How to travel from Hamburg to Amsterdam

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from Hamburg to Amsterdam

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

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To get from Hamburg to Amsterdam on Dec 01 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information between Hamburg and Amsterdam

distanceDistance228 miles (368 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$55 - $677
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $55 (€50) • 5 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $677 (€619) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Lufthansa Cityline or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 228 miles (368 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train to Amsterdam from 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 bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $55 (€50). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus, Lufthansa Cityline or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Hamburg to Amsterdam.

Travel from Hamburg to Amsterdam: Journey Details

Traveling from Hamburg to Amsterdam will take passengers on a trip of some 465 kilometers. By plane it will take roughly 1 hour of flight time. Direct bus trips last a duration of 6 to 8 hours, while a train journey will take approximately 5 hours.

Return trips from Amsterdam to Hamburg are also available.

How to get from Hamburg to Amsterdam

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Hamburg to Amsterdam, 82,37% 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 Hamburg to Amsterdam 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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Buses from Hamburg to Amsterdam

Buses from Hamburg to Amsterdam are offered by Flixbus, Eurolines and Postbus and depart from the main Hbf bus station in Hamburg. The earliest bus available sets out at 1:15 a.m and is a direct service lasting 6 hours. The last service departs at exactly 10 p.m. Most services are direct but some may require a change in Duivendrecht station in Amsterdam. Buses depart regularly throughout the day, usually at 3 hour intervals.

Trains from Hamburg to Amsterdam

Trains from Hamburg to Amsterdam are provided exclusively by Deutsche Bahn. The train service runs from 5:45 a.m. and finishes at 11 p.m. Trains leave regularly throughout the daytime; however, there are fewer services during the early morning hours. All services employ at least one change to get passenger to their destination. The main transfer location is Osnabruck Hbf.

Flights from Hamburg to Amsterdam

Germanwings, easyJet and KLM all offer direct flights from Hamburg to Amsterdam. Direct flights between these two cities usually take an hour. Indirect flight usually add 1 hour on to traveling time.

Travel Tips: Travel from Hamburg to Amsterdam

Travel Tips: Travel to Amsterdam 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 Hamburg to Amsterdam.
FAQs

Travel between Hamburg, Germany and Amsterdam, Netherlands is: Unrestricted.

Can travelers from Germany enter Netherlands?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Amsterdam from Hamburg?

Conditions of entry into Netherlands:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Amsterdam, Netherlands?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Netherlands has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

This information was last checked on 11/17/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey to Amsterdam from Hamburg.

Return travel to Hamburg, Germany from Netherlands is: Unrestricted.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Germany from Netherlands?

Entry into Germany is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Germany from Netherlands?

Requirements for reentering Germany:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Germany?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Germany to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Hamburg, Germany was last verified on 11/6/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Hamburg from Amsterdam.

There are 4 ways to travel to Amsterdam from Hamburg including taking a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Hamburg and Amsterdam is by taking a bus with an average price of $55 (€50).

This is compared to other travel options to Amsterdam:

Taking a bus is usually $622 (€569) less than taking a flight to Amsterdam, which costs on average $677 (€619) for the same trip.

A bus is generally $8 (€7) less than a train for the same trip. Taking a train costs on average $62 (€57) from Hamburg to Amsterdam.

The quickest way to travel between Hamburg and Amsterdam 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 5 h 40 min   of travel time.

In comparison, getting to Amsterdam by train can take on average 6 h 6 min.

The distance from Hamburg to Amsterdam is approximately 228 miles (368 km).

The average frequency per day from Hamburg to Amsterdam is:

  • Around 6 buses per day.
  • 4 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Amsterdam from 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 from Hamburg to Amsterdam:

  • Buses from Hamburg to Amsterdam most often leave from Hamburg, Bahnsteig Gleis 13 + 14 and arrive in Amsterdam, Radarweg (Sloterdijk).
  • Flights from Hamburg to Amsterdam most often leave from Hamburg Airport and arrive in Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
  • Trains mostly depart from Hamburg Hbf and arrive in Amsterdam Centraal.

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

  • You can go to Amsterdam from Hamburg by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $55 (€50) with Flixbus from Hamburg to Amsterdam on Omio.
  • You can go to Amsterdam from Hamburg by plane with Lufthansa Cityline. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $677 (€619) with Lufthansa Cityline from Hamburg to Amsterdam on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Hamburg to Amsterdam with Deutsche Bahn. Cheap tickets can be found for $62 (€57) with Deutsche Bahn from Hamburg to Amsterdam.

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

  • You can find 6 direct buses per day to Amsterdam with Flixbus.

Direct services to Amsterdam 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.

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

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

  • Bus tickets cost on average $55 (€50) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $677 (€619) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $62 (€57) one way.

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

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