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Cheap train tickets and times from Kiel to Hamburg

Showing times and prices for Apr 22

Cheapest

Fastest Journey

1 h 1 m

Average

1 h 9 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

83 km

Cheap train tickets from Kiel to start from $23 with an average ticket price of $31.

The fastest train from Kiel to takes 1h 1m in comparison to an average duration of 1h 9m and covers a distance of 83 km.

4 trains that leave Kiel for every day with 4 travelling directly.

Deutsche Bahn
07:13AM1h11
Kiel
08:24AMHamburg
$231One-way
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
11:37AM1h03
Kiel
12:40PMHamburg
$261One-way
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
01:13PM1h01
Kiel
02:14PMHamburg
$341One-way
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
07:40AM1h24
Kiel
09:04AMHamburg
$401One-way
0 transfers

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My journey from Kiel to Hamburg-Harburg started a few minutes late. I travelled the route with the ICE, which takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes and only makes one stop in Neumünster. The journey was very pleasant, there were no further delays after the initial delay. I can definitely recommend this route by train also because of the fairly short journey time.
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I travelled the connection from Kiel to Hamburg. I travel a lot for work and find it very helpful that there are so many great connections. Travelling by ICE is simply much less stressful than by car. Just get in and ride along. The connection was very fast. The train was very pleasant, well-maintained and quiet. The staff were very helpful and the wifi on board was great. One toilet was a little dirty. But all in all, it was great.
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I took the ICE from Kiel to Hamburg on 1 February, as the journey had already been booked in January. Conclusion: the respective staff very friendly, competent and attentive. Unfortunately delayed, replacement vehicle, when booking in January I would have liked to see an alternative train connection to get to the destination, as the actual transfer time was only 10 minutes. What struck me negatively was that passengers leave their rubbish in the seats, perhaps a sticker on the tablets would be necessary to ask passengers to leave their seats clean. The staff on board try very hard to clean and collect everything, but time is very tight. I would like to emphasise that I felt very safe and well looked after. The 1.5-hour ICE journey was not a nightmare.
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During our city trip in Hamburg, we decided to explore the city of Kiel as well. We used this train connection. It takes about 50 minutes to get to Kiel. The connection is very good. Unfortunately, there was no heating in the train, it was defective, so it was very cold. Otherwise, the train was very clean. The price-performance ratio is very good, so you can travel Germany cheaply.
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I travelled by 2nd class ICE, the journey was very pleasant and in my opinion recommendable. The journey dragged on a bit, but it was still faster than by car and also much cheaper. The snack bar was open and I could buy a fresh coffee. This was a bit too expensive, in my opinion. The train looked a bit run down, but was far from full. There was plenty of seating available so I was very free and comfortable during the journey. I would gladly repeat the trip.
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I travelled by second class ICE, the journey was very pleasant and in my opinion recommendable. The journey dragged on a bit, but it was still faster than by car, and also much cheaper. The snack bar was open and I bought a coffee. It was a bit too expensive, in my opinion. The train looked a bit run down, but was far from full. There was plenty of seating available, so I was able to move around very freely and comfortably. My recommendation.
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I travelled by second class ICE, the journey was very pleasant and in my opinion recommendable. The journey dragged on a bit, but it was still faster than by car, and also much cheaper. The snack bar was open and I bought a coffee. This was a bit too expensive, in my opinion. The train looked a bit run down, but was nowhere near capacity. There was plenty of seating available so I felt very free and comfortable on the journey. I would very much like to repeat this trip.
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I took the train to get to Hamburg and I can say a lot of positive things about the journey. Regarding the facilities, I can say that they were quite complete, as there was a wifi connection. The volume on the train was good, however I found the seats uncomfortable. I also regret that one of the staff was very rude to me, which I don't like. Hygiene was very good and the train arrived on time. The price-performance ratio is also very reasonable. Overall, I can say that the journey was worthwhile.
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Some time ago I took the regional train from Kiel central station to Hamburg central station. The journey of just over an hour was very pleasant! The service was very good! The cleanliness in the train was also very convincing. Comfort was definitely a given. Unfortunately, there was no wifi on the regional train. Therefore one star deduction. The price was great!
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I recently travelled from Kiel to Hamburg. The price of this trip totally convinced me! Very reasonable. The service and facilities on the train were also good. The hygiene in the regional train was also good. Unfortunately, we had to deal with long delays, so we had to deduct one star. Unfortunately, punctuality was not a priority on the journey.
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The journey from Kiel to Hamburg was perfect, as there were no negative incidents. The landscapes along the route were particularly impressive and impressive. On board, the ICE had free wifi and plenty of power sockets, so it was easy to work. The bistro offered a wide selection of food and drinks at reasonable prices. Overall, I was very impressed with this connection.
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The ICE was very clean and looked well maintained. The staff were very courteous and polite. The toilets were clean, but could be a bit more spacious. The wifi worked well, the seats were comfortable and the on-board restaurant was open. Unfortunately, the sockets didn't work very well and had a loose connection. Disappointingly, this is a frequent occurrence on the ICE 412 (ICE4). Unfortunately, the ICE was almost 30 minutes late today. On the other hand, communication with passengers was good. The journey from Kiel to Hamburg is possible with the ICE without changing trains.
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I travelled with a colleague and we both think that the journey was pleasant. The train was well cleaned, even the toilet was clean and didn't smell. The train staff were friendly to us. Power sockets and wifi were available. The only drawback was that we arrived 3 minutes late at our destination station in Hamburg.
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The train journey was comfortable. We were able to charge our electronic devices using the power socket that was available. The conductor was very friendly to us. The train was in good condition and the toilet was also usable without feeling disgusted. Unfortunately, we were just under 5 minutes late, but apart from that everything was great.
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The journey on the regional train from Kiel to Hamburg was an extremely pleasant travel experience characterised by various positive aspects. Starting with the comfortable seats, which allow for a relaxed seating position, to the impressive. The efficiency of the overall driving experience exceeded my expectations. Normally I'm more used to fully loaded trains that didn't really stick to schedules, the friendly and attentive on-board staff were instrumental in making the journey not only comfortable but also enjoyable. The staff were always ready to answer questions and help passengers with any concerns they had, which had a positive effect on the overall atmosphere. The regional connection between Kiel and Hamburg also proved to be extremely efficient. The punctual departure and arrival both contributed to my journey planning. Smoothly, this was particularly commendable as time is a crucial factor when travelling and often a problem when travelling with Deutsche Bahn, but this trip stood out as the unbeatable price paid for my ticket as I booked early enough. The combination of first class comfort, excellent service in an extremely reasonable price makes this journey an outstanding offer. Overall, travelling from Kiel to Hamburg by regional train was not only an easy way to get to my destination, but an all-round positive experience. I can highly recommend this connection to any traveller for the reasons mentioned above.

