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Cheap train tickets from London to Hamburg

Showing times and prices for 16 Jul

Cheapest

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

Eurostar
11:0410h10
London
21:14Hamburg
£4231One-way
2 changes
Eurostar
13:0110h14
London
23:15Hamburg
£4231One-way
2 changes
Eurostar
15:0420h10
London
11:14Hamburg
£4231One-way
2 changes
Eurostar
19:3417h25
London
12:59Hamburg
£4231One-way
2 changes
Eurostar
07:0410h47
London
17:51Hamburg
£4891One-way
2 changes

Train timetableLondon to Hamburg

Showing trains for tomorrow, Tuesday, 16 July
Eurostar
07:0410h47
London
17:51Hamburg
2 changes
Eurostar
11:0410h10
London
21:14Hamburg
2 changes
Eurostar
13:0110h14
London
23:15Hamburg
2 changes
Eurostar
15:0420h10
London
11:14Hamburg
2 changes
Eurostar
19:3417h25
London
12:59Hamburg
2 changes

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Train times from London to Hamburg

Showing times and prices for 16 Jul

Fastest Journey

10 h 10 m

Average

13 h 45 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

723 km

To travel from London to Hamburg you need to make at least 2 changes.

Eurostar
11:0410h10
London
21:14Hamburg
£4231One-way
2 changes
Eurostar
13:0110h14
London
23:15Hamburg
£4231One-way
2 changes
Eurostar
07:0410h47
London
17:51Hamburg
£4891One-way
2 changes
Eurostar
19:3417h25
London
12:59Hamburg
£4231One-way
2 changes
Eurostar
15:0420h10
London
11:14Hamburg
£4231One-way
2 changes

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I recently had the pleasure of flying from Hamburg to London, and I must say that my experience was nothing short of fantastic. From start to finish, everything about the flight was excellent. The staff were friendly and attentive, the cabin was clean and comfortable, and the overall service was impeccable. The flight itself was smooth and on time, making for a stress-free journey. I appreciated the in-flight entertainment options and the delicious meal that was served during the flight. Overall, I couldn't have asked for a better travel experience. I would highly recommend this airline and route to anyone looking for a seamless and enjoyable journey between these two cities.

Overview: Train from London to Hamburg

distanceDistance448 miles
durationAverage train duration9 h 42 min
priceAverage train ticket price£433 (€492)
frequencyTrain frequency5 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn or Eurostar

Trains from London to Hamburg cover the 448 miles long route taking on average 9 h 42 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or Eurostar. Normally, there are 5 trains operating per day. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £433, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £387. Travellers depart most frequently from London Waterloo and arrive in Hamburg Hbf.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn and Eurostar trains London to Hamburg

For as little as £387 you can travel by train from London to Hamburg with Deutsche Bahn and Eurostar. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this trip.

Deutsche Bahn is a German train company that operates trains throughout the country including trains between London 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.

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.

FAQs: London to Hamburg train

FAQs: Travel by train from London 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 London to Hamburg.
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Cheap train tickets from London to Hamburg can start from as little as £387 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for London to Hamburg is £433; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the London to Hamburg train time is 9 h 42 min   covering the 448 mile long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from London to Hamburg leaves at 07: 04. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from London to Hamburg leaves at 19: 34.
There are 5 trains a day from London to Hamburg which require at least one change with Deutsche Bahn or Eurostar. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
Yes, there's a high-speed train to Hamburg. Take the fast train with Eurostar from London to Hamburg.
The high-speed Eurostar train from London to Hamburg takes around 9 h 42 min.
For the route from London to Hamburg you can take a train with Deutsche Bahn or Eurostar. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services to Hamburg from London on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 19: 34.

When departing from London, you have various train station options to start your trip from including London Waterloo, London Euston and London Paddington. When arriving in Hamburg, you can end your trip in train stations like Hamburg Hbf, Hamburg Airport and Hamburg Altona.

Passengers board the train most frequently from London Waterloo, which is located around 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Hamburg Hbf, located 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away from the city centre.

You have options as you can travel to Hamburg from London 3 different ways: train, coach or flight.

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