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Munich to Hamburg by train

The journey from Munich to Hamburg by train is 382.24 mi and takes 8 hr 40 min. There are 10 connections per day, with the first departure at 12:01 AM and the last at 10:50 PM. It is possible to travel from Munich to Hamburg by train for as little as $18.46 or as much as $172.63. The best price for this journey is $18.46.

Lowest Price$18.46
Journey Duration8 hr 40 min
Connection per Day10
Lowest Price$18.46
Highest Price$172.63
First Departure12:01 AM
Last Departure10:50 PM
Distance382.24 mi
DepartureMunich
ArrivalHamburg
CarriersFlixTrain, MetronomMore

Munich to Hamburg Train Times

Departure date
Friday, Jun 21, 2024

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How much will I pay for train tickets from Munich to Hamburg?

Prices will vary when you travel from Munich to Hamburg. On average, though, you'll pay about $58.21 for a train ticket. You can find train tickets for prices as low as $18.46, 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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When you're traveling from Munich to Hamburg, you can expect to pay an average of approximately $58.21. 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 much time will it take to go from Munich to Hamburg by train?

The average journey time is 8 hr 40 min. This is how long it takes to cross the 382.24 mi from Munich to Hamburg. When planning your journey, remember that delays are a possibility. Some unplanned events could cause your journey from Munich to Hamburg to take longer than 8 hr 40 min. The journey between Munich and Hamburg by train usually takes 8 hr 40 min to cover a distance of 382.24 mi. The shortest journey from Munich to Hamburg will take you 5 hr 27 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.

What are the stations on the Munich to Hamburg route?

In Munich, departure stations include Hauptbahnhof Seidlstraße, München,Blumenstraße, München,Hopfenstraße, München. When you arrive in Hamburg, you may be able to disembark at stations such as Hamburg - Harburg,Hamburg Dammtor (DE),Hamburg Hbf ZOB,Hamburg-Altona station,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 Munich to Hamburg are there every day?

The exact number of journeys from Munich to Hamburg can vary from day to day. Some services may only run on particular days of the week, while others might be seasonal. In general, an average of 10 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including . On particularly busy days, there can be up to departures. You can usually expect there to be more connections on weekdays. Many providers run fewer journeys on weekends or public holidays. As a traveler, you may prefer to take a direct route from Munich to Hamburg. However, you will find more options available to you if you are willing to take a connecting route. These pass through one or more different cities, and you'll have to change along the way. Not all travelers feel comfortable making multiple connections, but if you are, then you will enjoy greater flexibility when making your booking. The exact number of daily departures from Munich to Hamburg varies, but in general, you can expect to find 5 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 5 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Munich 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 Munich to Hamburg
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Munich to Hamburg.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Munich 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 Munich 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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Virail Pro Tip ✌: Booking 10 days in advance save 10% on average

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 $18.37 to $84.51 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 78% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Munich to Hamburg

The cheapest Munich - Hamburg train tickets can be found for as low as $33.55 if you’re lucky, or $53.20 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $69.86.

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.

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.

The ÖBB Nightjet, operated by the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB), offers overnight train travel between major European cities, providing a convenient and comfortable way to journey through the night. The Nightjet trains are equipped with sleeping cabins, couchettes, and seats, offering passengers a comfortable and convenient way to travel long distances while they sleep. The service runs throughout Austria and extends to neighboring countries such as Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and the Czech Republic.

Express InterCity is a type of train service that operates in many countries around the world. It is designed to provide fast and efficient transportation between major cities, with limited stops along the way. Express InterCity trains typically offer amenities such as comfortable seating, air conditioning, and onboard food and beverage service. They may also have first-class or business-class seating options for passengers who want extra comfort and amenities. Express InterCity trains are often a popular choice for business travelers, tourists, and commuters who need to travel between cities quickly and conveniently.

Ticket types and facilities from Munich to Hamburg

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by FlixTrain, Nightjet and DB - InterCity Express (ICE) when traveling from Munich 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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Seated carriage

These tickets are ideal for shorter journeys during the day, featuring comfortable seats in air-conditioned carriages.
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Sleeper cabin

These are the most comfortable Nightjet tickets, featuring single, double, or triple compartments with beds, blankets, and pillows for a good night's sleep.
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Couchette

These tickets provide a more affordable option for overnight travel, with bunk beds in shared compartments that can accommodate up to 6 passengers.
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Second Class

Deutshce Bahn's second class ensures a comfortable journey with standard seating arrangements with free Wi-Fi, power socket, and. Second class passengers can buy food and drinks from the bar/bistro car or restaurant car.
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First Class

