Essen to Hamburg by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    05:59
  • Last train
    20:59
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 40m

Travelling from Essen to Hamburg by train

Fast trains from Essen to Hamburg take around 2 hours and 40 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 309 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Essen and Hamburg.

Are there direct trains from Essen to Hamburg?

Direct trains from Essen to Hamburg have been found.

We usually find around 28 direct trains on the route from Essen to Hamburg every weekday.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 38 departures.

How long is the train journey from Essen to Hamburg?

The Essen to Hamburg train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 40 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Essen to Hamburg train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Hamburg is usually scheduled to depart Essen around 05:59 and the last train is around 20:59. This is the same at the weekend.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

When to book Essen to Hamburg train tickets?

Trains in Germany 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 Essen to Hamburg by train.

Which train companies operate between Essen and Hamburg?

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

  • Eurocity (EC)
  • Hamburg-Köln-Express
  • InterCity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Intercités

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 rail 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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