Hamburg to Rostock train

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Hamburg - Rostock Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

There are 22 daily trains from Hamburg to Rostock. Traveling by train from Hamburg to Rostock usually takes around 3 hours and 2 minutes, but the fastest DB Intercity-Express train can make the trip in one hour and 49 minutes.

Distance94 mi (151 km)
Fastest train1h 49m
Lowest price€18.02
Trains per day15
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines4

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

In the last month, €27.67 was the average price of a train ticket from Hamburg to Rostock. 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 13 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €9.46 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

Taking the train from Hamburg to Rostock usually costs about the same throughout the year. In general, train ticket prices for this route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around €28 whenever you decide to travel.

Which train should you take from Hamburg to Rostock?

There are 4 train lines with service from Hamburg to Rostock. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 19 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity32h 13m€29.43
DB Intercity-Express22h 14m€33.29
Deutsche Bahn193h 1m€30.43
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company44h 17m€30.54
  • 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.

  • The most popular Deutsche Bahn ICE routes travel to Berlin, Cologne, Paris, and Munich. Seating is spacious with a good amount of legroom, and onboard amenities include complimentary WiFi, restrooms, and a restaurant car selling beverages, snacks, sandwiches, and hot meals. Unlike the rest of the Deutsche Bahn network, ticket prices on Deutsche Bahn ICE services are not based on a per-kilometer rate but on specific station-to-station links.

  • Deutsche Bahn EuroCity, or Deutsche Bahn EC, is a train service in Germany with regular service to Frankfurt, Hamburg, Zurich, Copenhagen, Berlin, Warsaw, and Munich. Deutsche Bahn Eurocity trains can be single or double-decker, but all are air conditioned.

  • Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Hamburg to Rostock start from €20, and on average cost . Daily there are 4 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Rostock. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Hamburg leaves from Hamburg Train Station . And in Rostock trains arrive at Rostock Holbeinplatz and 8 other train stations.

    From Hamburg to Rostock train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 4 hours and 17 minutes. If you are looking to get to Rostock faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 49 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 8 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Rostock.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Hamburg to Rostock. 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.
The distance between Hamburg and Rostock is approximately 94 miles, or 151 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 2 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 49 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

Trains departing from Hamburg to Rostock tend to have the most passengers on Thursday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Thursday. 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 Monday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

The earliest train departs Hamburg at 00:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 20:00. 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 22 scheduled trains on most days. 15 of these are direct connections to Rostock. 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 Rostock to Hamburg.

City Information


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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.


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Rostock is a major city in the north of Germany and the largest German port on the Baltic Sea. This picturesque spot straddling the Warnow River is also home to one of the oldest universities in Germany. Start your visit at Neue Markt square and see the Gothic and Baroque town hall. The square also features numerous well-preserved old buildings dating back to the medieval era, making it a particularly atmospheric part of the city. Rostock's star attraction is the seaside district of Warnemünde, which includes beaches and a fair share of quaint houses and a lighthouse.

Rostock's proximity to the sea means that its seafood is among the best around. The best places to enjoy local delicacies are Borwin - Hafenrestaurant and Restaurant Hopfenkeller. For the best sunset views over the port, head to Fischerklause.

Most international travelers to Rostock fly into Hamburg and travel by train into Rostock. Of course, Deutsche Bahn trains also connect with cities throughout Germany, including Munich. With connections, you can travel via train throughout Europe! FlixBus provides additional connections by land, and several ferry companies travel from Rostock to Denmark and Sweden. The most popular ferry route is from Rostock to Trelleborg.

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

Where is the train station in Rostock?

Main arrival station: Rostock Holbeinplatz

There are more train stations and stops in Rostock than most cities. Most trains from Hamburg will stop at one (or more) of the 13 following stations in Rostock:

Train stations in Rostock:

  • Rostock Holbeinplatz

  • Rostock Parkstraße

  • Rostock-Bramow

  • Rostock Thierfelder Str.

  • Werft

  • Rostock-Lichtenhagen

  • Rostock-Marienehe

  • Rostock-Torfbrücke

  • Warnemünde

  • Rostock-Kassebohm

  • Rostock-Lütten Klein

  • Rostock-Evershagen

  • Train Station

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