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Overview: Train from London to Hamburg

distanceDistance448 miles (722 km)
frequencyTrain frequency4 a day
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carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn with connection or Eurostar

Trains from London to Hamburg cover the 448 miles (722 km) long trip taking on average 15 h 55 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn with connection or Eurostar. Normally, there are 4 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Hamburg Hbf.

Train companies: Eurostar trains London to Hamburg

Eurostar will get you from London to Hamburg at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times, prices and tickets for your trip.

Eurostar

Eurostar is the exclusive high-speed railway service connecting the United Kingdom with countries in Europe like France, Belgium and the Netherlands. Most Eurostar trains travel through the Channel Tunnel between the UK and France. With a high-speed train service reaching speeds up to 186 mph (300 km/h), you will travel from London to Hamburg in ultimate comfort coupled with modern, comfortable seats and large windows. When booking your Eurostar train from London to Hamburg, you can choose between three ticket types: Standard, Standard Premier (with light refreshments served and spacious seats), and Business Premier (with flexible travel options, spacious seating, lounge access, priority boarding and hot meal served).

London to Hamburg train information with Eurostar:

  • Average Duration: 15 h 55 min
  • Eurostar frequency: 4 a day

Trains London Hamburg

The 448 miles(722km) long journey from London to Hamburg by train takes approximately 10h 48min with Deutsche Bahn, the main operator of train services in Germany. One train operates this route per day, and there is one direct service offered per day.

London to Hamburg train time: daily departures

Deutsche Bahn provides one train a day from London to Hamburg. The earliest departure time from the London St Pancras station is 6.50 am, and the latest at 8 pm, but trains leave every one or 2h to Hamburg.

How long is the journey by train from London to Hamburg?

Hamburg is 448 miles (722km) from London. A train will take approximately 10h 48min to cover the distance. There are no direct trains from London to Hamburg. Your journey will require two changes. You can travel to Paris (France) or Brussels (Belgium) and then to Hamburg from either of the two stations.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from London to Hamburg?

Departure train station: The departure station from London to Hamburg is London St Pancras. The station is at the center of London and is easily accessible by bus, taxi or train services. You can access a taxi on midland road and Pancras road. The station also has a tube station linking to six London underground lines. There are limited car parking facilities accessible from Euston road and a disability meet point at the main entrance to the stations. Other facilities available include toilets, changing facilities, a pharmacy, a photo booth, public phones, and cash machines.

Arrival train station: Arrival train station is the Hamburg Hauptbahnhof station located at the center of Hamburg. Moving from the station is not a big issue as there are plenty of buses to facilitate movement to other areas from the station. The station hosts 75 shops open every day of the week and the Wandelhalle shopping center on the north side of the building. You will also enjoy free Wi-Fi for the first 30min, a domestic and international ticket office, cash machines, well-kept toilets, and restaurants.

Hamburg City View. Source: Shutterstock

Which train companies travel from London to Hamburg

Trains London to Hamburg include Eurostar, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, intercity city, and the regional express. The intercity express trains are the fastest and most comfortable trains from London to Hamburg. They offer free Wi-Fi and restaurants onboard hence suitable for long-distance travel. The intercity is slower than the intercity express, but they also handle long distances. However, the intercity tends to stop more frequently and might take longer to get to Hamburg. The fastest train usually takes 9h. Unfortunately, all these carriers require train changes.

Eurostar trains from London to Hamburg

Eurostar trains are high-speed trains that run from London to Brussels every couple of hours. Some Eurostar trains make stops at Ebbsfleet, Ashford, and Calais amidst the journey. There is usually a light scan security check for baggage before boarding a Eurostar train which takes about an hour. A Eurostar train covers the 232 miles (373km) long stretch in 2h. On arriving at Brussels, you can board a Thalys or German intercity train to Germany.

Intercity-Express trains from London to Hamburg

The intercity trains are high-speed trains run by the Deutsche Bahn company. They are technologically advanced and comfortable trains with a reliable selection of business and leisure travel. The intercity express is suitable for long-distance travel.

Eurocity trains from London to Hamburg

The Eurocity is comfortable, sedate trains that can't be termed as fast compared to the intercity city high-speed trains. However, they offer long-distance services at affordable prices, and tickets are available from as early as 180 days for booking.

Hamburg Bridge. Source: Shutterstock

Intercity trains from London to Hamburg

The intercity also offers long-distance services, but they are slower than the intercity express. Their services are similar to Eurocity in comparison. Passengers are not subjected to customs procedures before onboarding the intercity trains but check ticket control and identity cards once they are on board.

Trains London to Hamburg: services on board

Most London to Hamburg trains have free Wi-Fi for you to surf the Internet as you cruise a long distance. They also offer a first-class and standard class of service which is also quite comfortable. For example, the Eurocity and intercity have comfortable legroom and enough luggage space. The intercity express is the most comfortable, as mentioned earlier, with a modern touch of class. You have a choice to either travel in the intercity express first-class or the standard style, which is still a notch higher compared to most European trains for this class. Air conditioning is a standard for intercity express trains, free Wi-Fi, reclining chairs, and power sockets around seats for both types of service.

A reservation for bicycles is offered with long-distance trains, which requires you to pay an extra charge. The Deutsche Bahn trains also provide food in the Bordbistro and Bordrestaurant, which have a wide variety on the menu. People with mobility impairment receive seat reservations, and their wheelchairs are carried on board. There is a mobility service centre where impaired people can book their services in advance.

