How to travel from Munich to Hamburg

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from Munich to Hamburg

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

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To get from Munich to Hamburg on Dec 03 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information from Munich to Hamburg

distanceDistance381 miles (614 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$74 - $126
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $74 (€68) • 10 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $126 (€115) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Eurowings or FlixTrain

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 381 miles (614 km) to Hamburg from Munich. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $74 (€68). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus, Eurowings or FlixTrain among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Munich to Hamburg.

How to get from Munich to Hamburg

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Munich to Hamburg, 91,40% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Munich to Hamburg and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Travel Tips: Travel from Munich to Hamburg

Travel Tips: 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 Munich to Hamburg.

There are 4 ways to travel to Hamburg from Munich including taking a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Munich to Hamburg is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $74 (€68) compared to other travel options to Hamburg:

Taking a bus is about $52 (€47) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $126 (€115) for this trip.

A bus is $23 (€21) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Munich to Hamburg costing on average $97 (€88).

The fastest way from Munich to Hamburg is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 15 min.

There are alternative travel options to Hamburg that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Hamburg by bus can take on average 10 h 45 min.

In comparison, getting to Hamburg by train can take on average 6 h 42 min.

The distance is approximately 381 miles (614 km) from Munich to Hamburg.

The average frequency per day from Munich to Hamburg is:

  • 3 buses per day.
  • 31 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Munich and Hamburg as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

  • Buses most often depart from Munich at München, ZOB and arrive in Hamburg at Hamburg, Bahnsteig Gleis 13 + 14.
  • Flights mostly leave from Munich Airport and tend to arrive in Hamburg Airport.
  • Trains most often depart from Munich at München Hbf and arrive in Hamburg at Hamburg Hbf.

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

  • Flixbus can take you to Hamburg by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Munich to Hamburg for $74 (€68).
  • Eurowings can get you to Hamburg by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Eurowings from Munich to Hamburg for $126 (€115) on Omio.
  • Travel with FlixTrain to go to Hamburg by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find FlixTrain Munich to Hamburg tickets on Omio for $97 (€88).

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

  • You'll find 2 direct buses a day to Hamburg with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar.
  • You'll find 31 direct trains a day to Hamburg with Deutsche Bahn.

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 route.

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

When planning your trip from Munich to Hamburg, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost on average $74 (€68) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $126 (€115) one way.
  • Train tickets cost $97 (€88) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Munich to Hamburg online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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