The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Hamburg to Cologne will cost around $ 63 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 29.
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3 h 36 m
4 h 22 m
Trains per day
Of the 37 trains that leave Hamburg for Cologne every day 20 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 360 km distance in an average of 4 h 22 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 3 h 36 m .
The slowest trains will take 8 h 38 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.
|Distance||223 miles (360 km)|
|Average train duration||3 h 55 min|
|Average train ticket price||$31 (€26)|
|Train frequency||12 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 12 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain, Deutsche Bahn with connection or Hamburg-Köln-Express|
Trains from Hamburg to Cologne cover the 223 miles (360 km) long route taking on average 3 h 55 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain, Deutsche Bahn with connection or Hamburg-Köln-Express. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $18 (€15), but the average price of train tickets is $31 (€26). Travelers depart most frequently from Hamburg Hbf and arrive in Köln Hbf.
Find the best trains from Hamburg to Cologne with Omio's travel partners Deutsche Bahn from $18 (€15). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.
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 to Cologne train.
Deutsche Bahn from Hamburg to Cologne train information:
Deutsche Bahn's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train between Hamburg and Cologne are the following:
Trains in Germany are an efficient way to travel between cities, with Deutsche Bahn providing domestic and international train routes in Germany. Hamburg and Cologne are only 430 km apart, so it's quick and easy to catch the train between these two German cities. Trains from Hamburg to Cologne are operated by Deutsche Bahn, and a direct connection will take just over 4 hours to make the journey. The earliest departures leave Hamburg before 4 a.m., and the last train of the day leaves after midnight.
Return trains from Cologne to Hamburg are also available.
The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:
There are a few train stations in Hamburg to start your route from including Hamburg Hbf, Hamburg-Altona and Hamburg-Harburg. In Cologne you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen.
Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Hamburg Hbf and arrive in Köln Hbf.
The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Hamburg Hbf, is located 1 mile (s) / 2 km from the city center of Hamburg.
The most popular arrival train station, Köln Hbf, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center of Cologne.
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