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Trains to Hamburg

Hamburg is the city with the most bridges in the world and is known as the ""gateway to the world"". It offers a world-class shopping experience to travelers. Traveling to Hamburg by train provides a great way to enjoy the scenic views of the harbor area, the Rathaus and the famous Chilehaus. The city has an excellent train infrastructure connecting to international cities and other German cities. Trains to Hamburg offer a pleasant travel experience to this city that's rich in culture, history, the arts, and music.

Which is the main train station in Hamburg?

The main train station in Hamburg is the Hamburg Hauptbahnhof (Hbf) station. It is a category one train station as classed by Deutsche Bahn. Its location is central in the city, and most travelers from regional and international cities arrive here. The train station connects to other places via the S-Bahn and U-Bahn networks. There are other train stations in Hamburg such as Altona, Bergedorf, Harburg, and Dammtor located nearby.

Which train companies offer trains to Hamburg?

The Deutsche Bahn's Intercity Express offers the most train connections to Hamburg from major cities such as Basel, Budapest, Vienna, Prague, Copenhagen, and Zurich. There are others such as Intercity (IC) and Eurocity (EC) that offer connections to cities within Germany. The trains operate at fixed interval departures.

Why travel by train to Hamburg?

Trains to Hamburg are an excellent way to travel as the city is easily connected to other domestic and international train destinations. Hamburg trains slope towards the River Elbe and the underground trains runs along the waterfront offering panoramic views of the docks. A journey to Hamburg Airport takes an average of two hours from Berlin by train; therefore, it is a good way to travel for many.

Before you travel to Hamburg by train - good to know!

In Hamburg, the S-Bahn is suburban trains and U-Bahn is the underground train (the subway or metro). Once in Hamburg, travelers can enjoy the Maritime Museum and the Hamburg Museum or visit the Baroque St. Michaelis Church. You can find the city’s oldest landmarks on the central Jungfernstieg Boulevard and the Neustadt and Altstadt (new and old towns) have plenty of contrasting sites to offer. Pre-booking train tickets is a way to get cheaper fares. One can check schedules and fares and buy tickets online in advance for a smooth travel experience.


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