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The cheapest trains

from Cologne
to Hanover

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Cheapest

$35

Average

$75

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 Hanover will cost around $ 75 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 35.

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08:37Cologne Hbf3h2412:01Hanover Hbf
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17:21Cologne Hbf3h5721:18Hanover Hbf
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05:13Cologne Hbf3h0508:18Hanover Hbf
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20:21Cologne Hbf4h4201:03Hanover Hbf
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$511One-way

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Cologne to Hanover

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02:18Cologne Hbf4h3206:50Hanover Hbf
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08:37Cologne Hbf3h2412:01Hanover Hbf
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09:13Cologne Hbf3h0512:18Hanover Hbf
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09:46Cologne Hbf3h3213:18Hanover Hbf
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10:48Cologne Hbf2h4013:28Hanover Hbf
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11:13Cologne Hbf3h0514:18Hanover Hbf
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18:48Cologne Hbf2h4021:28Hanover Hbf
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19:09Cologne Hbf3h1922:28Hanover Hbf
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19:21Cologne Hbf4h2923:50Hanover Hbf
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19:30Cologne Messe/Deutz4h3200:02Hanover Hbf
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20:21Cologne Hbf4h4201:03Hanover Hbf
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21:11Cologne Hbf3h0700:18Hanover Hbf
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22:40Cologne Hbf3h4302:23Hanover Hbf
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23:49Cologne Hbf6h0105:50Hanover Hbf
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Prices across different modes

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Bus
Sat
Aug 24
$18FlixTrain
$12Bla Bla Bus
Sun
Aug 25
$35Deutsche Bahn
$6Bla Bla Bus
Mon
Aug 26
$12FlixTrain
$1Bla Bla Bus
Tue
Aug 27
$14FlixTrain
$1Bla Bla Bus
Wed
Aug 28
$14FlixTrain
$1Bla Bla Bus
Thu
Aug 29
$18FlixTrain
$1Bla Bla Bus
Fri
Aug 30
$23FlixTrain
$1Bla Bla Bus
Sat
Aug 31
$12FlixTrain
$1Bla Bla Bus
Sun
Sep 1
$23Deutsche Bahn
$1Bla Bla Bus
Mon
Sep 2
$12FlixTrain
$1Bla Bla Bus
Tue
Sep 3
$12FlixTrain
$1Bla Bla Bus
Wed
Sep 4
$14FlixTrain
$1Bla Bla Bus
Thu
Sep 5
$18FlixTrain
$1Bla Bla Bus
Fri
Sep 6
$12FlixTrain
$1Bla Bla Bus
Sat
Sep 7
$12FlixTrain
$1Bla Bla Bus
Sun
Sep 8
$23Deutsche Bahn
$1Bla Bla Bus
Mon
Sep 9
$12FlixTrain
$1Bla Bla Bus
Tue
Sep 10
$12FlixTrain
$1Bla Bla Bus
Wed
Sep 11
$12FlixTrain
$1Bla Bla Bus
Thu
Sep 12
$14FlixTrain
$1Bla Bla Bus

The fastest trains

from Cologne
to Hanover

Showing times and prices for Aug 24

Fastest Journey

2h 40m

Average

3h 37m

Trains per day

38

Distance

250 km

Of the 38 train that leave Cologne for Hanover every day 18 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct train cover the 250 km distance in an average of 3h 37m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 2h 40m .

The slowest train will take 6h 1m 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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18:48Cologne Hbf2h4021:28Hanover Hbf
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$891One-way
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08:48Cologne Hbf2h4011:28Hanover Hbf
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$891One-way
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16:48Cologne Hbf2h4019:28Hanover Hbf
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$891One-way
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06:48Cologne Hbf2h4009:28Hanover Hbf
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Journey Summary

Cologne to Hanover Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
3 hours 25 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $20
Trains depart from:Cologne
Trains arrive in:Hanover
Distance:250 km
TrainTrain Companies:FlixTrain, Deutsche Bahn

Train from Cologne to Hanover—travel overview

There are hourly train connections between Cologne and Hanover from 5 am. The last chance is around 9. The driving time is average 3 hours. Most ICE trains pass through directly. Occasionally there are also IC trains on the route, which also take you to your destination without changing trains. On weekends, the first train leaves Cologne main station at around 4.20 in the direction of Hanover. From 13 to about 16 the trains even run every half hour on this route.

The city of Hanover is the capital of the federal state of Lower Saxony, accommodates 500,000 inhabitants and is located in the north of the Federal Republic of Germany. The city is divided into 13 districts, especially known for many visitors is the district Mittelfeld. This is where the Hanover Exhibition Grounds are located - the venue for well-known trade fairs such as CeBIT and Hanover Messe. The exhibition grounds extend over 496,000 sqm and 26 exhibition halls and are thus the largest exhibition grounds in the world. Every year, trade fairs are held there on a wide range of topics.

Train from Cologne

A train ride from Cologne to Hanover is best started at the main station of the cathedral city. The direct connections to Hanover usually start from platform 2. Some trains also depart from Köln Messe/Deutz station. If you have a little more time, you can also take the ICE to Frankfurt a. M. first and then take another ICE to Hanover. Of course, this connection is much more complicated, but in fact it only takes about 40 minutes longer.

The main train station in Cologne can be reached with the S-Bahn. The central junction of the network is the train station with lines S6, S11, S12, S13 and S19. The infrastructure also includes tram stops "Dom/Hauptbahnhof" and "Breslauer Platz/Hauptbahnhof". These are both served by lines 5, 16 and 18. You can also reach Cologne Central Station by bus. Lines 132, 133, 250, 260, 978, N26 and SB40 are used for this purpose. Many of the means of transport also connect the surrounding area of Cologne, so that the station can also be reached from the outskirts and suburbs as well as neighbouring towns.

By train to Hanover

If you use one of the numerous direct connections between Cologne and Hanover, the journey time is only a little over 3 hours. On the way there are only a few hissing stops, e.g. in Wuppertal, Hagen, Hamm or Bielefeld. The connection via Frankfurt a. M. includes Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe and Göttingen. The journeys in the direction of Frankfurt should be reserved in advance. ICE trains usually have an on-board restaurant.

When you arrive at Hanover main station, there are various possibilities to continue your journey. For example, the S-Bahn Hanover is very convenient. All lines of the S-Bahn network use the main station as a stopover or starting point (lines S1-S7 with the additional lines S21 and S51 as well as the demand line S8). In the area around the station there are several stops of the Stadtbahn. At the underground station you have access to lines 1, 2, 3, 7, 8 and 9. In front of the reception building (above ground) you can reach lines 10 and 17. You can also use many various bus lines.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Cologne
Hanover
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