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Taking the train from Bruges (Brugge) to Hamburg in 7 hours 38 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Bruges (Brugge) to Hamburg? We've got you covered.

It usually takes around 9 hours 56 minutes to travel the 528 km from Bruges (Brugge) to Hamburg by train, although you can get there in as little as 7 hours 38 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 27 trains per day running on this route. You'll need to make 2 changes along the way as there aren't any direct services on this line. You can travel on this route with either ICE or DB trains. Both train companies run modern comfortable services with plenty of room for luggage.

Train tickets from Bruges (Brugge) to Hamburg start from $29.05 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Keen to book your train tickets to Hamburg? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train schedule below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

Bruges (Brugge) to Hamburg by train

It takes an average of 9h 56m to travel from Bruges (Brugge) to Hamburg by train, over a distance of around 328 miles (528 km). There are normally 27 trains per day traveling from Bruges (Brugge) to Hamburg and tickets for this journey start from $29.05 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 7h 38m
PriceFrom $29.05
Distance328 miles (528 km)
Frequency27 trains per day
First train05:08
Last train23:05
Departure stationBruges (Brugge)
Arrival stationHamburg
Changes2 changes
Train and bus operatorsDeutsche Bahn, Flixbus, WestfalenBahn

Bruges (Brugge) to Hamburg train times

Check out the next trains departing from Bruges (Brugge) to Hamburg for Tuesday Dec 6th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
10:08 18:40 8h 32m, 4 changes
10:08 18:49 8h 41m, 3 changes
10:08 20:16 10h 8m, 2 changes
10:31 19:01 8h 30m, 3 changes
10:58 19:01 8h 3m, 4 changes
12:08 19:46 7h 38m, 4 changes
12:08 20:27 8h 19m, 2 changes
12:58 21:41 8h 43m, 4 changes
14:08 22:43 8h 35m, 2 changes
15:08 23:08 8h 0m, 3 changes

Deutsche Bahn, IC (Intercity), ICE (Intercity Express) and EC (Eurocity) trains from Bruges (Brugge) to Hamburg

You can travel from Bruges (Brugge) to Hamburg on Deutsche Bahn, IC (Intercity), ICE (Intercity Express) and EC (Eurocity) trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

PhotoFalk2, under licence CC4.0

An express train running on German domestic routes, the Intercity is a little slower than the ICE and is also used for long distance trips. The integrated circuit covers long distances with a maximum speed of 125 mph (200 km/h). In recent years, trains of the new generation "Intercity 2" run on some lines at 100 mph (160 km/h) only – these trains, however, offer extra legroom and extra space for toddlers. They are also equipped with air conditioning, a food carriage and wheelchair parking spaces.

PhotoNelso Silva, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

The high-speed train of Deutsche Bahn, with a maximum speed of 205 mph (330 km/h), the ICE connects major cities and is also used for international travel to neighbouring countries such as Austria, France and Denmark. This train is equipped with air conditioning, a dining car, a children's compartment and power sockets. Passengers enjoy a free WiFi connection throughout the duration of the ICE trip.

PhotoQualle, under licence CC3.0

EuroCity (EC) trains offer convenient European cross-border connections between major cities in Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria – it's often a good alternative to air travel.

Cheap train tickets from Bruges (Brugge) to Hamburg

The price of train tickets from Bruges (Brugge) to Hamburg starts at $29.05 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Bruges (Brugge) to Hamburg by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Bruges (Brugge) to Hamburg

Want to know more about your journey from Bruges (Brugge) to Hamburg? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Bruges (Brugge) to Hamburg take?

The average journey time by train between Bruges (Brugge) and Hamburg is 9 hours and 56 minutes, with around 27 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Bruges (Brugge) and Hamburg by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Bruges (Brugge) to Hamburg is 7 hours and 38 minutes.

How much does the train from Bruges (Brugge) to Hamburg cost?

Train tickets from Bruges (Brugge) to Hamburg can start from as little as $29.05 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Bruges (Brugge) to Hamburg?

No, there are no direct train services from Bruges (Brugge) to Hamburg. Travelling from Bruges (Brugge) to Hamburg by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

What time does the first train from Bruges (Brugge) to Hamburg leave?

The first train from Bruges (Brugge) to Hamburg leaves at 05:08. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Bruges (Brugge) to Hamburg leave?

The last train from Bruges (Brugge) to Hamburg leaves at 23:05. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Bruges (Brugge) and Hamburg by train?

Trains travelling from Bruges (Brugge) to Hamburg cover a distance of around 328 miles (528 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Hamburg to Bruges (Brugge).
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Bruges (Brugge) to Hamburg for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/06/2022. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 12/03/2022 for travel on 12/03/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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