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Trip Summary

There are 59 daily trains from Amsterdam to Hamburg. Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Hamburg usually takes around 7 hours and 11 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 5 hours and 4 minutes.

Distance227 mi (366 km)
Fastest train5h 4m
Lowest price$28.96
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines4

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

In the last month, $44.42 was the average price of a train ticket from Amsterdam to Hamburg. This is a great price, especially considering the length of the route. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 18 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $53.60 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 Amsterdam to Hamburg by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for May. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $43 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Amsterdam to Hamburg in June, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $65 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.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 18 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Hamburg from Amsterdam will be about $53.60 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Amsterdam to Hamburg?

There are 4 train lines with service from Amsterdam to Hamburg. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 38 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity46h 12m$62.47
DB Intercity-Express15h 21m$82.55
Deutsche Bahn386h 51m$62.79
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company228h 41m$72.38
  • DB Intercity

    DB Intercity

    DB Intercity train tickets from Amsterdam to Hamburg start from $29, and on average cost . Daily there are 4 DB Intercity schedules to Hamburg. DB Intercity in Amsterdam leaves from Amsterdam Zuid and 8 other stations. And in Hamburg trains arrive at Hamburg Train Station and one other train station.

    From Amsterdam to Hamburg train travel on DB Intercity takes 6 hours and 12 minutes. If you are looking to get to Hamburg faster, DB Intercity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 5 hours and 4 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity offers 4 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Hamburg.

  • DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express train tickets from Amsterdam to Hamburg start from $42, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 DB Intercity-Express schedules to Hamburg. DB Intercity-Express in Amsterdam leaves from Amsterdam Centraal . And in Hamburg trains arrive at Hamburg Train Station .

    From Amsterdam to Hamburg train travel on DB Intercity-Express takes 5 hours and 21 minutes. If you are looking to get to Hamburg faster, DB Intercity-Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 5 hours and 4 minutes.

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

  • Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Amsterdam to Hamburg start from $29, and on average cost . Daily there are 38 Deutsche Bahn schedules to Hamburg. Deutsche Bahn in Amsterdam leaves from Amsterdam Muiderpoort and 8 other stations. And in Hamburg trains arrive at Hamburg Train Station and one other train station.

    From Amsterdam to Hamburg train travel on Deutsche Bahn takes 6 hours and 51 minutes. If you are looking to get to Hamburg faster, Deutsche Bahn offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 5 hours and 4 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn offers 84 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Hamburg.

  • 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 Amsterdam to Hamburg start from $35, and on average cost . Daily there are 22 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Hamburg. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Amsterdam leaves from Amsterdam Centraal and 8 other stations. And in Hamburg trains arrive at Hamburg Train Station and one other train station.

    From Amsterdam to Hamburg train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 8 hours and 41 minutes. If you are looking to get to Hamburg faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 5 hours and 4 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 25 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Hamburg.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

The distance between Amsterdam and Hamburg is approximately 227 miles, or 366 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 11 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 4 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?

Saturday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Amsterdam to Hamburg. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Saturday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Tuesday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Amsterdam at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00pm. 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 Amsterdam to Hamburg?

There are 59 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 Hamburg to Amsterdam.

City Information

Amsterdam

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The Dutch capital of Amsterdam is one of Europe's most eclectic cities with so much to explore. As a hub of culture, history, and architecture, as well as sex, drugs, and all things rock and roll, no amount of time in this vibrant city will ever be enough. Of course, this makes it one of the best cities to visit after graduation.

To learn about one of the most significant parts of modern history, visit the Anne Frank House, a humbling testament to this remarkable girl's unwavering optimism and resilience during the horrors of World War II. The Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum are also well worth a visit to discover artworks by Dutch masters.

For a look into contemporary life in Amsterdam, visit De Negen Straatjes (The Nine Streets), a micro-neighborhood brimming with independent shops, artisan food eateries, and cozy cafes where you can experience an authentic Dutch Coffeeshop. Taking an iconic canal tour is another must, allowing you to experience the city while relaxing on the water. Since Amsterdam is known for its cycling culture, bring your bike or rent one during your stay to get around the city as the locals do.

Travel to Amsterdam is easy, with its connections to the rest of Europe via a vast network of motorways, utilized by FlixBus and BlaBlaCar Bus services. Amsterdam’s many connections are why it’s the starting point for our budget tour of the Netherlands. Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport is also a major international travel hub, and the Central Station is one of the largest rail terminals in Europe.

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 Amsterdam?

Main departure station: Amsterdam Centraal

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 9 stops and stations in Amsterdam where you can board the train.

All train stations in Amsterdam:

  • Amsterdam Centraal

  • Amsterdam Muiderpoort

  • Amsterdam RAI

  • Amsterdam Zuid

  • Amsterdam Science Park

  • Amsterdam Lelylaan

  • Amsterdam Amstel

  • Amsterdam Holendrecht

  • Amsterdam Sloterdijk

Where is the train station in Hamburg?

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Main arrival 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

  • Hamburg-Harburg

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