How to travel from Kiel to Hamburg

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Travel Information from Kiel to Hamburg

distanceDistance51 miles (83 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$8 - $11
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $8 (€7) • 1 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $11 (€10) • 1 h 1 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus or Deutsche Bahn

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

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from Kiel to Hamburg

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

Our recommendation

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

Kiel, ZOB
09:45AMHamburg, Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof
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Kiel, ZOB
10:40PMHamburg, Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof
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Kiel, ZOB
03:35AMHamburg, Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof
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Kiel, ZOB
06:15PMHamburg, Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof
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Kiel, ZOB
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Kiel, ZOB
06:30AMHamburg, Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof
0 transfers

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Deutsche Bahn

All travel companies: Train and Bus from Kiel to Hamburg

You can travel by train or bus for as low as $11 (€10). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of travel services and makes on average about 40,000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of travel includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Kiel to Hamburg travel.

Travel information from Kiel to Hamburg with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 3 min
  • Cheapest Price: $11
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 44 a day

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.

Travel information from Kiel to Hamburg with FlixBus:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 15 min
  • Cheapest Price: $11
  • FlixBus frequency: 4 a day

FAQs: Travel from Kiel to Hamburg

FAQs: Travel to Hamburg 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 Kiel to Hamburg.

There are 2 travel options from Kiel to Hamburg: train or bus.

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

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

Taking a bus costs $3 (€3) less than taking a train, which costs on average $11 (€10) for the same trip.

The quickest way to travel between Kiel and Hamburg is by train, which takes on average 1 h 1 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

Getting to Hamburg by bus takes 1 h 15 min on average.

The distance is approximately 51 miles (83 km) from Kiel to Hamburg.

The average frequency per day from Kiel to Hamburg is:

  • 4 buses per day.
  • 44 trains a day.

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

  • Buses from Kiel to Hamburg most often leave from Kiel, ZOB and arrive in Hamburg, Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof.
  • Trains from Kiel to Hamburg most often leave from Kiel Hbf and arrive in Hamburg Hbf.

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

  • You can take a bus from Kiel to Hamburg with FlixBus or BlaBlaCar. Cheap tickets can be found for $11 (€10) with FlixBus from Kiel to Hamburg.
  • You can take a train from Kiel to Hamburg with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain. Cheap tickets can be found for $11 (€10) with Deutsche Bahn from Kiel to Hamburg.

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

  • 4 direct buses per day with FlixBus.
  • Direct trains with Deutsche Bahn with 43 direct trains per day.

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 from Kiel to Hamburg.

Looking to extend your trip from Kiel to Hamburg? Many Omio customers who go from Kiel to Hamburg usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris, Amsterdam or Stockholm. If you're looking to explore Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris, Amsterdam or Stockholm from Hamburg, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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