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There are 3 daily trains from Hamburg to Stockholm. Traveling by train from Hamburg to Stockholm usually takes around 15 hours and 14 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 10 hours and 40 minutes.
|Distance||504 mi (811 km)|
|Fastest train||10h 40m|
|Most frequent service||Deutsche Bahn|
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Which train should you take from Hamburg to Stockholm?
There are 4 train lines with service from Hamburg to Stockholm. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 4 trains each day.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|DB Intercity||2||11h 14m||$220.90|
|Deutsche Bahn||4||12h 19m||$150.83|
|Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company||1||11h 32m||$185.04|
Deutsche Bahn IC is the German railway's long-distance train service provider with service across Germany and neighboring countries, including the Netherlands, Denmark, Switzerland, and Poland. Onboard amenities include restrooms, power outlets, and a restaurant car where passengers can purchase drinks, snacks, and meals.
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Hamburg to Stockholm start from $97, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Stockholm. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Hamburg leaves from Hamburg Train Station . And in Stockholm trains arrive at Stockholm C (FlixTrain) .
From Hamburg to Stockholm train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 11 hours and 32 minutes. If you are looking to get to Stockholm faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 10 hours and 40 minutes.
If you are looking to travel to Stockholm on a weekend there is typically one Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from Hamburg.
Part of the FlixBus family, FlixTrain launched in 2018 to offer affordable and sustainable train travel in Germany. Its trains provide Wi-Fi, power outlets, air conditioning, onboard restrooms, and access to an entertainment portal full of movies, games, and music. In addition, each passenger gets a guaranteed seat, so you don't have to worry about standing in any aisles. FlixTrain operates 1 daily trips to Stockholm from Hamburg. The train usually departs from Hamburg Train Station in Hamburg and arrives at Stockholm Central Train Station in Stockholm after about 23 hours and 58 minutes.
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The distance between Hamburg and Stockholm is approximately 504 miles, or 811 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 15 hours and 14 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 10 hours and 40 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.
Trains departing from Hamburg to Stockholm tend to have the most passengers on Friday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Friday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Sunday as the least number of people tend to travel then.
The earliest train departs Hamburg at 3:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00am. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.
There are 3 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 Stockholm to Hamburg.
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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.
Sitting atop an archipelago that leads to the Baltic Sea, Stockholm is one of the most beautiful cities in the Scandinavian countries. Boasting several rivers, waterways, and islands, the city offers many scenic locations for curious tourists. One of the city’s star attractions is the famous Old Town quarter, which was founded in 1252. The area features cobblestone streets as well as winding alleyways and colorful quaint houses with characteristic Scandinavian architecture. If you are interested in some history lessons, check out the Vasa Museum, which is completely housed in a sunken warship. For nature-lovers, don’t hesitate to visit Djurgården, which is an island located close to the city center and reachable by ferries. The island is a big green oasis that boasts a wide range of activities such as hiking, strolling, and picnicking.
Some of the most notable restaurants in Stockholm include Stockholm Gastabud and Agrikultur, both of which offer authentic Swedish dishes. For fusion dishes, don’t hesitate to check out Frantzen.
Stockholm Central Station is the principal hub for both bus and train travel in and out of the city, offering access to other Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish destinations. The main airport is the Stockholm Arlanda Airport, 23 miles north of Stockholm.
Where is the train station in Hamburg?
Main departure station: Hamburg Train Station
Although it could be mistaken for a church with its clock tower and arched, windowed facade, the Hamburg Train Station (or Hauptbahnhof) is a bustling hub for intercity trains throughout Germany and into other countries in Europe. Originally opened in 1906, the current station welcomes about 480,000 passengers every day. These passengers travel on Deutsche Bahn and FlixTrain intercity trains, as well as S-Bahn (suburban railway) and U-Bahn (underground railway) trains that run throughout Hamburg. Inside the vast station, you'll find shops, cafes, and the Wandelhalle shopping center in the northern section of the complex.
All train stations in Hamburg:
Hamburg Train Station
Train Station Bus Station
Where is the train station in Stockholm?
Main arrival station: Stockholm C (FlixTrain)
Stockholm Central is a large transit complex and the center of railway transportation services in Stockholm. The palatial station first opened in 1871, and while its historic facade has been maintained, the station's interior has modernized significantly. If you take the metro from Central, don't miss the vivid murals in the subway tunnels. Besides the local metro, the station serves long-distance trains and commuter trains, plus intercity bus service from the adjacent Cityterminalen stop. The sprawling complex includes a wide shopping hall under arched ceilings, restaurants, luggage lockers, restrooms, and plenty of seating. Be sure to arrive with plenty of extra time to find your platform in the massive station while gawking at some of the architecture along the way.
Train stations in Stockholm:
Stockholm C (FlixTrain)
Stockholm Central Train Station
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