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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 28m to travel from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf by train, over a distance of around 82 miles (132 km). There are normally 49 trains per day travelling from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf and tickets for this journey start from €9.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 12m
Price€9.90 - €119.90
Distance82 miles (132 km)
Frequency49 trains per day
Departure stationHannover Hbf
Arrival stationHamburg Hbf
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsDeutsche Bahn, ÖBB, Flixbus

Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf train times

Check out the next trains departing from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf for Tuesday 20th April 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
10:24 11:38 1h 14m, direct
11:01 00:20 1h 19m, direct
11:24 00:38 1h 14m, direct
11:28 00:58 1h 30m, direct
00:01 01:22 1h 21m, direct
00:24 01:38 1h 14m, direct
00:28 01:51 1h 23m, direct
01:01 02:22 1h 21m, direct
01:24 02:38 1h 14m, direct
01:27 02:58 1h 31m, 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

The price of train tickets from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf starts at €9.90 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.
lowest price found
from9.90
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price28.17
on the day
avg. single price34.40

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 guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train 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 28 minutes, with around 49 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 12 minutes.

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

Train ticket prices from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf can start from as little as €9.90 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

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 45 direct trains from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf each day. 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 02:20. 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 09:46. 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.

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.
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 20/04/2021. 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 05/04/2021 for travel on 12/12/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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