Hamburg to Kiel train

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Cheap train tickets from Hamburg to Kiel

Showing times and prices for May 30

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Hamburg to Kiel is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Deutsche Bahn
10:17AM1h06
Hamburg Hbf
11:23AMKiel Hbf
$391One-way
0 transfers

Train schedule from Hamburg to Kiel

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Deutsche Bahn
10:17AM1h06
Hamburg Hbf
11:23AMKiel Hbf
0 transfers

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Fastest train times from Hamburg to Kiel

Showing times and prices for May 30

Fastest Journey

1 h 6 m

Average

1 h 6 m

Trains per day

1

Distance

83 km

Of the 1 trains that leave Hamburg for Kiel every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Deutsche Bahn
10:17AM1h06
Hamburg Hbf
11:23AMKiel Hbf
$391One-way
0 transfers

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ReviewsReviews for the rail journey from Hamburg to Kiel

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I travelled from Hamburg to Kiel on the Regionalexpress and have to say that I really enjoyed the journey. I felt at home because the train was clean and well maintained. The seats were comfortable and ergonomic. The service staff didn't really make an appearance. I particularly liked the fact that the train left on time and arrived in Kiel without any delays. I can recommend this connection.
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IconCould have been cleaner
The journey from Hamburg to Kiel was on the Regionalexpress 70 and took less than an hour, which I personally found very good. The train set off on time and reached Kiel without any delays. It could have been cleaner on board, especially in the toilets. Otherwise, the train was modernly equipped. The service was also excellent.
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IconBeautiful landscapes
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I travelled from Hamburg to Kiel on the regional express train and enjoyed the journey. I was particularly impressed by the picturesque landscapes along this route. The service on board remains unrated for my part, as the staff did not really make an appearance. However, the announcements were clear and concise. There were no delays during the journey. I remember that the train was very clean.
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IconModern trains
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The train journey from Hamburg to Kiel is characterised by a smooth and fast connection, which is particularly attractive for day trips to the seaside. The trains are modern and offer free wifi, which makes the journey pleasant. However, the cleanliness in the carriages sometimes leaves something to be desired. Delays can also occur. Nevertheless, the route offers a reliable and comfortable way of travelling between the two cities.

Overview: Train from Hamburg to Kiel

distanceDistance51 miles (83 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 5 min
priceAverage train ticket price$30 (€26)
frequencyTrain frequency23 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 23 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn or FlixTrain

Trains from Hamburg to Kiel cover the 51 miles (83 km) long route taking on average 1 h 5 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain. Normally, there are 23 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $30 (€26), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $11 (€10). Travelers depart most frequently from Hamburg Hbf and arrive in Kiel Hbf.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn and FlixTrain from Hamburg to Kiel trains

Deutsche Bahn and FlixTrain trains will get you between Hamburg and Kiel from $11 (€10). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

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 Hamburg to Kiel train.

Deutsche Bahn from Hamburg to Kiel train information:

  • Average Duration: 53 min
  • Cheapest Price: $11
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 23 a day

Deutsche Bahn, Inter City Express (ICE), Intercity (IC), Regional Express (RE), Regionalbahn (RB), FlixTrain classes from Hamburg to Kiel

Check and compare train options, travel classes, and amenities for trains from Hamburg to Kiel with Deutsche Bahn, Inter City Express (ICE), Intercity (IC), Regional Express (RE), Regionalbahn (RB), FlixTrain

Inter City Express (ICE)

1st class
  • Wi-Fi (free)
  • Power socket at seat
  • Adjustable seat
  • Extra legroom (at least 89 cm)
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • 3 seat in a row
  • Seat reservation included
  • No dedicated space for bicycles*
  • Pets allowed
  • Meal service at seat and restaurant
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • No dedicated space for prams
  • Quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service
  • Travel advisories priority lane
  • Access to lounge
  • Access to digital newspaper & magazine

Inter City Express (ICE)

2nd class
  • Wi-Fi (free)
  • Power socket at seat
  • Adjustable seat
  • Extra legroom (at least 80 cm)
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • 4 seat in a row
  • Seat reservation not included
  • Dedicated space for bicycles
  • Pets allowed
  • Meal service at the restaurant
  • Area for families with children
  • Space for prams
  • Quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • Dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service
  • No Travel advisories priority lane
  • No access to lounge
  • No access to digital newspapers & magazines

