Hamburg Hbf to Cologne train

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Cheap train tickets from Hamburg Hbf to Cologne

Showing times and prices for Jun 23

Cheapest

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

FlixTrain
07:49AM4h09
Hamburg Hbf
11:58AMCologne
$231One-way
0 transfers
FlixTrain
11:55AM6h01
Hamburg Hbf
05:56PMCologne
$741One-way
0 transfers
FlixTrain
01:48PM4h08
Hamburg Hbf
05:56PMCologne
$801One-way
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
03:10PM3h40
Hamburg Hbf
06:50PMCologne
$1021One-way
0 transfers

Train schedule from Hamburg Hbf to Cologne

Showing trains for tomorrow, Sunday, June 23
Deutsche Bahn
03:10PM3h40
Hamburg Hbf
06:50PMCologne
0 transfers
FlixTrain
07:49AM4h09
Hamburg Hbf
11:58AMCologne
0 transfers
FlixTrain
11:55AM6h01
Hamburg Hbf
05:56PMCologne
0 transfers
FlixTrain
01:48PM4h08
Hamburg Hbf
05:56PMCologne
0 transfers

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Fastest train times from Hamburg Hbf to Cologne

Showing times and prices for Jun 23

Fastest Journey

3 h 40 m

Average

4 h 29 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

358 km

Of the 4 trains that leave Hamburg Hbf for Cologne every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Deutsche Bahn
03:10PM3h40
Hamburg Hbf
06:50PMCologne
$1021One-way
0 transfers
FlixTrain
01:48PM4h08
Hamburg Hbf
05:56PMCologne
$801One-way
0 transfers
FlixTrain
07:49AM4h09
Hamburg Hbf
11:58AMCologne
$231One-way
0 transfers
FlixTrain
11:55AM6h01
Hamburg Hbf
05:56PMCologne
$741One-way
0 transfers

