The view from platform/bahnsteig 1 across the station at Innsbruck Hbf

Hamburg to Innsbruck by train

How to take the rail journey from Hamburg to Innsbruck

The only direct daily train from northern Germany to The Tyrol is an overnight Nightjet service, but travelling through the day involves making a straightforward connection.



From Hamburg Hbf to Innsbruck Hbf

Travel Information

This train, the only direct train from Hamburg to Innsbruck, is usually scheduled to depart from Hamburg Hbf at 20:29 and arrive in Innsbruck at 09:14

Note that a train from Kobenhavn is due to arrive into Hamburg Hbf just after 20:00, but making a connection into this train to Innsbruck is not guaranteed.

Before arriving in Hamburg Hbf, the train will have departed from Hamburg-Altona at 20:11, and will have also called in Hamburg-Dammtor at 20:21

Final Destination: Innsbruck

Usual connections in Innsbruck

  • 09:24 on to (Bologna at weekends) and Verona via Bolzano & Trento (if you will be travelling with an InterRail or Eurail pass, you can book this train and then swap your reservations to a later departure if need be, but avoid booking separate tickets for this train.
  • 09:48 to Landeck and St Anton
  • 11:24 to Bologna and Verona via Bolzano & Trento

This train also calls at: Kufstein, Worgl (connect in Worgl for Kirchberg, Kitzbuhel, St Johann and Zell am See) and Jenbach.

1 x train per night


Book early and save: Yes

Online bookings open:
6 months ahead of the travel date on OBB
3 months ahead of the travel date on DB Bahn

The train conveys:

- Compartment Seats (Sitzwagen)
- Couchettes (Liegewagen); 4 berths AND 6 berths
- Standard sleeping cars (Schlafwagen) with 3 bed, 2 bed and 1 cabins
- Deluxe sleeping cars (Schlafwagen) with 3 bed, 2 bed and 1 cabins

The first price you will see on the OBB ticketing site will be for the compartment seats.

Click the train button above for more info including the rail pass reservation fees:

Rail pass users must reserve before boarding a Nightjet.
However, these rail pass reservations can NO longer be booked online the DB website, but you can now book rail pass reservations without paying booking fees on the OBB website (OBB operates these trains).
Though the process for doing so isn't particularly obvious, hence this step-by-step guide.

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost

OBB Guide

OBB is the national rail operator and its booking service offers journeys by express trains within Austria, as well as international journeys which don't involve making a connection outside of Austria.

It pays off to book online, as the discounted 'Sparscheine' tickets are only ever made available on the website, and when making international journeys to and from Austria, these Sparscheine tickets tend to be cheaper.
OBB can offer particularly good value for money when travelling with children on international rail journeys, but something to watch out for when travelling between Austria and Germany on daytime trains, is that reservations are an optional extra; but if you book 1st class tickets with the Germany railways website DB, the reservations are complimentary.

OBB often takes a unique approach to its booking path, but a key thing to keep in mind is that the first price you will see for any journey is that of a Second Class seat.
The costs of upgrading to first class, a reservation, or a sleeping cabin etc, is then added to this price.

DB Bahn *

DB Bahn Guide

DB is the national railway operator in Germany, so its website can be used for booking journeys by German express trains; the ICE and IC trains and it doesn't charge booking fees.
It also sells tickets for journeys by direct trains on all international routes from Germany regardless of whether DB is operating the train service.

It also sells an extensive range of end-to-end journeys which involve making connections both within Germany and in neighboring countries, but journeys between Germany and Britain cannot be booked on DB.

A key feature of DB website worth keeping mind is that it offers 1st class ticket purchasers complimentary seat reservations on journeys both within and to/from Germany.

Seat reservations for daytime in both 1st and 2nd class can also be booked separately from tickets.

On this journey

Journey Features


Good to Know

On Saturdays only there is a direct ICE train which is typically scheduled to depart Hamburg hbf at 08:38 and arrive in Innsbruck at 18:22.
Though if you want to travel on the other days of the week, the daytime journey is straightforward, but a connection will be required in Munchen Hbf.
Take the ICE trains on the fastest route from Hamburg to Munchen/Munich which typically depart at 07:01; 09:01 and 11:01 and the connecting time into the EC train on to Innsbruck will be around 55mins.
So time for contingency if the train from Hamburg is delayed; and if it is on time they'll be time to make use of the numerous food and drink outlets in Munchen hbf.

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