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The train from Nice to Hamburg usually takes 19 hours 24 minutes on average to travel 1115 km, although the quickest services can take as little as 14 hours 54 minutes. You can expect to find 18 trains per day running on this popular route. As there aren't any direct services running between Nice and Hamburg, you'll need to make 2 changes on your way to Hamburg. You can choose to travel with TGV, Thalys or ICE to get to Hamburg. As the main rail operators on this route, their trains offer modern comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.
To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Nice to Hamburg in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from $76.05.
Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Hamburg, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you're ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.
|Journey time||From 14h 54m|
|Distance||693 miles (1115 km)|
|Frequency||18 trains per day|
|Train and bus operators||Deutsche Bahn, OUIGO, BlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, Thalys, Flixbus, ÖBB, TGV Lyria, Citylines, Trenitalia, ALSA, SBB CFF FFS|
TGV is the high-speed train service of the SNCF company. It connects the major cities of France at speeds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h). All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and fold-down tables. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with flexible fare options available and access to the Grand Voyageur lounge in some stations.
Trenitalia is the national railway company of Italy, with a fleet including high-speed trains (Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca), Intercity and Intercity night trains and regional trains. Trenitalia offers discounts and special promotions on selected routes, two types of discounted tickets for young people under 30 and people over 60.
OUIGO is the low-cost, high-speed train service operated by the French national train company SNCF. Despite having only one class on board, OUIGO trains offer the same comfort as Second Class seats on TGV trains, although OUIGO tickets are only available to purchase online. To make your journey as smooth as possible, arrive at least 30 minutes before departure and bear in mind that there's an additional fee for bringing a suitcase with you, having a seat with power sockets and travelling with a stroller/buggy.
Intercités is the classic service of SNCF. The Intercités lines are an important part of the French rail network. Trains make more stops and are cheaper than TGVs, and run at speeds of up to 100 mph (160 km/h). Two comfort classes are offered aboard Intercités – First Class and Second Class. Intercités by night allows you to travel at night on certain routes, in sleeper cars.
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 Nice to Hamburg by booking early.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Nice and Hamburg is 19 hours and 24 minutes, with around 18 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Nice to Hamburg is 14 hours and 54 minutes.
Train tickets from Nice to Hamburg can start from as little as $76.05 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.
No, there are no direct train services from Nice to Hamburg. Travelling from Nice to Hamburg by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.
The first train from Nice to Hamburg leaves at 05:52. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Nice to Hamburg leaves at 19:20. 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.
Trains travelling from Nice to Hamburg cover a distance of around 693 miles (1115 km) during the journey.