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Taking the train from Bremen to Hamburg

Let the train whisk you in fine style from Bremen to Hamburg, a pearl city in Northern Germany. As many travellers will acknowledge, there's absolutely no need to stress about driving there yourself when there's air-conditioned, luxury​ high-speed ICE trains with plenty of legroom and first-class options.

We help our customers explore the world and gain memorable experiences, even on a budget. Hamburg is a city bursting at its seams with lots to see and do. Avoiding the stress of driving there is a great start to maximising on time and energy so you can immerse yourself fully in the city. Kickstart your experience with a fast train ride that takes a little more than an hour on a slow train and less than an hour via high-speed train.

Hamburg, with its seamless blend of historic and futuristic architecture and genius 1911 underwater tunnel engineering, is also a great destination for art lovers. Make sure you visit Miniatur Wunderland, the largest miniature world in the world - even the smallest details have not been forgotten! The museum is in the Speicherstadt, a UNESCO World Heritage site which stands out for its beautiful neo-gothic brick architecture and is not far from the city centre.

Want to learn more about the train route from Bremen to Hamburg? Our journey planner above helps you find specific travel dates. Or if you're still not convinced, read on for FAQs, ticket prices and so much more.

Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf by train

It takes an average of 1h 14m to travel from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf by train, over a distance of around 59 miles (95 km). There are normally 45 trains per day travelling from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf and tickets for this journey start from €9.65 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 52m
Price€9.65 - €55.90
Distance59 miles (95 km)
Frequency45 trains per day
Departure stationBremen Hbf
Arrival stationHamburg Hbf
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsDB,

Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf train times

Check out the next trains departing from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf for Tuesday 21st Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
10:56 12:06 1h 10m, 1 change
10:59 12:25 1h 26m, direct
11:33 12:45 1h 12m, direct
12:02 13:07 1h 05m, direct
12:24 13:16 52m, direct
12:33 13:43 1h 10m, direct
13:18 14:14 56m, direct
13:33 14:43 1h 10m, direct
14:18 15:12 54m, direct
14:33 15:42 1h 09m, direct

Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity) and EC (Eurocity) trains from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf

You can travel from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf on Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity) and EC (Eurocity) 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.

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.

PhotoQualle, under licence CC3.0

EuroCity (EC) trains offer convenient European cross-border connections between major cities in Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria – it's often a good alternative to air travel.

Cheap train tickets from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf

Train tickets from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf start at €9.65 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €25.35.
lowest price found
from9.65
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price24.32
on the day
avg. single price25.35

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 Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf? 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 Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf take?

The average journey time by train between Bremen Hbf and Hamburg Hbf is 1 hour and 14 minutes, with around 45 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 Bremen Hbf and Hamburg Hbf by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf is 52 minutes.

How much does the train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf cost?

Train tickets from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf can start from as little as €9.65 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 Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf without having to change trains. There are 42 direct trains from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf leave?

The first train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf leaves at 00:15. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf leave?

The last train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf leaves at 23:20. 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.

What's the distance between Bremen Hbf and Hamburg Hbf by train?

Trains travelling from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf cover a distance of around 59 miles (95 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf for a typical week day using timetable data for 21/07/2020. 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 13/07/2020 for travel on 19/03/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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