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Amsterdam - Hamburg Travel


The port city of Hamburg is an important economic hub in northern in Germany - it lies some 380km north-east from Amsterdam.

Let's look at the options for travel between these 2 cities by air, train and bus...

1. Amsterdam-Hamburg by Air

klm cityhopper

Air travel is the quickest option with flights between Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) and Hamburg Airport (HAM) taking around 1 hour. Dutch airline KLM (Skyteam) has up to 5 daily non-stop flights from Amsterdam to Copenhagen using Boeing 737 aircraft or smaller Embraer 190 Cityhopper services. Prices start from around €130 return including checked luggage.

German carrier Lufthansa (Star Alliance) has 2 daily non-stop flights between Amsterdam and Hamburg. The flights are operated by subsidiary Germanwings/Eurowings using Airbus A320 series aircraft. Return fares are priced from around €100.

No frills carrier Easyjet also flies daily between Amsterdam and Hamburg using Airbus aircraft with return fares from €80.

2. Amsterdam-Hamburg by Train

Travel by train can be done comfortably between Amsterdam and Hamburg in just over 5 hours, though it will require a change.

From Amsterdam Central, take the Amsterdam-Berlin Intercity (IC) service (runs 5x daily) to Osnabrück. From there you can take the hourly IC train to Hamburg Hauptbahnhof (final station is Hamburg Altona). Ticket prices are from €39 each-way if booking ahead.

How to book online: try Belgian Rail's international site B-Europe (accepts all credit cards) or the NS International site

3. Amsterdam-Hamburg by Coach

eurolines bus amsterdam

Eurolines runs a daily coach service between Amsterdam Duivendrecht terminal and Hamburg (ZOB central bus station).

The journey takes 7 hours and single fares start from €21.

German coach company Flixbus runs up to 6x daily coach services between Amsterdam (Sloterdijk) and Hamburg (central bus station). The trip takes just under 7 hours and singles start from €25.

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