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Trains from Hamburg to Aarhus

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Trip Summary

There are 7 daily trains from Hamburg to Aarhus. Traveling by train from Hamburg to Aarhus usually takes around 5 hours and 17 minutes, but the fastest DB Intercity train can make the trip in 4 hours and 27 minutes.

Distance181 mi (291 km)
Fastest train4h 27m
Lowest price€32.40
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines3

Which train should you take from Hamburg to Aarhus?

There are 3 train lines with service from Hamburg to Aarhus. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 4 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity44h 59m€57.60
Deutsche Bahn45h 17m€47.08
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company26h 55m€55.84
  • DB Intercity

    DB Intercity

    DB Intercity train tickets from Hamburg to Aarhus start from €39, and on average cost . Daily there are 4 DB Intercity schedules to Aarhus. DB Intercity in Hamburg leaves from Hamburg Train Station . And in Aarhus trains arrive at Train Station .

    From Hamburg to Aarhus train travel on DB Intercity takes 4 hours and 59 minutes. If you are looking to get to Aarhus faster, DB Intercity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 27 minutes.

  • Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Hamburg to Aarhus start from €32, and on average cost . Daily there are 4 Deutsche Bahn schedules to Aarhus. Deutsche Bahn in Hamburg leaves from Hamburg Train Station . And in Aarhus trains arrive at Train Station and one other train station.

    From Hamburg to Aarhus train travel on Deutsche Bahn takes 5 hours and 17 minutes. If you are looking to get to Aarhus faster, Deutsche Bahn offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 27 minutes.

  • 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 Aarhus start from €32, and on average cost . Daily there are 2 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Aarhus. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Hamburg leaves from Hamburg Train Station . And in Aarhus trains arrive at Train Station .

    From Hamburg to Aarhus train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 6 hours and 55 minutes. If you are looking to get to Aarhus faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 27 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

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 Aarhus?

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

The distance between Hamburg and Aarhus is approximately 181 miles, or 291 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 17 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 27 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 Aarhus on Friday. Tickets for Friday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Saturday. Saturday 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 01:00 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.

Is there a direct train from Hamburg to Aarhus?

There are 7 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to Aarhus. 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 Aarhus 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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Departure stations

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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