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Travel from Ingolstadt to Hamburg by train in 4 hours 40 minutes

If you want to know more about the journey from Ingolstadt to Hamburg by train, look no further!

The average journey time from Ingolstadt to Hamburg by train is 4 hours 59 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 4 hours 40 minutes. Around 18 trains per day travel the 338 miles (544 km) between these two destinations. Direct trains are usually available every day on the route to Hamburg. During your journey, you'll either be travelling with ICE or DB, as they are the main operators of services on this route.

Book train tickets from Ingolstadt to Hamburg in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from €17.90. We'll always highlight the cheapest prices when you search in our Journey Planner.

Ready to book? Start your search for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information, including our timetable where you can view first and last train times, as well as tips on how to find cheap train tickets.

Ingolstadt to Hamburg by train

It takes an average of 4h 59m to travel from Ingolstadt to Hamburg by train, over a distance of around 338 miles (544 km). There are normally 18 trains per day travelling from Ingolstadt to Hamburg and tickets for this journey start from €17.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 40m
PriceFrom €17.90
Distance338 miles (544 km)
Frequency18 trains per day
First train04:51
Last train23:48
Departure stationIngolstadt
Arrival stationHamburg
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsDeutsche Bahn, Flixbus

Ingolstadt to Hamburg train times

Check out the next trains departing from Ingolstadt to Hamburg for Tuesday 25th January 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
08:00 12:41 4h 41m, direct
08:58 13:40 4h 42m, direct
10:00 14:40 4h 40m, direct
10:58 15:41 4h 43m, direct
12:00 16:40 4h 40m, direct
12:58 17:41 4h 43m, direct
14:00 18:40 4h 40m, direct
14:58 19:46 4h 48m, direct
15:04 20:41 5h 37m, 1 change
16:00 21:16 5h 16m, 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.

Cheap train tickets from Ingolstadt to Hamburg

The price of train tickets from Ingolstadt to Hamburg starts at €17.90 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.

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.

§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 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 4 hours and 59 minutes, with around 18 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 4 hours and 40 minutes.

How much does the train from Ingolstadt to Hamburg cost?

Train ticket prices from Ingolstadt to Hamburg can start from as little as €17.90 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 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 23:48. 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 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.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Ingolstadt to Hamburg for a typical week day using timetable data for 01/25/2022. 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 12/08/2021 for travel on 12/08/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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