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The cheapest trains

from Cologne
to Hamburg

Showing times and prices for Sep 21

Cheapest

$23

Average

$58

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

The average ticket from Cologne to Hamburg will cost around $ 58 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 23.

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14:44Cologne Hbf4h09 18:53Hamburg Hbf
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$231One-way
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20:07Cologne Messe/Deutz4h09 00:16Hamburg Hbf
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$231One-way
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18:09Cologne Hbf4h05 22:14Hamburg Hbf
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$231One-way
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16:09Cologne Hbf4h05 20:14Hamburg Hbf
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$231One-way
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17:13Cologne Hbf4h41 21:54Hamburg Hbf
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$231One-way

Train Times

Cologne to Hamburg

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02:18Cologne Hbf4h33 06:51Hamburg Hbf
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05:09Cologne Hbf7h41 12:50Hamburg
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05:09Cologne Hbf4h05 09:14Hamburg Hbf
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05:13Cologne Hbf4h53 10:06Hamburg Hbf
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05:28Cologne Hbf4h26 09:54Hamburg Hbf
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06:09Cologne Hbf4h05 10:14Hamburg Hbf
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06:09Cologne Hbf6h41 12:50Hamburg
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06:44Cologne Hbf4h11 10:55Hamburg Hbf
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07:09Cologne Hbf4h04 11:13Hamburg Hbf
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07:27Cologne Hbf4h29 11:56Hamburg Hbf
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08:04Cologne Messe/Deutz4h02 12:06Hamburg Hbf
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08:09Cologne Hbf4h04 12:13Hamburg Hbf
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08:14Cologne Hbf8h51 17:05Hamburg
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08:44Cologne Hbf4h10 12:54Hamburg Hbf
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09:09Cologne Hbf4h05 13:14Hamburg Hbf
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09:09Cologne Hbf7h56 17:05Hamburg
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09:27Cologne Hbf4h27 13:54Hamburg Hbf
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10:09Cologne Hbf6h56 17:05Hamburg
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10:09Cologne Hbf4h05 14:14Hamburg Hbf
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10:44Cologne Hbf4h10 14:54Hamburg Hbf
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11:09Cologne Hbf4h03 15:12Hamburg Hbf
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11:09Cologne Hbf8h06 19:15Hamburg
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11:13Cologne Hbf4h41 15:54Hamburg Hbf
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11:17Cologne Messe/Deutz4h37 15:54Hamburg Hbf
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12:29Cologne Hbf4h16 16:45Hamburg Hbf
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12:29Cologne Hbf6h46 19:15Hamburg
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12:44Cologne Hbf4h09 16:53Hamburg Hbf
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13:09Cologne Hbf4h05 17:14Hamburg Hbf
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13:11Cologne Hbf4h42 17:53Hamburg Hbf
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13:26Cologne Messe/Deutz4h27 17:53Hamburg Hbf
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14:29Cologne Hbf8h56 23:25Hamburg
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14:29Cologne Hbf4h16 18:45Hamburg Hbf
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14:44Cologne Hbf4h09 18:53Hamburg Hbf
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15:10Cologne Hbf4h04 19:14Hamburg Hbf
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15:10Cologne Hbf8h15 23:25Hamburg
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15:20Cologne Hbf4h33 19:53Hamburg Hbf
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16:09Cologne Hbf4h05 20:14Hamburg Hbf
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16:09Cologne Hbf7h16 23:25Hamburg
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16:44Cologne Hbf4h13 20:57Hamburg Hbf
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17:09Cologne Hbf4h05 21:14Hamburg Hbf
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17:13Cologne Hbf4h41 21:54Hamburg Hbf
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18:09Cologne Hbf4h05 22:14Hamburg Hbf
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18:44Cologne Hbf4h10 22:54Hamburg Hbf
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20:07Cologne Messe/Deutz4h09 00:16Hamburg Hbf
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Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Flight
Fri
Sep 20
$44Deutsche Bahn with connection
$20Bla Bla Bus
$342Eurowings
Sat
Sep 21
$23Deutsche Bahn
$20Bla Bla Bus
$87Germanwings
Sun
Sep 22
$23Deutsche Bahn
$9Bla Bla Bus
$99Germanwings
Mon
Sep 23
$23FlixTrain
$9Bla Bla Bus
$238Germanwings
Tue
Sep 24
$23Deutsche Bahn
$1Bla Bla Bus
$215Germanwings
Wed
Sep 25
$23Deutsche Bahn
$1Bla Bla Bus
$238Germanwings
Thu
Sep 26
$23FlixTrain
$1Bla Bla Bus
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Fri
Sep 27
$23Deutsche Bahn
$9Bla Bla Bus
$168Germanwings
Sat
Sep 28
$17FlixTrain
$1Bla Bla Bus
$87Germanwings
Sun
Sep 29
$17FlixTrain
$1Bla Bla Bus
$52Eurowings
Mon
Sep 30
$17FlixTrain
$1Bla Bla Bus
$122Germanwings
Tue
Oct 1
$17FlixTrain
$20Bla Bla Bus
$99Germanwings
Wed
Oct 2
$17FlixTrain
$20Bla Bla Bus
$87Germanwings
Thu
Oct 3
$23FlixTrain
$20Bla Bla Bus
$41Germanwings
Fri
Oct 4
$23Deutsche Bahn
$20Bla Bla Bus
$64Germanwings
Sat
Oct 5
$12FlixTrain
$20Bla Bla Bus
$41Germanwings
Sun
Oct 6
$23FlixTrain
$20Bla Bla Bus
$41Eurowings
Mon
Oct 7
$17FlixTrain
$20Bla Bla Bus
$64Eurowings
Tue
Oct 8
$12FlixTrain
$20Bla Bla Bus
$52Germanwings
Wed
Oct 9
$12FlixTrain
$20Bla Bla Bus
$64Germanwings
Thu
Oct 10
$12FlixTrain
$20Bla Bla Bus
$64Germanwings

The fastest trains

from Cologne
to Hamburg

Showing times and prices for Sep 21

Fastest Journey

4 h 2 m

Average

5 h 3 m

Trains per day

44

Distance

360 km

Of the 44 train that leave Cologne for Hamburg every day 16 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct train cover the 360 km distance in an average of 5 h 3 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 4 h 2 m .

The slowest train will take 8 h 56 m 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.

2nd Fastest
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08:04Cologne Messe/Deutz4h02 12:06Hamburg Hbf
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$371One-way
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11:09Cologne Hbf4h03 15:12Hamburg Hbf
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$701One-way
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07:09Cologne Hbf4h04 11:13Hamburg Hbf
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$1031One-way
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08:09Cologne Hbf4h04 12:13Hamburg Hbf
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$701One-way
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15:10Cologne Hbf4h04 19:14Hamburg Hbf
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$301One-way

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Journey Summary

Cologne to Hamburg Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
4 hours 23 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $18
Trains depart from:Cologne
Trains arrive in:Hamburg
Distance:360 km
TrainTrain Companies: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.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Cologne
Hamburg
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Amenities

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