Cologne Hbf to Hamburg train

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Cheap train tickets from Cologne Hbf to Hamburg

Showing times and prices for Apr 17

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Cologne Hbf to Hamburg is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Deutsche Bahn
09:04AM3h55
Cologne Hbf
12:59PMHamburg Hbf
$831One-way
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
10:11AM4h03
Cologne Hbf
02:14PMHamburg Hbf
$851One-way
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
09:10AM4h04
Cologne Hbf
01:14PMHamburg Hbf
$851One-way
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
11:11AM4h03
Cologne Hbf
03:14PMHamburg Hbf
$1001One-way
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
08:11AM4h03
Cologne Hbf
12:14PMHamburg Hbf
$1241One-way
0 transfers

Train schedule from Cologne Hbf to Hamburg

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, April 17
Deutsche Bahn
08:11AM4h03
Cologne Hbf
12:14PMHamburg Hbf
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
09:04AM3h55
Cologne Hbf
12:59PMHamburg Hbf
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
09:10AM4h04
Cologne Hbf
01:14PMHamburg Hbf
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
10:11AM4h03
Cologne Hbf
02:14PMHamburg Hbf
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
11:11AM4h03
Cologne Hbf
03:14PMHamburg Hbf
0 transfers

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Fastest train times from Cologne Hbf to Hamburg

Showing times and prices for Apr 17

Fastest Journey

3 h 55 m

Average

4 h 1 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

359 km

Of the 5 trains that leave Cologne Hbf for Hamburg every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Deutsche Bahn
09:04AM3h55
Cologne Hbf
12:59PMHamburg Hbf
$831One-way
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
08:11AM4h03
Cologne Hbf
12:14PMHamburg Hbf
$1241One-way
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
10:11AM4h03
Cologne Hbf
02:14PMHamburg Hbf
$851One-way
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
11:11AM4h03
Cologne Hbf
03:14PMHamburg Hbf
$1001One-way
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
09:10AM4h04
Cologne Hbf
01:14PMHamburg Hbf
$851One-way
0 transfers

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ReviewsReviews for the rail journey from Cologne Hbf to Hamburg

