Trains from Hamburg to Leverkusen

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Hamburg - Leverkusen Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

There are 18 daily trains from Hamburg to Leverkusen. Traveling by train from Hamburg to Leverkusen usually takes around 4 hours and 39 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train can make the trip in 3 hours and 39 minutes.

Distance214 mi (344 km)
Fastest train3h 39m
Lowest price€23.31
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company
Train lines4

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

In the last month, €33.46 was the average price of a train ticket from Hamburg to Leverkusen. This is a great price, especially considering the length of the route. 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 €43.93 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 Leverkusen 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 €45 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Hamburg to Leverkusen in May, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €75 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.

Which train should you take from Hamburg to Leverkusen?

There are 4 train lines with service from Hamburg to Leverkusen. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 16 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity14h 40m€74.14
DB Intercity-Express24h 25m€65.24
Deutsche Bahn64h 35m€62.37
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company164h 40m€60.81
  • DB Intercity

    DB Intercity

    DB Intercity train tickets from Hamburg to Leverkusen start from €51, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 DB Intercity schedules to Leverkusen. DB Intercity in Hamburg leaves from Hamburg Train Station . And in Leverkusen trains arrive at Leverkusen-Schlebusch and one other train station.

    From Hamburg to Leverkusen train travel on DB Intercity takes 4 hours and 40 minutes. If you are looking to get to Leverkusen faster, DB Intercity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 39 minutes.

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

  • DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express train tickets from Hamburg to Leverkusen start from €35, and on average cost . Daily there are 2 DB Intercity-Express schedules to Leverkusen. DB Intercity-Express in Hamburg leaves from Hamburg Train Station . And in Leverkusen trains arrive at Leverkusen-Schlebusch and 4 other train stations.

    From Hamburg to Leverkusen train travel on DB Intercity-Express takes 4 hours and 25 minutes. If you are looking to get to Leverkusen faster, DB Intercity-Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 39 minutes.

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

  • Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn

    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

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Hamburg to Leverkusen start from €23, and on average cost . Daily there are 16 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Leverkusen. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Hamburg leaves from Hamburg Train Station and one other station. And in Leverkusen trains arrive at Leverkusen-Schlebusch and 4 other train stations.

    From Hamburg to Leverkusen train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 4 hours and 40 minutes. If you are looking to get to Leverkusen faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 39 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 83 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Leverkusen.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Hamburg to Leverkusen 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 Leverkusen?

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

The distance between Hamburg and Leverkusen is approximately 214 miles, or 344 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 39 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 39 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?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Hamburg to Leverkusen on Sunday. Tickets for Sunday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Thursday. Thursday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

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 Leverkusen?

There are 18 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 Leverkusen 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.

Leverkusen

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Leverkusen is a small city in the west of Germany. This comparatively young city owes much of its growth to the chemical and pharmaceutical industry.

Although Leverkusen may not be on your radar, what puts this city on the map is the BayArena. Around 30,000 football fans gather at the arena to watch Bayer Leverkusen play, and daily tours are available for those who arrive when it's not a match day.

Another popular attraction in the city is the impressive Japanese Gardens. You'll quickly forget which continent you're in while you stroll through these serene gardens with koi ponds, small wooden bridges, Japanese maple trees, and lanterns. The tea pavilion in the center makes for great photos, especially when the surrounding trees blossom.

If you're in town to shop, visit the vast Rathaus-Galerie mall to indulge in shopping the German and international brands and dining at one of the many cafes and restaurants.

Leverkusen is located close to two international airports, Cologne-Bonn and Dusseldorf. High-speed trains run to these cities, and slower regional trains offer connections to Leverkusen. Other destinations throughout Europe are accessible via rail or intercity bus, so continuing from Leverkusen to Brussels or Amsterdam is a piece of cake.

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

Where is the train station in Leverkusen?

Main arrival station: Leverkusen-Schlebusch

There are more train stations and stops in Leverkusen than most cities. Most trains from Hamburg will stop at one (or more) of the 5 following stations in Leverkusen:

Train stations in Leverkusen:

  • Leverkusen-Schlebusch

  • Opladen

  • Leverkusen-Rheindorf

  • Leverkusen-Küppersteg

  • Leverkusen Mitte

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