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.
The average ticket from Vienna to Hamburg will cost around $ 239 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 83.
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8 h 38 m
10 h 15 m
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Of the 24 trains that leave Vienna for Hamburg every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 744 km distance in an average of 10 h 15 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 8 h 38 m .
The slowest trains will take 14 h 42 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||461 miles (744 km)|
|Average train duration||11 h 28 min|
|Average train ticket price||$63 (€50)|
|Train frequency||1 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there is 1 direct train a day|
|Train companies||Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | ICE, ÖBB | Nightjet or Deutsche Bahn with connection|
Trains from Vienna to Hamburg cover the 461 miles (744 km) long route taking on average 11 h 28 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | ICE, ÖBB | Nightjet or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $47 (€38), but the average price of train tickets is $63 (€50). Travelers depart most frequently from Wien Westbahnhof and arrive in Hamburg Hbf.
You can travel by train between Vienna and Hamburg with Deutsche Bahn for as low as $47 (€38). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.
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 Vienna 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 Vienna to Hamburg train information:
Please follow the recommendations outlined by Deutsche Bahn when booking your train tickets between Vienna and Hamburg due to the coronavirus:
Trains from Vienna to Hamburg are offered daily. Around 12 hours 27 minutes there is a direct ICE connection from Vienna Central Station to Hamburg Central Station. It reaches its destination after about 9 hours. Another direct connection with the EuroNight starts around 19.50 and takes about 12 hours. Between 6.45 am and 11.40 pm there are connections on the route with ICE, IC, EC, Railjet and Meridian. There must be one to three changes, for example in Würzburg. The trips last 9 to 15 hours. Some trains start at Vienna Westbahnhof.
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Hamburg is Germany's most important port city. The port on the Elbe is the lifeline of the city, here visitors can make round trips. Many musical fans make regular pilgrimages to Hamburg. The celebration takes place on the famous Reeperbahn in St. Pauli.
Vienna's main train station is located in the south of the city center. From the centrally located interchange train station Wien Mitte-Landstarße, travelers can reach the main train station in 7 minutes with the S-Bahn lines 1, 2 and 3. With the underground line 1 you can get there from the stations Praterstern, Stephansplatz or Schwedenplatz. You can get off at the station Südtiroler Platz-Hauptbahnhof. At the Westabahnhof in the western part of Vienna, the underground lines 3 and 6 stop. The U3 stops at the stations Landstraße, Stephansplatz and Stubentor.
The train route Vienna-Hamburg runs via direct connection mostly via Nuremberg and Hanover. Transfer connections take passengers via Munich to Hamburg.
Hamburg's main train station is located to the east of the city center, the harbour is only 600 metres and the town hall 800 metres away. The S train lines S1, S2, S3, S11, S21 and S31 can be used for fast onward travel. With the S1, S2 and S3, passengers reach the Reeperbahn station in 8 minutes, the S-Bahn runs approx. every 5 minutes. There is also a connection to U1 and U3 at U-Bahnhof Hauptbahnhof Süd, and a connection to U2 and U4 at U-Bahnhof Hauptbahnhof Nord. The U1 and U4 underground lines travel to Jungfernstieg station in 2 minutes.
Travel by train between Vienna, Austria and Hamburg, Germany is: Partially open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
The above information was last checked on 9/26/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Vienna to Hamburg closer to your date of departure here
Return travel from Germany to Austria is: Partially open.
Entry into Austria is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Requirements for reentering:
The government of Austria has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 9/26/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations closer to the travel date of your train to Vienna from Hamburg.
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Wien Westbahnhof and arrive in Hamburg Hbf.
Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Wien Westbahnhof and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 2 km from the city center to get to this train station.
Passengers arriving in Hamburg most often arrive at Hamburg Hbf and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 2 km from this train station to the city center.
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