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Basel to Hamburg train - cost & duration

Cheapest price$91.03
Shortest Duration6h 0m
Trips per day32
train carriers3
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How to book cheap Basel to Hamburg train tickets?

The best way to get deals on train tickets from Basel to Hamburg is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average train fares from Basel to Hamburg were $153.32. By booking 22 days out, tickets are on average $23.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel by train from Basel to Hamburg?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Basel to Hamburg by train is at 11:00 AM on Thursday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 5:00 AM on Monday is when the fewest number of train tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the train departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

DB Intercity-Express from Basel to Hamburg has the most daily schedules

On average there are 32 train trips per day. DB Intercity-Express has the most options for departures from Basel to Hamburg, with an average of 19 trips per day and 19 monthly trips. 3 train carriers currently travel from Basel to Hamburg. Of the 32 trips there are 10 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Traveling by Bus from Basel to Hamburg starts at $70.11.

3 carriers offer Basel to Hamburg train trips

Deutsche Bahn

Book Deutsche Bahn from Basel to Hamburg from $91.03. There are 10 Deutsche Bahn schedules from Basel to Hamburg and you can expect on average to pay $147.15 for a Deutsche Bahn ticket to Hamburg. In Basel, Deutsche Bahn departs to Hamburg from Basel Bad Bf and 1 other station. In Hamburg, Deutsche Bahn arrives at Hamburg Hbf and no other station.

An average trip on Deutsche Bahn from Basel to Hamburg takes 10 hours and 5 minutes, while the fastest available Deutsche Bahn trip will get you to Hamburg in 6 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Deutsche Bahn offers 12 trips per day and you could expect to pay $138.54 for a weekend getaway trip to Hamburg.

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Avg. Time
10h 5m
Avg. Price
$147.15

DB Intercity

Book DB Intercity from Basel to Hamburg from $91.03. There are 2 DB Intercity schedules from Basel to Hamburg and you can expect on average to pay $120.64 for a DB Intercity ticket to Hamburg. In Basel, DB Intercity departs to Hamburg from Basel Bad Bf and 1 other station. In Hamburg, DB Intercity arrives at Hamburg Hbf and no other station.

An average trip on DB Intercity from Basel to Hamburg takes 10 hours and 48 minutes, while the fastest available DB Intercity trip will get you to Hamburg in 6 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, DB Intercity offers 3 trips per day and you could expect to pay $113.84 for a weekend getaway trip to Hamburg.

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Avg. Time
10h 48m
Avg. Price
$120.64

DB Intercity-Express

Book DB Intercity-Express from Basel to Hamburg from $113.81. There are 19 DB Intercity-Express schedules from Basel to Hamburg and you can expect on average to pay $161.47 for a DB Intercity-Express ticket to Hamburg. In Basel, DB Intercity-Express departs to Hamburg from Basel Bad Bf and 1 other station. In Hamburg, DB Intercity-Express arrives at Hamburg Hbf and no other station.

An average trip on DB Intercity-Express from Basel to Hamburg takes 7 hours and 9 minutes, while the fastest available DB Intercity-Express trip will get you to Hamburg in 6 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, DB Intercity-Express offers 37 trips per day and you could expect to pay $160.95 for a weekend getaway trip to Hamburg.

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Avg. Time
7h 9m
Avg. Price
$161.47
Depending on the train line you travel with, your options include 2 stations that have train departures from Basel. Most train trips to Hamburg will depart from Basel Bad Bf, Basel SBB.
  • Basel Bad Bf
  • Basel SBB
Train trips arrive in Hamburg at 1 stations, depending on which train line you are traveling with. Hamburg Hbf are the main train stations in Hamburg for trips arriving from Basel.
  • Hamburg Hbf