Travel between Germany and the Netherlands in the most convenient way by taking the train from Hamburg to Amsterdam. In just five and a quarter hours, you can be in the heart of the Dutch capital city, ready to explore and discover the famous attractions.
Driving or flying between Hamburg and Amsterdam can be a pain. Taking the car means navigating unfamiliar roads and trying to find parking spaces, while flying increases your carbon footprint and also involves waiting around in departure lounges and baggage reclaim. When you take the train from Hamburg to Amsterdam, none of that will be a problem. Instead, thanks to the speedy Deutsche Bahn IC service you'll arrive refreshed and relaxed ready for sightseeing.
You'll enjoy all the modern conveniences during your trip. Spacious seats, easy access to your baggage and onboard internet access - not to mention great views - will all add up to a fantastic journey. On arrival in Amsterdam, you'll be within easy reach of the famous sights such as the Red Light District, the canals and the Anne Frank House.
Keen to learn more? Use our Journey Planner to book your tickets today, or read on for FAQs and train times.
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 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 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 to Amsterdam is 5 hours and 10 minutes.
Train tickets from Hamburg 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 to Amsterdam. Travelling from Hamburg to Amsterdam by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Hamburg to Amsterdam leaves at 04:37. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Hamburg 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 to Amsterdam cover a distance of around 226 miles (364 km) during the journey.