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IconFast connection
IconGood organisation for bomb disposal
Iconclean toilets
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I took the ICE from Cologne to Hamburg last year and the journey was very good until a bomb was discovered outside Hamburg and all traffic was paralysed for all trains in that direction. The organisation of Deutsche Bahn was very good, as our train was fortunately able to stop at an intermediate station and so we didn't have to be stuck in the stuffy train. Furthermore, water was distributed by the service. In the end, we arrived in Hamburg 2 hours late, but otherwise it was a very fast and pleasant connection. The toilets were also very clean. All in all, I can only recommend it.
Pro
IconComfortable seats
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Contra
IconExpensive price
I had to travel from Cologne to Hamburg by train at quite short notice. This made the ticket price a little more expensive. The journey was very pleasant and I had a seat in the quiet compartment. This was very practical as I had to work on the train. The power connection for charging my laptop was also very helpful. The journey went very quickly and the staff on the train were very nice. Highly recommended.
Pro
IconSeats were comfortable and train was empty.
Contra
IconTrain staff were unfriendly
The train ride from Cologne main station to Hamburg was quite comfortable overall. The seats were comfortable and offered enough space for the passengers. There was enough luggage unloading to store it safely. The air conditioning in the train provided a pleasant temperature during the journey. The carriages were well insulated, which contributed to a pleasant rest. Price performance of the train journey from Cologne main station to Hamburg varies depending on the class booked and flexibility. Deutsche Bahn and other providers offer various ticket promotions to meet passengers' needs. Fares may vary depending on demand at the time of booking, but overall the trains on this route offer acceptable value for money. Connection between Cologne and Hamburg is usually reliable and punctual, which justifies the price.
Pro
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IconCleanliness
Contra
IconReliability
Fortunately, this train arrived on time. After I had already had to book another train a few times at short notice because the one I had actually booked was cancelled at short notice. The train was very clean, only one toilet was very dirty. The wifi worked perfectly and I was able to relax and stream films. The seat reservation also worked great and the train arrived relatively punctually.
Pro
IconPleasant ride
IconGood service
Contra
IconSlight delay
Normally I tend to travel by car. However, due to sustainability, I wanted to try the train again. I am absolutely convinced of the Cologne to Hamburg connection. The trains are very clean, the staff are really friendly, the on-board bistro has delicious snacks and the comfort was just right. My seat had wifi and a power socket, so I was able to work on a few things on the side.
Pro
IconDirect connection
IconWifi on the train
IconSeat reservation possible
IconFriendly staff
Contra
IconMostly a little late
IconBoard bistro occasionally closed due to lack of staff
IconToilets slightly dirty
I am basically satisfied with the journey from Cologne to Hamburg. The service is friendly and courteous. If you have any problems or concerns, you can always contact the train staff. Every seat is equipped with a power socket. The reception and wifi are also sufficient for chatting or streaming videos. There is no need to change trains during the journey, but unfortunately there is often a delay on the connection. The toilets are slightly dirty, which unfortunately makes using the toilet a bit unpleasant for female guests. On the whole, however, I am satisfied.
Pro
IconComfortable seats
IconWIFI
IconClean toilets
IconPower sockets on the square
Contra
IconNothing
I liked this train trip very much, the train arrived on time and went through without any problems. Upon entering the train, I was immediately greeted nicely by the staff. The seats were very comfortable and equipped with power sockets. There was also a very stable wifi connection, which allowed watching movies without any problems. The toilets were always cleaned by the staff and were therefore always fresh and clean. Therefore, the price was top.
Pro
IconOn time
IconQuiet
IconWIFI
Contra
IconToilet
The train arrived in Cologne on time and arrived in Hamburg on time. Wifi was available throughout the journey, which was sufficient for streaming. A power socket at the seat was able to charge my laptop. It was very quiet in my quiet compartment, which was very pleasant. The conductor asked noisy guests to be quiet. Unfortunately, the toilet near the seat was broken. It was necessary to walk very far for this.
Pro
Iconnice train
Iconfriendly employees
Icongood internet
That was my journey there in first class. The internet was very good, the train looked very nice from the inside and also from the outside. It was not too cold or too hot on the train. The food arrived very quickly, was fresh and also very cheap. In addition, the food was very cheap. I had a lot of space and room and also a lot of space for my luggage. The staff were very nice. It was definitely very clean on the train. I recommend this trip and rate it five stars.
Pro
IconPrice
IconStaff
IconSeats
Contra
IconToilets
IconVolume
IconDelay
The train journey was really good. I had excellent wifi and also two power sockets. The seats were very comfortable. They were soft and even smelled good. But the volume was very loud as there was a family next to my seat. The food was also very good. The staff was friendly and gave me all the information I needed. I had a reservation option and used it. The toilets were unfortunately very dirty and stinky. I did not have to change trains, yet the train was not on time. Price was very good and value for money is good.

Overview: Train from Cologne Hbf to Hamburg

distanceDistance223 miles (359 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 34 min
priceAverage train ticket price$45 (€40)
frequencyTrain frequency11 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 3 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or National Express

Trains from Cologne Hbf to Hamburg cover the 223 miles (359 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 34 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or National Express. Normally, there are 11 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $45 (€40), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $16 (€14). Travelers depart most frequently from Cologne Hbf and arrive in Hamburg Hbf.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain and National Express from Cologne Hbf to Hamburg trains

Travel between Cologne Hbf and Hamburg from $16 (€14) with Omio’s train partners Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain and National Express! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable trip for you.

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of train services and makes on average about 40,000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Cologne Hbf to Hamburg train.

Deutsche Bahn from Cologne Hbf to Hamburg train information:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 42 min
  • Cheapest Price: $19
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 11 a day

Deutsche Bahn, Inter City Express (ICE), Intercity (IC), Regional Express (RE), Regionalbahn (RB), FlixTrain classes from Cologne Hbf to Hamburg

Check and compare train options, travel classes, and amenities for trains from Cologne Hbf to Hamburg with Deutsche Bahn, Inter City Express (ICE), Intercity (IC), Regional Express (RE), Regionalbahn (RB), FlixTrain

Inter City Express (ICE)

1st class
  • Wi-Fi (free)
  • Power socket at seat
  • Adjustable seat
  • Extra legroom (at least 89 cm)
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • 3 seat in a row
  • Seat reservation included
  • No dedicated space for bicycles*
  • Pets allowed
  • Meal service at seat and restaurant
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • No dedicated space for prams
  • Quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service
  • Travel advisories priority lane
  • Access to DB Lounge
  • Access to digital newspaper & magazine

Inter City Express (ICE)

