Trains from Cologne to Hamburg

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The cheapest Trains

from Cologne
to Hamburg

Cheapest

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Average

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Showing times and prices for May 24

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

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04:00Cologne Hbf4h 33m 08:33Hamburg Hbf
$35
1One-way
$351One-way
2nd cheapest
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15:01Köln, Hbf3h 54m 18:55Hamburg
$46
1One-way
$461One-way
2nd cheapest
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15:01Köln, Hbf4h 20m 19:21Hamburg
$46
1One-way
$461One-way
2nd cheapest
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15:01Köln, Hbf4h 6m 19:07Hamburg
$46
1One-way
$461One-way
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20:21Cologne Hbf6h 22m 02:43Hamburg Hbf
$51
1One-way
$511One-way

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Prices across different modes

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Bus
Flight
Thu
May 23
$29FlixTrain
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$307Germanwings
Fri
May 24
$46FlixTrain
$23Flixbus
$228Corendon Airlines
Sat
May 25
$35Deutsche Bahn with connection
$17Flixbus
$64Germanwings
Sun
May 26
$35Deutsche Bahn
$23Flixbus
$64Eurowings
Mon
May 27
$23Deutsche Bahn
$17Flixbus
$168Tuifly
Tue
May 28
$23Deutsche Bahn
$17Flixbus
$145Germanwings
Wed
May 29
$29FlixTrain
$17Flixbus
$215Eurowings
Thu
May 30
$35Deutsche Bahn
$23Flixbus
$64Germanwings
Fri
May 31
$29FlixTrain
$21Flixbus
$41Eurowings
Sat
Jun 1
$23FlixTrain
$17Flixbus
$52Germanwings
Sun
Jun 2
$35FlixTrain
$23Flixbus
$87Germanwings
Mon
Jun 3
$17FlixTrain
$17Flixbus
$87Tuifly
Tue
Jun 4
$17FlixTrain
$17Flixbus
$41Germanwings
Wed
Jun 5
$12FlixTrain
$17Flixbus
$99Eurowings
Thu
Jun 6
$23Deutsche Bahn
$17Flixbus
$87Germanwings
Fri
Jun 7
$46Deutsche Bahn with connection
$17Flixbus
$64Germanwings
Sat
Jun 8
$25FlixTrain
$21Flixbus
$52Germanwings
Sun
Jun 9
$23FlixTrain
$17Flixbus
$41Eurowings
Mon
Jun 10
$35Deutsche Bahn
$18Flixbus
$41Germanwings
Tue
Jun 11
$23Deutsche Bahn
$19Flixbus
$52Germanwings
Wed
Jun 12
$17FlixTrain
$17Flixbus
$41Germanwings

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The fastest trains

from Cologne
to Hamburg

Fastest Journey

3h 32m

Average

4h 32m

train per day

54

Distance

360 km

Showing times and prices for May 24

Of the 54 trains that leave Cologne for Hamburg every day 26 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 360 km distance in an average of 4h 32m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 3h 32m .

The slowest trains will take 8h 45m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

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16:14Cologne Hbf3h 32m 19:46Hamburg Hbf
$113
1One-way
$1131One-way
2nd fastest
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11:01Köln, Hbf3h 54m 14:55Hamburg
$58
1One-way
$581One-way
2nd fastest
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15:01Köln, Hbf3h 54m 18:55Hamburg
$46
1One-way
$461One-way
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08:04Cologne Messe/Deutz4h 0m 12:04Hamburg Hbf
$81
1One-way
$811One-way
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20:13Cologne Messe/Deutz4h 2m 00:15Hamburg Hbf
$69
1One-way
$691One-way
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Journey Summary

Cologne to Hamburg Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
5 hours 30 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $23
Trains depart from:Cologne
Trains arrive in:Hamburg
Distance:360 Kms
TrainTrain Companies:Deutsche Bahn with connection, FlixTrain, Deutsche Bahn

Trains from Cologne to Hamburg: Journey Details

Trains in Germany are an efficient way to travel between cities, with Deutsche Bahn offering both domestic and international train routes. Deutsche Bahn operates a regular daily trains from Cologne and Hamburg, so whenever you need to make the journey, a train will be available. Trains depart throughout the night, but the first direct service of the day leaves Cologne's Hauptbahnhof at 5:00 a.m. and takes a little over 4 hours to make the journey. After that, departures continue until the final direct train at 2:10 a.m. There are also indirect routes available, but it is far quicker to take the Cologne-Hamburg express.

Return trains from Hamburg to Cologne are also available.

Taking the Train from Cologne

All trains from Cologne to Hamburg depart from Cologne's Hauptbahnhof. The quickest route to the station from most parts of the city is to take the Metro or S-Bahn. Catching tram line 1 is a fast and efficient alternative.

Getting into Hamburg by Train

If you love architecture and design, great nightlife, and sporting thrills, Hamburg is the place to visit. This north German city offers the bohemian attractions of the Reeperbahn, a dazzling array of modern and Baroque buildings and some of Germany's most welcoming pubs and bars. All trains from Cologne to Hamburg arrive at the Hauptbahnhof, which is a central hub on the excellent HVV transport network. The circular U3 Metro line is a useful route to get to central destinations, while the S-Bahn network serves all of Hamburg's suburbs. But for the best view of the city as you arrive, walking to your hotel is easily the most enjoyable option.

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Best fares for trains from Cologne to Hamburg

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Sat, May 25
Train
Deutsche Bahn with connection
15:135h 28m20:41
CologneHamburg
Fastest Trains from Cologne to Hamburg
Fri, May 31
Train
FlixTrain
13:013h 54m16:55
CologneHamburg
Thu, Jun 13
Train
FlixTrain
09:013h 54m12:55
CologneHamburg
Wed, Jun 26
Train
FlixTrain
05:013h 54m08:55
CologneHamburg
Return Train Tickets for Hamburg to Cologne
Sat, May 25
Train
Deutsche Bahn
16:464h 12m20:58
HamburgCologne
Sun, May 26
Train
Deutsche Bahn
03:464h 4m07:50
HamburgCologne
Mon, May 27
Train
Deutsche Bahn
18:464h 4m22:50
HamburgCologne
Stations
Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Cologne
Hamburg
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