The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Dortmund to Hamburg will cost around $ 40 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 22.
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2 h 49 m
3 h 33 m
Trains per day
Of the 44 trains that leave Dortmund for Hamburg every day 10 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 287 km distance in an average of 3 h 33 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 49 m .
The slowest trains will take 7 h 26 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||177 miles (286 km)|
|Average train duration||2 h 49 min|
|Average train ticket price||$25 (€20)|
|Train frequency||16 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 16 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection|
Trains from Dortmund to Hamburg cover the 177 miles (286 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 49 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $25 (€20), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $22 (€18). Travelers depart most frequently from Dortmund Hbf and arrive in Hamburg Hbf.
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Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Dortmund to Hamburg train.
Dortmund to Hamburg train information with Deutsche Bahn:
Deutsche Bahn has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by train between Dortmund and Hamburg:
From Dortmund, train travelers reach the popular Elbe metropolis within a short time. Deutsche Bahn's direct long-distance trains require less than 3 hours for the route. On all weekdays, including weekends, the first train arriving from Dortmund arrives at Hamburg Central Station before 7 am. While the majority of the connections offered are comfortable direct journeys without changing trains, the DB also offers journeys with a train change at Hanover main station.
Thanks to its excellent long-distance services, Deutsche Bahn enables particularly short journeys by train from Dortmund to Hamburg. travelers who also want to use local trains travel between Hanover and Hamburg on trains operated by metronom.
The journey with a train from Dortmund to Hamburg takes about 2 hours 30 minutes, if no change is necessary. For most connections with a train change, the journey time increases to 3 hours. to 3 hours 20 minutes. As a rule, connections are made in Hanover, and also in Uelzen if local trains are used.
More than half of the almost 30 train connections offered on the route from Monday to Thursday and Saturdays are direct connections. On Fridays and Sundays the number of connections is slightly higher at 32 and 35 respectively. Also on these days there are 16 and 17 direct trips respectively. Every hour one or two trains leave the main station of Dortmund with the destination Hamburg.
Hauptbahnhof Dortmund. It is only a few minutes' walk from the city center. There are several underground lines in the basement. Good connections to the surrounding area exist through various S-Bahn lines. The nearby parking lot Hauptbahnhof Nord/Ladestraße offers good parking possibilities. From Dortmund Airport, travelers can reach the train station in 25 minutes by AirportExpress.
Hauptbahnhof Hamburg. There are numerous shops and restaurants in the station. Buses, suburban trains and underground trains make it easy to continue your journey to the districts of Hamburg and the surrounding area. The ZOB, from which also long-distance buses depart, is within walking distance. The journey time to Hamburg Airport with the S-Bahn line 1 is only 15 minutes.
When departing from Dortmund, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Dortmund Hbf, Dortmund-Germania and Dortmund-Hörde. When arriving in Hamburg, you can end your trip in train stations like Hamburg Hbf, Hamburg-Altona and Hamburg-Harburg.
Omio customers book a train from Dortmund Hbf to Hamburg Hbf most frequently for this route.
Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Dortmund Hbf and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center to get to this train station.
Passengers arriving in Hamburg most often arrive at Hamburg Hbf and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 2 km from this train station to the city center.
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