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Overview: Train from Milan to Hamburg

distanceDistance560 miles (903 km)
durationAverage train duration11 h 26 min
priceAverage train ticket price$208 (€173)
frequencyTrain frequency7 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 7 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn or ÖBB | Nightjet

Trains from Milan to Hamburg cover the 560 miles (903 km) long journey taking on average 11 h 26 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or ÖBB | Nightjet. Normally, there are 7 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $208 (€173), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $144 (€120). Travelers depart most frequently from Milano Centrale and arrive in Hamburg Hbf.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn from Milan to Hamburg trains

Find the best trains between Milan and Hamburg with Omio's travel partners Deutsche Bahn from $144 (€120). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

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 between Milan and 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.

Deutsche Bahn from Milan to Hamburg train information:

  • Average Duration: 15 h 5 min
  • Average Price: $144
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 7 a day

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

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

Trains from Hamburg and Milan: Connection information

The train connections between Hamburg and Milan are guaranteed by the German railway company Deutsche Bahn. The departure station is always Milano Centrale, while the arrival station is Hamburg Hbf. The trains that run are EC(Eurocity), ICE (Intercity Express) and IC (Intercity). The travel solution can include 1 to 4 changes and travel times vary from 12 to 17 hours. The first train leaves Hamburg around 07:30, the last around 21:05.

More information about links in Hamburg-Milan train.

Trains from Milan

Trains to Hamburg depart from Milano Centrale station, in Piazza Duca d'Aosta. The station is served by two underground lines, the 2 and the 3, active from 06:00 to 00:30, by trams line 5 and 9 and by several bus lines, such as 42, 60, 81, 87. In addition, fifteen bus lines travel through the city all night, including the N6 that connects Cadorna to the Central Station.

Trains for Hamburg

The Hamburg Hauptbahnhof station, where the train from Milan arrives, is located on Hachmannplatz, in the central Hamburg-Mitte district. The Hauptbahnhof is also the intersection of the urban railway, the S-Bahn, with the lines S11, S2, S21, S3, S31, and the four lines of the U-Bahn, the underground network - the U1, U2, U3, U4 - operating from 06:00 to 23:00 during the week and 24 hours a day from Friday to Sunday. During the night, some buses replace the subway in the city centre.

Visiting Hamburg means discovering the Venice of the North, with almost 2500 bridges scattered on navigable canals. The historic centre with the town hall, the high fashion shops and the red light districts is splendid. To see the houses of the eighteenth century, the Kramer Amtsstuben, behind the church of St. Michaelis and the district of Gradini, compared to the beautiful Positano for its houses perched on the Elbe.

Travel Tips: Trains from Milan to Hamburg

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FAQs

Am I allowed to travel by train from Milan, Italy to Hamburg, Germany?

Travel between Milan, Italy and Hamburg, Germany by train is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into Germany from Italy?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • 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 1/21/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Milan to Hamburg before traveling.

Do I need to quarantine when I return to Italy from Hamburg, Germany?

The restriction level for your return train to Milan, Italy from Hamburg is: Partially open.

Is my return train into Milan 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 Italy from Hamburg?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 48 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Milan, Italy?

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

  • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 1/21/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Milan from Hamburg closer to your date of departure here here.

What is the price of the cheapest train from Milan to Hamburg?

Omio customers have found cheap train tickets between Milan and Hamburg for as low as $144 (€120)  for the next 7 days.

What is the cost of a train between Milan and Hamburg?

If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Milan to Hamburg train to cost on average $208 (€173)  one way.

How far is it from Milan to Hamburg by train?

The distance from Milan to Hamburg by train is approximately 560 miles (903 km).

How many hours is the train time to Hamburg from Milan?

While the time it takes to travel 560 miles (903 km) to Hamburg from Milan can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Milan to Hamburg train journey time is on average 11 h 26 min.

What is the departure train station in Milan and arrival train station in Hamburg?

When departing from Milan, you have various train station options to start your route from including Milano Centrale, Milano Rogoredo and Milano Porta Garibaldi. When arriving in Hamburg, you can end your journey in train stations like Hamburg Hbf, Hamburg-Altona and Hamburg-Harburg.

Omio customers book a train from Milano Centrale   to Hamburg Hbf   most frequently for this route.

Where is the Milan train station located? Where is the Hamburg train station located?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this route, Milano Centrale, located approximately 1.7 miles (2.8 km) from the city center of Milan. The most popular arrival train station in Hamburg, called Hamburg Hbf, is located around 1.6 miles (2.6 km) away from its city center.

Which train providers should I travel with from Milan to Hamburg?

For the best Milan to Hamburg train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Deutsche Bahn or ÖBB | Nightjet. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services from Milan to Hamburg to compare what amenities they may offer.

How many train services per day are there from Milan to Hamburg?

The average number of trains departing Milan for Hamburg is 7 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

What time is the earliest train from Milan to Hamburg? What time is the last train from Milan to Hamburg?

You can take the earliest train from Milan to Hamburg at 10: 20 AM   or take the last train from Milan to Hamburg leaving at 10: 25 PM. Look for the latest Milan to Hamburg train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this journey.

How far in advance should I book train tickets to Hamburg from Milan for the best deals?

If you purchase a train ticket from Milan to Hamburg within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $208 (€173) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets to Hamburg from Milan are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Milan
Hamburg
Milano Centrale is the most popular Milan 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 Milan for your trip to Hamburg.
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ParkingParking
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TaxisTaxis
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Phone Number
+39 892021
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 05: 50 - 22: 20
Public transit options for Milano Centrale
Metro lines: M2 (green), M3 (yellow)
Tram lines: 1
Bus lines: 5, 9, 10, 42, 81, 87, 152, 728, N26, NM2, NM3, Air Bus, Orio Shuttle
Train lines: FR, FB, EC, Thello, XP2, R28, IC, ICN, RV, R, Regio, Italo
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ParkingParking
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Phone Number
+39 892021
Public transit options for Milano Porta Garibaldi
Metro lines: M2, M5
Bus lines: 43, 56, 70, 94
Train lines: R21, R31, S1, S11, S2, S5, S7, S8