How to travel from Hamburg to Kiel

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Travel Information to Kiel from Hamburg

distanceDistance51 miles (83 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$8 - $11
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $8 (€7) • 1 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $11 (€10) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a train or bus to travel 51 miles (83 km) to Kiel from Hamburg. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are FlixBus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Hamburg to Kiel.

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from Hamburg to Kiel

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

Our recommendation

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

Deutsche Bahn
Hamburg Hbf
10:09AMKiel Hbf
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Hamburg, Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof
03:35AMKiel, ZOB
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Deutsche Bahn
Hamburg Hbf
10:09AMKiel Hbf
0 transfers
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Hamburg, Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof
05:00PMKiel, ZOB
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Hamburg, Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof
03:45PMKiel, ZOB
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Hamburg, Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof
09:05PMKiel, ZOB
0 transfers

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Deutsche Bahn

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Travel on Deutsche Bahn and FlixBus travel between Hamburg and Kiel at great prices. Omio finds you travel times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

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 Hamburg to Kiel

    FAQs: Travel to Kiel 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 Kiel.

    There are 2 options to travel between Hamburg and Kiel including taking a train or bus.

    The cheapest way to go to Kiel from Hamburg is by taking a bus, which costs on average $8 (€7).

    This is compared to other ways of getting from Hamburg to Kiel:

    A bus is $3 (€3) less than a train with an average ticket price of $11 (€10) from Hamburg to Kiel.

    The fastest way to get to Kiel from Hamburg is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 5 min.

    Other travel options to Kiel take longer:

    Getting to Kiel by bus takes 1 h 20 min on average.

    Kiel is approximately 51 miles (83 km) away from Hamburg.

    The average frequency per day from Hamburg to Kiel is:

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

    However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Hamburg to Kiel 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 Hamburg to Kiel:

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

    The following travel companies offer services from Hamburg to Kiel:

    • FlixBus or BlaBlaCar can take you to Kiel by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for FlixBus from Hamburg to Kiel for $8 (€7).
    • Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain can take you to Kiel by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Deutsche Bahn from Hamburg to Kiel for $11 (€10).

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

    • You can find 1 direct bus per day to Kiel with FlixBus.
    • You can check for a direct train to Kiel with Deutsche Bahn with 23 direct trains per day.

    Direct services to Kiel 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 trip.

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

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