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Magdeburg to Hamburg by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 39m
  • Distance
    195 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 54m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Magdeburg to Hamburg by train

Fast trains from Magdeburg to Hamburg take around 2 hours and 39 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 195 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Magdeburg and Hamburg.

1. Are there direct trains from Magdeburg to Hamburg?

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

We usually find around 28 departures on the route from Magdeburg to Hamburg every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 35 departures.

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

The Magdeburg to Hamburg train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 39 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Hamburg is usually scheduled to depart Magdeburg around 04:45 and the last train is around 22:05. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Magdeburg around 04:03, and the last at 22:57.

When to book Magdeburg to Hamburg 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 Magdeburg to Hamburg by train.

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Which train companies operate between Magdeburg and Hamburg?

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

  • DPN
  • 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.

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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.