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There are 3 ways to get from Plau am See to Hamburg by train or car

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Train via Schwerin  •  3h 33m

  1. Take the train from Plau Am See Bahnhof to Parchim Re
  2. Take the train from Parchim to Schwerin Hbf Re
  3. Take the train from Schwerin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ice / ...

€30 - €83

Cheapest option

Train  •  3h 41m

  1. Take the train from Plau Am See Bahnhof to Parchim Re
  2. Take the train from Parchim to Ludwigslust Re
  3. Take the train from Ludwigslust to Hamburg Hbf Ice / ...

€25 - €80

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Drive  •  1h 42m

  1. Drive from Plau am See to Hamburg 178.2 km

€19 - €28

Plau am See to Hamburg by train

The train journey time between Plau am See and Hamburg is around 4h 38m and covers a distance of around 211 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h 52m. Operated by ODEG, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Intercity and others, the Plau am See to Hamburg train service departs from Plau Am See Bahnhof and arrives in Hamburg Hbf. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
4h 38m
Fastest train time:
3h 52m
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€30
Carbon emissions:
11 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
10:40
Last train departs at:
18:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Plau am See to Hamburg train schedules

Plau am See → Hamburg
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The cost-effective way to get from Plau am See to Hamburg is to drive, which costs €19 - €28 and takes 1h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Plau am See to Hamburg is to drive which costs €19 - €28 and takes 1h 42m.

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No, there is no direct train from Plau am See to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from Plau Am See Bahnhof and arriving at Hamburg Hbf via Parchim and Schwerin Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 33m.

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The distance between Plau am See and Hamburg is 150 km. The road distance is 178.2 km.

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The best way to get from Plau am See to Hamburg without a car is to train via Schwerin which takes 3h 33m and costs €29 - €85.

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It takes approximately 3h 33m to get from Plau am See to Hamburg, including transfers.

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Plau am See to Hamburg train services, operated by ODEG, depart from Plau Am See Bahnhof station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Plau am See to Hamburg is 178 km. It takes approximately 1h 42m to drive from Plau am See to Hamburg.

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  • Distance: 150.5 km
  • Duration: 3h 33m

What companies run services between Plau am See, Germany and Hamburg, Germany?

You can take a train from Plau am See to Hamburg via Parchim and Schwerin Hbf in around 3h 33m.

Train operators
ODEG
Phone
+49 30 514888888
Email
info@odeg.de
Website
odeg.de
Train from Plau Am See Bahnhof to Parchim
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€5 - €9
Website
ODEG
Train from Parchim to Schwerin Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €9
Website
ODEG
Train from Parchim to Ludwigslust
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3 - €6
Website
ODEG
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

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 Schwerin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€28 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Ludwigslust to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Schwerin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Ludwigslust to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€40 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Schwerin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €28
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Ludwigslust to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€18 - €26
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Schwerin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
HVV
Czech Railways (ČD)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Ludwigslust to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de

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