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Journey timeFrom 5h 32m
Price€14 - €309
Distance612km (380 miles)
Frequency15 trains per day
Departure stationMunich Hbf
Arrival stationHamburg Hbf
ChangesDirect trains available
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Munich Hbf to Hamburg Hbf train times

Check out the next trains departing from Munich Hbf to Hamburg Hbf for Sunday 16th Feb 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
22:52 München Hbf08:29 Hamburg HbfNightjet 40420 ÖBB Get tickets9h 37m, 1 change
22:52 München Hbf08:47 Hamburg HbfNightjet 40420 ÖBB Get tickets9h 55m, direct
23:00 München Hbf08:29 Hamburg HbfICE 1520 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets9h 29m, 2 changes
23:00 München Hbf08:47 Hamburg HbfICE 1520 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets9h 47m, 1 change
04:13 München Hbf09:54 Hamburg HbfICE 888 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets5h 41m, direct
05:15 München Hbf10:54 Hamburg HbfICE 684 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets5h 39m, direct
06:15 München Hbf11:56 Hamburg HbfICE 886 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets5h 41m, direct
07:17 München Hbf12:54 Hamburg HbfICE 1582 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets5h 37m, direct
08:20 München Hbf13:54 Hamburg HbfICE 882 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets5h 34m, direct
09:18 München Hbf14:54 Hamburg HbfICE 1580 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets5h 36m, direct

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

You can travel from Munich 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 billion 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 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 200 km/h. In recent years, trains of the new generation "Intercity 2" run on some lines at 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 230 km/h and connects the main Austrian cities with Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Italy.

Cheap train tickets from Munich Hbf to Hamburg Hbf

Train tickets from Munich Hbf to Hamburg Hbf start at €14 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 €129.73.
lowest price found
from14
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price106.41
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price116.86
on the day
avg. single price129.73

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 Munich 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 Munich 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 Munich Hbf to Hamburg Hbf take?

The average journey time by train between Munich Hbf and Hamburg Hbf is 7 hours and 30 minutes, with around 27 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 Munich Hbf and Hamburg Hbf by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Munich Hbf to Hamburg Hbf is 5 hours and 32 minutes.

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

Train tickets from Munich Hbf to Hamburg Hbf can start from as little as €14 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 Munich Hbf to Hamburg Hbf?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Munich Hbf to Hamburg Hbf without having to change trains. There are 15 direct trains from Munich 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 Munich Hbf to Hamburg Hbf leave?

The first train from Munich Hbf to Hamburg Hbf leaves at 04:13. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Munich Hbf to Hamburg Hbf leaves at 23:00. 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 Munich Hbf and Hamburg Hbf by train?

Trains travelling from Munich Hbf to Hamburg Hbf cover a distance of around 612km during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Hamburg Hbf to Munich Hbf. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Munich 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 Munich Hbf to Hamburg Hbf for a typical week day using timetable data for 16/02/2020. 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 01/04/2019 for travel on 01/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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