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Dortmund to Hamburg by train

The journey from Dortmund to Hamburg by train is 178.33 mi and takes 3 hr 48 min. There are 10 connections per day, with the first departure at 12:25 AM and the last at 5:31 PM. It is possible to travel from Dortmund to Hamburg by train for as little as $12.81 or as much as $57.47. The best price for this journey is $12.81.

Lowest Price$12.81
Journey Duration3 hr 48 min
Connection per Day10
Lowest Price$12.81
Highest Price$57.47
First Departure12:25 AM
Last Departure5:31 PM
Distance178.33 mi
DepartureDortmund
ArrivalHamburg
CarriersFlixBus, FlixBus DACH GmbHMore

Dortmund to Hamburg Train Times

Departure date
Sunday, Jul 14, 2024

Traveling from Dortmund to Hamburg with Virail

What's the best way to get from Dortmund to Hamburg? If you're not sure, don't worry - Virail can help you. The only thing you have to do is enter your planned travel dates, and let Virail's powerful search tool deal with the rest. We'll look at the routes offered by our trusted travel partners to give you all your available options. Whether you want to travel by plane, train, bus, carpool, or something else, we'll find your ideal solution. You can filter your results according to price, departure or arrival time, journey duration, number of connections, one-way or round trip - anything you want. Virail will give you a full, clear picture of how to get from Dortmund to Hamburg, then transfer you to your chosen provider's website to complete your booking.

How much do train tickets from Dortmund to Hamburg cost?

Prices will vary when you travel from Dortmund to Hamburg. On average, though, you'll pay about $26.31 for a train ticket. You can find train tickets for prices as low as $12.81, but it may require some flexibility with your travel plans. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper train tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest train tickets.
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On average, a train ticket from Dortmund to Hamburg will cost you $26.31. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest train tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.

How long is the journey from Dortmund to Hamburg by train?

Traveling from Dortmund to Hamburg by train will usually take 3 hr 48 min. This journey covers a distance of 178.33 mi . When planning your trip, bear in mind that 3 hr 48 min is an average, and route times may vary from day to day. Weather conditions, issues with transport, unexpected diversions, and local events could all cause delays to your journey. Please keep the possibility of these exceptional events in mind when making travel plans. The journey between Dortmund and Hamburg by train usually takes 3 hr 48 min to cover a distance of 178.33 mi. The shortest journey from Dortmund to Hamburg will take you 2 hr 44 min. Remember, as always, that this time does not include any delays that might occur due to weather conditions, construction, or unexpected diversions and disruptions. If arriving in Hamburg quickly is a priority for you, look for express or non-stop services. You may also find that a connecting route reaches your destination faster than some direct journeys. Virail will allow you to explore all your options and come to a decision that suits your needs.

Which stations can I use on the Dortmund to Hamburg route?

In Dortmund, departure stations include Hostedde, Dortmund,Ostentor, Dortmund,Ederstraße, Dortmund. When you arrive in Hamburg, you may be able to disembark at stations such as Hamburg-Altona station,Hamburg Hbf ZOB,Hamburg - Harburg,Hamburg Dammtor (DE),Hamburg Airport, HAM. Remember though that the exact stations served on each route can vary. Different providers may depart from and arrive at different stations. Furthermore, if you travel on an express service, the number of stations may be limited, and the exact stations served on a particular route may vary at different times of day or day of the week. Check in advance to ensure that you are departing from and arriving at a station that is convenient for your journey.

How many journeys from Dortmund to Hamburg are there every day?

If you want to get from Dortmund to Hamburg, you can travel with providers such as . You will find a maximum number of departures per day. On average, there are 10 departures per day. Book in advance to make sure that your journey will run smoothly and you depart at a time that suits you best. When you travel, you can look for direct journeys or other routes which offer connections and changes. On average, there are 5 direct journeys between Dortmund and Hamburg. If you don't mind changing along the way, you may find more options available to you. There are usually 5 journeys with at least one change. These numbers may vary depending on the time of year or day of the week. Some travelers prefer direct routes, particularly if they are carrying heavy suitcases or concerned about missing a connection. Others enjoy the flexibility offered by connecting journeys. Whatever you prefer, Virail can help you find the right options to suit you. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Dortmund to Hamburg. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap train tickets from Dortmund to Hamburg
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Dortmund to Hamburg.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Dortmund to Hamburg, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Dortmund to Hamburg.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $13.91 to $39.80 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 65% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Dortmund to Hamburg

The cheapest Dortmund - Hamburg train tickets can be found for as low as $12.03 if you’re lucky, or $20.80 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $24.78.

Find the best day to travel to Hamburg by train

When travelling to Hamburg by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

Flixtrain is a European low-cost passenger rail service that offers affordable and comfortable train travel to various destinations across Germany. It is owned and operated by FlixMobility, the parent company of FlixBus, which is a popular bus transportation service in Europe. Flixtrain operates on several routes, including Berlin to Stuttgart, Berlin to Cologne, and Hamburg to Cologne, among others.

While not as swift as the high-speed ICE trains, Deutsche Bahn’s InterCity trains boast speeds up to 200km/h, offering spacious carriages and dining options. Operating across numerous German routes, such as Cologne-Hamburg, these trains also extend to international destinations, including Amsterdam and Luxembourg. Some routes even feature double-deck trains.

