Kiel to Hamburg train

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Cheap train tickets from Kiel to Hamburg

Showing times and prices for 21 May

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Kiel to Hamburg is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Deutsche Bahn
07:131h11
Kiel
08:24Hamburg
£211One-way
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Deutsche Bahn
07:401h24
Kiel
09:04Hamburg
£211One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
17:381h04
Kiel
18:42Hamburg
£251One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
11:371h03
Kiel
12:40Hamburg
£271One-way
0 changes

Train timetableKiel to Hamburg

Showing trains for tomorrow, Tuesday, 21 May
Deutsche Bahn
07:131h11
Kiel
08:24Hamburg
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Deutsche Bahn
11:371h03
Kiel
12:40Hamburg
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Deutsche Bahn
17:381h04
Kiel
18:42Hamburg
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
07:401h24
Kiel
09:04Hamburg
0 changes

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Train times from Kiel to Hamburg

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Fastest Journey

1 h 3 m

Average

1 h 10 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

83 km

Of the 4 trains that leave Kiel for Hamburg every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Deutsche Bahn
11:371h03
Kiel
12:40Hamburg
£271One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
17:381h04
Kiel
18:42Hamburg
£251One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
07:131h11
Kiel
08:24Hamburg
£211One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
07:401h24
Kiel
09:04Hamburg
£211One-way
0 changes

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ReviewsReviews for the rail journey from Kiel to Hamburg

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My journey from Kiel to Hamburg-Harburg started a few minutes late. I travelled the route with the ICE, which takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes and only makes one stop in Neumünster. The journey was very pleasant, there were no further delays after the initial delay. I can definitely recommend this route by train also because of the fairly short journey time.
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I travelled the connection from Kiel to Hamburg. I travel a lot for work and find it very helpful that there are so many great connections. Travelling by ICE is simply much less stressful than by car. Just get in and ride along. The connection was very fast. The train was very pleasant, well-maintained and quiet. The staff were very helpful and the wifi on board was great. One toilet was a little dirty. But all in all, it was great.
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I took the ICE from Kiel to Hamburg on 1 February, as the journey had already been booked in January. Conclusion: the respective staff very friendly, competent and attentive. Unfortunately delayed, replacement vehicle, when booking in January I would have liked to see an alternative train connection to get to the destination, as the actual transfer time was only 10 minutes. What struck me negatively was that passengers leave their rubbish in the seats, perhaps a sticker on the tablets would be necessary to ask passengers to leave their seats clean. The staff on board try very hard to clean and collect everything, but time is very tight. I would like to emphasise that I felt very safe and well looked after. The 1.5-hour ICE journey was not a nightmare.
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During our city trip in Hamburg, we decided to explore the city of Kiel as well. We used this train connection. It takes about 50 minutes to get to Kiel. The connection is very good. Unfortunately, there was no heating in the train, it was defective, so it was very cold. Otherwise, the train was very clean. The price-performance ratio is very good, so you can travel Germany cheaply.
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I travelled by 2nd class ICE, the journey was very pleasant and in my opinion recommendable. The journey dragged on a bit, but it was still faster than by car and also much cheaper. The snack bar was open and I could buy a fresh coffee. This was a bit too expensive, in my opinion. The train looked a bit run down, but was far from full. There was plenty of seating available so I was very free and comfortable during the journey. I would gladly repeat the trip.
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I travelled by second class ICE, the journey was very pleasant and in my opinion recommendable. The journey dragged on a bit, but it was still faster than by car, and also much cheaper. The snack bar was open and I bought a coffee. It was a bit too expensive, in my opinion. The train looked a bit run down, but was far from full. There was plenty of seating available, so I was able to move around very freely and comfortably. My recommendation.
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I travelled by second class ICE, the journey was very pleasant and in my opinion recommendable. The journey dragged on a bit, but it was still faster than by car, and also much cheaper. The snack bar was open and I bought a coffee. This was a bit too expensive, in my opinion. The train looked a bit run down, but was nowhere near capacity. There was plenty of seating available so I felt very free and comfortable on the journey. I would very much like to repeat this trip.
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I took the train to get to Hamburg and I can say a lot of positive things about the journey. Regarding the facilities, I can say that they were quite complete, as there was a wifi connection. The volume on the train was good, however I found the seats uncomfortable. I also regret that one of the staff was very rude to me, which I don't like. Hygiene was very good and the train arrived on time. The price-performance ratio is also very reasonable. Overall, I can say that the journey was worthwhile.
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Some time ago I took the regional train from Kiel central station to Hamburg central station. The journey of just over an hour was very pleasant! The service was very good! The cleanliness in the train was also very convincing. Comfort was definitely a given. Unfortunately, there was no wifi on the regional train. Therefore one star deduction. The price was great!
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I recently travelled from Kiel to Hamburg. The price of this trip totally convinced me! Very reasonable. The service and facilities on the train were also good. The hygiene in the regional train was also good. Unfortunately, we had to deal with long delays, so we had to deduct one star. Unfortunately, punctuality was not a priority on the journey.
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The journey from Kiel to Hamburg was perfect, as there were no negative incidents. The landscapes along the route were particularly impressive and impressive. On board, the ICE had free wifi and plenty of power sockets, so it was easy to work. The bistro offered a wide selection of food and drinks at reasonable prices. Overall, I was very impressed with this connection.
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The ICE was very clean and looked well maintained. The staff were very courteous and polite. The toilets were clean, but could be a bit more spacious. The wifi worked well, the seats were comfortable and the on-board restaurant was open. Unfortunately, the sockets didn't work very well and had a loose connection. Disappointingly, this is a frequent occurrence on the ICE 412 (ICE4). Unfortunately, the ICE was almost 30 minutes late today. On the other hand, communication with passengers was good. The journey from Kiel to Hamburg is possible with the ICE without changing trains.
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I travelled with a colleague and we both think that the journey was pleasant. The train was well cleaned, even the toilet was clean and didn't smell. The train staff were friendly to us. Power sockets and wifi were available. The only drawback was that we arrived 3 minutes late at our destination station in Hamburg.
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The train journey was comfortable. We were able to charge our electronic devices using the power socket that was available. The conductor was very friendly to us. The train was in good condition and the toilet was also usable without feeling disgusted. Unfortunately, we were just under 5 minutes late, but apart from that everything was great.
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The journey on the regional train from Kiel to Hamburg was an extremely pleasant travel experience characterised by various positive aspects. Starting with the comfortable seats, which allow for a relaxed seating position, to the impressive. The efficiency of the overall driving experience exceeded my expectations. Normally I'm more used to fully loaded trains that didn't really stick to schedules, the friendly and attentive on-board staff were instrumental in making the journey not only comfortable but also enjoyable. The staff were always ready to answer questions and help passengers with any concerns they had, which had a positive effect on the overall atmosphere. The regional connection between Kiel and Hamburg also proved to be extremely efficient. The punctual departure and arrival both contributed to my journey planning. Smoothly, this was particularly commendable as time is a crucial factor when travelling and often a problem when travelling with Deutsche Bahn, but this trip stood out as the unbeatable price paid for my ticket as I booked early enough. The combination of first class comfort, excellent service in an extremely reasonable price makes this journey an outstanding offer. Overall, travelling from Kiel to Hamburg by regional train was not only an easy way to get to my destination, but an all-round positive experience. I can highly recommend this connection to any traveller for the reasons mentioned above.