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Pros
IconReliability
IconExcellent service
Cons
IconCleanliness
My train journey from Hamburg to Cologne was an enjoyable experience overall. The best part was undoubtedly the reliability of the train and the excellent service on board. The train left Hamburg and arrived in Cologne on time, which made my travel arrangements smooth. Knowing that you can rely on the schedule is really reassuring when travelling. The service on the train was excellent. The train staff were friendly and helpful, and there was a good range of food and drink on offer, which made the journey enjoyable. One small downer was the cleanliness, which left a lot to be desired. It would have been nice to find a clean environment. Overall, my train journey from Hamburg to Cologne was positive. The reliability and excellent service make this train connection a recommendable option, even if the cleanliness could be improved a little.
Pros
IconLuxurious
IconRelaxed
Cons
IconDelay
My train journey from Hamburg to Cologne was a real pleasure that I would like to share. The two most remarkable positive features of this trip were the luxury and relaxation. The train connection offered a sense of luxury that I have rarely experienced when travelling. The carriage was stylish and well designed. The on-board amenities, including a dining option, contributed to a first-class travel experience. The opportunity to relax during the journey was really valuable. The train moved quietly and without vibrations, which made the atmosphere extremely pleasant. The relaxed journey allowed me to unwind and enjoy the scenery. One small drawback was the slight delay of the train. Although the delay was not dramatic, it was still noticeable. This was unfortunate as the journey was otherwise almost perfect. Despite the slight delay, my train journey from Hamburg to Cologne was a real pleasure. The luxury, relaxation and quality of the far outweighed the delay. I can recommend this train route to anyone looking for a first-class and relaxing way to travel between these cities.
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IconPleasant volume throughout the ride
IconClean and well maintained
IconQuick
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IconNone
Some time ago we went to visit our relatives in Cologne. Normally we always drive down by car, but this time we wanted to try the train. We only needed a good four hours for the whole journey and instead of spending the whole time cramped up in the car on the motorway we played Uno, read or even slept. In itself a very pleasant journey and the speed is not even possible by car. On the return journey, too, everything went smoothly, no train cancellations and a pleasant journey time. A really good experience with the train! I only used the toilet once on the way there, but everything was clean and tidy, and I actually found it quite spacious for a train. The seats were also clean and hardly worn out. We were asked once if we needed anything, which was also very polite and courteous. Positive throughout!
Pros
IconFast connection
IconNo change
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IconSlight delay
IconVery full
The train connection from Hamburg to Cologne is very fast and without changing trains, which makes travelling very pleasant. Unfortunately, there was a small delay, but it wasn't too bad. The train was also very full. But that was certainly due to the time of day, as it was right at lunchtime. As a result, the background noise was quite loud. The wifi connection was relatively stable. The seating area was clean. The price-performance ratio was right.
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IconPunctual departure
IconComfortable seats
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IconExpensive price
The train journey from Hamburg to Cologne was very pleasant and comfortable. The reserved seat was found quickly and had a small table as well as a power socket for charging a mobile phone and tablet. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The seats were comfortable and luggage was easily stored. The view of the landscape was interesting and beautiful. So the journey time flew by.
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The train ride was very comfortable and there was a low occupancy rate. I was able to reserve a seat without any problems and the wifi connection also worked perfectly. The sanitary facilities were very well maintained and the staff were courteous. I use this connection regularly and am satisfied. Of course, with DB you always have to expect delays and train cancellations. But so far I have been lucky.
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IconOnboard bistro was delicious
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IconThere was a delay
I recently had the opportunity to travel by train from Hamburg to Cologne and would like to share my experience. Overall, the train journey was solid, but there were also some aspects that could be improved. The value for money of this journey was average. The fare was fair, but I would have expected a little more for the price. However, compared to other transport options such as the plane or the car, the train was still a convenient option. Booking was straightforward and there was the option to choose your seat in advance. The cleanliness of the train was fine. Carriages were mostly clean, but I noticed some dirt here and there that was not fully cleaned. The seats were acceptable, although they were a bit worn. There was plenty of space for luggage, which was handy, but I would have liked more storage space to keep my things safe. The toilets were also clean, but some were frequently occupied during the journey and not always in good condition.
Pros
IconVery pleasant connection
IconFast train ride
Cons
IconSlight delays are possible
The journey from Hamburg to Cologne was really pleasant, there was good working wifi and every seat had a power socket. The on-board bistro had a good offer, especially the many begaben offers are great. The toilets were very clean and the staff also had a very friendly manner. We had a slight delay of 5 minutes, but that is really within reason. Much better than flying!
Pros
IconModern trains
IconWifi on the train
Iconcontactless ticket control
Iconfriendly staff
Cons
IconSlight delay on the connection
IconToilet slightly dirty
I am generally satisfied with the Deutsche Bahn journey from Hamburg HBF to Cologne. The seats are equipped with sockets that allow you to charge your phone. Furthermore, the reception on the train is reliable and the wifi does what it should. The ICE is equipped with an on-board bistro, which guarantees catering during the journey. The staff are friendly and courteous. There is also the option of reserving a seat, so that even if the train is somewhat busy, you can still get a seat. Ticket control is possible digitally, so you might as well go to sleep. Unfortunately, there are frequent delays in the NRW area. The toilets on the train are also not ideal, as they are usually slightly dirty. On the whole, I can recommend the trip. The price-performance ratio is reasonable and the journey comfortable.
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Iconbeautiful view
Iconfriendly staff
IconPunctuality
That was my return journey and it was great. This train journey gets five stars because I didn't notice anything negative. My train arrived on time. The wifi was very good and I had several sockets at my comfortable seat. The train was very quiet. The staff were very friendly and pleasant. Great attention was paid to hygiene and cleanliness. The view from the train during the journey was very nice. I can only recommend this trip.

Overview: Train from Hamburg Hbf to Cologne

distanceDistance221 miles (357 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 57 min
priceCheapest ticket price$16 (€14)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn or FlixTrain
Cheapest travel modebus
Cheapest bus ticket $11 (€10)

Trains from Hamburg Hbf to Cologne run on average 4 times per day, taking around 4h 29m for the 358 km journey. Cheap train tickets for this journey start at $16 (€14) but you can travel from only $11 (€10) by bus.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn and FlixTrain from Hamburg Hbf to Cologne trains

Deutsche Bahn and FlixTrain trains will get you from Hamburg Hbf to Cologne from $16 (€14). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

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 Hamburg Hbf to Cologne train.

Hamburg Hbf to Cologne train information with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 57 min
  • Cheapest Price: $20
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 15 a day

Deutsche Bahn, Inter City Express (ICE), Intercity (IC), Regional Express (RE), Regionalbahn (RB), FlixTrain classes from Hamburg Hbf to Cologne

Check and compare train options, travel classes, and amenities for trains from Hamburg Hbf to Cologne with Deutsche Bahn, Inter City Express (ICE), Intercity (IC), Regional Express (RE), Regionalbahn (RB), FlixTrain

Inter City Express (ICE)

1st class
  • Wi-Fi
  • Power socket at seat
  • Adjustable seat
  • Extra legroom (at least 89 cm)
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • 3 seat in a row
  • Seat reservation included
  • No dedicated space for bicycles*
  • Pets allowed
  • Meal service at seat and restaurant
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • No dedicated space for prams
  • Quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service
  • Travel advisories priority lane
  • Access to lounge
  • Access to digital newspaper & magazine

