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Train Information from Dresden to Hamburg

distanceDistance234 miles (377 km)
durationAverage train duration9 h 27 min
priceAverage train ticket price$29 (€23)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Trains from Dresden to Hamburg cover the 234 miles (377 km) long route taking on average 9 h 27 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $29 (€23), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $22 (€18). Travelers depart most frequently from Dresden Hauptbahnhof and arrive in Hamburg Hbf.

Train companies

Travel with Deutsche Bahn from Dresden to Hamburg

You can travel by train from Dresden to Hamburg with Deutsche Bahn for as low as $22 (€18). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

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 Dresden to Hamburg train.

  • Average Price: $22

These are Deutsche Bahn's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train between Dresden and Hamburg:

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

Trains from Dresden to Hamburg

Travelers can choose daily from an average of 30 train connections on the route from Dresden to Hamburg. The 378 km long distance can be bridged most quickly with one of the direct trips offered four times a day. With these connections, the total travel time for a trip by train from Dresden to Hamburg is less than 4 hours 18 minutes. These trips are particularly comfortable because you can simply sit on your seat after boarding until you arrive. A train change is not necessary. There is no more relaxed way to travel between the two cities on the Elbe.

Which train companies travel from Dresden to Hamburg?

Deutsche Bahn trains run on the entire train line between the capital of the Free State of Saxony and Hamburg. Local and long-distance trains are used. With only a few change-over connections, train passengers travel the last leg from Uelzen to Hamburg with a train of the private train company metronom.

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

The average travel time is about 6 hours 6 minutes for train journeys from Dresden to Hamburg. However, if you choose a direct connection when buying your ticket, you will often need less than 4.3midnight to travel by train from Dresden to Hamburg. Train connections with a change in Berlin take only a few minutes longer. train customers often travel to Berlin by Intercity train and change there to an ICE to Hamburg. Journeys with a train change in Hanover or two changes in Cottbus and Berlin take at least 5 hours 20 minutes.

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

Daily, 28 to 32 train connections are available to train passengers on the route between Dresden and the northern German Elbe metropolis. Once or twice an hour you can take the train from Dresden to Hamburg. Sometimes the departures take place at intervals of 0.5 hours.

Stations on the line Dresden - Hamburg?

Hauptbahnhof Dresden. Located at the southern end of the pedestrian zone, the station is ideally accessible on foot and with public transport. Buses and tram lines 3, 8 and 9 stop in front of and next to the building. The station offers a wide range of shopping and gastronomy facilities. W-LAN is available free of charge.

Those arriving at Hauptbahnhof Hamburg can travel from here by S-Bahn, U-Bahn and bus in all directions. The central bus station and Mönckebergstraße in the city center are only a few hundred metres away. In the station there is a free wifi, public toilets, ATMs, shops and restaurants.

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Trains from Dresden 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 Dresden to Hamburg.
FAQs
How much do cheap train tickets between Dresden and Hamburg cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Dresden to Hamburg trains for as little as $22 (€18)  in the next 7 days.
How much does it cost to take a train from Dresden to Hamburg?
The train price from Dresden to Hamburg is on average $29 (€23)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this trip in the next 7 days.
How many miles is it from Dresden to Hamburg by train?
The Dresden to Hamburg train distance is approximately 234 miles (377 km).
How long is the train between Dresden and Hamburg?
On average the Dresden to Hamburg train time is 9 h 27 min  covering the 234 miles (377 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What is the departure train station in Dresden and arrival train station in Hamburg?

When taking a train from Dresden, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Dresden Hauptbahnhof and Dresden-Neustadt. When you arrive in Hamburg, your train can arrive in train stations including Hamburg Hbf, Hamburg-Altona and Hamburg-Harburg.

Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Dresden Hauptbahnhof   to Hamburg Hbf.

Where is the train station in Dresden? Where is the train station in Hamburg?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Dresden Hauptbahnhof, which is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center, and they get off the train at Hamburg Hbf, located 1 mile (s) / 2 km away from the city center.

What train companies go from Dresden to Hamburg?
For the best Dresden to Hamburg train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services between Dresden and Hamburg to compare what amenities they may offer.
How many trains are there to Hamburg from Dresden a day?
On average, there are 12 trains a day from Dresden to Hamburg. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When does the first train depart from Dresden to Hamburg? When does the last train depart from Dresden to Hamburg?
You can take the earliest train from Dresden to Hamburg at 5: 11 AM   or take the last train from Dresden to Hamburg leaving at 9: 08 PM. Look for the latest Dresden to Hamburg train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this route.
How early should I purchase train tickets between Dresden and Hamburg to score the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Dresden to Hamburg is on average $29 (€23) if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets between Dresden and Hamburg available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Dresden
Hamburg
Dresden Hauptbahnhof is the most popular Dresden 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 Dresden for your trip to Hamburg.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Mon - Sun: 07: 00 - 21: 00
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 66, 261, 333, 360, 424
Train lines: ICE, IC, EC, RE, RB
Tram lines: 3, 7, 8, 10
S-Bahn lines: S1, S2, S3