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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Brussels to Hamburg?

Lowest Price£47.82
Fastest Train6h 31m
Trains Per Day76
Train Lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Brussels to Hamburg right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

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

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Brussels 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.

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

In the last month, £68.53 was the average price of a train ticket from Brussels, BRU to Hamburg, HH. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

How long is the train journey from Brussels to Hamburg?

The distance between Brussels and Hamburg is approximately 303 miles, or 488 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours and 2 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 31 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 Brussels to Hamburg are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Thursday 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 Brussels at 05:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 22:00. 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 Brussels to Hamburg?

There are 76 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 Hamburg to Brussels. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Brussels to Hamburg for £20.99.

Which train should you take from Brussels to Hamburg?

There are 3 train lines with service from Brussels, Bruxelles-Capitale, Région de;Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest to Hamburg, Hamburg. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 49 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity413h 24m£63.48
Deutsche Bahn496h 58m£67.02
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company239h 22m£72.61

Where is the train station in Brussels?

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 6 stops and stations in Brussels where you can board the train:

  • Schaarbeek
  • Bruxelles-Schuman
  • Bockstael
  • Haren-Zuid/Haren-Sud
  • Bruxelles Tour-et-Taxis
  • Haren(B)

Where is the train station in Hamburg?

Hamburg has one train station:

  • Train Station

Price trends for trains from Brussels to Hamburg

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