Hamburg to Frankfurt am Main Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $52
Fastest Way Flight — 5h 6min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 39 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — train, bus, flight and by car
Distance 246 miles
Travel Companies DB, DB Netz
Train
$66 · 5h 19min · 59 lb of CO2
Hamburg to Frankfurt am Main
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Bus
$80 · 9h 28min · 53 lb of CO2
Hamburg to Frankfurt am Main
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Flight
$277 · 5h 8min · 462 lb of CO2
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Hamburg to Frankfurt am Main Flights

There are 2 airports — HAM, XFW — that make sense to fly out of from Hamburg and 1 airports — FRA — to access Frankfurt am Main. The best deals are usually found by flying out of HAM.

Out of the 4 total modes of travel to Frankfurt am Main from Hamburg, a flight is the quickest method.

Drive
$33 · 4h 25min · 51 lb of CO2
Hamburg to Frankfurt am Main

Drive from Hamburg to Frankfurt am Main

It's 246 miles between Hamburg to Frankfurt am Main. On a typical day, it might take between 4h 25min and 4h 38min from Hamburg to Frankfurt am Main under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 4h 52min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Frankfurt am Main by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $33.

What is the best way to travel from Hamburg to Frankfurt am Main?

The are 8 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Hamburg to Frankfurt am Main. Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Hamburg to Frankfurt am Main?

On your trip from Hamburg to Frankfurt am Main, it is best to book as soon as possible. It won't necessarily help reduce your price by a large amount, but will ensure that you have a spot on the bus or train.

Is the train or the bus better from Hamburg to Frankfurt am Main Hesse?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Hamburg to Frankfurt am Main. There are quite a few things to consider for each. On a positive note, be glad you have the choice! Further, whenever you avoid driving - you don't have to worry about parking, focusing on the road. Additionally - you can focus on reading, work, or just relax.

While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to Frankfurt am Main is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Hamburg/Frankfurt am Main buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Hamburg is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between Hamburg and Frankfurt am Main during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!

The plus side of taking the train from Hamburg to Frankfurt am Main? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Frankfurt am Main traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to Frankfurt am Main is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.

What's the cheapest way from Hamburg to Frankfurt am Main?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Hamburg to Frankfurt am Main is by bus. The bus costs $52 roughly and will take 6 hours 54 minutes.

How much does it cost to take the train from Hamburg to Frankfurt am Main?

The train costs about $66 between Hamburg and Frankfurt am Main. In total, the train will take roughly 5 hours 19 minutes and there are no connections that you will have to make. We recommend catching the train at Hamburg-Bergedorf, which is 10 miles from Hamburg. Further, once you arrive at Frankfurt (Main) Hbf or you will still have 2 miles to Frankfurt am Main.

How long does it take from Hamburg to Frankfurt am Main by car?

The total distance between Hamburg and Frankfurt am Main is 246 miles and will take you about 4 hours 25 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $33.

Travel companies on this route

Train
DB DB from Hamburg to Frankfurt am Main
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DB Netz
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