An IC train departs from Hamburg Hbf

Hamburg to Westerland by train

How to take the rail journey from Hamburg to north west Germany's top coastal resort



From Hamburg Hbf to Westerland (Sylt)

Journey Summary

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Westerland (Sylt)
Travel Time
3hr 14min - 3hr 18min (approx)
Travel Information

Final Destination: Westerland (Sylt)

All of these trains from Hamburg Hbf* also call at: Hamburg-Dammtor station

*Other trains depart from Hamburg-Altona.

4 x trains per day from Hamburg Hbf


Book early and save: Yes

Online bookings usually open: 6 months ahead of the travel date

On the DB Bahn booking site look for journeys that have:

- 0 in the Chg. column
- IC (and only IC) in the Products 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.

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost
DB from €17.90

DB 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.

Two types of ticket have recently been made available;

  1. Cheaper 'Young' tickets which can only be booked by those aged 15-26 on the travel date.
  2. Flexi Plus tickets, which are now the most expensive type of ticket, but they're the only type of 2nd class tickets which DO include a seat reservation.
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Journey Features

Coastal views

Good to Know

These are the trains from Hamburg Hbf to Westerland, on the island of Sylt, but there are additional Regio trains that depart from Hamburg-Altona station in most hours.

So when looking up the journey, to see all the journeys from Hamburg to Westerland select 'HAMBURG' as the 'From' station and then note from which station each train is departing from.
Lines S1 and S3 of the Hamburg S-Bahn (metro trains) connect Hamburg Hbf with Hamburg Altona every 5 mins.

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