Trains from Hamburg to Hanau

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Hamburg - Hanau Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 25 daily trains from Hamburg to Hanau. Traveling by train from Hamburg to Hanau usually takes around 5 hours and 6 minutes, but the fastest DB Intercity-Express train can make the trip in 4 hours and 6 minutes.

Distance241 mi (388 km)
Fastest train4h 6m
Lowest price$24.43
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines4

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

In the last month, $64.39 was the average price of a train ticket from Hamburg to Hanau. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 6 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $12.20 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 Hanau by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for January. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $46 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Hamburg to Hanau in October, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $119 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 Hanau?

There are 4 train lines with service from Hamburg to Hanau. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 20 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity38h 25m$86.83
DB Intercity-Express94h 49m$84.15
Deutsche Bahn205h 12m$87.33
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company65h 12m$90.14
  • DB Intercity

    DB Intercity

    DB Intercity train tickets from Hamburg to Hanau start from $70, and on average cost . Daily there are 3 DB Intercity schedules to Hanau. DB Intercity in Hamburg leaves from Hamburg Train Station . And in Hanau trains arrive at Großauheim(Kr Hanau) and 3 other train stations.

    From Hamburg to Hanau train travel on DB Intercity takes 8 hours and 25 minutes. If you are looking to get to Hanau faster, DB Intercity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 6 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity offers 3 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Hanau.

  • DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express train tickets from Hamburg to Hanau start from $29, and on average cost . Daily there are 9 DB Intercity-Express schedules to Hanau. DB Intercity-Express in Hamburg leaves from Hamburg Train Station . And in Hanau trains arrive at Train Station and 3 other train stations.

    From Hamburg to Hanau train travel on DB Intercity-Express takes 4 hours and 49 minutes. If you are looking to get to Hanau faster, DB Intercity-Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 6 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity-Express offers 37 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Hanau.

  • 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 Hanau start from $41, and on average cost . Daily there are 6 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Hanau. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Hamburg leaves from Hamburg Train Station . And in Hanau trains arrive at Hanau Klein-Auheim and 2 other train stations.

    From Hamburg to Hanau train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 5 hours and 12 minutes. If you are looking to get to Hanau faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 6 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 10 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Hanau.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

The distance between Hamburg and Hanau is approximately 241 miles, or 388 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 6 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 6 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 Hanau 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 Thursday 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 8:00pm. 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 Hanau?

There are 25 scheduled trains on most days. 3 of these are direct connections to Hanau. 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 Hanau 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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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 Hanau?

Main arrival station: Train Station

There are more train stations and stops in Hanau than most cities. Most trains from Hamburg will stop at one (or more) of the 8 following stations in Hanau:

All train stations in Hanau:

  • Train Station

  • Hanau-Wilhelmsbad

  • Steinheim(Main)

  • Hanau West

  • Wolfgang(Kr Hanau)

  • Großauheim(Kr Hanau)

  • Hanau Klein-Auheim

  • Hanau Nord

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