The cheapest trains from Dortmund to Hamburg

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Cheapest

$22

Average

$40

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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09:24PMDortmund Hbf2h58 12:22AMHamburg Hbf
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05:24AMDortmund Hbf3h09 08:33AMHamburg Hbf
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03:36AMDortmund Hbf3h15 06:51AMHamburg Hbf
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07:25PMDortmund Hbf2h49 10:14PMHamburg Hbf
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$301One-way
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07:55PMDortmund Hbf3h21 11:16PMHamburg Hbf
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$301One-way

Timetable Dortmund to Hamburg

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03:36AMDortmund Hbf3h15 06:51AMHamburg Hbf
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05:24AMDortmund Hbf3h09 08:33AMHamburg Hbf
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05:35AMDortmund Hbf3h39 09:14AMHamburg Hbf
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05:46AMDortmund Hbf3h43 09:29AMHamburg Hbf
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05:53AMDortmund Hbf3h21 09:14AMHamburg Hbf
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06:22AMDortmund Hbf3h28 09:50AMHamburg Hbf
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06:24AMDortmund Hbf3h30 09:54AMHamburg Hbf
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07:24AMDortmund Hbf2h50 10:14AMHamburg Hbf
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07:35AMDortmund Hbf3h39 11:14AMHamburg Hbf
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07:55AMDortmund Hbf3h19 11:14AMHamburg Hbf
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08:24AMDortmund Hbf3h30 11:54AMHamburg Hbf
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09:24AMDortmund Hbf2h49 12:13PMHamburg Hbf
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09:35AMDortmund Hbf3h39 01:14PMHamburg Hbf
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09:48AMDortmund Hbf3h41 01:29PMHamburg Hbf
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09:55AMDortmund Hbf3h19 01:14PMHamburg Hbf
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10:35AMDortmund Hbf3h16 01:51PMHamburg Hbf
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11:24AMDortmund Hbf2h50 02:14PMHamburg Hbf
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11:48AMDortmund Hbf3h47 03:35PMHamburg Hbf
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11:55AMDortmund Hbf3h18 03:13PMHamburg Hbf
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12:35PMDortmund Hbf3h15 03:50PMHamburg Hbf
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01:24PMDortmund Hbf2h50 04:14PMHamburg Hbf
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01:35PMDortmund Hbf3h39 05:14PMHamburg Hbf
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01:48PMDortmund Hbf3h40 05:28PMHamburg Hbf
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01:55PMDortmund Hbf3h19 05:14PMHamburg Hbf
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02:24PMDortmund Hbf4h05 06:29PMHamburg Hbf
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02:24PMDortmund Hbf3h12 05:36PMHamburg Hbf
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03:24PMDortmund Hbf2h50 06:14PMHamburg Hbf
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03:35PMDortmund Hbf3h38 07:13PMHamburg Hbf
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03:48PMDortmund Hbf3h41 07:29PMHamburg Hbf
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03:55PMDortmund Hbf3h18 07:13PMHamburg Hbf
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04:12PMDortmund Hbf3h36 07:48PMHamburg Hbf
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04:24PMDortmund Hbf3h30 07:54PMHamburg Hbf
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05:24PMDortmund Hbf2h50 08:14PMHamburg Hbf
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05:35PMDortmund Hbf3h39 09:14PMHamburg Hbf
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05:48PMDortmund Hbf3h41 09:29PMHamburg Hbf
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05:55PMDortmund Hbf3h19 09:14PMHamburg Hbf
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06:24PMDortmund Hbf3h30 09:54PMHamburg Hbf
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07:25PMDortmund Hbf2h49 10:14PMHamburg Hbf
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07:35PMDortmund Hbf3h41 11:16PMHamburg Hbf
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07:48PMDortmund Hbf4h04 11:52PMHamburg Hbf
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07:55PMDortmund Hbf3h21 11:16PMHamburg Hbf
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09:24PMDortmund Hbf2h58 12:22AMHamburg Hbf
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09:55PMDortmund Hbf7h26 05:21AMHamburg Hbf
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10:35PMDortmund Hbf6h46 05:21AMHamburg Hbf
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Mon
Oct 25
$37Deutsche Bahn
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Tue
Oct 26
$22Deutsche Bahn
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Wed
Oct 27
$22Deutsche Bahn
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Thu
Oct 28
$22Deutsche Bahn
$17Flixbus
Fri
Oct 29
$30Deutsche Bahn with connection
$25Flixbus
Sat
Oct 30
$22Deutsche Bahn
$25Flixbus
Sun
Oct 31
$22Deutsche Bahn
$31Flixbus
Mon
Nov 1
$22Deutsche Bahn
$25Flixbus
Tue
Nov 2
$19FlixTrain
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Thu
Nov 4
$22Deutsche Bahn
$17Flixbus
Fri
Nov 5
$22Deutsche Bahn
$17Flixbus
Sat
Nov 6
$17FlixTrain
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Sun
Nov 7
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$15Flixbus
Tue
Nov 9
$19FlixTrain
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Nov 10
$19FlixTrain
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Thu
Nov 11
$22Deutsche Bahn
$15Flixbus
Fri
Nov 12
$21FlixTrain
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Sat
Nov 13
$16FlixTrain
$15Flixbus

