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Hamburg - Halle (Saale) Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 44 daily trains from Hamburg to Halle (Saale). Traveling by train from Hamburg to Halle (Saale) usually takes around 4 hours and 42 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 3 hours and 33 minutes.

Distance164 mi (265 km)
Fastest train3h 33m
Lowest price$35.32
Trains per day6
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines3

Which train should you take from Hamburg to Halle (Saale)?

There are 3 train lines with service from Hamburg, Hamburg to Halle, Saxony-Anhalt. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 38 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity-Express64h 36m$53.74
Deutsche Bahn384h 39m$43.55
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company125h 13m$53.67

Frequently Asked Questions

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

How long is the train journey from Hamburg to Halle (Saale)?

The distance between Hamburg and Halle (Saale) is approximately 164 miles, or 265 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 42 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 33 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 from Hamburg to Halle (Saale) are the most crowded on Wednesday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Wednesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Hamburg at 3:00am 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 Halle (Saale)?

There are 44 scheduled trains on most days. 6 of these are direct connections to Halle (Saale). 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 Halle (Saale) to Hamburg. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Hamburg to Halle (Saale) for $11.72.

City Information


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?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Hamburg.

Where is the train station in Halle (Saale)?

Arrival stations

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

Train stations in Halle (Saale):

  • Halle Steintorbrücke

  • Halle Dessauer Brücke

  • Halle Zoo

  • Halle Wohnstadt Nord

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