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Hamburg takes itself seriously. The second largest German city styles itself as the Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg – a free and Hanseatic city which has full status as a German state in its own right. It is a big player in politics, culture and economic affairs. And Hamburg remains a bustling port. Few European cities are quite so dominated by their river as Hamburg. Take a ride on one of the city’s ferries to see how Hamburg lives and breathes by the River Elbe. Ferry route 62 gives some great views of the river and docks.

The principal rail hub is Hamburg Hauptbahnhof. This is the departure point for daytime trains to Copenhagen, Prague, Budapest, Vienna, Zürich and a great raft of German cities. Hamburg to Berlin takes less than two hours, while the fastest trains speed from Hamburg to Munich in just six hours. There are good direct services from Hamburg to Germany’s Baltic coast, with trains from Hauptbahnhof direct to Kiel, Lübeck, Rostock and Stralsund. Another busy station is Hamburg Altona, which offers a better choice of services to the holiday resort of Sylt than is available from Hamburg Hauptbahnhof.

There are overnight services with comfortable sleeping cars from Hamburg direct to Munich, Basel, Linz, Vienna, Innsbruck and Zürich. You can board these trains at either Hamburg Altona or Hauptbahnhof.

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Bayreuth to Hamburg by train

from £27.50

Avg 1 change 5hr 24m

Innsbruck to Hamburg by train

from £83.50

Avg 1 change 7hr 36m

Neumünster to Hamburg by train

from £17.00

Avg 0 changes 47m

Bremen to Hamburg by train

from £18.00

Avg 0 changes 51m

Berlin to Hamburg by train

from £18.50

Avg 0 changes 1hr 42m

Puttgarden to Hamburg by train

from £18.00

Avg 0 changes 1hr 34m

Vejle to Hamburg by train

from £37.00

Avg 0 changes 3hr 25m

Wiesbaden to Hamburg by train

from £27.50

Avg 1 change 4hr 19m

Fulda to Hamburg by train

from £18.50

Avg 0 changes 2hr 42m

Schwerin to Hamburg by train

from £18.50

Avg 0 changes 52m

Stuttgart to Hamburg by train

from £55.00

Avg 0 changes 4hr 59m

Aarhus to Hamburg by train

from £27.00

Avg 0 changes 4hr 11m

Amsterdam to Hamburg by train

from £22.50

Avg 1 change 5hr 9m

Rendsburg to Hamburg by train

from £18.00

Avg 0 changes 1hr 10m

Rotterdam to Hamburg by train

from £27.00

Avg 2 changes 5hr 26m

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Flensburg to Hamburg by train

from £18.00

Avg 0 changes 1hr 53m

Würzburg to Hamburg by train

from £27.50

Avg 0 changes 3hr 21m

Frederikshavn to Hamburg by train

from £25.50

Avg 1 change 7hr 27m

Luxembourg City to Hamburg by train

from £36.00

Avg 1 change 7hr 15m

Koblenz to Hamburg by train

from £23.00

Avg 0 changes 4hr 58m

Mainz to Hamburg by train

from £27.50

Avg 0 changes 4hr 23m

Lübeck to Hamburg by train

from £15.00

Avg 0 changes 37m

Freiburg to Hamburg by train

from £55.50

Avg 0 changes 5hr 46m

Prague to Hamburg by train

from £27.50

Avg 0 changes 6hr 43m

Heidelberg to Hamburg by train

from £23.00

Avg 0 changes 4hr 48m

Nykøbing Falster to Hamburg by train

from £27.00

Avg 0 changes 3hr 2m

Vienna to Hamburg by train

from £45.50

Avg 0 changes 8hr 39m

Karlsruhe to Hamburg by train

from £18.50

Avg 0 changes 4hr 38m

Paris to Hamburg by train

from £46.00

Avg 1 change 7hr 43m

Mannheim to Hamburg by train

from £48.00

Avg 0 changes 4hr 11m

Hengelo to Hamburg by train

from £23.00

Avg 1 change 3hr 14m

Aachen to Hamburg by train

from £27.50

Avg 1 change 4hr 54m

Nuremberg to Hamburg by train

from £69.50

Avg 0 changes 4hr 19m

Cologne to Hamburg by train

from £18.50

Avg 0 changes 3hr 32m

Munich to Hamburg by train

from £18.00

Avg 0 changes 5hr 31m

Liège to Hamburg by train

from £36.50

Avg 1 change 5hr 26m

Duisburg to Hamburg by train

from £23.00

Avg 0 changes 2hr 53m

Copenhagen to Hamburg by train

from £27.00

Avg 0 changes 4hr 41m

Dresden to Hamburg by train

from £27.50

Avg 0 changes 4hr 7m

Lucerne to Hamburg by train

from £36.50

Avg 1 change 7hr 41m

Basel to Hamburg by train

from £64.50

Avg 0 changes 6hr 29m

Rostock to Hamburg by train

from £36.50

Avg 0 changes 1hr 48m

Oberhausen to Hamburg by train

from £18.00

Avg 1 change 3hr 12m

Essen to Hamburg by train

from £18.00

Avg 0 changes 2hr 40m

Düsseldorf to Hamburg by train

from £23.00

Avg 0 changes 3hr 6m

Elmenhorst to Hamburg by train

from £18.00

Avg 1 change 2hr 20m

Interlaken to Hamburg by train

from £266.00

Avg 1 change 8hr 35m

Fredericia to Hamburg by train

from £27.00

Avg 0 changes 3hr 10m

Kiel to Hamburg by train

from £18.50

Avg 0 changes 1hr 4m

Odense to Hamburg by train

from £36.50

Avg 1 change 3hr 43m

Kolding to Hamburg by train

from £27.50

Avg 0 changes 2hr 56m

Magdeburg to Hamburg by train

from £17.00

Avg 1 change 2hr 49m

Brussels to Hamburg by train

from £36.00

Avg 1 change 6hr 21m

Groningen to Hamburg by train

from £18.50

Avg 2 changes 3hr 43m

Hanover to Hamburg by train

from £18.00

Avg 0 changes 1hr 15m

Göttingen to Hamburg by train

from £27.50

Avg 0 changes 1hr 52m

Uelzen to Hamburg by train

from £17.50

Avg 0 changes 46m

Zurich to Hamburg by train

from £36.50

Avg 0 changes 7hr 35m

Leipzig to Hamburg by train

from £18.50

Avg 0 changes 3hr 1m

Roskilde to Hamburg by train

from £37.00

Avg 0 changes 4hr 19m

Milan to Hamburg by train

from £46.00

Avg 1 change 11hr 12m

Rotenburg an der Fulda to Hamburg by train

from £27.50

Avg 1 change 3hr 2m

Dortmund to Hamburg by train

from £18.50

Avg 0 changes 2hr 43m

London to Hamburg by train

from £63.00

Avg 2 changes 8hr 42m

Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg by train

from £18.00

Avg 0 changes 3hr 26m

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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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