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Overview: Train from Hamburg to London

distanceDistance448 miles (722 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn

Trains from Hamburg to London cover the 448 miles (722 km) long journey taking on average 10 h 31 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Hamburg Hbf and arrive in London Victoria.

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Hamburg to London with Deutsche Bahn

Travel on Deutsche Bahn trains from Hamburg to London at great prices. Omio finds you train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your train from Hamburg to London. DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

    Deutsche Bahn has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Deutsche Bahn tickets from Hamburg to London and when traveling by train:

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


    Deutsche Bahn trains from Hamburg to London

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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 Hamburg to London. 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 Hamburg to London and book cheap DB tickets. More information on rail travel in Germany and Europe.


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    FAQs
    Am I allowed to travel by train from Hamburg, Germany to London, United Kingdom?

    Travel between Hamburg, Germany and London, United Kingdom by train is: Partially open.

    Can I enter United Kingdom from Germany?

    International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Hamburg?

    Conditions of entry:

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
    • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
    • 10-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
    • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 2 for vaccinated travellers
    • 2-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals with a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
    • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

    What are the safety rules to follow in London, United Kingdom?

    All travelers in United Kingdom must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

    • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
    • Face mask: Regional advice

    The information above was last checked on 12/6/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to London from Hamburg as this information can change.

    Do I need to quarantine when I return to Germany from London, United Kingdom?

    Return travel from United Kingdom to Germany is: Partially open.

    Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Hamburg from London?

    Entry into Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from London?

    Requirements for reentering:

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
    • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
    • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
    • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
    • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

    What are the safety rules to follow in Hamburg, Germany?

    The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

    • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
    • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

    Last checked on 12/6/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Hamburg from London.

    How far is London from Hamburg by train?
    You should expect to travel around 448 miles (722 km)  between Hamburg and London by train.
    How long is the train ride from Hamburg to London?
    While the time it takes to travel 448 miles (722 km) from Hamburg to London can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Hamburg to London train journey time is on average 10 h 31 min.
    What station does the train from Hamburg to London depart from? Which London train station do I come into from Hamburg?

    When taking the train to London from Hamburg, you can choose to depart from train stations like Hamburg Hbf, Hamburg-Altona and Hamburg-Harburg. Your trip can end in train stations such as London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross.

    Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Hamburg Hbf   and arrive in London Victoria.

    Where is the train station in Hamburg to go to London? Where is the train station in London located?

    Passengers board their train most frequently from Hamburg Hbf and travel around 1.6 miles (2.6 km) from the city center to this train station.

    Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at London Victoria and need to travel approximately 1.2 miles (2 km) from the train station to the city center in London.

    Which train providers can get me from Hamburg to London?
    For the best Hamburg to London train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services to London from Hamburg to compare what amenities they may offer.
    How many trains per day are there between Hamburg and London?
    On average, there is 1 train a day from Hamburg to London. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Hamburg
    London
    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 London.
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    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