburg Airport
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01:15PMFrankfurt am Main Airport1h05 02:20PMHamburg Airport
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Sun
Sep 19
$74Deutsche Bahn
$31Flixbus
$258Lufthansa
Mon
Sep 20
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$310Lufthansa
Tue
Sep 21
$22Deutsche Bahn
$31Flixbus
$305Lufthansa
Wed
Sep 22
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$385Lufthansa
Thu
Sep 23
$22Deutsche Bahn
$27Flixbus
$344KLM
Fri
Sep 24
$22Deutsche Bahn
$37Flixbus
$183Lufthansa
Sat
Sep 25
$30Deutsche Bahn
$27Flixbus
$183Lufthansa
Sun
Sep 26
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$146Lufthansa
Mon
Sep 27
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$24Flixbus
$169Lufthansa
Tue
Sep 28
$22Deutsche Bahn
$31Flixbus
$183Lufthansa
Wed
Sep 29
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$300KLM
Thu
Sep 30
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$267KLM
Fri
Oct 1
$22Deutsche Bahn
$31Flixbus
$146Lufthansa
Sat
Oct 2
$30Deutsche Bahn
$31Flixbus
$146Lufthansa
Sun
Oct 3
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$32Flixbus
$86Lufthansa
Mon
Oct 4
$22Deutsche Bahn
$24Flixbus
$116Lufthansa
Tue
Oct 5
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$133Lufthansa
Wed
Oct 6
$22Deutsche Bahn
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Thu
Oct 7
$22Deutsche Bahn
$19Flixbus
$221Lufthansa
Fri
Oct 8
$35Deutsche Bahn
$31Flixbus
$116Lufthansa

Travel Information from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg

distanceDistance245 miles (395 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$22 - $185
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • () • 3 h 38 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLufthansa, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a flight, bus or train to travel 245 miles (395 km) from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg. A train is best for those looking to save money on this trip, with tickets costing about (). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Lufthansa, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or bus from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg.

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How to get from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg, 91,85% 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 Frankfurt am Main 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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FAQs
What are the ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg?

There are 3 ways that you can travel between Frankfurt am Main and Hamburg. You can take a flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg?

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around () compared to other travel options to Hamburg:

Taking a train is about $162 (€130) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $185 (€148) for this journey.

Taking a train is about $1 (€1) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $24 (€19) for this trip.

What is the fastest way from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg?

The quickest way to travel from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg is by travel, which takes on average 0 h 0 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Hamburg by flight can take on average 1 h 5 min.

In comparison, going by bus can take 6 h 30 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to Hamburg by train can take on average 3 h 38 min.

How far is it from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg?

The Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg distance is around 245 miles (395 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg?

The average frequency per day from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg is:

  • 25 trains a day.

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

Where do I depart from Frankfurt am Main? Where do I arrive in Hamburg?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg:

  • Most travelers who book a plane ticket from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg depart from Frankfurt am Main Airport to Hamburg Airport.
  • Most travelers who buy a bus ticket from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg depart from Frankfurt am Main, Hbf to Hamburg, ZOB am Hbf.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Frankfurt (Main) Flughafen and arrive in Hamburg Hbf.
Who can get me from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg?

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

  • Lufthansa can get you to Hamburg by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Lufthansa from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg for $185 (€148) on Omio.
  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Hamburg by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg tickets on Omio for $24 (€19).
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn to go to Hamburg by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Deutsche Bahn Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg tickets on Omio for $22 (€18).
Is there a way to travel directly from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg?

Yes, there are direct routes from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg with the following travel companies:

  • You can take a direct flight with Lufthansa or Lufthansa Cityline.
  • You can take a direct bus with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar.

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 journey.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg?
Looking to extend your trip from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg? Many Omio customers who go from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Copenhagen or Amsterdam. If you're looking to explore Berlin, Copenhagen or Amsterdam from Hamburg, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How early should I buy Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • A plane ticket costs $185 (€148) one way on average for this route.
  • A bus ticket is costing on average $24 (€19) one way for this journey.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $22 (€18) one way for this journey.

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

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Frankfurt am Main
Hamburg
Frankfurt(Main) Hbf
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