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Elmshorn to Hamburg by train

It takes an average of 31m to travel from Elmshorn to Hamburg by train, over a distance of around 18 miles (29 km). There are normally 56 trains per day travelling from Elmshorn to Hamburg and tickets for this journey start from $11.92 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 25m
PriceFrom $11.92
Distance18 miles (29 km)
Frequency56 trains per day
Departure stationElmshorn
Arrival stationHamburg
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsDeutsche Bahn

Elmshorn to Hamburg train times

Check out the next trains departing from Elmshorn to Hamburg for Tuesday May 18th 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
11:12 11:37 25m, direct
11:23 11:53 30m, direct
00:12 00:37 25m, direct
00:23 00:53 30m, direct
00:49 01:15 26m, direct
01:12 01:37 25m, direct
01:23 01:53 30m, direct
02:12 02:37 25m, direct
02:23 02:53 30m, direct
02:49 03:15 26m, direct

Deutsche Bahn and IC (Intercity) trains from Elmshorn to Hamburg

You can travel from Elmshorn to Hamburg on Deutsche Bahn and IC (Intercity) 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.

Cheap train tickets from Elmshorn to Hamburg

The price of train tickets from Elmshorn to Hamburg starts at $11.92 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 Elmshorn 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 Elmshorn to Hamburg

Want to know more about your journey from Elmshorn 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 Elmshorn to Hamburg take?

The average journey time by train between Elmshorn and Hamburg is 31 minutes, with around 56 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 Elmshorn and Hamburg by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Elmshorn to Hamburg is 25 minutes.

How much does the train from Elmshorn to Hamburg cost?

Train tickets from Elmshorn to Hamburg can start from as little as $11.92 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 Elmshorn to Hamburg?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Elmshorn to Hamburg without having to change trains. There are 46 direct trains from Elmshorn to Hamburg each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Elmshorn to Hamburg leave?

The first train from Elmshorn to Hamburg leaves at 11:58. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Elmshorn to Hamburg leave?

The last train from Elmshorn to Hamburg leaves at 10:58. 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 Elmshorn and Hamburg by train?

Trains travelling from Elmshorn to Hamburg cover a distance of around 18 miles (29 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Hamburg to Elmshorn.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Elmshorn to Hamburg for a typical week day using timetable data for 05/18/2021. 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 11/28/2020 for travel on 11/28/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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