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Overview: Bus from Cologne to Hamburg

distanceDistance551 miles (888 km)
durationAverage bus duration28 h 25 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$193 (€173)
changesDirect busYes

Buses from Cologne to Hamburg cover the 551 miles (888 km) long journey taking on average 28 h 25 min with our travel partners like. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this trip for as low as $193 (€173), but the average price of bus tickets is $193 (€173). Travelers depart most frequently from Cologne and arrive in Hamburg, Bahnsteig Gleis 13 + 14.

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FAQs

What are the travel restrictions for Hamburg, Germany if I'm coming from Cologne, Italy by bus?

Travel between Cologne, Italy and Hamburg, Germany by bus is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into Germany from Italy?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Germany from Cologne?

Conditions of entry:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 9 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)

What are the safety rules to follow in Hamburg, Germany?

When traveling in Germany, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 5/16/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your bus to Hamburg from Cologne before traveling.

What is the restriction level for the return leg of a round trip journey from Hamburg, Germany to Cologne, Italy?

The restriction level for your return bus to Cologne, Italy from Hamburg is: Partially open.

Is my return bus into Cologne from Hamburg restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Italy from Hamburg?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 result is required for quarantine release
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)

What are the safety rules to follow in Cologne, Italy?

The government of Italy has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 5/16/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus to Cologne from Hamburg closer to your date of departure here here.

How much do cheap buses from Cologne to Hamburg cost?

Omio customers have found the cheapest buses from Cologne to Hamburg to cost as little as $193 (€173)  in the next 7 days.

How much is a bus ticket to Hamburg from Cologne?

If you’re looking to buy your bus tickets in the next week, you can expect the Cologne to Hamburg bus price to come in at an average of $193 (€173)  one way.

How far is Hamburg from Cologne by bus?

The distance to Hamburg from Cologne by bus is approximately 551 miles (888 km).

How many hours is the bus time from Cologne to Hamburg?

The Cologne to Hamburg bus duration is on average 28 h 25 min, which is to be expected when traveling 551 miles (888 km) from Cologne to Hamburg. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

What is the departure bus station in Cologne and arrival bus station in Hamburg?

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Cologne   and arrive in Hamburg, Bahnsteig Gleis 13 + 14.

Where is the departure bus station in Cologne located? Where is the arrival bus station in Hamburg located?

Passengers booking this route most frequently board their buses from Cologne and need to travel around 0.6 miles (1 km) from the city center to get to this bus station.

Passengers arriving in Hamburg most often arrive at Hamburg, Bahnsteig Gleis 13 + 14 and need to travel around 2.1 miles (3.4 km) from this bus station to the city center.

When does the first bus depart from Cologne to Hamburg? When does the last bus depart from Cologne to Hamburg?

The earliest bus for this journey departs from Cologne at 6: 20 AM. The last bus leaves from Cologne at 6: 20 AM. Check Omio for the latest bus schedule from Cologne to Hamburg and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.

How far in advance should I buy a bus ticket from Cologne to Hamburg to get the best deals?

If you book the Cologne to Hamburg bus within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $193 (€173). However, booking your bus ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for buses between Cologne and Hamburg. Look out for bus tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

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