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Taking the train from Hannover to Hamburg

Experience Germany from an entirely new vantage point on a train from Hannover to Hamburg. Travel on the high-speed ICE train from Deutsche Bahn for a journey that is bound to create Insta-envy. Spend your time browsing the internet thanks to the free WiFi or share pictures in realtime. Alternatively, you could treat yourself to a snack in the dining car or take a leisurely nap in one of the quiet zones. In Hamburg, you can visit Rheeperbahn for a night packed with live music or Miniatur Wunderland for an interesting discovery of railways around the world.

In addition to being able to enjoy a number of luxuries on the train from Hannover to Hamburg, a train journey could also help save the planet as this is one of the most carbon-neutral means of travel. Now you can enjoy the journey, which lasts a little more than an hour, without any guilt. The best part is that you don't need to worry about wasting time before you reach your destination nor following any luggage restrictions.

Go ahead and reserve your space on a train from Hannover to Hamburg using our journey planner above. Still not convinced? Read on for FAQs, top tips and much more.

Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf by train

It takes an average of 1h 35m to travel from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf by train, over a distance of around 82 miles (132 km). There are normally 32 trains per day travelling from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf and tickets for this journey start from €9.65 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 14m
Price€9.65 - €85.90
Distance82 miles (132 km)
Frequency32 trains per day
Departure stationHannover Hbf
Arrival stationHamburg Hbf
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsDB,

Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf train times

Check out the next trains departing from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf for Thursday 16th Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
19:59 Hannover Hbf21:29 Hamburg HbfICE 1574 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets1h 30m, direct
20:20 Hannover Hbf21:39 Hamburg HbfICE 70 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets1h 19m, direct
20:36 Hannover Hbf21:54 Hamburg HbfICE 90 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets1h 18m, direct
21:22 Hannover Hbf22:46 Hamburg HbfICE 572 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets1h 24m, direct
21:36 Hannover Hbf22:54 Hamburg HbfICE 582 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets1h 18m, direct
22:44 Hannover Hbf00:10 Hamburg HbfICE 782 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets1h 26m, direct
22:48 Hannover Hbf01:10 Hamburg Hbfmetronom 82844 metronom Get tickets2h 22m, 1 change
00:05 Hannover Hbf01:38 Hamburg HbfICE 272 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets1h 33m, direct
00:40 Hannover Hbf05:21 Hamburg Hbfmetronom 82848 metronom Get tickets4h 41m, 1 change
05:11 Hannover Hbf06:44 Hamburg HbfICE 1688 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets1h 33m, direct

Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity) and ÖBB trains from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf

You can travel from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf on Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity) and ÖBB 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.

PhotoNelso Silva, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

The high-speed train of Deutsche Bahn, with a maximum speed of 205 mph (330 km/h), the ICE connects major cities and is also used for international travel to neighbouring countries such as Austria, France and Denmark. This train is equipped with air conditioning, a dining car, a children's compartment and power sockets. Passengers enjoy a free WiFi connection throughout the duration of the ICE trip.

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.

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.

Cheap train tickets from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf

Train tickets from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf start at €9.65 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 €34.66.
lowest price found
from9.65
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price28.46
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price29.95
on the day
avg. single price34.66

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 Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf 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 Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf? 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 Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf take?

The average journey time by train between Hannover Hbf and Hamburg Hbf is 1 hour and 35 minutes, with around 32 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 Hannover Hbf and Hamburg Hbf by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf is 1 hour and 14 minutes.

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

Train tickets from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf can start from as little as €9.65 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 Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf without having to change trains. There are 29 direct trains from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf leaves at 00:05. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf leaves at 22:48. 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 Hannover Hbf and Hamburg Hbf by train?

Trains travelling from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf cover a distance of around 82 miles (132 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf.
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 Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf for a typical week day using timetable data for 16/07/2020. 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 13/07/2020 for travel on 31/03/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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