The cheapest trains from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg

Showing times and prices for 23 Oct

Cheapest

£35

Average

£74

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg will cost around £ 74 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 35.

Cheapest
23:24Frankfurt (Main) Hbf7h27 06:51Hamburg Hbf
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£351One-way
21:14Frankfurt (Main) Hbf4h00 01:14Hamburg Hbf
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£461One-way
14:20Frankfurt (Main) Süd4h09 18:29Hamburg Hbf
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£531One-way
12:18Frankfurt (Main) Hbf4h10 16:28Hamburg Hbf
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£621One-way
19:26Frankfurt (Main) Hbf4h37 00:03Hamburg Hbf
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£641One-way

Timetable Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg

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00:52Frankfurt (Main) Hbf5h51 06:43Hamburg Hbf
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05:06Frankfurt (Main) Hbf3h50 08:56Hamburg Hbf
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05:50Frankfurt (Main) Hbf3h46 09:36Hamburg Hbf
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06:58Frankfurt (Main) Hbf3h38 10:36Hamburg Hbf
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07:58Frankfurt (Main) Hbf3h37 11:35Hamburg Hbf
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08:20Frankfurt (Main) Süd4h16 12:36Hamburg Hbf
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08:58Frankfurt (Main) Hbf3h38 12:36Hamburg Hbf
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09:14Frankfurt (Main) Hbf4h17 13:31Hamburg Hbf
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09:58Frankfurt (Main) Hbf3h38 13:36Hamburg Hbf
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10:58Frankfurt (Main) Hbf3h39 14:37Hamburg Hbf
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11:58Frankfurt (Main) Hbf3h37 15:35Hamburg Hbf
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12:18Frankfurt (Main) Hbf4h10 16:28Hamburg Hbf
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12:20Frankfurt (Main) Süd4h08 16:28Hamburg Hbf
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12:58Frankfurt (Main) Hbf3h38 16:36Hamburg Hbf
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13:14Frankfurt (Main) Hbf4h14 17:28Hamburg Hbf
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13:26Frankfurt (Main) Hbf5h03 18:29Hamburg Hbf
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13:58Frankfurt (Main) Hbf3h38 17:36Hamburg Hbf
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14:14Frankfurt (Main) Hbf4h15 18:29Hamburg Hbf
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14:20Frankfurt (Main) Süd4h09 18:29Hamburg Hbf
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14:58Frankfurt (Main) Hbf3h38 18:36Hamburg Hbf
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15:14Frankfurt (Main) Hbf4h15 19:29Hamburg Hbf
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15:58Frankfurt (Main) Hbf3h37 19:35Hamburg Hbf
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16:13Frankfurt (Main) Hbf4h16 20:29Hamburg Hbf
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16:58Frankfurt (Main) Hbf3h41 20:39Hamburg Hbf
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17:58Frankfurt (Main) Hbf3h41 21:39Hamburg Hbf
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18:58Frankfurt (Main) Hbf3h48 22:46Hamburg Hbf
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19:14Frankfurt (Main) Hbf5h42 00:56Hamburg Harburg
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19:26Frankfurt (Main) Hbf4h37 00:03Hamburg Hbf
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21:14Frankfurt (Main) Hbf4h00 01:14Hamburg Hbf
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21:46Frankfurt (Main) Hbf8h11 05:57Hamburg Hbf
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23:24Frankfurt (Main) Hbf7h27 06:51Hamburg Hbf
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Fri
22 Oct
£74Deutsche Bahn
£17BlaBlaCar Bus
£395Lufthansa
Sat
23 Oct
£35Deutsche Bahn
£17BlaBlaCar Bus
£183Lufthansa
Sun
24 Oct
£41Deutsche Bahn
£17BlaBlaCar Bus
£183Lufthansa
Mon
25 Oct
£16Deutsche Bahn
£13BlaBlaCar Bus
£247Lufthansa
Tue
26 Oct
£16Deutsche Bahn
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£157Lufthansa
Wed
27 Oct
£16Deutsche Bahn
£19BlaBlaCar Bus
£273Lufthansa
Thu
28 Oct
£16Deutsche Bahn
£17Flixbus
£245KLM
Fri
29 Oct
£16Deutsche Bahn
£17BlaBlaCar Bus
£130Lufthansa
Sat
30 Oct
£16Deutsche Bahn
£13BlaBlaCar Bus
£104Lufthansa
Sun
31 Oct
£16Deutsche Bahn
£17BlaBlaCar Bus
£61Lufthansa
Mon
1 Nov
£16Deutsche Bahn
£13BlaBlaCar Bus
£104Lufthansa
Tue
2 Nov
£16Deutsche Bahn
£19Flixbus
£104Lufthansa
Wed
3 Nov
£16Deutsche Bahn
Find prices
£157Lufthansa
Fri
5 Nov
£16Deutsche Bahn
£17BlaBlaCar Bus
£104Lufthansa
Sat
6 Nov
£16Deutsche Bahn
£13BlaBlaCar Bus
£83Lufthansa
Sun
7 Nov
£16Deutsche Bahn
£13BlaBlaCar Bus
£83Lufthansa
Tue
9 Nov
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Find prices
£157Lufthansa
Thu
11 Nov
£16Deutsche Bahn
£13Flixbus
£104Lufthansa

The fastest trains from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg

Showing times and prices for 23 Oct

Fastest Journey

3 h 37 m

Average

4 h 19 m

Trains per day

31

Distance

395 km

Of the 31 trains that leave Frankfurt am Main for Hamburg every day 18 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 395 km distance in an average of 4 h 19 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 3 h 37 m .