2nd class
  • Wi-Fi (free)
  • Power socket at seat
  • Adjustable seat
  • Extra legroom (at least 80 cm)
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • 4 seat in a row
  • Seat reservation not included
  • Dedicated space for bicycles
  • Pets allowed
  • Meal service at the restaurant
  • Area for families with children
  • Space for prams
  • Quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • Dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service
  • No Travel advisories priority lane
  • No access to DB lounge
  • No access to digital newspapers & magazines

Intercity (IC)

1st class
  • Wi-Fi (free)
  • Power socket at seat
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Standard legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • 3 seat in a row
  • Seat reservation included
  • No dedicated space for bicycles*
  • Pets allowed
  • No buy-on-board food
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • No dedicated space for prams
  • No quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service
  • Travel advisories priority lane
  • Access to DB Lounge
  • Access to digital newspaper & magazine

Intercity (IC)

2nd class
  • Wi-Fi (free)
  • Power socket at seat
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Standard legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • 4 seat in a row
  • Seat reservation not included
  • Dedicated space for bicycles*
  • Pets allowed
  • No buy-on-board food
  • Area for families with children
  • Space for prams
  • No quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • Dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service
  • No Travel advisories priority lane
  • No access to DB lounge
  • No access to digital newspapers & magazines

Regional Express (RE)

1st class & 2nd class
  • Wi-Fi (free)
  • Power socket at seat
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Standard legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • Dedicated space for bicycles
  • Pets allowed
  • No buy-on-board food
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • No dedicated space for prams
  • No quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats for 1st class
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service

Regionalbahn (RB)

1st class & 2nd class
  • No Wi-Fi
  • Power sockets on some trains
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Standard legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • Dedicated space for bicycles
  • Pets allowed
  • No buy-on-board food
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • No dedicated space for prams
  • No quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats for 1st class
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service

FAQs: Trains from Cologne Hbf to Hamburg

FAQs: Travel by train from Cologne Hbf 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 Hbf to Hamburg.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Cologne Hbf to Hamburg can start from as little as $16 (€14) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Cologne Hbf to Hamburg is $45 (€40); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Cologne Hbf to Hamburg train time is 3 h 34 min   covering the 223 mile (359 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Cologne Hbf to Hamburg leaves at 7: 11 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Cologne Hbf to Hamburg leaves at 10: 21 PM.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Cologne Hbf to Hamburg without having to change trains with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain. There are 3 direct trains from Cologne Hbf to Hamburg each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
When taking a train from Cologne Hbf to Hamburg, you can count on Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or National Express for the best way to get you to Hamburg. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service from Cologne Hbf to Hamburg and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 10: 21 PM.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Cologne Hbf, which is located around 1.6 miles (2.5 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Hamburg Hbf, located 1.9 miles (3 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month to travel from Cologne Hbf to Hamburg by train is November.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel from Cologne Hbf to Hamburg including taking a train, bus or flight.

Trains departing from Cologne Hbf

Distance from Cologne Hbf to city center
Distance from Cologne Hbf to city center
1.6 miles (2.5 km)
Ticket Office Hours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sat - Sun: 07: 00 - 21: 00
How to get to this station?
How to get to this station?
U-Bahn lines: U5, U16, U18
S-Bahn lines: S6, S11, S12, S19
Bus lines: 172, 173
Train lines: ICE, IC, EC, FLX, RE, RB
Nearest Airport
Nearest Airport
Cologne/Bonn Airport
9 miles (15 km)
How to get to nearest airport?
How to get to nearest airport?
Take the S19 train for 14 minutes to reach the airport from the station.
Amenities at station
Wifi
Wifi
Free Wi-Fi for 30 minutes only.
ATM
ATM
There are various ATMs around the station.
Taxi
Taxi
Lockers
Lockers
There are luggage lockers in the station.
Shopping
Shopping
Dining
Dining
Asiagourmet | Coffee Fellows | dean&david | Dunkin' Donuts | KFC | McDonald's | Pizza Hut | Nordsee | Starbucks | Schweinske | & more
Car Rentals
Car Rentals
Avis | Europcar | SIXT
Information Desk
Information Desk
One near the departure/arrival board and another near the escalators close to Platforms 4 and 5.
Accessibility
Accessibility
Wheelchair accessible & mobility assistance staff. Contact the Mobility Service Centre at +49 3065212888 or msz@deutschebahn. Com.

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