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from Essen to Hamburg

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

Our recommendation

To get from Essen to Hamburg on 29 Oct we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:04Essen Hbf2h46 09:50Hamburg Hbf
0 changes
£441One-way
Cheapest
20:41Essen Hbf4h48 01:29Hamburg Harburg
2 changes
£371One-way
Other options
06:00Essen Hbf3h14 09:14Hamburg Hbf
0 changes
£391One-way
21:00Essen Hbf3h16 00:16Hamburg Hbf
0 changes
£411One-way
04:54Essen Hbf3h39 08:33Hamburg Hbf
0 changes
£411One-way

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Fri
29 Oct
£37Deutsche Bahn with connection
£120Eurowings
Sat
30 Oct
£18FlixTrain
£102Eurowings
Sun
31 Oct
£18FlixTrain
£66Eurowings
Mon
1 Nov
£16Deutsche Bahn
£102Eurowings
Tue
2 Nov
£16Deutsche Bahn
£75Eurowings
Wed
3 Nov
£16Deutsche Bahn
£93Eurowings
Thu
4 Nov
£16Deutsche Bahn
£75Eurowings
Fri
5 Nov
£16Deutsche Bahn
£66Tuifly
Sat
6 Nov
£16Deutsche Bahn
£145Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
7 Nov
£16Deutsche Bahn
£58Eurowings
Mon
8 Nov
£16Deutsche Bahn
£66Eurowings
Tue
9 Nov
£16Deutsche Bahn
£75Eurowings
Wed
10 Nov
£16Deutsche Bahn
£66Eurowings
Thu
11 Nov
£16Deutsche Bahn
£35Eurowings
Fri
12 Nov
£16Deutsche Bahn
£66Tuifly
Sat
13 Nov
£9FlixTrain
£118Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
14 Nov
£16Deutsche Bahn
£44Eurowings
Mon
15 Nov
£16Deutsche Bahn
£49Eurowings
Tue
16 Nov
£16Deutsche Bahn
£66Eurowings
Wed
17 Nov
£16Deutsche Bahn
£66Eurowings

Travel Information to Hamburg from Essen

distanceDistance193 miles (311 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or train
priceTicket price range£16 - £58
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £16 • 2 h 53 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £58 • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesEurowings or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 193 miles (311 km) by flight or train between Essen and Hamburg. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £16. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight or train from Essen to Hamburg.

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FAQs
How do I go from Essen to Hamburg?

There are 2 travel options from Essen to Hamburg: flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to go to Hamburg from Essen?

A train service offers the cheapest way to travel from Essen to Hamburg, which costs on average £16.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Hamburg:

A train is about £42 less than a flight, which costs on average £58 for this trip.

What is the fastest way from Essen to Hamburg?

The quickest way to travel to Hamburg from Essen is by flight, which takes on average 1 h   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Hamburg by train can take on average 2 h 53 min.

How far is it from Essen to Hamburg?

The Essen to Hamburg distance is approximately 193 miles (311 km).

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from Essen to Hamburg?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Essen to Hamburg:

  • Most travellers take a train from Essen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf.
Which travel companies can take me from Essen to Hamburg?

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

  • Travel with Eurowings for flights to Hamburg. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Eurowings Essen to Hamburg tickets on Omio for £58.
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn to go to Hamburg by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Deutsche Bahn Essen to Hamburg tickets on Omio for £16.
Is there a way to travel directly from Essen to Hamburg?

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

  • You can check for a direct flight to Hamburg with Eurowings.
  • You'll find direct train services to Hamburg with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Hamburg tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this route.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Essen to Hamburg?
Looking to extend your trip from Essen to Hamburg? Many Omio customers who go from Essen to Hamburg usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Copenhagen or Amsterdam. If you're looking to explore Berlin, Copenhagen or Amsterdam from Hamburg, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How early should I purchase tickets from Essen to Hamburg online for the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets are costing £58 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £16 one way.

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

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