Trains from Hamburg to Düsseldorf
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There are 35 daily trains from Hamburg to Düsseldorf. Traveling by train from Hamburg to Düsseldorf usually takes around 3 hours and 57 minutes, but the fastest DB Intercity-Express train can make the trip in 3 hours and 7 minutes.
|Distance||210 mi (338 km)|
|Fastest train||3h 7m|
|Trains per day||20|
|Most frequent service||Deutsche Bahn|
Train service from Hamburg to Düsseldorf
- DB Eurocity tickets: €24 one-way
- DB Intercity tickets: €15 one-way
- DB Intercity-Express tickets: €15 one-way
- Deutsche Bahn tickets: €15 one-way
- Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company tickets: €18 one-way
- FlixTrain tickets: €10 one-way
What is the price of a train ticket from Hamburg to Düsseldorf?
In the last month, €18.80 was the average price of a train ticket from Hamburg to Düsseldorf. 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 19 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €53.73 more than that for a same-day booking.
Monthly average prices
If you are trying to decide when to travel from Hamburg to Düsseldorf by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for March. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just €40 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Hamburg to Düsseldorf in November, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €56 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 19 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Düsseldorf from Hamburg will be about €53.73 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.
Which train should you take from Hamburg to Düsseldorf?
There are 6 train lines with service from Hamburg to Düsseldorf. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 26 trains each day.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|DB Eurocity||1||3h 42m||€31.65|
|DB Intercity||1||3h 34m||€57.70|
|DB Intercity-Express||2||3h 37m||€45.81|
|Deutsche Bahn||26||3h 57m||€55.26|
|Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company||15||5h 33m||€48.64|
DB Eurocity train tickets from Hamburg to Düsseldorf start from €24, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 DB Eurocity schedules to Düsseldorf. DB Eurocity in Hamburg leaves from Hamburg Train Station . And in Düsseldorf trains arrive at Düsseldorf Central Station and 4 other train stations.
From Hamburg to Düsseldorf train travel on DB Eurocity takes 3 hours and 42 minutes. If you are looking to get to Düsseldorf faster, DB Eurocity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 7 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 Düsseldorf.
DB Intercity train tickets from Hamburg to Düsseldorf start from €15, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 DB Intercity schedules to Düsseldorf. DB Intercity in Hamburg leaves from Hamburg Train Station . And in Düsseldorf trains arrive at Düsseldorf Central Station and 9 other train stations.
From Hamburg to Düsseldorf train travel on DB Intercity takes 3 hours and 34 minutes. If you are looking to get to Düsseldorf faster, DB Intercity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 7 minutes.
If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity offers 6 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Düsseldorf.
DB Intercity-Express train tickets from Hamburg to Düsseldorf start from €15, and on average cost . Daily there are 2 DB Intercity-Express schedules to Düsseldorf. DB Intercity-Express in Hamburg leaves from Hamburg Train Station . And in Düsseldorf trains arrive at Düsseldorf Central Station and 12 other train stations.
From Hamburg to Düsseldorf train travel on DB Intercity-Express takes 3 hours and 37 minutes. If you are looking to get to Düsseldorf faster, DB Intercity-Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 7 minutes.
If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity-Express offers 17 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Düsseldorf.
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Hamburg to Düsseldorf start from €18, and on average cost . Daily there are 15 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Düsseldorf. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Hamburg leaves from Hamburg Train Station and one other station. And in Düsseldorf trains arrive at Düsseldorf Flughafen and 24 other train stations.
From Hamburg to Düsseldorf train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 5 hours and 33 minutes. If you are looking to get to Düsseldorf faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 7 minutes.
If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 29 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Düsseldorf.
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 4 daily trips to Düsseldorf from Hamburg. The train usually departs from Hamburg-Harburg in Hamburg and arrives at Düsseldorf Central Station in Düsseldorf after about 3 hours and 32 minutes.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Hamburg to Düsseldorf 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 Düsseldorf?
How long is the train journey from Hamburg to Düsseldorf?
The distance between Hamburg and Düsseldorf is approximately 210 miles, or 338 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 57 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 7 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 Hamburg to Düsseldorf 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 Friday 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 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 Düsseldorf?
There are 35 scheduled trains on most days. 20 of these are direct connections to Düsseldorf. 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 Düsseldorf to 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.
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Altstaft, the city's old town, fills its narrow streets with relaxed cafes and chic bars. If you're lucky enough to visit in the winter, Düsseldorf is home to one of Germany's best Christmas markets, hosted at Marktplatz.
To experience Düsseldorf's culture, you can opt to watch a performance in an opera or a theatre. Two of the top theaters are the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus and Roncalli’s Apollo Variete. Then, when the opera makes you feel sufficiently posh, you'll be ready to enter the pink, opulent palace of Schloss Benrath.
While nearly every corner in Düsseldorf is filled with shops to catch your eye, the most exclusive and luxury shops congregate on one street: Königsallee. However, if you prefer digging through thrift shops and poking into local boutiques, Lorettostrasse might be more your style.
Düsseldorf is home to one of the largest airports in the area, with flights to many international destinations. To view the German countryside from the ground, take a Deutsche Bahn train or a bus offered by several companies that run routes throughout Europe.
Where is the train station in Hamburg?
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 Düsseldorf?
Main arrival station: Düsseldorf Central Station
There are more train stations and stops in Düsseldorf than most cities. Most trains from Hamburg will stop at one (or more) of the 15 following stations in Düsseldorf:
Train stations in Düsseldorf:
Düsseldorf Central Station
Düsseldorf Völklinger Str.
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