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.
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.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
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.
The fastest journey time by train from Hamburg Hbf to Amsterdam is 5 hours and 10 minutes.
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.
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.
The first train from Hamburg Hbf to Amsterdam leaves at 04:37. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
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.
Trains travelling from Hamburg Hbf to Amsterdam cover a distance of around 227 miles (366 km) during the journey.