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 - the city's main station.
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
All of these trains also call at: Frankfurt Flughhafen/Airport and Mannheim
7 x trains per day
Book early and save: Yes
Online bookings open: 6 months ahead of the travel date
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.
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.
The alternative indirect trains:
These direct trains depart from Hamburg in odd hours - in even hours there will be journeys with 1 in the Chg. column, that have similar journey times.
The 1 x change of train will be at Mannheim, but the connection is not guaranteed.
Though tickets will be still be valid if you have to take a later train on to Stuttgart, if the train from Hamburg to Mannheim is delayed.
|Ticket Provider||Approximate Cost|
|Happy rail||from €17.90|
|Save A Train||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.
During this period the journey time will be around 45 mins longer and the trains won't be diverting off the direct route in order to reverse direction in the station at Frankfurt Flughafen.
This is a journey of five distinct phases:
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