Ticket types and facilities from Dortmund to Hamburg

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by FlixTrain and DB - Intercity when traveling from Dortmund to Hamburg.

Standard

A standard ticket on FlixTrain is a regular ticket / second class ticket. Flixtrain standard ticket offers you a comfortable seat, guaranteed Wi-Fi, access to power outlets, and one carry-on and one checked luggage with size restrictions.
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Second Class

On SBB Intercity trains, in addition to basic amenities for Second Class ticket, there's a Family Zone specially designed to offer comfort for families with children. If you get hungry during the journey, you can enjoy tasty meals in the restaurant carriage.
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First Class

On Deutsche Bahn IC trains, if you have a Flexpreis First Class ticket in addition to the standard second class offerings, you can access Fast Track and DB lounges at some German stations for free and enjoy the complimentary refreshments. Plus, experience a quieter travel environment and savor the view.

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Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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Connect effortlessly on FlixTrain and enjoy free WiFi, whether you're catching up on work, chatting, or simply browsing.
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Keep your devices charged and ready. FlixTrain seats come equipped with power sockets and USB outlets.
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For your safety and the comfort of everyone on board, FlixBus permits you to bring one carry-on bag that should fit under the seat or in the overhead compartment. You're also allowed one checked bag, but make sure you can load and unload it by yourself and store it in the overhead space or under your seat. Kindly ensure your luggage isn't bulky or poses a risk to others. Remember, it's up to you to keep track of your belongings during the trip.
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FlixTrain prioritizes comfort for all. Passengers with mobility concerns can book designated seats and utilize complimentary transportation for foldable wheelchairs and mobility aids. Reach out to FlixTrain for any assistance required.
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While FlixTrain doesn't offer onboard catering, you're welcome to bring along your own snacks and beverages.
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With FlixTrain, you can pack an extra piece of luggage, but it's a good idea to book early since train space is limited. Got sports equipment or a big musical instrument? They're welcome too, though an extra fee might apply. If you're cycling around, you can park your bike in specific areas for just 9 Euro, but ensure it's standard-sized and free of extra attachments. Remember to reserve a spot for your bike early, as space fills up fast
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Deutsche Bahn is rolling out free WiFi on their IC trains, with some already offering the service.
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All seats in both classes have power sockets on DB IC trains.
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On IC trains, you can bring any amount of luggage without restrictions. Store small bags either in the overhead racks or beneath your seats. For bigger luggage items, use the racks found in the compartments or close to the exterior doors.
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Deutsche Bahn's Mobility Service provides assistance for boarding, disembarking, and train transfers. Staff are on hand to address questions and ensure a smooth trip.
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On the DB IC trains, there's a restaurant for meals or a bistro for snacks. You can eat at the bistro or in your seat. First Class passengers get free food at their seat. The menu changes but always has local food, including vegetarian and vegan choices.
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Intercity trains have air-conditioned sections.
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For IC trains, a ticket and reservation are required for bicycles, with the reservation cost included. Bikes are typically stored in second class carriages, though your seat may be elsewhere.
Services on board FlixBus, FlixTrain and Metronom from Dortmund to Hamburg
Compare services on board when travelling from Dortmund to Hamburg by train.
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Dortmund to Hamburg CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
20.09kg
Bus
21.52kg
Flight
57.4kg
Car
45.92kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Dortmund to Hamburg by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Dortmund and Hamburg are 20.09kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Dortmund and Hamburg? By taking the train between Dortmund and Hamburg you will save 37.31kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 1.43kg compared to a bus and 25.83kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Dortmund to Hamburg?
A train ticket from Dortmund to Hamburg is $26.31. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $12.81.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Dortmund to Hamburg?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Dortmund to Hamburg is $12.81. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Dortmund and Hamburg by train?
Dortmund to Hamburg is 178.33 mi.
How long does the train between Dortmund and Hamburg take?
Dortmund to Hamburg is on average 3 hr 48 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 2 hr 44 min.
Which companies operate from Dortmund to Hamburg?
The train journey from Dortmund to Hamburg is covered by 6 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: FlixBus, FlixBus DACH GmbH, FlixTrain, FlixTrain GmbH, Metronom, DB - Intercity and DB - InterCity Express (ICE).
How many train connections per day go from Dortmund to Hamburg?
Dortmund to Hamburg has 10 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Dortmund to Hamburg leave?
The earliest train from Dortmund to Hamburg departs at 12:25 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Dortmund to Hamburg depart?
The latest train from Dortmund to Hamburg departs at 5:31 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Dortmund to Hamburg in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $12.81 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Dortmund to Hamburg?
There are on average 5 direct connection(s) from Dortmund to go to Hamburg.
What's the fastest journey time between Dortmund to Hamburg by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Dortmund and Hamburg is 2 hr 44 min.
Is there a direct train from Dortmund to Hamburg?
Yes, there is a direct train between Dortmund and Hamburg.
What are the CO2 emissions for Dortmund to Hamburg by train?
The train journey from Dortmund to Hamburg creates 20.09kg of CO2 emissions.

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