The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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6 h 34 m
7 h 38 m
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Of the 26 trains that leave Munich for Hamburg every day 19 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||381 miles (614 km)|
|Average train duration||5 h 46 min|
|Average train ticket price||$53 (€48)|
|Train frequency||48 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 48 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB | ICE, ÖBB | Nightjet, FlixTrain or Deutsche Bahn with connection|
Trains from Munich to Hamburg cover the 381 miles (614 km) long trip taking on average 5 h 46 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB | ICE, ÖBB | Nightjet, FlixTrain or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there are 48 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $53 (€48), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $26 (€23). Travelers depart most frequently from München Hbf and arrive in Hamburg Hbf.
For as little as $26 (€23) you can travel by train from Munich to Hamburg with Deutsche Bahn. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this 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 Munich to Hamburg train.
Munich to Hamburg train information with Deutsche Bahn:
Trains in Germany are a convenient way to travel between cities, with Deutsche Bahn providing both domestic and international train routes in Germany. Deutsche Bahn's Intercity Express (ICE) is the most convenient and regular train from Munich to Hamburg. There are frequent trains running throughout the day, including an early morning and late night train. The first Munich to Hamburg train departs at 4:15 a.m., while the last train leaves Munich at 12:01 a.m. Over 20 trains travel from Munich to Hamburg per day. Direct trains traveling from Munich to Hamburg take between 5½ and 6½ hours. All trains depart from München Hauptbahnhof and arrive at Hamburg Hauptbahnhof.
Average prices for trains from Munich to Hamburg when you book in advance
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Munich to Hamburg Trains: General Information
Travelers can usually offset some of the cost of Munich to Hamburg train tickets by booking in advance.
Based on Omio's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices on Munich to Hamburg trains decrease the further they are booked in advance:
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:
There are a few train stations in Munich to start your journey from including München Hbf, München Hackerbrücke and München Marienplatz. 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 München Hbf and arrive in Hamburg Hbf.
The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called München Hbf, is located 2.3 miles (3.7 km) from the city center of Munich.
The most popular arrival train station, Hamburg Hbf, is located 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away from the city center of Hamburg.
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