The fastest trains from Dortmund to Hamburg

Showing times and prices for Oct 26

Fastest Journey

2 h 49 m

Average

3 h 33 m

Trains per day

44

Distance

287 km

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.

Fastest
07:25PMDortmund Hbf2h49 10:14PMHamburg Hbf
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$301One-way
Fastest
09:24AMDortmund Hbf2h49 12:13PMHamburg Hbf
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$371One-way
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01:24PMDortmund Hbf2h50 04:14PMHamburg Hbf
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$371One-way
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11:24AMDortmund Hbf2h50 02:14PMHamburg Hbf
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$371One-way
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07:24AMDortmund Hbf2h50 10:14AMHamburg Hbf
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$341One-way

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Train Information between Dortmund and Hamburg

distanceDistance177 miles (286 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 49 min
priceAverage train ticket price$25 (€20)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche 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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Travel with Deutsche Bahn from Dortmund to Hamburg

Buy your official Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Dortmund to Hamburg from $22 (€18) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient trip.

Deutsche Bahn

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:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 21 min
  • Average Price: $22
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 4 a day

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:

  • Normal conditions apply
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Train from Dortmund to 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.

Which train companies travel from Dortmund to Hamburg?

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.

How long does the train journey from Dortmund to Hamburg take?

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.

How often can you take the train from Dortmund to Hamburg?

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.

Stations on the route Dortmund - 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.


Deutsche Bahn trains from Dortmund to Hamburg

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Deutsche Bahn is the main railroad company in Germany. On average, about 40,000 train journeys are made in Germany every day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types—make savings with offers such as the Sparpreis ticket or apply discount cards with the BahnCard. Check whether you can also use them on the DB route from Dortmund to Hamburg. You can find information on ticket cancelation in our Help Center.

DB has different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its railroads, which differ in terms of comfort and travel time. While restrooms, for example, are part of the standard equipment, other offers such as an on-board restaurant or Wi-Fi access are only available on certain trains. With Omio you can easily check the Deutsche Bahn timetable for your journey from Dortmund to Hamburg and book cheap DB tickets. More information on rail travel in Germany and Europe.


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Trains from Dortmund to Hamburg
Travel by train to Hamburg easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Dortmund to Hamburg.
FAQs
How much are cheap trains to Hamburg from Dortmund?
Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from Dortmund to Hamburg for the next 7 days starting from $22 (€18)  one way.
How much does it cost to take a train to Hamburg from Dortmund?
The train price between Dortmund and Hamburg is on average $25 (€20)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this route in the next 7 days.
How far is Dortmund to Hamburg by train?
The distance between Dortmund and Hamburg by train is approximately 177 miles (286 km).
How long is a train to Hamburg from Dortmund on average?
The train time from Dortmund to Hamburg is on average 2 h 49 min  for the 177 miles (286 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Hamburg from Dortmund by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What is the departure train station in Dortmund and arrival train station in Hamburg?

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.

Where is the departure train station in Dortmund located? Where is the arrival train station in Hamburg located?

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.

Which train companies can take me between Dortmund and Hamburg?
Take the Dortmund to Hamburg train with Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the trip to Hamburg from Dortmund as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Are there any nonstop train services from Dortmund to Hamburg?
Yes, there are 16 direct trains per day from Dortmund to Hamburg, and you can find a direct train for this journey with Deutsche Bahn  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you book your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
How many train services per day are there from Dortmund to Hamburg?
The average number of trains departing Dortmund for Hamburg is 16 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When can I take the first train from Dortmund to Hamburg? When can I take the last train for the day?
The earliest train departing from Dortmund to Hamburg leaves at 4: 34 AM. The last train departing from Dortmund to Hamburg leaves at 8: 27 PM. You can find the latest Dortmund to Hamburg train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
When should I buy the Dortmund to Hamburg train for the best deals on tickets?
You can find trains from Dortmund to Hamburg to cost on average $25 (€20) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the Dortmund to Hamburg train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Dortmund
Hamburg
Dortmund Hbf is the most popular Dortmund railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Dortmund for your trip to Hamburg.