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Trains to Hamburg

Hamburg takes itself seriously. The second largest German city styles itself as the Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg – a free and Hanseatic city which has full status as a German state in its own right. It is a big player in politics, culture and economic affairs. And Hamburg remains a bustling port. Few European cities are quite so dominated by their river as Hamburg. Take a ride on one of the city’s ferries to see how Hamburg lives and breathes by the River Elbe. Ferry route 62 from the main city centre quays (Landungsbrücken) to Finkenwerder affords great views of the river and docks.

The principal rail hub is Hamburg Hauptbahnhof. If you find youreself changing trains there with an hour or two to spare make for the nearby Museum of Illusions which opened in autumn 2018. The station itself is the departure point for daytime trains to Copenhagen, Prague, Budapest, Vienna, Zürich and a great raft of German cities. Hamburg to Berlin takes less than two hours, while the fastest trains speed from Hamburg to Munich in just six hours. There are good direct services from Hamburg to Germany’s Baltic coast, with trains from Hauptbahnhof direct to Kiel, Lübeck, Rostock and Stralsund.

Another busy station is Hamburg Altona, which offers a better choice of services to the holiday resort of Sylt than is available from Hamburg Hauptbahnhof. There are overnight services with comfortable sleeping cars from Hamburg direct to Munich, Basel, Linz, Vienna, Innsbruck and Zürich. You can board these trains at either Hamburg Altona or Hauptbahnhof.

Travel to Hamburg by train from anywhere in the UK or across Europe.

London to Hamburg by train

from $82.94

Avg 2 changes 8hr 37m

Cologne to Hamburg by train

from $35.55

Avg 0 changes 3hr 32m

Berlin to Hamburg by train

from $14.34

Avg 0 changes 1hr 42m

Brussels to Hamburg by train

from $40.53

Avg 1 change 6hr 24m

Amsterdam to Hamburg by train

from $24.32

Avg 1 change 5hr 8m

Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg by train

from $27.44

Avg 0 changes 3hr 26m

Copenhagen to Hamburg by train

from $34.30

Avg 0 changes 4hr 36m

Munich to Hamburg by train

from $19.33

Avg 0 changes 5hr 31m

Bremen to Hamburg by train

from $21.20

Avg 0 changes 52m

Hanover to Hamburg by train

from $14.34

Avg 0 changes 1hr 13m

Fredericia to Hamburg by train

from $32.43

Avg 0 changes 3hr 10m

Flensburg to Hamburg by train

from $19.33

Avg 0 changes 1hr 53m

Neumünster to Hamburg by train

from $15.59

Avg 0 changes 47m

Tinglev to Hamburg by train

from $34.30

Avg 1 change 2hr 30m

Paris to Hamburg by train

from $48.02

Avg 1 change 7hr 43m

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.