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Taking the train from Ingolstadt to Hamburg in 5 hours 17 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Ingolstadt to Hamburg? We’ve got you covered.

It usually takes around 6 hours 22 minutes to travel the 338 miles (544 km) from Ingolstadt to Hamburg by train, although you can get there in as little as 5 hours 17 minutes on the fastest services. You’ll normally find around 30 trains per day running on this route. You won’t need to worry about making any changes along the way either as direct trains are available. You can travel on this route with either ICE and DB trains. Both train companies run modern comfortable services with plenty of room for luggage.

Train tickets from Ingolstadt to Hamburg are usually cheaper when you book in advance compared to buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Keen to book your train tickets to Hamburg? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train timetable below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

Ingolstadt to Hamburg by train

First train

04:51

Last train

23:41

Departure station

Ingolstadt

Arrival station

Hamburg

Journey time

From 5h 17m

Distance

338 miles (544 km)

Frequency

30 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Train and bus operators

Deutsche Bahn, Flixbus

Ingolstadt to Hamburg train times

Check out the next trains departing from Ingolstadt to Hamburg for Tuesday 4th June 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
08:58 14:36 5h 38m, 1 change
08:58 14:40 5h 42m, direct
09:32 15:21 5h 49m, direct
10:00 15:31 5h 31m, direct
10:58 16:36 5h 38m, 1 change
10:58 16:40 5h 42m, direct
11:04 16:55 5h 51m, 1 change
12:00 17:31 5h 31m, direct
12:58 18:36 5h 38m, 1 change
12:58 18:40 5h 42m, direct

Deutsche Bahn and ICE (Intercity Express) trains from Ingolstadt to Hamburg

You can travel from Ingolstadt to Hamburg on Deutsche Bahn and ICE (Intercity Express) 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.

ICE classes from Ingolstadt to Hamburg

Compare the different travel classes offered by ICE when travelling from Ingolstadt to Hamburg.

Onboard services on ICE

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Ingolstadt to Hamburg.

LuggageLuggageLuggage

You can take as much luggage as you like for free without making a reservation.

Luggage items include briefcases, laptops, rucksacks, trolley bags or suitcases. You can also take pushchairs, folding bikes, scooters, skis and surfboards.

Luggage should be stored under the seat or in the overhead luggage rack. Generally, the standard dimensions of luggage racks are 70 x 50 x 30 cm. Larger items of luggage such as suitcases can be stored in the large luggage racks by the doors.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

When travelling with ICE, you can enjoy an extensive menu in the on-board restaurant, or you can grab a snack from the bistro carriage. If you choose the latter, you can enjoy your food and drink in the bistro or take it back to your seat.

Upgrade to First Class and you will be served complimentary food and drink at your seat.

DB change their menu every three months, but you will always find a wide variety of locally sourced food and drink, including a range of vegetarian and vegan dishes.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

If you’re travelling on a ICE train, you can connect to the free WiFi and catch up on some work or your favourite TV show.

You can also connect to the ICE portal, where you’ll find a wide range of entertainment, such as films, television, audiobooks, games, newspapers and magazines.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

On DB’s ICE trains, kids under 5 years old travel for free and don’t need a ticket. Children up to 14 years old travel for free if they are accompanied by a person who is at least 15 years old.

You can also book family areas and children compartments on all ICE trains.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

With ICE, you need a bicycle ticket and reservation to take a bicycle onboard. The reservation for your bike is included in the price.

Generally, bike storage spaces are located in second class carriages. Please note that your seat and bike storage space might be located in different carriages.

PetPetPets

You can travel with your pet on all ICE trains. You do not need an extra ticket If you have a small dog and they can travel in a transport box. If your dog or pet is bigger than the size of a house cat, you will need an additional ticket, which costs 50% less than a standard ticket. Dogs not travelling in a transport box must be on a lead and wear a muzzle.

Assistance dogs travel free of charge and do not have to wear a muzzle on the train.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

DB’s Mobility Service can assist you with boarding, disembarking or changing trains. Also, staff are happy to answer any questions or assist with any queries to make your journey easier.

Cheap train tickets from Ingolstadt to Hamburg

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 Ingolstadt to Hamburg 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Ingolstadt to Hamburg? 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 Ingolstadt to Hamburg take?

The average journey time by train between Ingolstadt and Hamburg is 6 hours and 22 minutes, with around 30 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 Ingolstadt and Hamburg by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Ingolstadt to Hamburg is 5 hours and 17 minutes.

Is there a direct train from Ingolstadt to Hamburg?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Ingolstadt to Hamburg without having to change trains. There are 16 direct trains from Ingolstadt to Hamburg each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Ingolstadt to Hamburg leave?

The first train from Ingolstadt to Hamburg leaves at 04:51. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Ingolstadt to Hamburg leave?

The last train from Ingolstadt to Hamburg leaves at 23:41. 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 Ingolstadt and Hamburg by train?

Trains travelling from Ingolstadt to Hamburg cover a distance of around 338 miles (544 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Hamburg to Ingolstadt.

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