First Class travel with Deutsche Bahn provides a luxurious experience with comfortable seats and many amenities such as spacious seating with personalized on-seat service and exclusive lounge access at major stations. First-class passengers can have their orders delivered to their seats, but if you do not want to wait, you can also dine in the restaurant car or buy food and drinks from the bar/bistro car.
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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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Wifi service is currently unavailable on Nighthet.
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Private compartments are available on ÖBB Nightjets. In couchette cars, 1-6 persons (1-3 adults; max. 5 children up to the age of 14) can travel at a low fixed rate. Moreover, for everyone's comfort, there's a quiet time enforced from 10:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. Main lights in sleeper and couchette sections should be off during this period.
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Apart from standard outlets, the new Nightjet offers USB charging and inductive charging stations.
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When travelling on an ÖBB Nightjet train, you're allowed to check only one suitcase and one piece of hand luggage. Ensure your luggage is stored in a manner that doesn't inconvenience or obstruct others. Remember the guidelines for luggage storage: Easily stowable items should go in the overhead racks, while bulkier luggage should be placed under the seat or in designated luggage racks. Always keep passageways, doors, and escape routes clear for everyone's safety.
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Certain routes offer coaches with wheelchair-friendly compartments and nearby restrooms, accommodating a passenger with a wheelchair and a companion.
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Day coach travelers can buy snacks and drinks from onboard staff. Couchette ticket holders get mineral water and a Viennese breakfast. Sleeper cabin passengers enjoy a welcome drink, evening snack, mineral water, and a customized breakfast. Specific dietary requests for Nightjet meals should be emailed at least 72 hours before departure.
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Every compartment in sleeper, couchette, and seating carriages has individual air conditioning controls.
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On Nightjets connecting Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, bikes are welcome with a specific ticket and reservation. ÖBB Nightjet also allows items like pushchairs and musical instruments. Use the ÖBB service to transport bikes within Austria. Folding bikes are free if they're within 110 cm x 80 cm x 40 cm. Ensure e-bike batteries are charged, and note bikes can't be on buses during rail interruptions.
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On ICE trains, enjoy free WiFi and access the ICE portal for movies, TV shows, audiobooks, games, and reading material.
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Seek tranquillity on ICE Frankfurt in Coach 21 (second class) and Coach 28/29 (first class). On ICE 104/105 Basel, it's Coach 31 (second class) and Coach 38/39 (first class).
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Stay charged with a power socket available for every two seats on the train.
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On ICE-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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For assistance in boarding, changing trains, or other queries, reach out to DB’s Mobility Service. The staff is always ready to assist and ensure a smooth journey.
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With ICE, choose between a full menu at the onboard restaurant or quick snacks at the bistro. For First Class passengers, complimentary food and drinks are served directly to your seat. DB's diverse menu, updated quarterly, features local and vegetarian/vegan options.
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ICE trains not only offer air conditioning but are also innovating with eco-friendly systems that both cool and heat using natural refrigerants.
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On Deutsche Bahn trains, make sure it's disassembled and snugly packed in a case or cover with your name labeled on it, and you can bring it on board for free. You're also allowed one regular and one hand luggage item. Just ensure your bike doesn't get in the way of other travelers or block aisles. Note: Special bikes aren't permitted, but if you're an international traveler, there's no need to worry about peak-time restrictions.
Services on board FlixTrain, Metronom and DB - InterCity Express (ICE) from Munich to Hamburg
Compare services on board when travelling from Munich to Hamburg by train.
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Munich to Hamburg CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
43.06kg
Bus
46.14kg
Flight
123.03kg
Car
98.42kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Munich to Hamburg by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Munich and Hamburg are 43.06kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Munich and Hamburg? By taking the train between Munich and Hamburg you will save 79.97kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 3.08kg compared to a bus and 55.36kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Munich to Hamburg?
A train ticket from Munich to Hamburg is $58.21. 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 $18.46.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Munich to Hamburg?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Munich to Hamburg is $18.46. 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 Munich and Hamburg by train?
Munich to Hamburg is 382.24 mi.
How long does the train between Munich and Hamburg take?
Munich to Hamburg is on average 8 hr 40 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 5 hr 27 min.
Which companies operate from Munich to Hamburg?
The train journey from Munich to Hamburg is covered by 5 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: FlixTrain, Metronom, DB - InterCity Express (ICE), nordbahn, Nightjet and FlixBus.
How many train connections per day go from Munich to Hamburg?
Munich to Hamburg has 10 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Munich to Hamburg leave?
The earliest train from Munich to Hamburg departs at 12:01 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 Munich to Hamburg depart?
The latest train from Munich to Hamburg departs at 10:50 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 Munich 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 $18.46 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 Munich to Hamburg?
There are on average 5 direct connection(s) from Munich to go to Hamburg.
What's the fastest journey time between Munich to Hamburg by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Munich and Hamburg is 5 hr 27 min.
Is there a direct train from Munich to Hamburg?
Yes, there is a direct train between Munich and Hamburg.
What are the CO2 emissions for Munich to Hamburg by train?
The train journey from Munich to Hamburg creates 43.06kg of CO2 emissions.

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