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Trains from Hamburg to Hanau

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Hamburg - Hanau Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

There are 42 daily trains from Hamburg to Hanau. Traveling by train from Hamburg to Hanau usually takes around 5 hours and 7 minutes, but the fastest DB Intercity-Express train can make the trip in 3 hours and 33 minutes.

Distance241 mi (388 km)
Fastest train3h 33m
Lowest price€24.03
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines4

Price trends for trains from Hamburg to Hanau

Monthly average prices

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Which train should you take from Hamburg to Hanau?

There are 4 train lines with service from Hamburg to Hanau. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 35 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity28h 21m€41.80
DB Intercity-Express124h 50m€68.83
Deutsche Bahn355h 11m€68.70
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company35h 13m€81.55
  • DB Intercity

    DB Intercity

    DB Intercity train tickets from Hamburg to Hanau start from €37, and on average cost . Daily there are 2 DB Intercity schedules to Hanau. DB Intercity in Hamburg leaves from Hamburg Train Station . And in Hanau trains arrive at Großauheim(Kr Hanau) and 3 other train stations.

    From Hamburg to Hanau train travel on DB Intercity takes 8 hours and 21 minutes. If you are looking to get to Hanau faster, DB Intercity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 33 minutes.

    If you are looking to travel to Hanau on a weekend there is typically one DB Intercity scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from Hamburg.

  • DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express train tickets from Hamburg to Hanau start from €24, and on average cost . Daily there are 12 DB Intercity-Express schedules to Hanau. DB Intercity-Express in Hamburg leaves from Hamburg Train Station . And in Hanau trains arrive at Train Station and 4 other train stations.

    From Hamburg to Hanau train travel on DB Intercity-Express takes 4 hours and 50 minutes. If you are looking to get to Hanau faster, DB Intercity-Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 33 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity-Express offers 21 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Hanau.

  • Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Hamburg to Hanau start from €24, and on average cost . Daily there are 35 Deutsche Bahn schedules to Hanau. Deutsche Bahn in Hamburg leaves from Hamburg Train Station . And in Hanau trains arrive at Steinheim(Main) and 5 other train stations.

    From Hamburg to Hanau train travel on Deutsche Bahn takes 5 hours and 11 minutes. If you are looking to get to Hanau faster, Deutsche Bahn offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 33 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn offers 88 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Hanau.

  • Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Hamburg to Hanau start from €45, and on average cost . Daily there are 3 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Hanau. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Hamburg leaves from Hamburg Train Station . And in Hanau trains arrive at Hanau Klein-Auheim and 2 other train stations.

    From Hamburg to Hanau train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 5 hours and 13 minutes. If you are looking to get to Hanau faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 33 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 17 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Hanau.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Hamburg to Hanau 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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.

How long is the train journey from Hamburg to Hanau?

The distance between Hamburg and Hanau is approximately 241 miles, or 388 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 7 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 33 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 departing from Hamburg to Hanau tend to have the most passengers on Wednesday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Wednesday. 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 Thursday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Hamburg at 00:00 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 Hamburg to Hanau?

There are 42 scheduled trains on most days. 3 of these are direct connections to Hanau. 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 Hanau to Hamburg.

City Information

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 Hamburg?

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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

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