Cologne to Hamburg train

Cheap train tickets from Cologne to Hamburg

Showing times and prices for Nov 27

Cheapest

40

Average

78

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

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05:07AMCologne Hbf4h07 09:14AMHamburg Hbf
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401One-way
Cheapest
05:56AMCologne Hbf3h54 09:50AMHamburg Hbf
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401One-way
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03:59AMCologne Hbf4h34 08:33AMHamburg Hbf
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481One-way
07:09AMCologne Hbf4h04 11:13AMHamburg Hbf
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601One-way
06:06AMCologne Messe/Deutz4h08 10:14AMHamburg Hbf
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601One-way

Train schedule from Cologne to Hamburg

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02:10AMCologne Hbf4h40 06:50AMHamburg Hbf
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03:59AMCologne Hbf4h34 08:33AMHamburg Hbf
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05:07AMCologne Hbf4h07 09:14AMHamburg Hbf
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05:56AMCologne Hbf3h54 09:50AMHamburg Hbf
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06:06AMCologne Messe/Deutz4h08 10:14AMHamburg Hbf
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07:09AMCologne Hbf4h04 11:13AMHamburg Hbf
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08:07AMCologne Messe/Deutz4h07 12:14PMHamburg Hbf
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08:09AMCologne Hbf4h05 12:14PMHamburg Hbf
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08:21AMCologne Hbf4h34 12:55PMHamburg Hbf
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09:09AMCologne Hbf4h05 01:14PMHamburg Hbf
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10:04AMCologne Hbf3h45 01:49PMHamburg Hbf
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10:07AMCologne Messe/Deutz4h07 02:14PMHamburg Hbf
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10:09AMCologne Hbf4h05 02:14PMHamburg Hbf
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10:21AMCologne Hbf4h32 02:53PMHamburg Hbf
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11:09AMCologne Hbf4h03 03:12PMHamburg Hbf
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11:46AMCologne Hbf4h57 04:43PMHamburg Hbf
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12:07PMCologne Messe/Deutz4h07 04:14PMHamburg Hbf
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12:19PMCologne Messe/Deutz4h09 04:28PMHamburg Hbf
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12:21PMCologne Hbf4h33 04:54PMHamburg Hbf
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12:27PMCologne Messe/Deutz4h27 04:54PMHamburg Hbf
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01:09PMCologne Hbf4h05 05:14PMHamburg Hbf
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02:04PMCologne Hbf3h46 05:50PMHamburg Hbf
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02:11PMCologne Messe/Deutz4h03 06:14PMHamburg Hbf
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02:21PMCologne Hbf4h32 06:53PMHamburg Hbf
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03:09PMCologne Hbf4h05 07:14PMHamburg Hbf
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03:49PMCologne Hbf4h00 07:49PMHamburg Hbf
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04:09PMCologne Messe/Deutz4h05 08:14PMHamburg Hbf
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05:09PMCologne Hbf4h05 09:14PMHamburg Hbf
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05:49PMCologne Hbf4h01 09:50PMHamburg Hbf
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05:53PMCologne Messe/Deutz3h57 09:50PMHamburg Hbf
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06:07PMCologne Messe/Deutz4h07 10:14PMHamburg Hbf
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06:21PMCologne Hbf4h58 11:19PMHamburg Hbf
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07:29PMCologne Messe/Deutz4h11 11:40PMHamburg Hbf
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08:10PMCologne Messe/Deutz4h04 12:14AMHamburg Hbf
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11:15PMCologne Hbf6h34 05:49AMHamburg Hbf
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Fastest train times from Cologne to Hamburg

Showing times and prices for Nov 27

Fastest Journey

3 h 45 m

Average

4 h 16 m

Trains per day

35

Distance

360 km

Of the 35 trains that leave Cologne for Hamburg every day 21 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
10:04AMCologne Hbf3h45 01:49PMHamburg Hbf
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801One-way
2nd Fastest
02:04PMCologne Hbf3h46 05:50PMHamburg Hbf
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841One-way
05:56AMCologne Hbf3h54 09:50AMHamburg Hbf
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401One-way
05:53PMCologne Messe/Deutz3h57 09:50PMHamburg Hbf
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1021One-way
03:49PMCologne Hbf4h00 07:49PMHamburg Hbf
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811One-way

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Overview: Train from Cologne to Hamburg

distanceDistance223 miles (360 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 38 min
priceAverage train ticket price$31 (€28)
frequencyTrain frequency15 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 15 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn with connection, FlixTrain or Deutsche Bahn

Trains from Cologne to Hamburg cover the 223 miles (360 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 38 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn with connection, FlixTrain or Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 15 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $17 (€15), but the average price of train tickets is $31 (€28). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Hamburg Hbf.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Hamburg trains

Find the best trains between Cologne and Hamburg with Omio's travel partners Deutsche Bahn from $17 (€15). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

Deutsche Bahn

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 to Hamburg train.

Cologne to Hamburg train information with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 55 min
  • Average Price: $33
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 11 a day


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.


Deutsche Bahn trains from Cologne to Hamburg

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Deutsche Bahn is the main railroad company in Germany. On average, about 40,000 train journeys are made in Germany every day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types—make savings with offers such as the Sparpreis ticket or apply discount cards with the BahnCard. Check whether you can also use them on the DB route from Cologne to Hamburg. You can find information on ticket cancelation in our Help Center.

DB has different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its railroads, which differ in terms of comfort and travel time. While restrooms, for example, are part of the standard equipment, other offers such as an on-board restaurant or Wi-Fi access are only available on certain trains. With Omio you can easily check the Deutsche Bahn timetable for your journey from Cologne to Hamburg and book cheap DB tickets. More information on rail travel in Germany and Europe.


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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.

Travel Tips: Trains from Cologne to Hamburg

Travel Tips: Travel by train 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
Train tickets to Hamburg from Cologne for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $17 (€15)  one way in the next 7 days.
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $31 (€28)  for a train ticket between Cologne and Hamburg.
The train distance from Cologne to Hamburg is around 223 miles (360 km).
On average the Cologne to Hamburg train time is 3 h 38 min  covering the 223 miles (360 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

There are a few train stations in Cologne to start your trip from including Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen. In Hamburg you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Hamburg Hbf, Hamburg-Altona and Hamburg-Harburg.

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Köln Hbf   and arrive in Hamburg Hbf.

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Köln Hbf, is located 1.1 miles (1.7 km) from the city center of Cologne.

The most popular arrival train station, Hamburg Hbf, is located 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away from the city center of Hamburg.

Take the Cologne to Hamburg train with Deutsche Bahn with connection, FlixTrain or Deutsche Bahn. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the trip from Cologne to Hamburg as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Yes, there are 15 direct trains per day from Cologne to Hamburg with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy your train ticket.
The average number of trains departing Cologne for Hamburg is 15 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
You can take the earliest train from Cologne to Hamburg at 7: 13 PM   or take the last train from Cologne to Hamburg leaving at 7: 13 PM. Look for the latest Cologne to Hamburg train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this journey.
You can find trains between Cologne and Hamburg to cost on average $31 (€28) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Cologne to Hamburg train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports in Cologne and Hamburg

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Köln Hbf is the most popular Cologne railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Cologne for your trip to Hamburg.
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Phone Number
+49 2211411055
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Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sat - Sun: 07: 00 - 21: 00
Public transit options for Köln Hbf
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
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At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
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WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
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WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
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WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
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ParkingParking
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