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Hamburg - Heilbronn Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 28 daily trains from Hamburg to Heilbronn. Traveling by train from Hamburg to Heilbronn usually takes around 7 hours and 5 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train can make the trip in 5 hours and 37 minutes.

Distance306 mi (493 km)
Fastest train5h 37m
Lowest price$47.13
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines4

Which train should you take from Hamburg to Heilbronn?

There are 4 train lines with service from Hamburg to Heilbronn. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 25 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity110h 57m$57.81
DB Intercity-Express67h 6m$96.99
Deutsche Bahn257h 6m$114.10
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company15h 40m$114.39
  • DB Intercity

    DB Intercity

    DB Intercity train tickets from Hamburg to Heilbronn start from $58, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 DB Intercity schedules to Heilbronn. DB Intercity in Hamburg leaves from Hamburg Train Station . And in Heilbronn trains arrive at Train Station .

    From Hamburg to Heilbronn train travel on DB Intercity takes 10 hours and 57 minutes. If you are looking to get to Heilbronn faster, DB Intercity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 5 hours and 37 minutes.

  • DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express train tickets from Hamburg to Heilbronn start from $47, and on average cost . Daily there are 6 DB Intercity-Express schedules to Heilbronn. DB Intercity-Express in Hamburg leaves from Hamburg Train Station . And in Heilbronn trains arrive at Train Station and 3 other train stations.

    From Hamburg to Heilbronn train travel on DB Intercity-Express takes 7 hours and 6 minutes. If you are looking to get to Heilbronn faster, DB Intercity-Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 5 hours and 37 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity-Express offers 20 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Heilbronn.

  • Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Hamburg to Heilbronn start from $47, and on average cost . Daily there are 25 Deutsche Bahn schedules to Heilbronn. Deutsche Bahn in Hamburg leaves from Hamburg Train Station . And in Heilbronn trains arrive at Train Station and 9 other train stations.

    From Hamburg to Heilbronn train travel on Deutsche Bahn takes 7 hours and 6 minutes. If you are looking to get to Heilbronn faster, Deutsche Bahn offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 5 hours and 37 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn offers 56 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Heilbronn.

  • 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 Heilbronn start from $96, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Heilbronn. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Hamburg leaves from Hamburg Train Station . And in Heilbronn trains arrive at Train Station .

    From Hamburg to Heilbronn train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 5 hours and 40 minutes. If you are looking to get to Heilbronn faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 5 hours and 37 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 5 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Heilbronn.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

The distance between Hamburg and Heilbronn is approximately 306 miles, or 493 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 5 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 37 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 departing from Hamburg to Heilbronn tend to have the most passengers on Saturday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Saturday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Sunday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Hamburg at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00pm. 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 Heilbronn?

There are 28 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 Heilbronn 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.

Heilbronn

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Heilbronn is a scenic city in the northern Baden-Württemberg region of Germany. Boasting a robust wine industry and many interesting local landmarks, the city is a great stop to enjoy when in Germany. One of the most popular local attractions is the local Rathaus, or City Hall, which features a large golden clock.

Head just outside the city to discover some of Heilbronn's best vineyards. Weingut Drautz, Albrecht-Kiessling Weingut, and Weingut Kistenmacher & Hengerer are located on the hills east of the city, and offer gorgeous, sweeping views of hillsides, valleys, and Heilbronn below. Pfühlpark is also in the area east of the city, a large park that offers excellent walking trails and even the famous Trappensee: a small lake with a castle built on it.

Heilbronn is connected to Germany's Deutsche Bahn train network, so you can easily reach the city from Munich, Berlin, Essen, or other major cities. Intercity bus transportation also offers affordable travel to Heilbronn, with options including FlixBus and Sindbad.

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

Where is the train station in Heilbronn?

Main arrival station: Train Station

There are more train stations and stops in Heilbronn than most cities. Most trains from Hamburg will stop at one (or more) of the 10 following stations in Heilbronn:

All train stations in Heilbronn:

  • Train Station

  • Heilbronn Rathaus

  • Heilbronn Neckar-Turm/K.-S.-Pl

  • Böckingen West

  • Böckingen Sonnenbrunnen

  • Heilbr.-Böckingen Berufsschulzentrum

  • Heilbronn Harmonie

  • Heilbronn Harmonie/Kunsthalle

  • Heilbronn Hauptbahnhof/Willy-Brandt-Pl.

  • Heilbronn Harmonie/Hafenmarktpassage

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