The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Hamburg to Cologne is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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Of the 26 trains that leave Hamburg for Cologne every day 14 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
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|Distance||223 miles (360 km)|
|Average train duration||3 h 55 min|
|Average train ticket price||$26 (€23)|
|Train frequency||20 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 19 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain|
Trains from Hamburg to Cologne cover the 223 miles (360 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 55 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain. Normally, there are 20 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $26 (€23), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $16 (€14). Travelers depart most frequently from Hamburg Hbf and arrive in Köln Hbf.
You can travel by train to Cologne from Hamburg with Deutsche Bahn for as low as $16 (€14). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best 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 to Cologne train.
Deutsche Bahn from Hamburg to Cologne train information:
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:
When departing from Hamburg, you have various train station options to start your route from including Hamburg Hbf, Hamburg Airport and Hamburg Dammtor. When arriving in Cologne, you can end your trip in train stations like Köln Hbf, Köln/Bonn Flughafen and Köln Messe/Deutz.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Hamburg Hbf, which is located around 1.9 miles (3 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Köln Hbf, located 1.6 miles (2.5 km) away from the city centre.
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