Hamburg to Magdeburg by train

  • First train
    04:56
  • Last train
    00:45
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 31m
  • Distance
    195 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    36
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 39m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Hamburg to Magdeburg by train

Fast trains from Hamburg to Magdeburg take around 2 hours and 31 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 195 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Hamburg and Magdeburg.

1. Are there direct trains from Hamburg to Magdeburg?

Journeys between Hamburg and Magdeburg usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 37 departures on the route from Hamburg to Magdeburg every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 31 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Hamburg to Magdeburg?

The Hamburg to Magdeburg train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 31 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Hamburg to Magdeburg train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Magdeburg is usually scheduled to depart Hamburg around 04:55 and the last train is around 00:45. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Hamburg around 04:10, and the last at 23:45.

When to book Hamburg to Magdeburg train tickets?

Trains in Germany usually open for booking around 6 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Hamburg to Magdeburg by train.

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Which train companies operate between Hamburg and Magdeburg?

More than one train company operates on the route from Hamburg to Magdeburg, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Eurocity (EC)
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Interregio-Express
  • Metronom
  • Regional-Express
  • S-Bahn

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Magdeburg to Hamburg by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.