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Travel from Linz to Hamburg by train in 7 hours 17 minutes

If you want to know more about the journey from Linz to Hamburg by train, look no further!

The average journey time from Linz to Hamburg by train is 9 hours 5 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 7 hours 17 minutes. You'll usually find 13 trains per day traveling the 660 km between these two destinations. Direct trains are usually available every day on the route to Hamburg. You're likely to be traveling with ICE, DB or ÖBB to Hamburg. As the main train operators on this route, all offer plenty of space for luggage and comfortable seating as standard.

Book train tickets from Linz to Hamburg in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from $35.54. We'll always highlight the cheapest prices when you search in our Journey Planner.

Ready to book? Start your search for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times, as well as tips on how to find cheap train tickets.

Linz to Hamburg by train

It takes an average of 9h 5m to travel from Linz to Hamburg by train, over a distance of around 410 miles (660 km). There are normally 13 trains per day travelling from Linz to Hamburg and tickets for this journey start from $35.54 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 7h 17m
PriceFrom $35.54
Distance410 miles (660 km)
Frequency13 trains per day
First train01:00
Last train21:36
Departure stationLinz
Arrival stationHamburg
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsUnion Ivkoni (Bus), Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB, Flixbus

Linz to Hamburg train times

Check out the next trains departing from Linz to Hamburg for Tuesday Dec 7th 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
00:00 11:55 11h 55m, 1 change
03:52 12:54 9h 2m, 2 changes
04:03 13:54 9h 51m, 2 changes
07:18 14:54 7h 36m, 1 change
09:36 16:54 7h 18m, 1 change
10:36 17:53 7h 17m, 1 change
11:36 18:54 7h 18m, 1 change
13:36 20:54 7h 18m, direct
15:36 23:06 7h 30m, 1 change
19:37 05:43 10h 6m, 1 change

Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB and ICE (Intercity Express) trains from Linz to Hamburg

You can travel from Linz to Hamburg on Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB and ICE (Intercity Express) 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.

ÖBB is the major railway company for Austria, subdivided into several subsidiaries, responsible for certain areas of transport, such as long distance and local transport, the operation of postal buses and the transport of goods. Railjet is ÖBB's high-speed train, which travels at speeds of up to 143 mph (230 km/h) and connects the main Austrian cities with Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Italy.

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.

Cheap train tickets from Linz to Hamburg

The price of train tickets from Linz to Hamburg starts at $35.54 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 Linz 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 Linz to Hamburg

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

The average journey time by train between Linz and Hamburg is 9 hours and 5 minutes, with around 13 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 Linz and Hamburg by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Linz to Hamburg is 7 hours and 17 minutes.

How much does the train from Linz to Hamburg cost?

Train tickets from Linz to Hamburg can start from as little as $35.54 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 Linz to Hamburg?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Linz to Hamburg without having to change trains. There are 2 direct trains from Linz 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 Linz to Hamburg leave?

The first train from Linz to Hamburg leaves at 01:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Linz to Hamburg leaves at 21:36. 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 Linz and Hamburg by train?

Trains travelling from Linz to Hamburg cover a distance of around 410 miles (660 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Hamburg to Linz.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Linz to Hamburg for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/07/2021. 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 11/05/2021 for travel on 11/05/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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