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Take the train from Lüneburg to Hamburg in 17 minutes

If you want to travel from Lüneburg to Hamburg by train, you've come to the right place.

You can expect the journey from Lüneburg to Hamburg by train to take around 27 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 17 minutes on the fastest services. You'll usually find around 63 trains per day running on this route, which spans 46 km. There's no need for any changes along the way, as there are direct trains available to Hamburg. ICE, DB or FlixTrain are the main rail operators on this route, all of which offer modern trains with plenty of space for luggage and comfortable seating.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices and we'll show you how much you can save. Tickets from Lüneburg to Hamburg start from $3.26 when you book in advance.

If you want to know more about the journey, keep reading for train schedules, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs, including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

Lüneburg to Hamburg by train

It takes an average of 27m to travel from Lüneburg to Hamburg by train, over a distance of around 29 miles (46 km). There are normally 63 trains per day traveling from Lüneburg to Hamburg and tickets for this journey start from $3.26 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 17m
PriceFrom $3.26
Distance29 miles (46 km)
Frequency63 trains per day
First train00:21
Last train23:38
Departure stationLüneburg
Arrival stationHamburg
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsDeutsche Bahn, Flixbus

Lüneburg to Hamburg train times

Check out the next trains departing from Lüneburg 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
09:59 10:17 18m, direct
10:31 10:52 21m, direct
10:33 11:07 34m, direct
11:28 11:49 21m, direct
11:32 12:08 36m, direct
11:59 12:16 17m, direct
12:28 12:49 21m, direct
12:32 13:08 36m, direct
12:58 13:16 18m, direct
13:28 13:49 21m, direct

Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), FlixTrain and IC (Intercity) trains from Lüneburg to Hamburg

You can travel from Lüneburg to Hamburg on Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), FlixTrain 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.

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.

Operating alongside its sister coach company FlixBus since 2018, FlixTrain provides cheap intercity connections using 100% green energy. The main routes served by FlixTrain are Cologne-Hamburg, Aachen-Cologne-Berlin, and Berlin-Stuttgart. The network will expand in future to include more routes to Munich and Leipzig. FlixTrain carriages are fitted with free WiFi and power outlets or USB charge points. Plus, every ticket comes with a seat reservation, guaranteeing you a seat for the journey.

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 Lüneburg to Hamburg

The price of train tickets from Lüneburg to Hamburg starts at $3.26 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 Lüneburg 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 Lüneburg to Hamburg

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

The average journey time by train between Lüneburg and Hamburg is 27 minutes, with around 63 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 Lüneburg and Hamburg by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Lüneburg to Hamburg is 17 minutes.

How much does the train from Lüneburg to Hamburg cost?

Train tickets from Lüneburg to Hamburg can start from as little as $3.26 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 Lüneburg to Hamburg?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Lüneburg to Hamburg without having to change trains. There are 60 direct trains from Lüneburg 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 Lüneburg to Hamburg leave?

The first train from Lüneburg to Hamburg leaves at 00:21. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Lüneburg to Hamburg leaves at 23:38. 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 Lüneburg and Hamburg by train?

Trains travelling from Lüneburg to Hamburg cover a distance of around 29 miles (46 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Hamburg to Lüneburg.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Lüneburg 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 12/10/2022 for travel on 12/10/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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