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Trip Summary

There are 12 daily trains from Hamburg to Duisburg. Traveling by train from Hamburg to Duisburg usually takes around 3 hours and 43 minutes, but the fastest DB Intercity-Express train can make the trip in 2 hours and 56 minutes.

Distance200 mi (321 km)
Fastest train2h 56m
Lowest price€9.95
Trains per day9
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines6

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

In the last month, €17.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Hamburg to Duisburg. 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 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €24.83 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Hamburg to Duisburg by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for February. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just €25 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Hamburg to Duisburg in November, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €54 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

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 29 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Duisburg from Hamburg will be about €24.83 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Hamburg to Duisburg?

There are 6 train lines with service from Hamburg to Duisburg. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 14 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Eurocity13h 51m€26.21
DB Intercity13h 27m€40.88
DB Intercity-Express33h 52m€43.62
Deutsche Bahn144h 3m€46.71
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company84h 50m€42.18
FlixTrain53h 30m€21.86
  • DB Eurocity

    DB Eurocity

    DB Eurocity train tickets from Hamburg to Duisburg start from €13, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 DB Eurocity schedules to Duisburg. DB Eurocity in Hamburg leaves from Hamburg Train Station . And in Duisburg trains arrive at Train Station and 2 other train stations.

    From Hamburg to Duisburg train travel on DB Eurocity takes 3 hours and 51 minutes. If you are looking to get to Duisburg faster, DB Eurocity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 56 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Eurocity offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Duisburg.

  • DB Intercity

    DB Intercity

    DB Intercity train tickets from Hamburg to Duisburg start from €13, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 DB Intercity schedules to Duisburg. DB Intercity in Hamburg leaves from Hamburg Train Station . And in Duisburg trains arrive at Train Station and 2 other train stations.

    From Hamburg to Duisburg train travel on DB Intercity takes 3 hours and 27 minutes. If you are looking to get to Duisburg faster, DB Intercity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 56 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity offers 5 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Duisburg.

  • DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express train tickets from Hamburg to Duisburg start from €15, and on average cost . Daily there are 3 DB Intercity-Express schedules to Duisburg. DB Intercity-Express in Hamburg leaves from Hamburg Train Station . And in Duisburg trains arrive at Train Station and 8 other train stations.

    From Hamburg to Duisburg train travel on DB Intercity-Express takes 3 hours and 52 minutes. If you are looking to get to Duisburg faster, DB Intercity-Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 56 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity-Express offers 11 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Duisburg.

  • Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Hamburg to Duisburg start from €18, and on average cost . Daily there are 14 Deutsche Bahn schedules to Duisburg. Deutsche Bahn in Hamburg leaves from Hamburg Train Station . And in Duisburg trains arrive at Duisburg-Rahm and 12 other train stations.

    From Hamburg to Duisburg train travel on Deutsche Bahn takes 4 hours and 3 minutes. If you are looking to get to Duisburg faster, Deutsche Bahn offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 56 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn offers 62 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Duisburg.

  • 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 Duisburg start from €18, and on average cost . Daily there are 8 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Duisburg. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Hamburg leaves from Hamburg Train Station and one other station. And in Duisburg trains arrive at Train Station and 13 other train stations.

    From Hamburg to Duisburg train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 4 hours and 50 minutes. If you are looking to get to Duisburg faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 56 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 10 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Duisburg.

  • FlixTrain

    FlixTrain

    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 5 daily trips to Duisburg from Hamburg. The train usually departs from Hamburg-Harburg in Hamburg and arrives at Otto-Keller-Straße 17 in Duisburg after about 3 hours and 30 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

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

The distance between Hamburg and Duisburg is approximately 200 miles, or 321 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 43 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 56 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

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

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 Duisburg?

There are 12 scheduled trains on most days. 9 of these are direct connections to Duisburg. 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 Duisburg 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.

Duisburg

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Duisburg is located at the junction of the Rhine and Ruhr rivers in western Germany. Duisburg's harbor is the largest inland port in the world, with 21 docks in total. The Innenhafen, or Inner Harbor, used to be the center of the city's industry but today is a center for dining and nightlife. Make a point to stroll along the marina to check out the many kinds of boats, relax in one of the green spaces, and of course, stop in one of the many restaurants for a delicious dinner.

In the Meiderich district, make sure to check out the Landschaftspark Duisburg Nord. This industrial steelworks complex had gone disused since 1985 before its reinvention into a public park. The unique complex includes trails along what used to be sewer systems, a viewing tower made from the blast furnace, and even a scuba diving center in what originally was a gasometer. Kaiserberg, on the other hand, is a more traditional park that is home to both a zoo and a botanical garden.

Hundreds of bus and train routes to Duisburg make the city extremely accessible. Train companies, including Deutsche Bahn and FlixTrain, provide rail travel, and FlixBus provides the bulk of Duisburg's bus service. This means Berlin, Hamburg, Paris, and more cities across Europe are within just a short bus or train ride from Duisburg.

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

  • Hamburg-Harburg

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