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There are 8 ways to get from Thionville to Hamburg by train, plane, bus, night train or car

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Train to Luxembourg, fly  •  4h 47m

  1. Take the train from Thionville to Luxembourg
  2. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to Hamburg (HAM) LUX - HAM

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Train to Cologne Bonn, fly  •  7h 50m

  1. Take the train from Luxembourg to Bonn-Beuel
  2. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Hamburg (HAM) CGN - HAM

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Train to Dusseldorf, fly  •  8h 15m

  1. Take the train from Luxembourg to Duesseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Hamburg (HAM) DUS - HAM

Train, train to Frankfurt, fly  •  7h 16m

  1. Take the train from Metz Ville to Forbach
  2. Take the train from Saarbruecken Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
  3. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  4. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Hamburg (HAM) FRA - HAM

Train  •  8h 10m

  1. Take the train from Thionville to Trier Hbf Ter
  2. Take the train from Trier Hbf to Koblenz Hbf Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Koblenz Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ic / ...

Bus  •  12h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Thionville to Essen central train station 180
  2. Take the bus from Essen Hbf to Hamburg Hauptbahnhof/ZOB N74

Bus, train, night train  •  12h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Thionville, Foch Kiosque to Kirchberg, Hugo Gernsback 303
  2. Take the train from Sandweiler-Contern to Koblenz Hbf Re
  3. Take the night train from Koblenz Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hbf 31

Drive  •  5h 53m

  1. Drive from Thionville to Hamburg 660.5 km

Thionville to Hamburg by train

The train journey time between Thionville and Hamburg is around 10h 25m and covers a distance of around 720 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 22m. The fastest train normally takes 8h 6m. Operated by SNCF, Luxembourg Railways (CFL), Süwex and others, the Thionville to Hamburg train service departs from Thionville and arrives in Hamburg Hbf. Typically four trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
8h 2m
Layover time:
2h 22m
Total time:
10h 25m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
8h 6m
Train distance:
720 km
Trains per week:
4
Cheapest price:
€108
Carbon emissions:
37 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
09:08
Last train departs at:
18:07

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Thionville to Hamburg train schedules

France → Germany
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International entry into Germany from France

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Germany, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Paraguay, Qatar, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

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Conditions of entry into Germany from France

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from France
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
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This applies to arrivals from Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Egypt, France, Guatemala, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Russia, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Germany

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Considerations leaving from France

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Germany from France.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Hamburg is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Hamburg is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Hamburg is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, but conditions apply when returning to France from Germany.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 20 Sep 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Robert Koch Institute.

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The cheapest way to get from Thionville to Hamburg is to train and fly which costs €40 - €240 and takes 7h 50m.

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The fastest way to get from Thionville to Hamburg is to train and fly which takes 4h 47m and costs €55 - €250.

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No, there is no direct bus from Thionville to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from Thionville and arriving at Hamburg Hauptbahnhof/ZOB via Essen Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Thionville to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from Thionville and arriving at Hamburg Hbf via Trier Hbf and Koblenz Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 10m.

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The distance between Thionville and Hamburg is 536 km. The road distance is 660.5 km.

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The best way to get from Thionville to Hamburg without a car is to train which takes 8h 10m and costs €60 - €190.

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It takes approximately 4h 47m to get from Thionville to Hamburg, including transfers.

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Thionville to Hamburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Thionville station.

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Thionville to Hamburg train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Thionville station.

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The best way to get from Thionville to Hamburg is to train which takes 8h 10m and costs €60 - €190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 12h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Thionville to Hamburg.
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  • Distance: 536.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 47m

What companies run services between Thionville, Grand Est, France and Hamburg, Germany?

You can take a train from Thionville to Hamburg via Trier Hbf and Koblenz Hbf in around 8h 10m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Thionville to Hamburg via Essen Hbf in around 12h 45m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €250
Flights from Luxembourg to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €460
Flights from Luxembourg to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€130 - €460
Flights from Frankfurt to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €370
Flights from Frankfurt to Hamburg via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€120 - €300
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€75 - €420
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €550
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Luxembourg to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €250
Flights from Frankfurt to Hamburg via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€120 - €300
Train operators
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Thionville to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €18
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€5 - €9
Rail 1st Class
€12 - €18
Train from Metz Ville to Forbach
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€10 - €15
Rail 1st Class
€17 - €25
Train from Thionville to Trier Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€10 - €25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€10 - €15
Rail 1st Class
€17 - €25
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Thionville to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€16 - €27
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€23 - €27
1st Class
€16 - €19
Train from Saarbruecken Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €41
1st Class
€31 - €37
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Phone
+352 24 89 24 89
Website
cfl.lu
Train from Luxembourg to Bonn-Beuel
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€3
Website
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Train from Luxembourg to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€3
Website
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Train from Trier Hbf to Koblenz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3
Website
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Train from Sandweiler-Contern to Koblenz Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3
Website
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

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 Metz Ville to Forbach
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€25 - €45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Koblenz Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€140 - €260
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Saarbruecken Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €30
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Trier Hbf to Koblenz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €26
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Süwex
Website
delfi.de
Train from Saarbrücken Hbf to Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Trier, Hauptbahnhof to Koblenz Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from Saarbrücken Hbf to Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Koblenz Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Night train from Koblenz Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
delfi.de
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 Saarbruecken Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €29
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koblenz Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€90 - €130
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Saarbruecken Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€18 - €25
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koblenz Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Saarbruecken Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koblenz Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€95 - €130
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Railjet
Bahn DE
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from Trier, Hauptbahnhof to Koblenz Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
Bahn DE
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Thionville to Essen central train station
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€19 - €23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Thionville to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Bus from Essen Hbf to Hamburg Hauptbahnhof/ZOB
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com
RGTR
Phone
+352 2465 2465
Email
service@verkeiersverbond.lu
Website
mobiliteit.lu
Bus from Thionville, Foch Kiosque to Kirchberg, Hugo Gernsback
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€0
Website
Mobiliteit

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Thionville to Hamburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, arrive at Hamburg Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Thionville to Hamburg is 660 km. It takes approximately 5h 53m to drive from Thionville to Hamburg.

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