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Duration 4h 54m
Distance 491.7 km
Average price 95€
Frequency Hourly

Trip overview

The average train between Frankfurt am Main and Hamburg takes 4h 54m and the fastest train takes 3h 37m. There is an hourly train service from Frankfurt am Main 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. Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
  2. Hamburg
3h 44m
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85€ - 130€

Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg train times

Trains run hourly between Frankfurt am Main and Hamburg. The service departs Frankfurt am Main at 23:24 at night, which arrives into Hamburg at 06:57. All services run direct with no transfers required, and take on average 4h 54m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Frankfurt am Main 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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Hamburg Dammtor. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 44m.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Hamburg is 395 km. The road distance is 491.7 km.

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Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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

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What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main and Hamburg?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor hourly. Tickets cost 85€ - 120€ and the journey takes 3h 44m. Deutsche Bahn Intercity also services this route 4 times a day.
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
85€ - 120€

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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Goettingen
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Goettingen to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity
Ave. Duration
7h 33m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
90€ - 130€

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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
7h 33m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
90€ - 130€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Goettingen
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 85€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Goettingen to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60€ - 90€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Nightjet
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 60€

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