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How to travel from Flensburg to Hamburg Hbf by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Flensburg to Hamburg Hbf? Look no further.

There are around 22 trains per day running between Flensburg and Hamburg Hbf, which usually take 2 hours 9 minutes to complete the 87 miles (141 km) journey. It can take as little as 1 hour 53 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. As soon as you board the train, you'll be able to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as there are direct services available. All or part of your journey will be on board a DB train, as they are the main operator of trains on this route.

You can save money on train tickets from Flensburg to Hamburg Hbf if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from €12.90. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for timetables (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Flensburg to Hamburg Hbf by train

It takes an average of 2h 9m to travel from Flensburg to Hamburg Hbf by train, over a distance of around 87 miles (141 km). There are normally 22 trains per day travelling from Flensburg to Hamburg Hbf and tickets for this journey start from €12.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 53m
PriceFrom €12.90
Distance87 miles (141 km)
Frequency22 trains per day
First train04:00
Last train23:15
Departure stationFlensburg
Arrival stationHamburg Hbf
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsDeutsche Bahn, Flixbus

Flensburg to Hamburg Hbf train times

Check out the next trains departing from Flensburg to Hamburg Hbf for Tuesday 6th December 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
09:15 11:15 2h 0m, direct
10:15 12:15 2h 0m, direct
11:09 13:07 1h 58m, direct
11:15 13:15 2h 0m, direct
12:15 14:15 2h 0m, direct
13:15 15:15 2h 0m, direct
14:15 16:16 2h 1m, direct
15:09 17:02 1h 53m, direct
15:15 17:16 2h 1m, direct
16:15 18:16 2h 1m, direct

Deutsche Bahn, IC (Intercity) and EC (Eurocity) trains from Flensburg to Hamburg Hbf

You can travel from Flensburg to Hamburg Hbf on Deutsche Bahn, 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.

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 Flensburg to Hamburg Hbf

The price of train tickets from Flensburg to Hamburg Hbf starts at €12.90 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 Flensburg 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 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.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Flensburg and Hamburg Hbf is 2 hours and 9 minutes, with around 22 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 Flensburg and Hamburg Hbf by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Flensburg to Hamburg Hbf is 1 hour and 53 minutes.

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

Train ticket prices from Flensburg to Hamburg Hbf can start from as little as €12.90 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.

Is there a direct train from Flensburg to Hamburg Hbf?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Flensburg to Hamburg Hbf without having to change trains. There are 19 direct trains from Flensburg to Hamburg Hbf each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Flensburg to Hamburg Hbf leaves at 04:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Flensburg to Hamburg Hbf leaves at 23:15. 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 Flensburg and Hamburg Hbf by train?

Trains travelling from Flensburg to Hamburg Hbf cover a distance of around 87 miles (141 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Hamburg Hbf to Flensburg. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Flensburg to Hamburg Hbf.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Flensburg to Hamburg Hbf 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 12/28/2022 for travel on 12/28/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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