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Taking the train from Hamburg Central to Amsterdam

With journey times of between five and six hours and flexible pricing that puts even First Class within everyone's budget, there's no reason not to take the train from Hamburg Central Station to Amsterdam. Forget airport security queues, forget traffic jams or navigating unfamiliar roads when you travel by train. There are up to two departures an hour throughout the day on services operated by DB (Deutsche Bahn), a provider known for its modern comfortable trains and onboard services.

You don't even have to walk in Amsterdam if you don't want to, simply cruise its canals looking up at gable-ended buildings or hop on a bicycle and set off along its narrow, cobbled streets. Search out funky restaurants in between dining on the magnificent art of the Van Gogh Museum, the Museum Het Rembrandthuis or the splendid Rijksmuseum. It's the sort of place where time slows down and the stresses of daily life melt away as you sip coffee and make new friends.

Still not convinced about whether to take the train from Hamburg to Amsterdam? Then read on for more info including useful FAQs as well as train departure times and ticket choices.

Hamburg Hbf to Amsterdam by train

It takes an average of 6h 28m to travel from Hamburg Hbf to Amsterdam by train, over a distance of around 227 miles (366 km). There are normally 25 trains per day travelling from Hamburg Hbf to Amsterdam and tickets for this journey start from €22.95 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 5h 10m
Price€22.95 - €294.70
Distance227 miles (366 km)
Frequency25 trains per day
Departure stationHamburg Hbf
Arrival stationAmsterdam
Changes1 change
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Hamburg Hbf to Amsterdam train times

Check out the next trains departing from Hamburg Hbf to Amsterdam for Friday 3rd Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
19:46 Hamburg Hbf07:48 Amsterdam ZuidICE 209 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets12h 02m, 3 changes
20:46 Hamburg Hbf08:15 Amsterdam ZuidICE 919 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets11h 29m, 2 changes
22:46 Hamburg Hbf08:27 Amsterdam AmstelIC 2021 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets9h 41m, 2 changes
00:33 Hamburg Hbf09:27 Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenAmetronom 81647 metronom Get tickets8h 54m, 3 changes
00:33 Hamburg Hbf09:28 Amsterdam-Centraalmetronom 81647 metronom Get tickets8h 55m, 2 changes
00:57 Hamburg Hbf09:27 Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenAmetronom 81947 metronom Get tickets8h 30m, 5 changes
00:57 Hamburg Hbf09:28 Amsterdam-Centraalmetronom 81947 metronom Get tickets8h 31m, 4 changes
00:57 Hamburg Hbf10:15 Amsterdam Zuidmetronom 81947 metronom Get tickets9h 18m, 3 changes
01:32 Hamburg Hbf09:45 Amsterdam Zuidmetronom 81601 metronom Get tickets8h 13m, 5 changes
01:32 Hamburg Hbf10:15 Amsterdam Zuidmetronom 81601 metronom Get tickets8h 43m, 4 changes

Cheap train tickets from Hamburg Hbf to Amsterdam

Train tickets from Hamburg Hbf to Amsterdam start at €22.95 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 €85.70.
lowest price found
from22.95
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price59.49
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price63.47
on the day
avg. single price85.70

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 Hbf to Amsterdam 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 Hamburg Hbf to Amsterdam? 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 Hbf to Amsterdam take?

The average journey time by train between Hamburg Hbf and Amsterdam is 6 hours and 28 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.

What's the fastest journey time between Hamburg Hbf and Amsterdam by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Hamburg Hbf to Amsterdam is 5 hours and 10 minutes.

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

Train tickets from Hamburg Hbf to Amsterdam can start from as little as €22.95 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 Hamburg Hbf to Amsterdam?

No, there are no direct train services from Hamburg Hbf to Amsterdam. Travelling from Hamburg Hbf to Amsterdam by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

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

The first train from Hamburg Hbf to Amsterdam leaves at 04:37. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Hamburg Hbf to Amsterdam leaves at 23:37. 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 Hbf and Amsterdam by train?

Trains travelling from Hamburg Hbf to Amsterdam cover a distance of around 227 miles (366 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Amsterdam to Hamburg Hbf. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Hamburg Hbf to Amsterdam.
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 Hamburg Hbf to Amsterdam for a typical week day using timetable data for 03/07/2020. 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 29/06/2020 for travel on 28/05/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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