The slowest trains will take 8 h 11 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
15:58Frankfurt (Main) Hbf3h37 19:35Hamburg Hbf
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£671One-way
Fastest
11:58Frankfurt (Main) Hbf3h37 15:35Hamburg Hbf
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£791One-way
Fastest
07:58Frankfurt (Main) Hbf3h37 11:35Hamburg Hbf
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£851One-way
2nd Fastest
09:58Frankfurt (Main) Hbf3h38 13:36Hamburg Hbf
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£791One-way
2nd Fastest
14:58Frankfurt (Main) Hbf3h38 18:36Hamburg Hbf
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£671One-way

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Train Information to Hamburg from Frankfurt am Main

distanceDistance245 miles (395 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h
priceAverage train ticket price£33 (€37)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Trains from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg cover the 245 miles (395 km) long journey taking on average 4 h with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £16, but the average price of train tickets is £33. Travellers depart most frequently from Frankfurt (Main) Flughafen and arrive in Hamburg Hbf.

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Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg with Deutsche Bahn

Buy your official Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg from £16 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular journey.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main operator of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your train from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg. DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

    Deutsche Bahn 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg are the following:

    • Normal conditions apply
    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended

    Trains from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg

    Deutsche Bahn is the rail service provider for journeys between Frankfurt am Main and Hamburg. This is a heavily travelled route, so trains start running early in the morning and continue operating hourly or twice hourly until the late evening. Direct trains take anything between 3 hours and 30 minutes and 4 hours, whereas indirect services involve changing trains at Kassel or Hannover. There is also a direct overnight train that takes over 7 hours to reach Hamburg. Trains depart from either the central train station in Frankfurt (Frankfurt Main Hauptbahnhof) or from Frankfurt Sud, and arrive at Hamburg Central, located within walking distance of the city centre and near Hauptbahnhof Sud underground station.

    Travel Tips

    Trains from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg
    Travel by train to Hamburg easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg.
    FAQs
    How much do cheap train tickets to Hamburg from Frankfurt am Main cost?
    If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train between Frankfurt am Main and Hamburg for as little as £16  in the next 7 days.
    How much is a train ticket from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg?
    If you are looking to book your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg train to cost on average £33  one way.
    What is the distance between Frankfurt am Main and Hamburg via train?
    The distance to Hamburg from Frankfurt am Main by train is approximately 245 miles (395 km).
    How long does it take from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg by train?
    The train time between Frankfurt am Main and Hamburg is on average 4 h  for the 245 miles (395 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
    What is the departure train station in Frankfurt am Main and arrival train station in Hamburg?

    When taking the train from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg, you can choose to depart from train stations like Frankfurt (Main) Flughafen, Frankfurt Main Ost and Frankfurt am Main - Stadion. Your trip can end in train stations such as Hamburg Hbf, Hamburg-Altona and Hamburg-Harburg.

    Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Frankfurt (Main) Flughafen   and arrive in Hamburg Hbf.

    Where is the train station in Frankfurt am Main to go to Hamburg? Where is the train station in Hamburg located?

    Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Frankfurt (Main) Flughafen and need to travel around 6 mile (s) / 10 km from the city centre to get to this train station.

    Passengers arriving in Hamburg most often arrive at Hamburg Hbf and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 2 km from this train station to the city centre.

    What train companies offer a service from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg?
    If you're looking for trains from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg, you can rely on Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or Deutsche Bahn with connection to get you to Hamburg. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    Are there any direct trains from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg?
    Yes, there are 25 direct trains to Hamburg from Frankfurt am Main per day with Deutsche Bahn  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you purchase your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time travelling to your destination.
    How many train services per day are there between Frankfurt am Main and Hamburg?
    The average number of trains departing Frankfurt am Main for Hamburg is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    When can I take the first train from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg? When can I take the last train for the day?
    If you prefer early morning trains from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg, the first train leaves at 04: 58. If you prefer late night trains from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg, the last train of the day leaves at 21: 24. Omio shows you the latest train from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg times to help you book the best departure time for this route.
    How far in advance should I book a train ticket between Frankfurt am Main and Hamburg to get the best deals?
    In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this trip and save money. If you book train tickets to Hamburg from Frankfurt am Main within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £33 one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg a few months in advance.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Frankfurt am Main
    Hamburg
    Frankfurt (Main) Flughafen is the most popular Frankfurt am Main railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Frankfurt am Main for your journey to Hamburg.