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Oct 16
$52Deutsche Bahn with connection
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Oct 17
$49Deutsche Bahn
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Oct 18
$22Deutsche Bahn
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Oct 19
$22Deutsche Bahn
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Oct 20
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Oct 21
$22Deutsche Bahn
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Oct 22
$22Deutsche Bahn
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Oct 23
$22Deutsche Bahn
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Oct 24
$37Deutsche Bahn
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Oct 25
$22FlixTrain
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$22Deutsche Bahn
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Oct 28
$22Deutsche Bahn
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Oct 29
$22Deutsche Bahn
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Oct 30
$12FlixTrain
$27BlaBlaCar Bus
$438Lufthansa Cityline
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Oct 31
$22Deutsche Bahn
$36BlaBlaCar Bus
$129Eurowings
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Nov 1
$12FlixTrain
$27BlaBlaCar Bus
$68Eurowings
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$12FlixTrain
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$22Deutsche Bahn
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$22Deutsche Bahn
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Bus Information between Cologne and Hamburg

distanceDistance223 miles (360 km)
durationAverage bus duration7 h 35 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$34 (€27)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersFlixbus, BlaBlaCar or Locomore

Buses from Cologne to Hamburg cover the 223 miles (360 km) long journey taking on average 7 h 35 min with our travel partners like Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or Locomore. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $34 (€27), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $22 (€18). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Hamburg, ZOB am Hbf.

Bus companies

FlixBus Cologne – Hamburg

You can travel by bus from Cologne to Hamburg with FlixBus for as low as $22 (€18). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

FlixBus

FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost bus companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance bus at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

    Please follow the recommendations outlined by FlixBus when booking your bus tickets from Cologne to Hamburg due to the coronavirus:

    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • All bookings can be canceled up to 15 minutes before departure (a fee may apply).
    • Cancellations made 30 days before departure are free of charge.
    • Canceled tickets are refunded as a voucher, which is valid for 12 months, and is the value of the original booking (minus a cancellation fee, if applicable).
    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended

    Travel Tips

    Buses from Cologne to Hamburg
    Take the bus to Hamburg easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Cologne to Hamburg.
    FAQs
    How much do cheap bus tickets between Cologne and Hamburg cost?
    If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Cologne to Hamburg buses for as little as $22 (€18)  in the next 7 days.
    What is the price of a bus ticket between Cologne and Hamburg?
    If you are looking to buy your bus ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Cologne to Hamburg bus to cost on average $34 (€27)  one way.
    How many miles is it from Cologne to Hamburg by bus?
    When traveling this route you should expect the distance to Hamburg from Cologne by bus to be approximately 223 miles (360 km).
    How long is the bus ride between Cologne and Hamburg?
    While the time it takes to travel 223 miles (360 km) from Cologne to Hamburg can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Cologne to Hamburg bus journey time is on average 7 h 35 min.
    What station does the bus from Cologne to Hamburg depart from? Which Hamburg bus station do I come into from Cologne?

    Some of the Cologne bus stations to Hamburg you can start your journey from include Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle). Similarly, some of the arrival bus stations in Hamburg include Hamburg, ZOB am Hbf, Hamburg and Hamburg, Bahnsteig Gleis 13 + 14.

    When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Köln Hbf   and arriving in Hamburg, ZOB am Hbf.

    Where is the Cologne bus station located? Where is the Hamburg bus station located?

    You can find the most popular departure bus station for this route, Köln Hbf, located approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center of Cologne. The most popular arrival bus station in Hamburg, called Hamburg, ZOB am Hbf, is located around 1 mile (s) / 2 km away from its city center.

    What bus providers offer a service from Cologne to Hamburg?
    When taking a bus from Cologne to Hamburg, you can count on Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or Locomore for the best way to get you to Hamburg. You can also check all possible bus companies who offer a service to Hamburg from Cologne and compare the amenities they offer before buying a bus ticket.
    Can I purchase a direct bus from Cologne to Hamburg?
    Yes, you can search for direct buses from Cologne to Hamburg on Omio with BlaBlaCar, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct bus services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you book your bus ticket.
    When does the first bus depart from Cologne to Hamburg? When does the last bus depart from Cologne to Hamburg?
    You can take the earliest bus from Cologne to Hamburg at 6: 10 AM   or take the last bus from Cologne to Hamburg leaving at 10: 30 AM. Look for the latest Cologne to Hamburg bus schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the bus for this trip.
    How far in advance should I book bus tickets from Cologne to Hamburg for the best deals?
    You can find buses between Cologne and Hamburg to cost on average $34 (€27) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying bus tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the Cologne to Hamburg bus generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey