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Route overview
Avg. journey time4h 20m
Trains per day19
Fare range€3.00 - €165.00
Distance395km
Train operators
First & last trains
First train departs at00:55
Last train departs at23:10
Fastest journey
Fastest route3h 26m
ChangesDirect
Stations
Origin StationFrankfurt (Main)
Destination StationHamburg

Frankfurt (Main) to Hamburg train times

Check out the next trains departing from Frankfurt (Main) to Hamburg for Tuesday 23rd Apr 2019. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
10:58
14:35
Frankfurt (Main)
Hamburg
3h 37m
Direct
11:14
15:29
Frankfurt (Main)
Hamburg
4h 15m
1 change
11:58
15:35
Frankfurt (Main)
Hamburg
3h 37m
Direct
12:58
16:35
Frankfurt (Main)
Hamburg
3h 37m
Direct
13:14
17:32
Frankfurt (Main)
Hamburg
4h 18m
1 change

Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express) and IC (Intercity) trains from Frankfurt (Main) to Hamburg

You can travel from Frankfurt (Main) to Hamburg on Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express) and IC (Intercity) 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 billion 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 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 200 km/h. In recent years, trains of the new generation "Intercity 2" run on some lines at 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.

Cheap train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) to Hamburg

Train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) to Hamburg start at €3.19 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 €98.13.
lowest price found
from3.19
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price74.72
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price84.37
on the day
avg. single price98.13

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 Frankfurt (Main) to Hamburg 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 dependant on the individual train operating company you travel with.

How long does it take to travel from Frankfurt (Main) to Hamburg by train?

The average journey time between Frankfurt (Main) and Hamburg is 4 hours and 20 minutes and the fastest journey time is 3 hours and 26 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 29 trains per day travelling from Frankfurt (Main) to Hamburg. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What time is the first and last train of the day from Frankfurt (Main) to Hamburg?

The first train from Frankfurt (Main) to Hamburg departs at 00:55. The last train from Frankfurt (Main) to Hamburg departs at 23:10. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services. Alternatively, some popular routes may run throughout the night at a reduced frequency. There may also be less services on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Are there direct train services between Frankfurt (Main) and Hamburg?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Frankfurt (Main) to Hamburg without having to change trains. There are 19 direct trains from Frankfurt (Main) to Hamburg. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Hamburg to Frankfurt (Main). If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Frankfurt (Main) to Hamburg.
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 Frankfurt (Main) to Hamburg for a typical week day using timetable data for 23/04/2019. 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 01/10/2018 for travel on 01/10/2018 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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