Intercity (IC)

1st class
  • Wi-Fi (free)
  • Power socket at seat
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Standard legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • 3 seat in a row
  • Seat reservation included
  • No dedicated space for bicycles*
  • Pets allowed
  • No buy-on-board food
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • No dedicated space for prams
  • No quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service
  • Travel advisories priority lane
  • Access to lounge
  • Access to digital newspaper & magazine

Intercity (IC)

2nd class
  • Wi-Fi (free)
  • Power socket at seat
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Standard legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • 4 seat in a row
  • Seat reservation not included
  • Dedicated space for bicycles*
  • Pets allowed
  • No buy-on-board food
  • Area for families with children
  • Space for prams
  • No quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • Dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service
  • No Travel advisories priority lane
  • No access to lounge
  • No access to digital newspapers & magazines

Regional Express (RE)

1st class & 2nd class
  • Wi-Fi (free)
  • Power socket at seat
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Standard legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • Dedicated space for bicycles
  • Pets allowed
  • No buy-on-board food
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • No dedicated space for prams
  • No quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats for 1st class
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service

Regionalbahn (RB)

1st class & 2nd class
  • No Wi-Fi
  • Power sockets on some trains
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Standard legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • Dedicated space for bicycles
  • Pets allowed
  • No buy-on-board food
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • No dedicated space for prams
  • No quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats for 1st class
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service

FAQs: Trains from Hamburg to Kiel

FAQs: Travel by train from Hamburg to Kiel 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 Hamburg to Kiel.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Hamburg to Kiel can start from as little as $11 (€10) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Hamburg to Kiel is $30 (€26); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The train time to Kiel from Hamburg is on average 1 h 5 min   for the 51 mile (83 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Kiel from Hamburg by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Hamburg to Kiel leaves at 7: 00 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Hamburg to Kiel leaves at 6: 15 PM.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Hamburg to Kiel without having to change trains with Deutsche Bahn. There are 23 direct trains from Hamburg to Kiel each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
For the best Hamburg to Kiel train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services between Hamburg and Kiel to compare what amenities they may offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 6: 15 PM.

When departing from Hamburg, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Hamburg Hbf, Hamburg Airport and Hamburg Harburg. When arriving in Kiel, you can end your route in train stations like Kiel Hbf, Kiel-Hassee CITTI-PARK station and Kiel, Hbf Kaistraße.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Hamburg Hbf, which is located around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Kiel Hbf, located 1.1 miles (1.7 km) away from the city centre.

A day trip to Kiel from Hamburg is worth doing with a journey time of 1 h 5 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Hamburg to Kiel is July.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel between Hamburg and Kiel including taking a train or bus.

Important Stations and Airports in Hamburg and Kiel

Hamburg
Kiel
Hamburg Hbf is the most popular Hamburg 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 Hamburg for your trip to Kiel.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+49 4039184400
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 30 | Sat - Sun: 08: 00 - 20: 15
Public transit options for Hamburg Hbf
U-Bahn lines: U1, U2, U3, U4
S-Bahn lines: S1, S2, S3, S11, S21, S31
Bus lines: 2, 5, 6, 16, 17, 19, 112, X35, 31, 37
Train lines: ICE, EC, IC, FLX, NJ, RE, RB, IRE
Hamburg AirportShoppingParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
Amenities at station
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
Hamburg, Hauptbahnhof/SpitalerstraßeAccessibility
Amenities at station
AccessibilityAccessibility
Hamburg DammtorWifiLockersShoppingParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
Hamburg Hbf (S-Bahn)Accessibility
Amenities at station
AccessibilityAccessibility
Hamburg, JungfernstiegParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
Hamburg LandungsbrückenShoppingATMTaxisAccessibility
Amenities at station
ShoppingShopping
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
Amenities at station
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
Hamburg, Hauptbahnhof/KirchenalleeAccessibility
Amenities at station
AccessibilityAccessibility
Hamburg-SternschanzeShoppingParkingTaxisAccessibility
Amenities at station
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
Amenities at station
ShoppingShopping
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
Reeperbahn stationShoppingATMTaxisAccessibility
Amenities at station
ShoppingShopping
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
Hamburg Berliner TorShoppingATMTaxisAccessibility
Amenities at station
ShoppingShopping
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
Amenities at station
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
Amenities at station
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
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