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.
Want to learn more about travelling from Amsterdam to Hamburg? Start your search for tickets in our Journey Planner at the top of the page or keep reading for train times, FAQs about the journey and tips on how to find cheap train tickets from Amsterdam to Hamburg.
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.
The average journey time by train between Amsterdam and Hamburg is 6 hours and 58 minutes, with around 25 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 Amsterdam to Hamburg is 5 hours and 4 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Amsterdam to Hamburg can start from as little as €27.90 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
No, there are no direct train services from Amsterdam to Hamburg. Travelling from Amsterdam to Hamburg by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Amsterdam to Hamburg leaves at 00:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Amsterdam to Hamburg leaves at 10:07. 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 Amsterdam to Hamburg cover a distance of around 226 miles (364 km) during the journey.