Taking this train across Jutland is also the first stage of a no-fly route from northern Germany to Norway.
These trains are usually scheduled to depart daily from Hamburg Hbf at 10:53 and 14:50; though from June 18th to August 21st they will be departing at 08:56 and 16:32.
On German rail timetables and on the station info, these trains are referred to IC trains, but Danish IC trains and not German trains are used on this route.
Final Destination: Aarhus
Connect in Aarhus for trains on to Aalborg
All trains also call at: Hamburg -Dammtor; Flensburg and Frederica; make connections at Frederica if you're heading to Esbjerg
2 x trains per day
Book early and save: Yes
Online bookings open: 3 months ahead of the travel date
Seat Reservations from mid June until early Sept:
Between theses dates reservations are compulsory on these trains, the reservations SHOULD automatically be included when booking both 1st AND 2nd class tickets.
Rail Pass users will need to have made seat reservations prior to boarding.
Seat Reservations on other dates:
Book 1st class ticket journey tickets and your seat reservation is included - but they're optional when booking 2nd class tickets, or if you will be travelling with a 1st or 2nd class rail pass.
Though we recommend paying the reservation fees of €4.50 in 2nd class (and €5.90 in 1st class if you will be using a rail pass) as these can be busy trains, particularly on Fridays - Sundays.
On the DB booking site look for journeys that have 0 in the Chg. column.
Our step-by-step guide to booking train tickets on the DB (German national railways) website is available HERE.
|Ticket Provider||Approximate Cost|
|DB Bahn||from €29.90|
Germany to Norway by train and ferry from Hamburg:
Until June 16th
the summer schedule will be available from June 17th
Option 1: arriving in Oslo the next morning on a ferry from Kiel
The daily ferry operated by Color Line typically departs Kiel daily at 14:00 and arrives the next day into Oslo at 10:00.
There are the are two Regio trains per hour from Hamburg to Kiel, but the ICE train which typically departs Hamburg hbf daily at 11:39 connects with the ferry
Option 2: arriving in Oslo the next morning, on an overnight train from the ferry port in Norway
Option 3: arriving in Stavanger on an overnight ferry from Denmark
The ferry to Stavanger operated by Fjordline is typically due to depart from Hirtshals at 20:00 and arrive in Stavanger the next morning at 06:30, but the Fjordline terminal is some distance from the railway station.
It seems as though a local bus service will depart Hirtshals station at 18:30 and arrive at the ferry terminal at 18:45, but this should be confirmed in advance.
Another option will be to book a local taxi prior to arrival in Hirtshals.
The Fjordline website suggests leaving the train at Lilleheden st, the stop before Hirtshals, to walk to the ferry terminal, but it is a 2km hike through an industrial area.
Option 4: taking the overnight ferry from Kobenhavn/Copenhagen to Oslo
Option 5: taking a train to Oslo with an overnight stay in Kobenhavn/Copenhagen.
For details of options 4 and 5, take a look at the Hamburg to Kobenhavn/Copenhagen journey guide.
It's not a scenic journey, but look out for the spectacular crossing over the Rendsburg High Bridge just before the train arrives there.
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