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Trip Summary

There are 43 daily trains from Hamburg to Amsterdam. Traveling by train from Hamburg to Amsterdam usually takes around 6 hours and 53 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 5 hours and 4 minutes.

Distance227 mi (366 km)
Fastest train5h 4m
Lowest price$33.84
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines4

Which train should you take from Hamburg to Amsterdam?

There are 4 train lines with service from Hamburg, Hamburg to Amsterdam, North Holland. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 32 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity76h 53m$66.65
DB Intercity-Express35h 52m$92.61
Deutsche Bahn326h 53m$72.65
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company157h 11m$72.59

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Hamburg to Amsterdam during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

Can you take a train all the way from Hamburg to Amsterdam?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Hamburg to Amsterdam. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Hamburg to Amsterdam?

The distance between Hamburg and Amsterdam is approximately 227 miles, or 366 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 53 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 4 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Hamburg to Amsterdam are the most crowded on Sunday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Friday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Hamburg at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Hamburg to Amsterdam?

There are 43 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Amsterdam to Hamburg. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Hamburg to Amsterdam for $33.97.

City Information

Hamburg

Hamburg might be often overshadowed by Berlin or Munich, but it certainly is one of Germany’s best hidden gems. A vibrant harbor city with plenty of activities, Hamburg will keep you interested through days and nights. Among the city’s most famous attractions is the Elbphilharmonie, a stunning concert hall that could rival the famous Sydney Opera House. The concert hall also features a public viewing platform that offers a panoramic view of the city and the harbor, a great bonus for visitors who enjoy taking pictures. If you travel with kids, it is a great idea to take them to the Miniatur Wunderland, which many consider to be the largest model railway in the world. If you simply want to take a walk around and enjoy the vibe of the city, Planten und Blomen, nicknamed “the green lungs of the city”, will provide the reprieve you need.

Hamburg’s proximity to the sea allows it to offer the freshest and finest seafood dishes around. Fischereihafen Restaurant is a local favorite that has garnered plenty of attention. For the best beers around, Braugasthaus Altes Mädchen is a popular spot that is worth your attention.

The main bus station in the city is called ZOB Hamburg and it’s located at Adenauerallee 78 in the city center, serving FlixBus and Sindbad, among other carriers. Hamburg Hauptbahnhof is the main railway station in the city. For international air services, Hamburg Airport, the oldest in Germany, is the main airport.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Hamburg?

Departure stations

There are two stations in Hamburg where you can board the train to Amsterdam.

Train stations in Hamburg:

  • Hamburg-Harburg

Where is the train station in Amsterdam?

Arrival stations

There are more train stations and stops in Amsterdam than most cities. Most trains from Hamburg will stop at one (or more) of the 8 following stations in Amsterdam:

Train stations in Amsterdam:

  • Amsterdam RAI

  • Amsterdam Sloterdijk

  • Amsterdam Lelylaan

  • Amsterdam Muiderpoort

  • Amsterdam Amstel

  • Amsterdam Science Park

  • Amsterdam Zuid

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