The average train time from Amsterdam to Hamburg is 7h 33m, although it takes 5h 8m on the fastest Deutsche Bahn services. As there are no direct trains from Amsterdam to Hamburg, you'll need to make a minimum of 1 change during the journey.
There are around 27 trains per day running from Amsterdam to Hamburg, the first train leaves Amsterdam at 00:33 and the last train leaves at 23:42.
You'll arrive right in the city centre, ready to wander around the sleek industrial warehouse district (the so-called Speicherstadt, a UNESCO World Heritage Site), discover the HafenCity river quarter or take in a concert at the stunning Elbphilharmonie, also the tallest building in the city.
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It takes an average of 7h 24m to travel from Amsterdam to Hamburg by train, over a distance of around 226 miles (364 km). There are normally 29 trains per day travelling from Amsterdam to Hamburg and tickets for this journey start from £25.04 when you book in advance.
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226 miles (364 km)
29 trains per day
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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 Amsterdam 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.