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Trip Summary

There are 32 daily trains from Düsseldorf to Hamburg. Traveling by train from Düsseldorf to Hamburg usually takes around 4 hours and 13 minutes, but the fastest DB Intercity-Express train can make the trip in 3 hours and 13 minutes.

Distance210 mi (338 km)
Fastest train3h 13m
Lowest price$14.91
Trains per day11
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines6

What is the price of a train ticket from Düsseldorf to Hamburg?

In the last month, $14.94 was the average price of a train ticket from Düsseldorf, NW to Hamburg, HH. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 22 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $46.51 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices


If you are trying to decide when to travel from Düsseldorf to Hamburg by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for September. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$29 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Düsseldorf to Hamburg in January, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$89 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches


If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 22 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Hamburg from Düsseldorf will be about C$46.51 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Düsseldorf to Hamburg?

There are 6 train lines with service from Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia to Hamburg, Hamburg. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 27 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Eurocity13h 43m$58.85
DB Intercity13h 47m$65.18
DB Intercity-Express43h 52m$66.40
Deutsche Bahn274h 12m$71.08
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company215h 10m$63.45
FlixTrain33h 35m$30.48

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Düsseldorf to Hamburg 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 Düsseldorf to Hamburg?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Düsseldorf to Hamburg. 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 Düsseldorf to Hamburg?

The distance between Düsseldorf and Hamburg is approximately 210 miles, or 338 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 13 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 13 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 Düsseldorf to Hamburg 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 Tuesday 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 Düsseldorf at 1:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00pm. 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 Düsseldorf to Hamburg?

There are 32 scheduled trains on most days. 11 of these are direct connections to Hamburg. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Hamburg to Düsseldorf. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Düsseldorf to Hamburg for $20.86.

City Information


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 Düsseldorf?

Departure stations

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 15 stops and stations in Düsseldorf where you can board the train.

Train stations in Düsseldorf:

  • Düsseldorf Wehrhahn

  • Düsseldorf-Zoo

  • Düsseldorf Friedrichstadt

  • Düsseldorf Völklinger Str.

  • Düsseldorf-Derendorf

  • Düsseldorf Volksgarten

  • Düsseldorf-Bilk

  • Düsseldorf-Flingern

  • Düsseldorf-Hamm

  • Düsseldorf-Oberbilk

  • Düsseldorf-Eller Mitte

  • Düsseldorf-Eller Süd

  • Düsseldorf-Rath

  • Düsseldorf-Rath Mitte

Where is the train station in Hamburg?

Arrival stations

Hamburg receives travelers from Düsseldorf at its two active train stations.

Train stations in Hamburg:

  • Hamburg-Harburg

Need a return trip from Hamburg to Düsseldorf?

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