Overview: Train from Kiel to Hamburg

distanceDistance51 miles (83 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 1 min
priceAverage train ticket price$34 (€30)
frequencyTrain frequency44 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 43 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn or FlixTrain

Trains from Kiel to Hamburg cover the 51 miles (83 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 1 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain. Normally, there are 44 trains operating per day. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $34 (€30), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $25 (€22). Travelers depart most frequently from Kiel Hbf and arrive in Hamburg Hbf.

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

For as little as $11 (€10) you can travel by train to Hamburg from Kiel with Deutsche Bahn and FlixTrain. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this journey.

Flixtrain GmbH is a German railway company owned by Flixmobility. FlixTrain already connects many cities in Germany with its green trains. The trains run on 100 percent renewable energy. Onboard facilities: FlixTrain trains are equipped with air conditioning, toilets, USB and sockets and have plenty of legroom. You will find free WiFi on most trains and a range of food and drinks is available. There is a standard ticket that guarantees you a seat. You can take luggage with you free of charge, provided it can be stowed in the luggage racks. Find the current FlixTrain timetable for your train to Hamburg from Kiel at Omio and easily book FlixTrain train tickets online.

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

Check and compare train options, travel classes, and amenities for trains from Kiel to Hamburg 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 DB 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 DB 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 DB 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 DB 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 Kiel to Hamburg

FAQs: Travel by train from Kiel 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 Kiel to Hamburg.
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Cheap train tickets from Kiel to Hamburg can start from as little as $25 (€22) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Kiel to Hamburg is $34 (€30); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The train time between Kiel and Hamburg is on average 1 h 1 min   for the 51 mile (83 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Hamburg from Kiel by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Kiel to Hamburg leaves at 7: 13 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Kiel to Hamburg leaves at 8: 43 PM.
There are 44 trains a day from Kiel to Hamburg which require at least one change with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
For the route from Kiel to Hamburg you can take a train with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services to Hamburg from Kiel on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 8: 43 PM.

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

Passengers board the train most frequently from Kiel Hbf, which is located around 1.1 miles (1.7 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Hamburg Hbf, located 1.9 miles (3 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month to travel from Kiel to Hamburg by train is July.
You have options as you can travel from Kiel to Hamburg 2 different ways: train or bus.

Important Stations and Airports in Kiel and Hamburg

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Kiel Hbf is the most popular Kiel 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 Kiel for your trip to Hamburg.
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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.
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Kiel-ElmschenhagenATMAccessibility
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Kiel-RusseeParkingAccessibility
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ParkingParking
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Kiel Wiener Allee
Kiel Schulen am LangseeParkingATMAccessibility
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ParkingParking
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Kiel-EllerbekParkingATMAccessibility
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Schwedenkai Kiel
Kiel, Saarbrückenstraße (Stadtrade)

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