From A to B or um, H to H, this popular train route gets you from Hamburg to Hannover in a little over an hour, so you can say goodbye to stress, traffic and panic because trains are here to save the day. Deutsche Bahn’s IC (Intercity) and ICE (Intercity Express) trains all provide modern, sleek and comfy passage from one city to the next, all lovely and air-conditioned to keep you cool and collected through your German adventuring.
So, knowing that your journey is all taken care of, see the best of Hannover, which ups the historical charm, with sights like Herrenhäuser Gardens, Berggarten and Georgengarten (this city is really great at doing gardens). There is also an old and new town hall to see, both with marvellous architecture. Get set for Saxony and beyond with this train route, just cast your eyes down this page for more details about the train journey!
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.
ÖBB is the major railway company for Austria, subdivided into several subsidiaries, responsible for certain areas of transport, such as long distance and local transport, the operation of postal buses and the transport of goods. Railjet is ÖBB's high-speed train, which travels at speeds of up to 143 mph (230 km/h) and connects the main Austrian cities with Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Italy.
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 Hannover Hbf 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 Hannover Hbf is 1 hour and 30 minutes, with around 50 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 Hannover Hbf is 1 hour and 12 minutes.
Train tickets from Hamburg to Hannover Hbf can start from as little as €9.80 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Hamburg to Hannover Hbf without having to change trains. There are 45 direct trains from Hamburg to Hannover Hbf. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Hamburg to Hannover Hbf leaves at 03:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Hamburg to Hannover Hbf leaves at 22:46. 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 Hannover Hbf cover a distance of around 83 miles (133 km) during the journey.