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Train Information between London and Hamburg

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

Trains from London to Hamburg cover the 448 miles (722 km) long trip taking on average 10 h 48 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 London Victoria and arrive in Hamburg Hbf.

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London to Hamburg with Deutsche Bahn

Find the best route from London to Hamburg with Deutsche Bahn. Comparing schedules and prices and booking the most popular trip has never been easier with over 1000 travel companies on Omio.

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 London to Hamburg. 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.

London to Hamburg train information with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 10 h 25 min
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 1 a day

Deutsche Bahn's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train from London to Hamburg are the following:

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


Deutsche Bahn trains from London to Hamburg

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


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Train tickets from London to Hamburg: when to book to save $

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 99 €
2 weeks earlier 91 €9%
3 weeks earlier 82 €21%
1 month before 90 €10%
2 months earlier 74 €34%
3 months earlier 83 €19%


Train companies often offer promotional prices and offers—by buying in advance—you can get access the best prices for trains in the U.S., Canada, and the major European railroad operators. Search on Omio to check prices and cheap train tickets from London - Hamburg. Easily find the most attractive rates and choose the your preferred route for your journey. Book and choose your mobile ticket: avoid the queues at the station and the added stress of printing your ticket.

The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:

  • Buying your train ticket from London - Hamburg 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 21% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  • If you book a ticket London - Hamburg with 2 months in advance you save up to about 34% compared to the initial price.
  • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 19%.
  • On Omio you can find all offers, train times and prices for train travel in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

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

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

What is the status of international entry into Germany from United Kingdom?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • 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?

When traveling in Germany, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

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

The information above was last checked on 12/3/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between London and Hamburg before traveling.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to United Kingdom from Hamburg, Germany?

The restriction level for your return train to London, United Kingdom from Hamburg is: Partially open.

Is my return train into London from Hamburg restricted?

International entry is allowed for: 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 reentry:

  • 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?

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

  • Social distancing required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask required: Regional advice

Last checked on 12/3/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to London from Hamburg closer to your date of departure here here.

What is the distance from London to Hamburg by train?
The London to Hamburg train distance is approximately 448 miles (722 km).
How long is a train between London and Hamburg on average?
On average the London to Hamburg train time is 10 h 48 min  covering the 448 miles (722 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What train station in London goes to Hamburg? What train station do I come into Hamburg from London?

There are a few train stations in London to start your trip from including London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. In Hamburg you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Hamburg Hbf, Hamburg-Altona and Hamburg-Harburg.

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

Where do I find the London train station to Hamburg? Where is the Hamburg train station?

Passengers board their train most frequently from London Victoria and travel around 1.2 miles (2 km) from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Hamburg Hbf and need to travel approximately 1.6 miles (2.6 km) from the train station to the city center in Hamburg.

Which train companies can get me from London to Hamburg?
For the journey from London to Hamburg you can take a train with Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services between London and Hamburg on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
How many train services are there between London and Hamburg a day?
On average, there is 1 train a day from London to Hamburg. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Hamburg
London Victoria is the most popular London 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 London for your trip to Hamburg.
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ParkingParking
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Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
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Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
Public transit options for London Euston
Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
Overground lines: Watford DC
Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
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ParkingParking
ATMATM
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+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
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Mon - Fri: 05: 00 - 01: 36 | Sat: 05: 00 - 00: 36 | Sun: 05: 30 - 01: 36
Public transit options for London Kings Cross
Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
Bus lines: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
Train lines: Thameslink, Grand Central, Hull, London North Eastern, Gatwick Express
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WifiWifi
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ParkingParking
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Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
24/7
Public transit options for London Paddington
Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
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AccessibilityAccessibility
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Phone Number
+44 2078437688
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 22: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 15
Public transit options for London St Pancras International
Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar
Bus lines: 326, 139