How to travel from Leipzig to Hamburg

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Travel Information to Hamburg from Leipzig

distanceDistance183 miles (295 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$15 - $185
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $15 (€13) • 3 h 28 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $16 (€14) • 3 h 6 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar, Lufthansa or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 183 miles (295 km) by train, bus or flight to Hamburg from Leipzig. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are BlaBlaCar, Lufthansa or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Leipzig to Hamburg.

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from Leipzig to Hamburg

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

Our recommendation
bus

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

FlixBus
03:20PM6h25
Leipzig, Hbf
09:45PMHamburg, Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof
$281One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
FlixBus
03:20PM6h25
Leipzig, Hbf
09:45PMHamburg, Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof
$281One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Deutsche Bahn
09:16AM3h06
Leipzig Hbf
12:22PMHamburg Hbf
$1191One-way
1 transfer
Other options
FlixTrain
04:41PM3h28
Leipzig Hbf
08:09PMHamburg Hbf
$411One-way
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
11:16AM3h07
Leipzig Hbf
02:23PMHamburg Hbf
$1191One-way
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn
06:16AM3h08
Leipzig Hbf
09:24AMHamburg Hbf
$1191One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
05:50AM6h45
Leipzig, Hbf
12:35PMHamburg
$631One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
05:50AM7h10
Leipzig, Hbf
01:00PMHamburg, Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof
$631One-way
0 transfers

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All travel companies: Train and Bus from Leipzig to Hamburg

BlaBlaCar Bus, FlixBus and Deutsche Bahn will get you to Hamburg from Leipzig at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best travel times, prices and tickets for your trip.

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 Leipzig to Hamburg travel.

    BlaBlaCar Bus (formerly known as Ouibus or iDBUS), a subsidiary of the popular French carpooling company, BlaBlaCar, is a travel company operating long-distance services in 10 countries in Europe. Founded in France, BlaBlaCar Bus provides connections to over 300 destinations. Standard amenities on the travel include air conditioning, toilets, USB and power outlets for charging phones, tablets and laptops during long travel journeys, extra legroom and adjustable seats. On select routes there is also free Wi-Fi available. BlaBlaCar Bus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and up to two checked bags per person.

      FAQs: Travel from Leipzig 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 Leipzig to Hamburg.
      FAQs

      There are 3 options to travel to Hamburg from Leipzig including taking a train, bus or flight.

      The cheapest way to get from Leipzig to Hamburg is by taking a bus with average ticket prices of $15 (€13) compared to other travel options to Hamburg:

      A bus is $170 (€147) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Leipzig to Hamburg costing on average $185 (€160).

      A bus is $1 (€1) less than a train with an average ticket price of $16 (€14) from Leipzig to Hamburg.

      The fastest way from Leipzig to Hamburg is by train with an average journey time of 3 h 6 min.

      There are alternative travel options to Hamburg that take longer:

      Taking a bus requires on average 3 h 28 min of travel time.

      Getting to Hamburg by flight takes 3 h 30 min on average.

      The distance is approximately 183 miles (295 km) from Leipzig to Hamburg.

      The average frequency per day from Leipzig to Hamburg is:

      • 7 buses a day.
      • Around 2 trains per day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Hamburg from Leipzig as scheduled services by train, bus or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

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

      • Buses mostly depart from Leipzig and arrive in Hamburg, Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof.
      • Flights from Leipzig to Hamburg most often leave from Leipzig/Halle Airport and arrive in Hamburg Airport.
      • Trains mostly depart from Leipzig Hbf and arrive in Hamburg Hbf.

      The following travel companies offer services from Leipzig to Hamburg:

      • Travel with BlaBlaCar, BlaBlaCar Bus or FlixBus to go to Hamburg by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find FlixBus Leipzig to Hamburg tickets on Omio for $15 (€13).
      • Travel with Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or Metronom to go to Hamburg by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find FlixTrain Leipzig to Hamburg tickets on Omio for $16 (€14).

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

      • You can check for a direct bus to Hamburg with FlixBus with 2 direct buses per day.
      • You can check for a direct train to Hamburg with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain with 2 direct trains per day.

      Direct services to Hamburg 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 who book a trip from Leipzig to Hamburg often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris, Amsterdam or Stockholm. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Leipzig and Hamburg itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Hamburg and any of these top destinations today!

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