Inter City Express (ICE)

2nd class
  • Wi-Fi
  • Power socket at seat
  • Adjustable seat
  • Extra legroom (at least 80 cm)
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • 4 seat in a row
  • Seat reservation not included
  • Dedicated space for bicycles
  • Pets allowed
  • Meal service at the restaurant
  • Area for families with children
  • Space for prams
  • Quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • Dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service
  • No Travel advisories priority lane
  • No access to lounge
  • No access to digital newspapers & magazines

Intercity (IC)

1st class
  • Wi-Fi
  • Power socket at seat
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Standard legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • 3 seat in a row
  • Seat reservation included
  • No dedicated space for bicycles*
  • Pets allowed
  • No buy-on-board food
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • No dedicated space for prams
  • No quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service
  • Travel advisories priority lane
  • Access to lounge
  • Access to digital newspaper & magazine

Intercity (IC)

2nd class
  • Wi-Fi
  • Power socket at seat
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Standard legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • 4 seat in a row
  • Seat reservation not included
  • Dedicated space for bicycles*
  • Pets allowed
  • No buy-on-board food
  • Area for families with children
  • Space for prams
  • No quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • Dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service
  • No Travel advisories priority lane
  • No access to lounge
  • No access to digital newspapers & magazines

Regional Express (RE)

1st class & 2nd class
  • Wi-Fi
  • Power socket at seat
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Standard legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • Dedicated space for bicycles
  • Pets allowed
  • No buy-on-board food
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • No dedicated space for prams
  • No quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats for 1st class
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service

Regionalbahn (RB)

1st class & 2nd class
  • No Wi-Fi
  • Power sockets on some trains
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Standard legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • Dedicated space for bicycles
  • Pets allowed
  • No buy-on-board food
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • No dedicated space for prams
  • No quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats for 1st class
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service

FAQs: Trains from Hamburg Hbf to Cologne

FAQs: Travel by train from Hamburg Hbf to Cologne 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 Hamburg Hbf to Cologne.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Hamburg Hbf to Cologne can start from as little as $16 (€14) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Hamburg Hbf to Cologne is $63 (€55); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Hamburg Hbf to Cologne train time is 3 h 57 min   covering the 221 mile (357 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Hamburg Hbf to Cologne leaves at 6: 45 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Hamburg Hbf to Cologne leaves at 10: 37 PM.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Hamburg Hbf to Cologne without having to change trains with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain. There are 16 direct trains from Hamburg Hbf to Cologne each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
Take the Hamburg Hbf to Cologne train with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the route to Cologne from Hamburg Hbf as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 10: 37 PM.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Hamburg Hbf, which is located around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Cologne Hbf, located 1.6 miles (2.5 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Cologne from Hamburg Hbf is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 3 h 57 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Hamburg Hbf to Cologne by train is April.
You have options as you can travel between Hamburg Hbf and Cologne 3 different ways: bus, train or flight.

Trains departing from Hamburg Hbf

Distance from Hamburg Hbf to city center
Distance from Hamburg Hbf to city center
1.8 miles (2.9 km)
Ticket Office Hours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 30 | Sat - Sun: 08: 00 - 20: 15
How to get to this station?
How to get to this station?
U-Bahn lines: U1, U2, U3, U4
S-Bahn lines: S1, S2, S3, S11, S21, S31
Bus lines: 2, 5, 6, 16, 17, 19, 112, X35, 31, 37
Train lines: ICE, EC, IC, FLX, NJ, RE, RB, IRE
Nearest Airport
Nearest Airport
Hamburg Airport
6 miles (10 km)
How to get to nearest airport?
How to get to nearest airport?
The airport can be reached by public transit on the S1 train departing every 10 minutes with a journey time of 25 minutes.
Amenities at station
Wifi
Wifi
Free Wi-Fi in the station.
ATM
ATM
There are ATM machines throughout the station.
Taxi
Taxi
Lockers
Lockers
The station has luggage lockers.
Shopping
Shopping
Dining
Dining
Le Crobag | Burger King | Coffee Fellows | Havin Grill | KFC | Mr. CLOU | Starbucks | dean&david | SPAR Express | Pommesfreunde | & more
Car Rentals
Car Rentals
SIXT | Europcar
Information Desk
Information Desk
Located in the east hall on the opposite side of the DB ticket office.
Accessibility
Accessibility
Wheelchair friendly with lifts and ramps. Contact the Mobility Service Centre at +49 3065212888 or msz@deutschebahn. Com.

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