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Geneva to Hamburg by train

The journey from Geneva to Hamburg by train is 538.16 mi and takes 21 hr 23 min. There are 20 connections per day, with the first departure at 6:29 AM and the last at 4:24 PM. It is possible to travel from Geneva to Hamburg by train for as little as $187.81 or as much as $384.86. The best price for this journey is $187.81.

Lowest Price$187.81
Journey Duration21 hr 23 min
Connection per Day20
Lowest Price$187.81
Highest Price$384.86
First Departure6:29 AM
Last Departure4:24 PM
Distance538.16 mi
DepartureGeneva
ArrivalHamburg
CarriersThalys, FlixTrainMore

Geneva to Hamburg Train Times

Departure date
Friday, Mar 1, 2024

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How can I find the cheapest train tickets to get from Geneva to Hamburg?

The prices for train tickets from Geneva to Hamburg vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. Booked in advance, the cheapest train tickets from Geneva to Hamburg will cost $187.81. The average train ticket price is approximately $261.44. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.
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When you're traveling from Geneva to Hamburg, you can expect to pay an average of approximately $261.44. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest train tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as train ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper train tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.

How long does it take to get from Geneva to Hamburg by train?

The distance between Geneva and Hamburg is approximately 538.16 mi. In general, it will take you about 21 hr 23 min to complete the journey between the two cities. However, it is important to remember that journey times may vary according to a number of factors, including seasonal weather conditions, local events or diversions. Keep this in mind if you are intending to make a later connection, and always plan accordingly. The distance between Geneva and Hamburg is around 538.16 mi. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 21 hr 23 min. However, the fastest routes between Geneva and Hamburg take 16 hr 51 min. If a fast journey is a priority for you when traveling, look out for express services that may get you there faster. Some flexibility may be necessary when booking. Often, these services only leave at particular times of day - or even on certain days of the week. You may also find a faster journey by taking an indirect route and connecting in another station along the way.

What time are the departures from Geneva to Hamburg?

The first daily departure from Geneva to Hamburg leaves at 6:29 AM, while the last journey of the day sets out at 4:24 PM. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Geneva and Hamburg. However, different providers' timetables can vary from day to day or month to month, so these particular departures may not be available every day. Some providers may change their schedules on public holidays and weekends, or during the summer months. Check your travel dates when making your booking. In general, the first departure of the night will leave Geneva at 6:29 AM, and the last departure will leave at 4:24 PM. However, it is important to remember that this is general information, and these journey times are not necessarily available every day. Timetables for each provider on the route from Geneva to Hamburg can change from day to day or month to month. In particular, many providers offer different schedules on weekdays and weekends. Public holidays, local events, and seasonal timetables can also cause schedules to change.

Which stations can I use to travel from Geneva to Hamburg?

There are different options to choose from when traveling between Geneva and Hamburg. You can start your journey in Geneva at stations such as . These connect to stations including in Hamburg. There may not be a direct connection between all the stations in the two locations. Some providers will only serve a selection of the stations, and you may have to travel from one station to another in the same city after arrival to reach your ultimate destination. Virail will show you both all direct routes and any connecting services which you can take to get from Geneva to Hamburg.

How many journeys from Geneva to Hamburg take place each day?

If you want to get from Geneva to Hamburg, you can travel with providers such as . You will find a maximum number of departures per day. On average, there are 20 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 0 direct journeys between Geneva and Hamburg. If you don't mind changing along the way, you may find more options available to you. There are usually 20 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 Geneva to Hamburg. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Geneva 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 Geneva 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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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.

SNCB is Belgium's national railway company. Founded in 1926, SNCB operates passenger and freight trains on the Belgian rail network, which spans over 3,600 kilometers of track. SNCB's passenger services include domestic and international routes, with connections to neighboring countries such as France, the Netherlands, Germany, and Luxembourg. The company operates a range of train types, from high-speed trains like the Thalys and Eurostar to regional and commuter trains.

Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français, or SNCF, is the name of the French National Railway Company. Explore the beauty of France with SNCF rail transport and choose between three major SNCF trains - TGV inOui, TER, and INTERCITÉS - for travel on national, regional, and local routes, including high-speed trains departing from Paris train stations. Also, SNCF aims to revolutionize sustainable travel by becoming the world's first carbon-neutral operator, offering this eco-friendly service at no additional cost to passengers.

TGV Lyria is a high-speed train service that operates between France and Switzerland. It is a joint venture between the French national railway company SNCF and SBB, the Swiss national railway company. TGV Lyria trains operate on several routes between major cities in France and Switzerland, including Paris, Geneva, Zurich, Basel, and Bern. The trains are known for their high speed, with some routes reaching speeds of up to 320 km/h (200 mph), making them one of the fastest trains in Europe.

Thalys is a high-speed train operator that offers service between France, Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands. Thalys trains operate at high speeds, reaching speeds of up to 300 km/h, making them one of the fastest and most convenient ways to travel between cities in the region. The trains have modern amenities, including comfortable seating, Wi-Fi, and on-board dining options, making them a popular choice for both business and leisure travelers.

Ticket types and facilities from Geneva to Hamburg

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by FlixTrain, SNCB and TGV Lyria when traveling from Geneva 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

Second class SNCB train tickets give you the opportunity to travel solo or in a group with affordable options.
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First

First-class carriages are easily identified by a yellow band and the number 1. They offer more space and a quieter environment. It is advisable to opt for first class during busy train commutes.
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Standard

STANDARD ticket provides an affordable 2nd class journey experience with three levels of exchange and refund flexibility - full, partial, and no flexibility - on all France - Switzerland international routes.
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Standard 1ère

STANDARD 1ÈRE ticket provides a value-for-money first-class journey with flexibility and access to all trains, available on all international routes between France and Switzerland.
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Business 1ère

BUSINESS 1ÈRE caters to passengers seeking a luxurious travel experience, with flexibility, tailored amenities and services, and is available on specific routes during weekdays and select times on Sundays.
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Standard

With The Standard ticket, you can get a budget-friendly second class seat with advanced booking. Free exchange until 7 days before departure and refundable until 7 days before departure, non-refundable after.
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Comfort

You can get a first class seat with The Comfort fare. Free exchange until 7 days before departure and refundable until 7 days before departure, non-refundable after.
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Premium

