Head from northern Germany to Koblenz by train and on arrival you can explore Germany's most beautiful railway routes through The Rhine Gorge and The Moselle Valley.
Departing from Hamburg:
Most of these trains commence their journeys at Hamburg-Altona station and they all call at Hamburg-Dammtor before they arrive at Hamburg Hbf.
All of these trains also call at: Hamburg-Harburg
Departing from Hamburg:
So it can be a good idea to look up the starting point of your journey and then book tickets from the most convenient station; only Hamburg Hbf has connections with the U-Bahn (subway).
Final Destination: Stuttgart or Nurnberg (or destinations in Switzerland)
5 x direct trains per day
In the hours when no direct trains are available connections can be made in Koln Hbf.
The train which typically departs at 16:10 is the fastest train of the day, it doesn't make any station calls between Hamburg and Essen.
Book early and save: Yes
Online bookings typically open: 6 months ahead of the travel date
On the DB Bahn booking site look for journeys that have
0 in the Chg. column
Trains departing at different times can be cheaper than others leaving on the same day - so you may need to look through the day's departures to find the cheapest fares.
Use the earlier/later buttons to search for the cheapest ticket prices.
Reservations are highly recommended for this journey; book a 1st class ticket and your seat will be assigned, but not if you book 2nd class, or will be travelling with a 1st or 2nd class rail pass.
|Ticket Provider||Approximate Cost|
|Omio||from €17.90 (in £s)|
|Save A Train||from €17.90|
|Happy rail||from €17.90|
A variety of trains are used on this route.
Most departures are by IC trains, but some ICE trains are also used, despite there being no high speed line between Hamburg and Koblenz.
Instead of the German IC trains, the first two departures of the day are by EC trains - and because they're heading to Switzerland, Swiss trains are used on these departures.
This is a journey that saves the best to last.
If you're sat on the left of the train (when facing the direction of travel) there are some nice views of the Upper Rhine Valley between Bonn and Koblenz.
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