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Munich to Hamburg by train

It takes an average of 7h 6m to travel from Munich to Hamburg by train, over a distance of around 381 miles (613 km). There are normally 27 trains per day travelling from Munich to Hamburg and tickets for this journey start from €17.50 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 5h 32m
Price€17.50 - €270.30
Distance381 miles (613 km)
Frequency27 trains per day
Departure stationMunich
Arrival stationHamburg
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsDeutsche Bahn, ÖBB, Flixbus, BlaBlaBus

Munich to Hamburg train times

Check out the next trains departing from Munich to Hamburg for Tuesday 2nd Feb 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
10:51 16:35 5h 44m, 1 change
11:19 16:54 5h 35m, direct
12:21 17:54 5h 33m, direct
13:18 18:53 5h 35m, direct
14:21 19:54 5h 33m, direct
15:19 20:58 5h 39m, direct
15:56 21:54 5h 58m, 1 change
15:56 22:22 6h 26m, direct
16:18 22:29 6h 11m, direct
17:19 22:54 5h 35m, direct

Deutsche Bahn and ÖBB trains from Munich to Hamburg

You can travel from Munich to Hamburg on Deutsche Bahn 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.

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 Munich to Hamburg

Train tickets from Munich to Hamburg start at €17.50 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 €120.97.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price85.58
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price90.67
on the day
avg. single price120.97

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 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 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 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 Munich to Hamburg take?

The average journey time by train between Munich and Hamburg is 7 hours and 6 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 and Hamburg by train?

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

How much does the train from Munich to Hamburg cost?

Train ticket prices from Munich to Hamburg can start from as little as €17.50 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 Munich to Hamburg?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Munich to Hamburg without having to change trains. There are 16 direct trains from Munich 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 Munich to Hamburg leave?

The first train from Munich to Hamburg leaves at 00:01. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Munich to Hamburg 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 and Hamburg by train?

Trains travelling from Munich to Hamburg cover a distance of around 381 miles (613 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Hamburg to Munich. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Munich to Hamburg.
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 to Hamburg for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/02/2021. 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 25/01/2021 for travel on 08/03/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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