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Vienna - Hamburg Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 16 intercity buses per day from Vienna to Hamburg. Traveling by bus from Vienna to Hamburg usually takes around 17 hours and 17 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 12 hours and 29 minutes.

Distance462 mi (743 km)
Shortest duration12h 29m
Cheapest price$44.35
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Vienna to Hamburg?

$67.31 is the average price of a bus ticket from Vienna to Hamburg. Any tickets cheaper than $67.31 can be considered a great deal. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in May. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just C$72 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Vienna to Hamburg in April, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to C$83 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

What bus companies travel from Vienna to Hamburg?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Vienna to Hamburg that you can search and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus usually offers more choice, with 15 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Arda Tur114h 51m$88.67
FlixBus1517h 22m$89.13
  • Arda Tur

    Arda Tur

    Book Arda Tur from Vienna to Hamburg from $81. There are 1 Arda Tur schedules from Vienna to Hamburg and you can expect on average to pay for a Arda Tur ticket to Hamburg. In Vienna, Arda Tur departs to Hamburg from Stadioncenter and no other station. In Hamburg, Arda Tur arrives at Adenauerallee 78 and no other station.

    An average trip on Arda Tur from Vienna to Hamburg takes 14 hours and 51 minutes , while the fastest available Arda Tur trip will get you to Hamburg in 12 hours and 29 minutes .

    On weekends, Arda Tur offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Hamburg.

  • FlixBus

    FlixBus

    First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 15 trips from Vienna to Hamburg, and usually makes the trip in about 17 hours and 22 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Vienna to Hamburg during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus takes an average of 17 hours and 17 minutes to cover the 743 kilometers from Vienna to Hamburg. However, the fastest bus only takes 12 hours and 29 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

"Because many passengers travel from Vienna to Hamburg at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go."

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Vienna?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Vienna to Hamburg, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 16 scheduled buses that travel from Vienna to Hamburg every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 2 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Vienna to Hamburg; ticket prices start at $51.16.

City Information

Vienna

Blessed with extravagant baroque structures and a romantic vibe, Vienna is the heart of Austria, and the country’s most famous destination. The pride of Vienna is the towering giant that is St. Stephen’s Cathedral, which has stood on the same spot for over eight centuries. The characteristically Gothic cathedral has withstood several wars that have befallen the city, and it is still able to keep its stunning beauty. After exploring the cathedral, don’t hesitate to take the chance to visit the catacombs, where victims of the Great Plague of Vienna were laid to rest. If you’re interested in art and history, check out the Museum of Fine Arts, which includes masterpieces by artists such as Titian, Velasquez, Van Dyke, and Reubens. For those who simply enjoy lounging around, the Schönbrunn Palace is a vast complex with plenty of green zones for picnics.

For those looking to try authentic Viennese goulash, Lugeck and Ofenloch are two famous establishments. For cheaper eats, try Motto in Weiden.

Vienna Hauptbahnhof is the main railway station in the city, offering access to other popular destinations such as Berlin and Munich. Vienna International Busterminal is the main bus station in the Austrian capital, serving carriers such as FlixBus. The city’s main airport is the Vienna International Airport, which is located just 11 miles southeast of the city.

Hamburg

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Hamburg might be often overshadowed by Berlin or Munich, but it certainly is one of Germany’s best hidden gems. A vibrant harbor city with plenty of activities, Hamburg will keep you interested through days and nights. Among the city’s most famous attractions is the Elbphilharmonie, a stunning concert hall that could rival the famous Sydney Opera House. The concert hall also features a public viewing platform that offers a panoramic view of the city and the harbor, a great bonus for visitors who enjoy taking pictures. If you travel with kids, it is a great idea to take them to the Miniatur Wunderland, which many consider to be the largest model railway in the world. If you simply want to take a walk around and enjoy the vibe of the city, Planten und Blomen, nicknamed “the green lungs of the city”, will provide the reprieve you need.

Hamburg’s proximity to the sea allows it to offer the freshest and finest seafood dishes around. Fischereihafen Restaurant is a local favorite that has garnered plenty of attention. For the best beers around, Braugasthaus Altes Mädchen is a popular spot that is worth your attention.

The main bus station in the city is called ZOB Hamburg and it’s located at Adenauerallee 78 in the city center, serving FlixBus and Sindbad, among other carriers. Hamburg Hauptbahnhof is the main railway station in the city. For international air services, Hamburg Airport, the oldest in Germany, is the main airport.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Vienna?

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Departure stations

The Erdberg station is located in front of the Vienna International Busterminal (VIB). Some buses use a curbside stop on the street level, including the FlixBus routes that use the station. The indoor station is not always open, so be prepared to wait for the bus outside, without access to restrooms or other amenities, just in case. Across the street is the Erdberg Metro station, so you can easily connect to Vienna's U-Bahn and get anywhere else in the city.

All bus stations in Vienna:

  • Erdberg

  • Wien Train Station (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)

  • Stadioncenter

Where does the bus arrive in Hamburg?

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Arrival stations

The bus station at Adenauerallee 78 is called the ZOB or simply Haupotbahnhof since it is just down the street from Hamburg's central train station. Adenauerallee 78 is located in the St. Georg neighborhood of Hamburg, with many hotels, hostels, museums, and restaurants in the vicinity. The station is a long glass building, with bus bays for boarding in the back. The indoor waiting lounge includes restrooms, a convenience store, and even a McDonald's. Many bus companies stop at the ZOB, including FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus, and Sindbad.

Bus stations in Hamburg:

  • Adenauerallee 78

  • Hamburg Train Station

  • Hamburg-Harburg

  • Hannoversche Straße 85a

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