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Aachen - Hamburg Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

You can pick from 2 daily train trips between Aachen and Hamburg. The average train journey from Aachen to Hamburg takes 8 hours and 55 minutes, but some FlixTrain train trips are as short as 8 hours and 35 minutes.

Distance253 mi (408 km)
Fastest train8h 35m
Lowest price$40.40
Most frequent serviceFlixTrain
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What is the price of a train ticket from Aachen to Hamburg?

The average price for a train ticket from Aachen to Hamburg is $40.40, This is one of the best deals we’ve seen for train fares recently. By booking your trip at least 8 days in advance, you increase your chances of scoring even cheaper tickets. But if you wait until the day of your trip to book tickets, expect to pay $76.37 more.

Monthly average prices

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Mark your calendar for November if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Aachen to Hamburg. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $60. If you're planning a trip from Aachen to Hamburg during June, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $100 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Which train should you take from Aachen to Hamburg?

FlixTrain is the one and only train line which connects Aachen to Hamburg. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixTrain28h 56m$68.85
  • 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 2 daily trips to Hamburg from Aachen. The train usually departs from Train Station in Aachen and arrives at Hamburg Airport in Hamburg after about 8 hours and 56 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Aachen and Hamburg is approximately 253 miles, or 408 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours and 55 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 8 hours and 35 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.

Saturday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Aachen to Hamburg. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Saturday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Monday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

The earliest train departs Aachen at 3:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 3:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Trains leave the station in Aachen twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you change trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Hamburg to Aachen.

City Information

Aachen

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Positioned near the Dutch and Belgian borders in the west of Germany, Aachen is a true hidden gem. Once a Roman spa town, this historic city dates back to the 1st-century and later became a favorite residence of the Frankish king, Charlemagne. A royal experience surely awaits you as well on your visit to Aachen.

The most striking building in this city is undoubtedly Aachen Cathedral. This cathedral is the first place in Europe to receive the prestigious status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in part because it is one of the oldest cathedrals in Europe. The cathedral is also the final resting place of Charlemange, though the exact whereabouts of his remains are unknown.

After a day spent walking around the city, visit the Carolus Thermen, or thermal baths, to soak in the hot mineral spring waters once loved by the Romans. Choose between a range of indoor or outdoor pools, saunas, and spa treatments to enjoy what the Romans called "salus per aquam," or "health by water."

Because of its border location, Aachen is easy to reach from Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium. Frequent international and national trains run through the train stations, while the international airport is served by many major airlines. Bus lines including FlixBus and Sindbad provide affordable ground travel from many destinations. Some of the more popular routes to Aachen depart from Berlin, Amsterdam, and Brussels.

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Aachen?

Main departure station: Train Station

There is one train station in Aachen.

All train stations in Aachen:

  • Train Station

Where is the train station in Hamburg?

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Main arrival station: Adenauerallee 78

The bus station at Adenauerallee 78 is called the ZOB or simply Haupotbahnhof since it is just down the street from Hamburg's central train station. Adenauerallee 78 is located in the St. Georg neighborhood of Hamburg, with many hotels, hostels, museums, and restaurants in the vicinity. The station is a long glass building, with bus bays for boarding in the back. The indoor waiting lounge includes restrooms, a convenience store, and even a McDonald's. Many bus companies stop at the ZOB, including FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus, and Sindbad.

Train stations in Hamburg:

  • Adenauerallee 78

  • Hamburg Airport

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