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Train Information between London and Hamburg

distanceDistance448 miles (722 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn

Trains from London to Hamburg cover the 448 miles (722 km) long route taking on average 10 h 48 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Hamburg Hbf.

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Travel with Deutsche Bahn from London to Hamburg

Find the best journey between London and Hamburg with Deutsche Bahn. Comparing timetables and prices and booking the most convenient trip has never been easier with over 1000 travel operators on Omio.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main operator of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your London to Hamburg train.

Train information from London to Hamburg with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 10 h 25 min
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 1 a day

Deutsche Bahn has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Deutsche Bahn tickets between London and Hamburg and when travelling by train:

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

Trains from London to Hamburg

London to Hamburg is a train ride that can be completed in under a day. Although there are no direct services, it is possible to make only two changes, often at Brussels and Cologne. The fastest overall journey time is around 9 hours but the average time to complete the 723 km trip is 14 hours 46 minutes. Service times vary but the earliest departure from London is around 6:50 a.m. and the latest at 8:00 p.m. Trains leave every one to two hours.

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

Departure Station: London St Pancras Located in the centre of London, St Pancras is easily reachable via tube, bus, taxi and the national rail network. There are also limited car parking facilities at St Pancras, accessible from Euston Road.

Arrival Station: Hamburg Hauptbahnhof Located on the Wallring, in central Hamburg, Hamburg Hauptbahnhof is ideally placed for both the Altstadt and St Georg. Transport for those going further afield is plentiful: U-bahn and S-bahn services both run from the station, as does a 24-hour local bus service. There is also a taxi rank.


Deutsche Bahn Trains from London to Hamburg

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Deutsche Bahn is Germany's leading train company, running 40,000 train journeys every day. Deutsche Bahn has a wide range of tickets, offers and discount cards such as the BahnCard. Check if you can use it on the Deutsche Bahn trains from London to Hamburg. For more information on ticket cancellation, please visit our customer service centre.

Deutsche Bahn has different types of trains such as ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regional Rail) based on travel time and comfort. Toilets are available on all trains and some of them have an onboard restaurant or access to Wi-Fi.

At Omio, you can easily check the train schedule from London to Hamburg and book cheap Deutsche Bahn tickets.


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Trains from London to Hamburg
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FAQs
Is travel by train currently allowed from London, United Kingdom to Hamburg, Germany?

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

What is the status of international entry into Germany from United Kingdom?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

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

When travelling in Germany, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

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

The information above was last checked on 25/10/2021. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from London to Hamburg before travelling.

What restrictions are there on reentering United Kingdom from Hamburg, Germany?

Return travel from Germany to United Kingdom is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to London from Hamburg?

Entry into United Kingdom is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

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

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

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:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

Last checked on 25/10/2021. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to London from Hamburg.

How far is it from London to Hamburg by train?
The distance between London and Hamburg by train is approximately 448 miles (722 km).
How long is the train journey from London to Hamburg?
On average the train from London to Hamburg duration is 10 h 48 min  for the 448 miles (722 km) long journey, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
What station does the London to Hamburg train leave from? Which Hamburg train station do I come into from London?

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.

Where is the departure train station in London located? Where is the arrival train station in Hamburg located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from London Victoria and travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre to this train station.

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

Which train companies can get me from London to Hamburg?
For the best London to Hamburg train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services to Hamburg from London to compare what amenities they may offer.
How many trains are there between London and Hamburg a day?
The average number of trains departing London for Hamburg is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Hamburg
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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Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
Connections to/from station
Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
Overground lines: Watford DC
Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
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Mon - Fri: 05: 00 - 01: 36 | Sat: 05: 00 - 00: 36 | Sun: 05: 30 - 01: 36
Connections to/from station
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
Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
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Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
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Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 22: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 15
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Bus lines: 326, 139
Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar