When travelling by train, never forget to keep your ticket with you: make sure to print it out in advance or to download the mobile version if allowed.
For short distances like between Dortmund and Hamburg, busses and carpooling are good alternatives to the train, thanks to their low costs. Also, busses have the advantage of getting to the smallest towns where the is no train station.
What are the departure and arrival stations in Dortmund and Hamburg?
The trains to Hamburg can leave from Dortmund Hbf, Dortmund West or Dortmund Central Station (train) and arrive at Hamburg Hbf or Hamburg-Harburg Station (train).
Travelling by train to Hamburg from Dortmund: how many daily connections are there?
83 train connections exist to reach Hamburg from Dortmund per day. Please be aware that among these connections there are 73 routes which have at least one change versus 10 routes which are direct lines. So although the trip is longer, if you want to travel between these cities at the last moment, choosing a route including one change or more could be better especially if there are too few connections. Nevertheless, if you do not want to change trains, it is highly advocated to choose an offer with a direct route.
What time do the trains to Hamburg leave and how long is the journey?
While the first train to Hamburg leaves at 00:12, the last one is scheduled for 12:12. The average duration of the journey is of 4 hours and 50 minutes, but the fastest trains can get you to Hamburg in 3 hours and 9 minutes.