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Travelling from Hamburg Airport to Westerland (Sylt) by train

Looking to travel from Hamburg Airport to Westerland (Sylt) by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 4 hours 14 minutes to travel from Hamburg Airport to Westerland (Sylt) by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 3 hours 41 minutes though. You'll usually find 23 trains per day running along the 111 miles (179 km) route between these two destinations. You’ll need to make 1 change during the journey to Westerland (Sylt), as there currently aren't any direct services on this route. You'll probably be hopping onto a DB train to get to Westerland (Sylt), as they are the main operators of services on this route.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Hamburg Airport to Westerland (Sylt) start from £19.52 when you book in advance, so use our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.

If you’re feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Westerland (Sylt) by train, including our timetable where you can view first and last train times.

Hamburg Airport to Westerland (Sylt) by train

It takes an average of 4h 14m to travel from Hamburg Airport to Westerland (Sylt) by train, over a distance of around 111 miles (179 km). There are normally 23 trains per day travelling from Hamburg Airport to Westerland (Sylt) and tickets for this journey start from £19.52 when you book in advance.

First train

00:13

Last train

21:53

Departure station

Hamburg Airport

Arrival station

Westerland (Sylt)

Journey time

From 3h 41m

Distance

111 miles (179 km)

Frequency

23 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Price

From £19.52

Train and bus operators

Deutsche Bahn

Hamburg Airport to Westerland (Sylt) train times

Check out the next trains departing from Hamburg Airport to Westerland (Sylt) for Tuesday 16th April 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
08:33 12:37 4h 4m, 1 change
08:43 13:04 4h 21m, 1 change
09:43 13:34 3h 51m, 1 change
10:43 14:34 3h 51m, 1 change
11:23 15:34 4h 11m, 1 change
11:43 16:04 4h 21m, 1 change
12:43 16:34 3h 51m, 1 change
13:43 17:34 3h 51m, 1 change
13:53 18:04 4h 11m, 1 change
14:43 18:34 3h 51m, 1 change

Deutsche Bahn and IC (Intercity) trains from Hamburg Airport to Westerland (Sylt)

You can travel from Hamburg Airport to Westerland (Sylt) on Deutsche Bahn 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 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.

Intercity (IC) classes from Hamburg Airport to Westerland (Sylt)

Compare the different travel classes offered by Intercity (IC) when travelling from Hamburg Airport to Westerland (Sylt).

Onboard services on Intercity (IC)

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Hamburg Airport to Westerland (Sylt).

LuggageLuggageLuggage

You can take as much luggage as you like for free without making a reservation.

Luggage items include briefcases, laptops, rucksacks, trolley bags or suitcases. You can also take pushchairs, folding bikes, scooters, skis and surfboards.

Luggage should be stored under the seat or in the overhead luggage rack. Generally, the standard dimensions of luggage racks are 70 x 50 x 30 cm. Larger items of luggage such as suitcases can be stored in the large luggage racks by the doors.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

You will find an extensive menu in the on-board restaurant, or you can grab a snack from the bistro carriage. If you opt for the latter, you can enjoy your food and drink in the bistro or take it back to your seat.

If you upgrade to First Class, you will be served complimentary food and drink at your seat.

Although the menu changes every three months, you will always find a wide variety of locally sourced food and drink, including a range of vegetarian and vegan dishes.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

Currently, free WiFi is available on certain IC trains. Deutsche Bahn are gradually installing free WiFi on all their IC trains.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

On IC trains, children under 5 years old travel free of charge and don’t need a ticket. Kids up to 14 years old travel for free if they are accompanied by a person who is at least 15 years old.

On board, you will find family and children areas which are bookable.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

You need a bicycle ticket and reservation to take a bicycle on a IC train. The reservation for your bike is included in the price.

Bike storage spaces are usually located in second class carriages. Please note that your seat and bike storage space might be located in different carriages.

PetPetPets

With IC, you can travel with your pet. If you have a small dog or pet, you do not need an extra ticket and they can travel for free in a transport box. If your dog or pet is bigger than the size of a house cat, you will need an additional ticket, which costs 50% less than a standard ticket. Dogs not travelling in a transport box must be on a lead and wear a muzzle.

Assistance dogs travel free of charge and do not have to wear a muzzle on the train.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

Deutsche Bahn offer the Mobility Service, where staff will help you board, disembark or change trains. Staff will also answer any questions or assist with any queries to make your journey easier.

Cheap train tickets from Hamburg Airport to Westerland (Sylt)

The price of train tickets from Hamburg Airport to Westerland (Sylt) starts at £19.52 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 Hamburg Airport to Westerland (Sylt) 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 Hamburg Airport to Westerland (Sylt)? 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 Hamburg Airport to Westerland (Sylt) take?

The average journey time by train between Hamburg Airport and Westerland (Sylt) is 4 hours and 14 minutes, with around 23 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 Hamburg Airport and Westerland (Sylt) by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Hamburg Airport to Westerland (Sylt) is 3 hours and 41 minutes.

How much does the train from Hamburg Airport to Westerland (Sylt) cost?

Train ticket prices from Hamburg Airport to Westerland (Sylt) can start from as little as £19.52 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 Hamburg Airport to Westerland (Sylt)?

No, there are no direct train services from Hamburg Airport to Westerland (Sylt). Travelling from Hamburg Airport to Westerland (Sylt) by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Hamburg Airport to Westerland (Sylt) leave?

The first train from Hamburg Airport to Westerland (Sylt) leaves at 00:13. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Hamburg Airport to Westerland (Sylt) leave?

The last train from Hamburg Airport to Westerland (Sylt) leaves at 21:53. 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 Hamburg Airport and Westerland (Sylt) by train?

Trains travelling from Hamburg Airport to Westerland (Sylt) cover a distance of around 111 miles (179 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Westerland (Sylt) to Hamburg Airport.

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