Overview: Train from Kiel to Hamburg

distanceDistance51 miles
durationAverage train duration1 h 1 min
priceAverage train ticket price£27 (€30)
frequencyTrain frequency44 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 43 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn or FlixTrain

Trains from Kiel to Hamburg cover the 51 miles long journey taking on average 1 h 1 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain. Normally, there are 44 trains operating per day. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £20, but the average price of train tickets is £27. Travellers depart most frequently from Kiel Hbf and arrive in Hamburg Hbf.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn and FlixTrain trains Kiel to Hamburg

Find the best trains between Kiel and Hamburg with Omio's travel partners Deutsche Bahn and FlixTrain from £9. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

Deutsche Bahn is a German train company that operates trains throughout the country including trains between Kiel and Hamburg. It offers a wide range of services, including high-speed InterCity Express (ICE) trains, regional trains, and night trains. ICE trains are the fastest and most comfortable way to travel, with speeds of up to 300 km/h. Regional trains are slower but offer more frequent stops and are ideal for shorter trips. Night trains are a great way to save time and money, with comfortable sleeping compartments and couchettes. Deutsche Bahn offers a variety of ticket types, including single tickets, day tickets, and group tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and a variety of food and beverage options. The most popular routes for Deutsche Bahn are between major cities such as Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, and Frankfurt. Other popular routes include Cologne to Stuttgart, Berlin to Dresden, and Hamburg to Cologne.

Deutsche Bahn from Kiel to Hamburg train information:

  • Average Duration: 56 min
  • Cheapest Price: £9
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 44 a day

FAQs: Kiel to Hamburg train

FAQs: Travel by train from Kiel 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 Kiel to Hamburg.
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Cheap train tickets from Kiel to Hamburg can start from as little as £20 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Kiel to Hamburg is £27; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Kiel to Hamburg train travel time is 1 h 1 min   for the 51 mile long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Kiel to Hamburg leaves at 07: 13. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Kiel to Hamburg leaves at 20: 43.
There are 44 trains a day from Kiel to Hamburg which require at least one change with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
Take the Kiel to Hamburg train with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the trip from Kiel to Hamburg as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 20: 43.

When departing from Kiel, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Kiel Hbf, Kiel-Hassee CITTI-PARK station and Kiel, Hbf Kaistraße. When arriving in Hamburg, you can end your trip in train stations like Hamburg Hbf, Hamburg Airport and Hamburg, Hauptbahnhof/Spitalerstraße.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Kiel Hbf, which is located around 1.1 miles (1.7 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Hamburg Hbf, located 1.9 miles (3 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month to travel from Kiel to Hamburg by train is July.
You have options as you can travel between Kiel and Hamburg 2 different ways: train or coach.

Important Stations and Airports in Kiel and Hamburg

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Kiel Hbf is the most popular Kiel 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 Kiel for your journey to Hamburg.
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At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
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