Duration 4h 13m
Distance 497.9 km
Average price 76€
Frequency 7/day

Trip overview

The average train between Dresden and Hamburg takes 4h 13m and the fastest train takes 4h 11m. The train service runs several times per day from Dresden 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 via Berlin

  1. Dresden Hbf
  2. Berlin Hbf
  3. Hamburg
4h 18m
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38€ - 103€

Dresden to Hamburg train times

Trains run every four hours between Dresden Hbf and Hamburg. The earliest departure is at 15:19 in the afternoon, and the last departure from Dresden Hbf is at 17:19 which arrives into Hamburg at 21:31. All services require a transfer at BERLIN HBF (TIEF) and take an average of 4h 13m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

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No, there is no direct train from Dresden to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from Dresden Hbf and arriving at Hamburg Dammtor via Berlin Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 18m.

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The distance between Dresden and Hamburg is 378 km. The road distance is 497.9 km.

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Dresden to Hamburg train services, operated by Czech Railways (ČD), depart from Dresden Hbf station.

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

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What companies run services between Dresden and Hamburg?

You can take a train from Dresden Hbf to Hamburg via Berlin Hbf in around 4h 18m.
Train operators
Czech Railways (ČD)
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
8€ - 14€
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Dresden Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
8€ - 14€
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
8€ - 10€
Business
11€ - 13€
1st Class
11€ - 14€
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
12€ - 21€
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
12€ - 16€
Business
17€ - 21€
1st Class
18€ - 21€
Train from Dresden Hbf to Hamburg-Altona
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
20€ - 35€
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
20€ - 25€
Business
28€ - 35€
1st Class
29€ - 35€
Deutsche Bahn Intercity
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 75€

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 Dresden Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
65€ - 90€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
21€ - 30€

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 Dresden Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
21€ - 30€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dresden Hbf to Hamburg-Altona
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de

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