Basel to Hamburg by train

  • First train
    05:11
  • Last train
    23:23
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    6hr 20m
  • Distance
    690 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    7
  • Avg. journey time
    7hr 54m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Basel to Hamburg by train

Fast trains from Basel to Hamburg take around 6 hours and 20 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 690 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Basel and Hamburg.

1. Are there direct trains from Basel to Hamburg?

Direct trains from Basel to Hamburg have been found.

We usually find around 9 direct trains on the route from Basel to Hamburg every weekday.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.

2. How long is the train journey from Basel to Hamburg?

The Basel to Hamburg train travel time is normally about 6 hours and 20 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Basel to Hamburg train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Hamburg is usually scheduled to depart Basel around 05:11 and the last train is around 23:23. This is the same at the weekend.

When to book Basel to Hamburg train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 6 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Basel to Hamburg by train.

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Which train companies operate between Basel and Hamburg?

More than one train company operates on the route from Basel to Hamburg, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Eurocity (EC)
  • ICE
  • InterCity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Intercités
  • Nightjet

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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