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from Frankfurt to Hamburg

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Jan 22
$21Deutsche Bahn
$18Flixbus
$127Lufthansa
Sun
Jan 23
$29Deutsche Bahn
$42Flixbus
$108Eurowings
Tue
Jan 25
$21Deutsche Bahn with connection
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$108Tuifly
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Jan 26
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Jan 27
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Sat
Jan 29
$21Deutsche Bahn
$18Flixbus
$150Lufthansa
Sun
Jan 30
$21Deutsche Bahn
$42Flixbus
$96Eurowings
Tue
Feb 1
$21Deutsche Bahn
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$36Tuifly
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Feb 3
$21Deutsche Bahn with connection
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Travel Information between Frankfurt and Hamburg

distanceDistance245 miles (395 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$43 - $124
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $43 (€36) • 3 h 51 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $124 (€103) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLufthansa, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a flight, bus or train to travel 245 miles (395 km) from Frankfurt to Hamburg. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $43 (€36). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Lufthansa, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight, bus or train from Frankfurt to Hamburg.

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FAQs

How do I reach Hamburg from Frankfurt?

There are 3 ways to get from Frankfurt to Hamburg: flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel between Frankfurt and Hamburg?

The cheapest way to travel between Frankfurt and Hamburg is by taking a train with an average price of $43 (€36).

This is compared to other travel options to Hamburg:

Taking a train is usually $81 (€67) less than taking a flight to Hamburg, which costs on average $124 (€103) for the same trip.

A train is $5 (€4) less than a bus for this route with tickets for a bus from Frankfurt to Hamburg costing on average $48 (€40).

What is the fastest way to travel from Frankfurt to Hamburg?

The quickest way to travel to Hamburg from Frankfurt is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 5 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 6 h 30 min   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 3 h 51 min   of travel time.

What is the distance between Frankfurt and Hamburg?

You should expect to travel around 245 miles (395 km) between Frankfurt and Hamburg.

How many services a day are there between Frankfurt and Hamburg?

The average frequency per day from Frankfurt to Hamburg is:

  • Around 25 trains per day.

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

When traveling to Hamburg from Frankfurt, what are the departure and arrival points in Frankfurt and Hamburg?

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

  • Buses mostly leave from Frankfurt, Stuttgarter Straße (Fermomnibusbahnhof) and tend to arrive in Hamburg Hbf.

Which travel operators can get me to Hamburg from Frankfurt?

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

  • Lufthansa can take you to Hamburg by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Lufthansa from Frankfurt to Hamburg for $124 (€103).
  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Hamburg by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Frankfurt to Hamburg tickets on Omio for $48 (€40).
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn for trains to Hamburg. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Frankfurt to Hamburg tickets on Omio for $43 (€36).

Can I travel directly from Frankfurt to Hamburg?

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

  • You can check for a direct train to Hamburg with FlixTrain with 25 direct trains per day.

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 other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Frankfurt to Hamburg?

Many of our customers traveling from Frankfurt 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!

When should I purchase a ticket from Frankfurt to Hamburg online to score the best deals?

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

  • A plane ticket for this journey is costing $124 (€103) one way on average.
  • A bus ticket costs $48 (€40) one way on average for this trip.
  • A train ticket for this route is costing $43 (€36) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Frankfurt 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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