How to get from Kiel to Hamburg by train, bus or flight.
The best way to travel from Kiel to Hamburg is by taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||51 miles (83 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus|
|Fastest mode||Bus • $13 (€12) • 1 h 30 min|
|Popular travel companies||FlixBus|
Take a bus to travel 51 miles (83 km) from Kiel to Hamburg. FlixBus is the main travel company operating this journey. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Kiel to Hamburg.
You can travel by train or bus for as low as $13 (€12). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.
Deutsche Bahn is a German train company that operates trains throughout the country including trains between Kiel and Hamburg. It offers a wide range of services, including high-speed InterCity Express (ICE) trains, regional trains, and night trains. ICE trains are the fastest and most comfortable way to travel, with speeds of up to 300 km/h. Regional trains are slower but offer more frequent stops and are ideal for shorter trips. Night trains are a great way to save time and money, with comfortable sleeping compartments and couchettes. Deutsche Bahn offers a variety of ticket types, including single tickets, day tickets, and group tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and a variety of food and beverage options. The most popular routes for Deutsche Bahn are between major cities such as Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, and Frankfurt. Other popular routes include Cologne to Stuttgart, Berlin to Dresden, and Hamburg to Cologne.
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.
You can travel from Kiel to Hamburg by bus.
Traveling by bus is also the quickest way from Kiel to Hamburg. It takes on average 1 h 30 min to travel this journey.
You should expect to travel around 51 miles (83 km) between Kiel and Hamburg.
The average frequency per day from Kiel to Hamburg is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Hamburg from Kiel as scheduled services by bus can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Kiel to Hamburg:
The following travel company offer services from Kiel to Hamburg:
Yes, there is a direct route available from Kiel to Hamburg:
Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Hamburg as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Kiel and Hamburg.