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
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.
3. Amsterdam-Hamburg by Coach
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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