How to travel from Hamburg to Kassel

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from Hamburg to Kassel

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

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To get from Hamburg to Kassel on May 18 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:29AMHamburg Hbf2h36 10:05AMKassel-Wilhelmshöhe
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08:50PMHamburg Hbf8h23 05:13AMKassel Hbf
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11:28AMHamburg Hbf2h24 01:52PMKassel-Wilhelmshöhe
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07:22AMHamburg Hbf2h13 09:35AMKassel-Wilhelmshöhe
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04:54AMHamburg Hbf2h27 07:21AMKassel-Wilhelmshöhe
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Travel Information between Hamburg and Kassel

distanceDistance157 miles (253 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$17 - $35
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $17 (€15) • 2 h 9 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $17 (€15) • 2 h 9 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBrittany Ferries or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus or train to travel 157 miles (253 km) between Hamburg and Kassel. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 9 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $17 (€15). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Brittany Ferries or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Hamburg to Kassel.

Travel Tips: Travel from Hamburg to Kassel

Travel to Kassel 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 Kassel.

You can travel between Hamburg and Kassel 2 different ways: bus or train.

The cheapest way to go to Kassel from Hamburg is by taking a train, which costs on average $17 (€15).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Kassel:

Taking a train is usually $18 (€16) less than taking a bus to Kassel, which costs on average $35 (€31) for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Kassel from Hamburg is by train with an average travel time of 2 h 9 min.

Other travel options to Kassel can usually take longer:

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

Kassel is approximately 157 miles (253 km) away from Hamburg.

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

  • Buses from Hamburg to Kassel most often leave from Hamburg, Bahnsteig Gleis 13 + 14 and arrive in Kassel, Kaufungen Papierfabrik.
  • Trains most often depart from Hamburg at Hamburg Hbf and arrive in Kassel at Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe.

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

  • Travel with Brittany Ferries for buses to Kassel. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Brittany Ferries Hamburg to Kassel tickets on Omio for $35 (€31).
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn to go to Kassel by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Deutsche Bahn Hamburg to Kassel tickets on Omio for $17 (€15).

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

  • You can travel directly by bus with BlaBlaCar.
  • You can travel directly by train with Deutsche Bahn.

Direct services to Kassel 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.

Omio customers who travel from Hamburg to Kassel often also extend their vacation to go to Berlin, Frankfurt am Main or Munich. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Kassel and these popular destinations at a great price.

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

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $35 (€31) one way for this journey.
  • A train ticket for this journey is costing $17 (€15) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Hamburg to Kassel 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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