How to find cheap train tickets from London to Hamburg

The best way to avoid paying high prices for your tickets is to buy early in advance. Train tickets are usually available three months in advance at a lower price so you can book. The other way is by choosing to travel during the off-peak hours. Most train operators increase their prices during peak hours and peak seasons. It helps to be flexible with travel dates because you can easily avoid the high charges. You can also find cheaper fare rates if you choose connecting trains or slower journeys.

Lastly, don't forget to take advantage of special deals when train operators release them. For example, the Deutsche Bahn offers limited super saver tickets throughout the year. That could get you low-cost travel on high-speed trains, but since most people know about these tickets, you need to act fast on them.

To Hamburg by train—travel tips

Hamburg has a rich history and lots of sites to visit. For instance, you can visit the Hamburg museum of art and design to glimpse city life over the centuries. Also, the international maritime museum has a rich history of human connection to water. Other interesting sites include the prototype museum for car lovers to learn more about early motorsport and racing.

You can also visit the Alster lakes where the meet. These lakes are popular for kayaking and sailing in summer or skating in winter. There is also a street fair held around late summer called the annual Alstervergnügen around the lakes with great entertainment.

The famous miniatur Wunderland is also a good point of interest. There are great restaurants, including the hairline, for tasty French gourmet cuisine; Estancia Steak for meat lovers, Liman restaurant; Alt Helgoländer Fischerstube for seafood; Bekaa for meat, seafood, and vegetables, among others. Before any travels please make sure that your finances are in order to avoid inconveniences during the journey. We recommend you look out for and take advantage of discounts and promotions. Doing this will ensure that you spend less but enjoy more than you bargained for.

Travel Tips: Trains from London to Hamburg

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FAQs

Travel between London, United Kingdom and Hamburg, Germany by train is: Fully open.

Can I enter Germany from United Kingdom?

International entry status: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from London?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the safety rules to follow in Hamburg, Germany?

All travellers in Germany must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 26/06/2022. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Hamburg from London as this information can change.

The restriction level for your return train to London, United Kingdom from Hamburg is: Fully open.

Is my return train into London from Hamburg restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Hamburg?

Conditions of reentry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the safety rules to follow in London, United Kingdom?

The government of United Kingdom has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distancing required: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask required: Regional advice

Last checked on 26/06/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to London from Hamburg closer to your date of departure here.

The train distance from London to Hamburg is around 448 miles (722 km).
On average the London to Hamburg train time is 15 h 55 min  covering the 448 miles (722 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.

Some of the London train stations to Hamburg you can start your journey from include London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Hamburg include Hamburg Hbf, Hamburg-Altona and Hamburg-Harburg.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from London Victoria   and arriving in Hamburg Hbf.

Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from London Victoria and need to travel around 1.8 miles (2.9 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 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from this train station to the city centre.

When taking a train from London to Hamburg, you can count on Deutsche Bahn with connection or Eurostar for the best way to get you to Hamburg. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service to Hamburg from London and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
The average number of trains departing London for Hamburg is 4 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The earliest train for this route departs from London at 07: 04. The last train leaves from London at 19: 34. Check Omio for the latest train timetable from London to Hamburg and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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London Victoria is the most popular London 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 London for your journey to Hamburg.
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Public transport options for London Victoria
Onward travel information: Victoria Bus Station at Station Front
Location for Rail Replacement Services: When weekend engineering dictate that replacement bus services will operate, these will usually depart from the immediate Station front/Terminus Place. Travel from London Victoria is usually conveyed by London Buses in these instances. Check posters and staff for more details.
Metro: Underground services: Victoria Line, District Line and Circle Line
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Public transport options for London Euston
Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
Overground lines: Watford DC
Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Go to Platform 2, there is a gate adjacent to the station from the main road.
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Public transport options for London Kings Cross
Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
Bus lines: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
Train lines: Thameslink, Grand Central, Hull, London North Eastern, Gatwick Express
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Public transport options for London Paddington
Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
Metro: Tube Lines.
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Public transport options for London St Pancras International
Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar
Bus lines: 326, 139
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Public transport options for London Waterloo
Onward travel information: Waterloo is well connected to London's public transport network. Waterloo Underground station serves the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Plan a journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Buses depart from several points around the station. All Transport for London Buses are accessible with step free access and have a dedicated mobility space. Buses from Waterloo (tfl. Gov. Uk) The station has a dedicated taxi rank for London Black Taxis on the roadway outside exit 3. Santander Hire Bicycles are available from the docking stations outside. Santander Cycles - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Waterloo is within easy walking distance of the South Bank and a number of visitor attractions. Walking - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
Metro: Waterloo Underground station is served by the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Step free access is available to and from the Jubilee Line. For more information on London Transport accessibility: Plan an accessible journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
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Public transport options for London Liverpool Street
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Replacement transport stop on either Liverpool Street (outside the station entrance), or beside Platform 10, depending on operational requirements
Metro: Liverpool Street underground station has connections to the Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines.
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Public transport options for London Bridge
Onward travel information: The Bus Station is located directly outside the main entrance at upper level. There are also bus stops outside on Tooley Street. For further information on buses, a bus information kiosk is also located outside the main doors of the station at upper level.
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail replacement bus services are usually found outside the front of the station. However this is sometimes subject to change. Please check engineering posters or consult a member of staff.
Metro: For North and North East Kent and South East London
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Public transport options for Heathrow Airport T123
Onward travel information: National Rail trains serving London Paddington National Express coaches to Victoria Coach Station and Gatwick Airport London Underground
Metro: Connection available with the London Underground (Piccadilly Line)
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Public transport options for London Marylebone
Location for Rail Replacement Services: At station entrance.
Metro: Bakerloo Line.

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