The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Hamburg to Hanover will cost around $ 31 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 23.
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Trains per day
Of the 55 train that leave Hamburg for Hanover every day 42 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 135 km distance in an average of 1h 37m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 1h 14m .
The slowest train will take 2h 54m 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.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
1 hours 26 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||$24|
|Trains depart from:||Hamburg|
|Trains arrive in:||Hanover|
|Train Companies:||Deutsche Bahn with connection, Deutsche Bahn|
There are many ways to get from Hamburg to Hanover every day, but the train is certainly the most convenient solution for the route between the two cities. The first Hamburg - Hanover train leaves Hamburg Central Station around 4 am. Then every half hour until about 22 , an ICE train runs in the direction of Hanover. The average driving time is 1.5 hours. On weekends, the first train doesn't leave until about 5. On Sundays there is an additional offer of ICE trains.
The city of Hanover is located on the river Leine and today has about 500,000 inhabitants. Due to the numerous universities such as the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University, the Medical University, the University for Music, Theatre and Media as well as the University of Hanover, the city is a lively student city. Hanover is also an important trade fair location. The well-known CeBIT or the Hanover Messe take place here every year and make a visit to the city particularly attractive. Since the average temperature in the summer months is around 25 degrees, a visit to Hanover is particularly recommended. In Hanover am Maschsee there is also the biggest shooting festival in the world, where millions of visitors celebrate together and enjoy the atmosphere at the Maschsee.
For most passengers, the train journey from Hamburg to Hanover begins at the main station of the Hanseatic city. Most trains start from platform 14, partly from platform 11, but it is always worth taking a closer look at the ads, as there may be exceptions or changes. On some connections, trains still stop at Hamburg-Harburg station. A few ICEs even drive through to Hanover without a stopover.
You can get to Hamburg main station by S-Bahn. All lines, S1/S11, S2/S21 and S3/S31, run through the station. This makes it the central transfer point of the Hamburg S-Bahn network. The same applies to the U-Bahn of the city, which stops at two different stops. With the lines U1 and U3 you arrive at the station "Hauptbahnhof Süd". With the U2 and U4 you reach the stop "Hauptbahnhof Nord". The various bus lines connecting the main station also stop at different stops around the imposing building.
Only fast IC or ICE trains run between Hamburg and Hanover. No changeovers are required. While the ICE trains with Hamburg-Harburg stop only once, the Intercity trains also stop in Uelzen and partly in Lüneburg and Celle. After an average of one and a half hours the Hamburg - Hanover train arrives at the main station in Hanover.
When you get to the heart of Hanover, you are right in the centre of the city's public transport system. At the main train station, travelers have access to all S-Bahn lines Hanovers, more precisely lines S1-S7, lines S21 and S51 and the S8, which is only used if necessary. In addition, it is also possible to continue your journey with the City train. Below the station is the stop for lines 1, 2, 3, 7, 8 and 9. The second stop is in front of the main entrance. Lines 10 and 17 stop here and you will also find various bus lines.in the station area.