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.
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: Munchen (or Wien)
All trains also call at: Wurzburg
A variety of different types of ICE trains are used on this route including the brand new ICE4 trains.
ICE 1 trains are used for most other departures, but the trains which are joined to departures from Bremen in Hannover are formed of ICE 2 or ICE-T trains.
The alternative routes:
At Hamburg Hbf you may see trains to Nurnberg on the departure screens, which will be travelling via Berlin.
They are much slower than these trains, which travel via Hannover and Wurzburg.
Other slower trains also travel to Nurnberg via Koln.
DB doesn't sell tickets for Hamburg to Nurnberg journeys by either of these slower routes, it logically assumes that travellers will want to save more than an hour, when making the journey
Though if you will be travelling with a rail pass, take care to board these faster ICE trains, which will be travelling via Kassel.
Mon Fri = 14 x trains per day
Sat/Sun = 13 x trains per day
Book early and save: Yes
Online bookings usually open: 6 months ahead of the travel date
When making an online booking, check that you’re looking at booking info for the direct trains.
On the DB booking site look for journeys that have
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.
End-to-end tickets for Hamburg to Nurnberg journeys can't be booked on the slower trains which travel via Berlin.
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.
Opting to reserve is particularly recommended if you will be travelling at business hours and/or during the day on Fridays and Sundays.
|Ticket Provider||Approximate Cost|
|Omio||from €17.90 (in £s)|
|Save A Train||from €17.90|
|Happy rail||from €17.90|
Between April 1st and December 9th, the journey times will be around an hour slower due to maintenance work closing the high-speed line between Kassel and Fulda, trains will be diverted off on to the conventional route.
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