A step-by-step travel guide. Take the night train from Hamburg to Alicante

Prices from
€333
Travel time
28h

Traveling from Hamburg to Alicante by night train is the fastest and most comfortable option. It’s a 2 days train journey, taking you quickly to your destination, passing through Zürich , Nîmes and Madrid .

Prices from
€333

Day 1

    Hamburg Germany
    Zürich Switzerland

    Day 2

      Zürich Switzerland
      Nîmes France
      Nîmes

      Spend 1 night in Nîmes

      Day 3

        Nîmes France
        Madrid Spain
          Madrid Spain
          Alicante Spain
          Alicante

          Arrive at your final destination, Alicante .

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          Leaving from Hamburg Germany
          Going to Alicante Spain

          Good to know when traveling from Hamburg to Alicante

          Travel insurance

          International train journeys in Europe are covered by the CIV protection rules, a set of rules to make it easier to travel cross-boarder with train. Primarily providing compensation for lost baggage and a guarantee of onward transport.

          You can find out if your journey is covered by CIV by checking the tickets. "CIV" should then be printed in a corner.

          But...

          ...there are many cases when these rules does not apply. Therefore All Aboard advise you to have a valid travel insurance before going on your trip. It's never a fun thing either to miss a connection or to loose your luggage, we know, therefore it's very useful to have an insurance where you're fully covered.

          What happens if I miss my connecting train?

          Missed trains connections can happen, but no need to panic. If we plan our trips well, a potential delay is not that big of a problem. Here are a few things to think about:

          Before you travel

          • Plan trips that can handle a bit of delay. If you're switching trains, perhaps to jump on a night train, you should always have extra time so that you don't miss your connection if you're running late.
          • Consider getting additional travel insurance. If a train is canceled or you miss a connection, you might need to get new tickets if you're unlucky. Travel insurances can cover this extra cost.

          If you've missed your train

          International rail travel is protected by the CIV rules - which means you're usually allowed to travel on the next available train free of charge.

          • Always save your tickets. You might need them later.
          • Ask the ticket inspector to validate your tickets as evidence of the delay.
          • When arriving at the next station, ask the station staff what to do next.
          • If you need to buy new tickets, save all receipts so that you can later show them to your travel insurer when making a claim.

          Is there wifi on the train?

          There are few things as nice as watching a movie, listening to a good podcast or getting some work done on the train. And fortunately most long-distance trains in Europe today offer free wifi onboard .

          Eurostar , Renfe , SNCF and Deutsche Bahn let you get access to wifi on the majority of their trains. If having wifi is very important to you, the best way to really know if wifi is available is to google the train number (that can be found on your ticket) and you'll find out.

          For EU residents

          Should the wifi connection let you down, as an EU resident, you still have the luxury to take advantage of free roaming in all EU countries, just remember to turn on roaming in your phone's settings. If you are an EU resident traveling through a non-EU country such as Switzerland, the UK, or Norway, it could be a good idea to bring a 4G dongle in your bag, and switch off roaming to avoid hefty bills.