You can travel with a customized rate with full service benefits of the Premium fare. Experience a comfortable journey and maximum flexibility to make changes or cancel up until the last minute.
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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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Most SNCB train carriages have electrical outlets.
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Assistance service is provided for persons with reduced mobility.
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Wifi service is not available on SNCB trains.
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On SNCB trips, you're allowed to bring 3 pieces of luggage with a combined weight under 30kg. Once settled, neatly stow your items either above or below your seat. Feel free to bring along briefcases, backpacks, suitcases, manual or automatic wheelchairs, pushchairs, prams, foldable bikes, unicycles, scooters, and even sports gear like skis.
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No restaurant car available on SNCB trains. It's recommended for passengers to carry their own snacks and water.
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Currently, 30% of SNCB train seats lack air conditioning. The aim is to reduce this to 20% by 2026 and to equip all trains with air conditioning by 2032.
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You can bring briefcases, rucksacks, suitcases, wheelchairs, pushchairs, prams, folding bikes, unicycles, scooters, and sports equipment on board for free. The maximum weight allowed is 30 kg, and a maximum of three items per passenger. You should stow their luggage in the provided space above and below their seats. For (electric) bicycles, tandems, bicycle carts, or segways, a Bike Supplement is required.
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Connect to _WIFI_LYRIA for free WiFi and access the TGV Lyria Portal via your browser.
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A quiet car exclusive to TGV Lyria BUSINESS 1ERE, perfect for focused work or relaxation.
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Carriages are air-conditioned, with air filtered every three minutes and fully refreshed every nine minutes.
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All seats in both classes have 2-pin, 230v power sockets for laptops and mobiles.
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On TGV Lyria trains, you can bring hand luggage that's easy to carry and fits neatly in the designated spaces. This ensures everyone has room for their belongings and can enjoy a smooth ride
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First Class carriages 1 or 11 have 2 seats for passengers with reduced mobility. Book these seats in advance, or a standard seat if they're taken. Station assistance for wheelchair storage is available upon request.
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On TGV Lyria trains, choose between 'Le Deli' available in the café-bar or at your seat with a STANDARD ticket, and 'La Table' for a French-Swiss meal with a BUSINESS 1ÈRE ticket.
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On TGV Lyria trains, you're welcome to bring a variety of items with you. This includes folded bikes (no larger than 130 x 90 cm), kids' pushchairs, skis, foldable scooters (both electric and manual), surf and snowboards, encased musical instruments, and wheelchairs (manual or electric) for those with mobility challenges.
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All Thalys trains feature free WiFi. Plus, expect steady 3G or 4G coverage for most routes.
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All seats in every class have 2-pin, 220v power sockets to meet your charging needs.
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When traveling with Thalys, your ticket includes the privilege of carrying one hand luggage item and two larger bags, which must not exceed the dimensions of 75x53x70 cm. There is no weight limit specified, however, it's important to ensure that your baggage is within your personal handling capacity. The bags must be stored in the designated area on the train for the duration of the journey.
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For boarding assistance, please alert Thalys ahead of time. They accommodate wheelchairs adhering to specific dimensions: max 70 cm width, 120 cm height, 150 cm turning circle diameter, and a combined weight of 300 kg for passenger and luggage.
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In Standard and Comfort Class, the Thalys Welcome Bar awaits with an array of snacks. Opt to pre-order using your device for swift collection. Traveling Premium? Delight in Chef Frank Fol's gourmet meal served directly to your seat on journeys exceeding 50 minutes.
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Every Thalys train ensures a cool journey with onboard air-conditioning.
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On Thalys, you can bring a non-folding bike if it's disassembled and in a bag under 135 x 85 x 30 cm. Folding bikes? Just make sure they're within 75 x 53 x 30 cm, and it'll be considered as regular luggage. Got skis? Pop them in a case that's less than 3 m and under 32 kg.
Services on board Thalys, FlixTrain and FlixBus from Geneva to Hamburg
Compare services on board when travelling from Geneva to Hamburg by train.
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Geneva to Hamburg CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
60.63kg
Bus
64.96kg
Flight
173.22kg
Car
138.57kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Geneva to Hamburg by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Geneva and Hamburg are 60.63kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Geneva and Hamburg? By taking the train between Geneva and Hamburg you will save 112.59kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 4.33kg compared to a bus and 77.94kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Geneva to Hamburg?
A train ticket from Geneva to Hamburg is $261.44. 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 $187.81.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Geneva to Hamburg?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Geneva to Hamburg is $187.81. 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 Geneva and Hamburg by train?
Geneva to Hamburg is 538.16 mi.
How long does the train between Geneva and Hamburg take?
Geneva to Hamburg is on average 21 hr 23 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 16 hr 51 min.
Which companies operate from Geneva to Hamburg?
The train journey from Geneva to Hamburg is covered by 6 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Thalys, FlixTrain, FlixBus, TGV Lyria, SNCF, SNCB and TER.
How many train connections per day go from Geneva to Hamburg?
Geneva to Hamburg has 20 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Geneva to Hamburg leave?
The earliest train from Geneva to Hamburg departs at 6:29 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 Geneva to Hamburg depart?
The latest train from Geneva to Hamburg departs at 4:24 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 Geneva 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 $187.81 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.
From which stations can I leave from Geneva to Hamburg?
There are 4 station(s) that you can depart from Geneva to go to Hamburg. You can go from Genève Mines, Geneve Eaux Vives, Genève - Gare routière and Cointrin and you can arrive at Hamburg Hbf, Altona, Harburg, Hamburg Airport and Hamburg Dammtor.
What's the fastest journey time between Geneva to Hamburg by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Geneva and Hamburg is 16 hr 51 min.
Is there a direct train from Geneva to Hamburg?
Yes, there is a direct train between Geneva and Hamburg.
What are the CO2 emissions for Geneva to Hamburg by train?
The train journey from Geneva to Hamburg creates 60.63kg of CO2 emissions.

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