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Travelling from Kiel to Hamburg by train

The fastest trains from Kiel to Hamburg take around 58 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 84 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Kiel and Hamburg.

Direct trains run between Kiel and Hamburg.

We usually find around 69 direct trains on the route from Kiel to Hamburg every weekday.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 74 departures. The duration is normally about 58 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Hamburg is usually scheduled to depart Kiel around 04:03 and the last train is around 00:05. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Kiel around 04:02, and the last at 23:05.

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

When to book Kiel 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 Kiel to Hamburg by train.

Which trains operate between Kiel and Hamburg?

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

  • Bus
  • Eurocity (EC)
  • ICE
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Intercités
  • Regional-Express
  • Regionalbahn

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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