Hamburg Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof underground - 7 ways to travel
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There are 7 ways to get from Hamburg Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof underground by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Göttingen  •  4h 11m

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Goettingen Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Goettingen to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...

96€ - 194€

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Bus  •  9h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station N17 / ...

28€ - 35€

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Train  •  4h 32m

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...

85€ - 130€

Drive  •  4h 23m

  1. Drive from Hamburg Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof underground 493.4 km

50€ - 80€

Fly from Hamburg  •  2h 50m

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Frankfurt (FRA) HAM - FRA

34€ - 235€

Train to Bremen, fly  •  3h 26m

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
  2. Fly from Bremen (BRE) to Frankfurt (FRA) BRE - FRA

54€ - 337€

Train to Hannover, fly  •  3h 57m

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf
  2. Fly from Hannover (HAJ) to Frankfurt (FRA) HAJ - FRA

84€ - 318€

Hamburg Hbf → Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof underground
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The cheapest way to get from Hamburg Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof underground is to bus which costs 28€ - 35€ and takes 9h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Hamburg Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof underground is to fly which costs 30€ - 240€ and takes 2h 50m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB and arriving at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station station. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 50m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Hamburg Hbf and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 32m.

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The distance between Hamburg Hbf and Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof underground is 394 km. The road distance is 493.4 km.

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The best way to get from Hamburg Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof underground without a car is to train via Göttingen which takes 4h 11m and costs 95€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 4h 11m to get from Hamburg Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof underground, including transfers.

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Hamburg Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof underground bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB station.

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Hamburg Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof underground train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Hamburg Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Hamburg Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof underground is to train via Göttingen which takes 4h 11m and costs 95€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 28€ - 35€ and takes 9h 1m, you could also fly, which costs 30€ - 240€ and takes 2h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Hamburg Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof underground.
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  • Distance: 394.1 km
  • Duration: 4h 11m

What companies run services between Hamburg Hbf, Germany and Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof underground, Germany?

You can take a train from Hamburg Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof underground via Goettingen in around 4h 11m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station 4 times a day. Tickets cost 28€ - 35€ and the journey takes 8h 50m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Hamburg to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 350€
Flights from Bremen to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 260€
Flights from Hannover to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 240€
TUIfly
Website
tuifly.com
Flights from Hannover to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Goettingen
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Goettingen to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
85€ - 130€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Goettingen
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Goettingen to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 85€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 26m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
90€ - 130€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from Hamburg Hauptbahnhof to Göttingen
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
90€ - 110€
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Urlaubs-Express
Train from Hamburg Hauptbahnhof to Bremen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
90€ - 110€
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Urlaubs-Express
Train from Hamburg Hauptbahnhof to Hannover Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
90€ - 110€
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Urlaubs-Express
metronom
Phone
+49 581 97164164
Email
presse@der-metronom.de
Website
der-metronom.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
metronom
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
metronom
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Hamburg, Hamburg central station to Bremen, Bremen central station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
8€ - 10€
Website
Flixtrain
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
29€ - 45€
Website
HVV
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
28€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Hamburg Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Hamburg Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof underground bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station.

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Hamburg Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof underground train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Hamburg Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof underground is 493 km. It takes approximately 4h 23m to drive from Hamburg Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof underground.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Hamburg Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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Book your Hamburg Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof underground train tickets online with Omio and Omio.

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There are 1141+ hotels available in Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof underground. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Hamburg Hbf to Hamburg Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs 3€ - 4€.

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