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The cheapest trains

from Cologne
to Hamburg

Showing times and prices for Jul 21

Cheapest

$38

Average

$91

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 $ 91 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 38.

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06:09Cologne Hbf4h1410:23Hamburg Hbf
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$381One-way
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06:09Cologne Hbf7h2113:30Hamburg
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$401One-way
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05:09Cologne Hbf8h2113:30Hamburg
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21:11Cologne Hbf5h5803:09Hamburg Hbf
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$401One-way
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02:18Cologne Hbf4h3306:51Hamburg Hbf
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$561One-way

Train Times

Cologne to Hamburg

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02:18Cologne Hbf4h3306:51Hamburg Hbf
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05:09Cologne Hbf4h1609:25Hamburg Hbf
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05:09Cologne Hbf8h2113:30Hamburg
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05:44Cologne Hbf4h1009:54Hamburg Hbf
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06:09Cologne Hbf7h2113:30Hamburg
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06:09Cologne Hbf4h1410:23Hamburg Hbf
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06:48Cologne Hbf4h4111:29Hamburg Hbf
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07:09Cologne Hbf4h3311:42Hamburg Hbf
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07:09Cologne Hbf6h2113:30Hamburg
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07:45Cologne Messe/Deutz4h1912:04Hamburg Hbf
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07:48Cologne Hbf4h0811:56Hamburg Hbf
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08:09Cologne Hbf4h1512:24Hamburg Hbf
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08:48Cologne Hbf4h0512:53Hamburg Hbf
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09:09Cologne Hbf4h2313:32Hamburg Hbf
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09:26Cologne Hbf4h1913:45Hamburg Hbf
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10:09Cologne Hbf4h2314:32Hamburg Hbf
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10:48Cologne Hbf4h0614:54Hamburg Hbf
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11:09Cologne Hbf4h1515:24Hamburg Hbf
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11:13Cologne Hbf4h4115:54Hamburg Hbf
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12:09Cologne Hbf4h2316:32Hamburg Hbf
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12:39Cologne Hbf4h2617:05Hamburg Hbf
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12:48Cologne Hbf4h0516:53Hamburg Hbf
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13:09Cologne Hbf4h1617:25Hamburg Hbf
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13:13Cologne Hbf4h4017:53Hamburg Hbf
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14:09Cologne Hbf4h1618:25Hamburg Hbf
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14:14Cologne Hbf4h3518:49Hamburg Hbf
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14:48Cologne Hbf4h0518:53Hamburg Hbf
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15:10Cologne Hbf4h2119:31Hamburg Hbf
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15:13Cologne Hbf4h4119:54Hamburg Hbf
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16:09Cologne Hbf4h2320:32Hamburg Hbf
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16:48Cologne Hbf4h0820:56Hamburg Hbf
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17:09Cologne Hbf4h1921:28Hamburg Hbf
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17:13Cologne Hbf4h4121:54Hamburg Hbf
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17:57Cologne Hbf4h0922:06Hamburg Hbf
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18:09Cologne Hbf4h1122:20Hamburg Hbf
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18:48Cologne Hbf4h0622:54Hamburg Hbf
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19:09Cologne Hbf4h0623:15Hamburg Hbf
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19:13Cologne Hbf4h5800:11Hamburg Hbf
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19:19Cologne Messe/Deutz4h5200:11Hamburg Hbf
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20:13Cologne Messe/Deutz4h0200:15Hamburg Hbf
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20:48Cologne Hbf4h1100:59Hamburg Hbf
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21:11Cologne Hbf5h5803:09Hamburg Hbf
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22:40Cologne Hbf7h3506:15Hamburg Hbf
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22:46Cologne Hbf7h2906:15Hamburg Hbf
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Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Flight
Sat
Jul 20
$35FlixTrain
$31Flixbus
$427Eurowings
Sun
Jul 21
$35FlixTrain
$28Flixbus
$348Eurowings
Mon
Jul 22
$29FlixTrain
$28Flixbus
$289Eurowings
Tue
Jul 23
$24FlixTrain
$18Flixbus
$218Germanwings
Wed
Jul 24
$25FlixTrain
$19Flixbus
$218Germanwings
Thu
Jul 25
$23Deutsche Bahn
$21Flixbus
$289Eurowings
Fri
Jul 26
$23Deutsche Bahn
$24Flixbus
$242Germanwings
Sat
Jul 27
$29FlixTrain
$21Flixbus
$171Germanwings
Sun
Jul 28
$29FlixTrain
$28Flixbus
$124Germanwings
Mon
Jul 29
$23Deutsche Bahn
$24Flixbus
$124Germanwings
Tue
Jul 30
$18FlixTrain
$24Flixbus
$171Germanwings
Wed
Jul 31
$19FlixTrain
$22Flixbus
$183Germanwings
Thu
Aug 1
$18FlixTrain
$21Flixbus
$147Germanwings
Fri
Aug 2
$31Deutsche Bahn
$24Flixbus
$171Germanwings
Sat
Aug 3
$23Deutsche Bahn
$28Flixbus
$183Germanwings
Sun
Aug 4
$23Deutsche Bahn
$24Flixbus
$88Germanwings
Mon
Aug 5
$18FlixTrain
$21Flixbus
$65Tuifly
Tue
Aug 6
$12FlixTrain
$21Flixbus
$156Lufthansa Cityline
Wed
Aug 7
$18FlixTrain
$21Flixbus
$88Germanwings
Thu
Aug 8
$18FlixTrain
$21Flixbus
$65Germanwings
Fri
Aug 9
$23Deutsche Bahn
$28Flixbus
$88Eurowings

The fastest trains

from Cologne
to Hamburg

Showing times and prices for Jul 21

Fastest Journey

4h 2m

Average

4h 44m

Trains per day

44

Distance

360 km

Of the 44 train that leave Cologne for Hamburg every day 19 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 4h 44m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 4h 2m .

The slowest train will take 8h 21m 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.

Fastest
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20:13Cologne Messe/Deutz4h0200:15Hamburg Hbf
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$641One-way
2nd Fastest
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08:48Cologne Hbf4h0512:53Hamburg Hbf
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$1061One-way
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14:48Cologne Hbf4h0518:53Hamburg Hbf
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$1331One-way
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12:48Cologne Hbf4h0516:53Hamburg Hbf
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$1061One-way
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19:09Cologne Hbf4h0623:15Hamburg Hbf
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$941One-way

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Journey Summary

Cologne to Hamburg Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
4 hours 27 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $20
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.

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Best fares for trains from Cologne to Hamburg

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Mon, Jul 22
Train
FlixTrain
12:434h 24m17:07
CologneHamburg
Tue, Jul 23
Train
FlixTrain
12:434h 38m17:21
CologneHamburg
Wed, Jul 24
Train
FlixTrain
04:404h 42m09:22
CologneHamburg
Fastest Trains from Cologne to Hamburg
Mon, Aug 26
Train
Deutsche Bahn
14:143h 32m17:46
CologneHamburg
Thu, Aug 15
Train
Deutsche Bahn
18:134h 3m22:16
CologneHamburg
Sat, Aug 31
Train
Deutsche Bahn
18:134h 3m22:16
CologneHamburg
Return Train Tickets for Hamburg to Cologne
Mon, Jul 22
Train
FlixTrain
06:354h 41m11:16
HamburgCologne
Tue, Jul 23
Train
FlixTrain
07:014h 15m11:16
HamburgCologne
Wed, Jul 24
Train
Deutsche Bahn
17:464h 4m21:50
HamburgCologne

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Cologne
Hamburg
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Amenities

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