Trains from Hamburg to Cologne

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The cheapest trains

from Hamburg
to Cologne

Showing times and prices for Aug 25

Cheapest

$38

Average

$116

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 Hamburg to Cologne will cost around $ 116 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 38.

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05:46Hamburg Hbf3h5909:45Cologne Messe/Deutz
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$381One-way
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06:01Hamburg Hbf4h4510:46Cologne Hbf
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$401One-way
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06:46Hamburg Hbf4h0410:50Cologne Hbf
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$591One-way
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00:33Hamburg Hbf6h2406:57Cologne Hbf
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$681One-way
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22:46Hamburg Hbf4h3003:16Cologne Hbf
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$711One-way

Train Times

Hamburg to Cologne

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00:33Hamburg Hbf6h2406:57Cologne Hbf
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05:46Hamburg Hbf3h5909:45Cologne Messe/Deutz
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06:01Hamburg Hbf4h4510:46Cologne Hbf
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06:46Hamburg Hbf4h0410:50Cologne Hbf
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07:01Hamburg Hbf4h0811:09Cologne Hbf
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07:46Hamburg Hbf4h0211:48Cologne Hbf
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08:02Hamburg Hbf4h4412:46Cologne Hbf
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08:46Hamburg Hbf4h0412:50Cologne Hbf
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09:01Hamburg Hbf4h0813:09Cologne Hbf
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09:46Hamburg Hbf4h0213:48Cologne Hbf
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10:01Hamburg Hbf4h4514:46Cologne Hbf
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10:46Hamburg Hbf4h0414:50Cologne Hbf
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11:01Hamburg Hbf4h0815:09Cologne Hbf
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11:46Hamburg Hbf4h0215:48Cologne Hbf
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12:01Hamburg Hbf4h4516:46Cologne Hbf
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12:46Hamburg Hbf4h0416:50Cologne Hbf
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13:01Hamburg Hbf4h0817:09Cologne Hbf
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13:46Hamburg Hbf4h0317:49Cologne Hbf
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13:53Hamburg Hbf4h2018:13Cologne Hbf
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14:01Hamburg Hbf4h4518:46Cologne Hbf
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14:46Hamburg Hbf4h0418:50Cologne Hbf
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14:49Hamburg Hbf4h0818:57Cologne Hbf
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15:01Hamburg Hbf4h1119:12Cologne Hbf
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15:46Hamburg Hbf4h0319:49Cologne Hbf
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16:08Hamburg Hbf3h4819:56Cologne Hbf
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16:46Hamburg Hbf4h0420:50Cologne Hbf
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17:01Hamburg Hbf4h0821:09Cologne Hbf
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17:46Hamburg Hbf4h0321:49Cologne Hbf
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18:01Hamburg Hbf4h0822:09Cologne Hbf
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18:46Hamburg Hbf4h0422:50Cologne Hbf
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19:01Hamburg Hbf4h1123:12Cologne Hbf
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19:46Hamburg Hbf4h0423:50Cologne Hbf
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20:46Hamburg Hbf4h0400:50Cologne Hbf
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22:46Hamburg Hbf4h3003:16Cologne Hbf
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23:37Hamburg Hbf9h0208:39Cologne Hbf
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23:45Hamburg Hbf7h1206:57Cologne Hbf
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Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Flight
Sat
Aug 24
$29FlixTrain
$16Bla Bla Bus
$386Lufthansa
Sun
Aug 25
$38Deutsche Bahn
$16Bla Bla Bus
$100Germanwings
Mon
Aug 26
$24FlixTrain
$7Bla Bla Bus
$147Germanwings
Tue
Aug 27
$24FlixTrain
$7Bla Bla Bus
$147Germanwings
Wed
Aug 28
$18Deutsche Bahn
$1Bla Bla Bus
$171Germanwings
Thu
Aug 29
$23Deutsche Bahn
$1Bla Bla Bus
$147Germanwings
Fri
Aug 30
$24FlixTrain
$1Bla Bla Bus
$183Eurowings
Sat
Aug 31
$24FlixTrain
$1Bla Bla Bus
$124Germanwings
Sun
Sep 1
$23Deutsche Bahn
$1Bla Bla Bus
$100Eurowings
Mon
Sep 2
$18FlixTrain
$1Bla Bla Bus
$124Eurowings
Tue
Sep 3
$12FlixTrain
$1Bla Bla Bus
$88Germanwings
Wed
Sep 4
$18FlixTrain
$1Bla Bla Bus
$88Germanwings
Thu
Sep 5
$18FlixTrain
$1Bla Bla Bus
$88Germanwings
Fri
Sep 6
$18FlixTrain
$1Bla Bla Bus
$88Eurowings
Sat
Sep 7
$18FlixTrain
$1Bla Bla Bus
$88Germanwings
Sun
Sep 8
$23Deutsche Bahn
$1Bla Bla Bus
$65Germanwings
Mon
Sep 9
$18FlixTrain
$1Bla Bla Bus
$53Germanwings
Tue
Sep 10
$11FlixTrain
$1Bla Bla Bus
$124Germanwings
Wed
Sep 11
$12FlixTrain
$1Bla Bla Bus
$65Germanwings
Thu
Sep 12
$12FlixTrain
$1Bla Bla Bus
$65Germanwings
Fri
Sep 13
$18FlixTrain
$1Bla Bla Bus
$88Eurowings

The fastest trains

from Hamburg
to Cologne

Showing times and prices for Aug 25

Fastest Journey

3h 48m

Average

4h 28m

Trains per day

36

Distance

360 km

Of the 36 train that leave Hamburg for Cologne 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 28m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 3h 48m .

The slowest train will take 9h 2m 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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16:08Hamburg Hbf3h4819:56Cologne Hbf
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$1941One-way
2nd Fastest
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05:46Hamburg Hbf3h5909:45Cologne Messe/Deutz
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$381One-way
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11:46Hamburg Hbf4h0215:48Cologne Hbf
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$1651One-way
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09:46Hamburg Hbf4h0213:48Cologne Hbf
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$941One-way
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07:46Hamburg Hbf4h0211:48Cologne Hbf
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$711One-way

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Journey Summary

Hamburg to Cologne Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
4 hours 21 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $19
Trains depart from:Hamburg
Trains arrive in:Cologne
Distance:360 km
TrainTrain Companies:FlixTrain, Deutsche Bahn

Trains from Hamburg to Cologne: Journey Details

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.

Taking the Train from Hamburg

All trains between Hamburg and Cologne depart from Hamburg Hauptbahnhof and arrive at Cologne Hauptbahnhof. Reaching your train is easy if you are coming from central Hamburg. The Hauptbahnhof is located on all 4 of Hamburg's U-Bahn lines, but it is central enough to reach by foot from many hotels. If you are coming from outside the center, the circular U3 line will be the best option. The underground runs until late, but for departures in the middle of the night a taxi is advisable.

Getting into Cologne by Train

Cologne is one of the oldest cities in Germany, and also one of the most beautiful. Although it is most famous for its gorgeous cathedral, the city is filled with art galleries and museums, it has a wonderful botanical gardens and markets selling local produce and crafts. It's also a great place to start Rhine River tours, and produces some of the finest beer in Europe. The quickest route into town from the station is to catch the Cologne S-Bahn - which takes only 5 to 10 minutes to reach the center. For other journeys, the city has a superb bus and tram network. Be sure to purchase a WelcomeCard to travel as cheaply as possible.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Hamburg
Cologne
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Amenities

Refreshments
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