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Duration 12h 21m
Distance 721 km
Average price 320€
Frequency 2/day

Trip overview

The average train between London and Hamburg takes 12h 21m and the fastest train takes 9h 10m. The train service runs several times per day from London 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.


  1. London St Pancras Eurostar
  2. Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  3. Koeln Hbf
  4. Hamburg
8h 59m
166€ - 591€

London to Hamburg train times

Trains run twice daily between London King's Cross and Hamburg. The earliest departure is at 11:04 in the morning, and the last departure from London King's Cross is at 17:19 which arrives into Hamburg at 13:14. All services require a transfer, and take on average 12h 21m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

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No, there is no direct train from London to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from London St Pancras Eurostar and arriving at Hamburg Hbf via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and Koeln Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 59m.

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The distance between London and Hamburg is 721 km.

London to Hamburg train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St Pancras Eurostar station.

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

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Hamburg is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 8:27 AM in London and 9:27 AM in Hamburg.

There are 2003+ hotels available in Hamburg. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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