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Duration 2h 55m
Distance 345.5 km
Average price 65€
Frequency 10/day

Trip overview

The average train between Dortmund and Hamburg takes 2h 55m and the fastest train takes 2h 48m. The train service runs several times per day from Dortmund to Hamburg. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Train

  1. Dortmund Hbf
  2. Hamburg
2h 51m
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30€ - 100€

Dortmund to Hamburg train times

Trains run every three hours between Dortmund and Hamburg. The earliest departure is at 09:25 in the morning, and the last departure from Dortmund is at 21:25 which arrives into Hamburg at 00:16. All services run direct with no transfers required, and take on average 2h 55m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Dortmund to Hamburg? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Dortmund Hbf and arriving at Hamburg Hbf. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 51m.

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The distance between Dortmund and Hamburg is 284 km. The road distance is 345.5 km.

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Dortmund to Hamburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Dortmund Hbf station.

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Dortmund to Hamburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Hamburg Hbf station.

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What companies run services between Dortmund and Hamburg?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Dortmund Hbf to Hamburg Hbf every 4 hours. Tickets cost 60€ - 90€ and the journey takes 2h 51m. Three other operators also service this route.
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 90€

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 90€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
70€ - 100€

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
70€ - 100€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
95€ - 170€

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
95€ - 170€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
30€ - 50€

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de

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