Hamburg to Cologne train

Cheap train tickets from Hamburg to Cologne

Showing times and prices for Oct 05

Cheapest

39

Average

52

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.

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08:46PMHamburg Hbf4h07 12:53AMCologne Hbf
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07:54AMHamburg Hbf4h03 11:57AMCologne Hbf
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391One-way
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04:37AMHamburg Hbf4h13 08:50AMCologne Hbf
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391One-way
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04:10PMHamburg Hbf3h40 07:50PMCologne Hbf
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391One-way
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06:11AMHamburg Hbf3h35 09:46AMCologne Hbf
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391One-way

Train schedule from Hamburg to Cologne

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, October 5
03:20AMHamburg Hbf5h26 08:46AMCologne Hbf
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04:37AMHamburg Hbf4h13 08:50AMCologne Hbf
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04:57AMHamburg Hbf5h49 10:46AMCologne Hbf
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06:11AMHamburg Hbf3h35 09:46AMCologne Hbf
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06:46AMHamburg Hbf4h04 10:50AMCologne Hbf
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07:01AMHamburg Hbf4h08 11:09AMCologne Hbf
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07:15AMHamburg Hbf5h31 12:46PMCologne Hbf
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07:46AMHamburg Hbf4h03 11:49AMCologne Hbf
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07:54AMHamburg Hbf4h03 11:57AMCologne Hbf
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08:02AMHamburg Hbf4h07 12:09PMCologne Hbf
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08:46AMHamburg Hbf4h04 12:50PMCologne Hbf
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09:01AMHamburg Hbf4h08 01:09PMCologne Hbf
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09:15AMHamburg Hbf5h03 02:18PMCologne Hbf
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09:46AMHamburg Hbf4h03 01:49PMCologne Hbf
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10:01AMHamburg Hbf4h08 02:09PMCologne Hbf
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10:46AMHamburg Hbf4h04 02:50PMCologne Hbf
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11:01AMHamburg Hbf4h08 03:09PMCologne Hbf
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11:15AMHamburg Hbf5h31 04:46PMCologne Hbf
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11:46AMHamburg Hbf4h00 03:46PMCologne Hbf
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11:53AMHamburg Hbf3h57 03:50PMCologne Hbf
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12:01PMHamburg Hbf4h08 04:09PMCologne Hbf
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12:46PMHamburg Hbf4h04 04:50PMCologne Hbf
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01:01PMHamburg Hbf4h08 05:09PMCologne Hbf
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01:15PMHamburg Hbf5h31 06:46PMCologne Hbf
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01:46PMHamburg Hbf4h03 05:49PMCologne Hbf
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02:01PMHamburg Hbf4h08 06:09PMCologne Hbf
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02:46PMHamburg Hbf4h04 06:50PMCologne Hbf
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03:01PMHamburg Hbf4h08 07:09PMCologne Hbf
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03:15PMHamburg Hbf5h31 08:46PMCologne Hbf
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04:10PMHamburg Hbf3h40 07:50PMCologne Hbf
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05:46PMHamburg Hbf4h03 09:49PMCologne Hbf
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06:08PMHamburg Hbf3h49 09:57PMCologne Hbf
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06:08PMHamburg Hbf3h41 09:49PMCologne Hbf
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06:46PMHamburg Hbf4h04 10:50PMCologne Hbf
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07:01PMHamburg Hbf4h12 11:13PMCologne Hbf
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07:46PMHamburg Hbf4h03 11:49PMCologne Hbf
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08:01PMHamburg Hbf4h33 12:34AMCologne Hbf
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08:46PMHamburg Hbf4h07 12:53AMCologne Hbf
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10:46PMHamburg Hbf4h21 03:07AMCologne Hbf
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11:37PMHamburg Hbf8h38 08:15AMCologne Hbf
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Fastest train times from Hamburg to Cologne

Showing times and prices for Oct 05

Fastest Journey

3 h 35 m

Average

4 h 25 m

Trains per day

40

Distance

360 km

Of the 40 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.

Fastest
06:11AMHamburg Hbf3h35 09:46AMCologne Hbf
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391One-way
2nd Fastest
04:10PMHamburg Hbf3h40 07:50PMCologne Hbf
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391One-way
06:08PMHamburg Hbf3h41 09:49PMCologne Hbf
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551One-way
06:08PMHamburg Hbf3h49 09:57PMCologne Hbf
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551One-way
11:53AMHamburg Hbf3h57 03:50PMCologne Hbf
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551One-way

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Overview: Train from Hamburg to Cologne

distanceDistance223 miles (360 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 55 min
priceAverage train ticket price$22 (€21)
frequencyTrain frequency14 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 14 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn, ÖBB | Nightjet, FlixTrain or Deutsche Bahn with connection

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, ÖBB | Nightjet, FlixTrain or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there are 14 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $22 (€21), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $13 (€13). Travelers depart most frequently from Hamburg Hbf and arrive in Köln Hbf.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn and ÖBB Nightjet from Hamburg to Cologne trains

Buy your official Deutsche Bahn and ÖBB Nightjet train tickets between Hamburg and Cologne from $13 (€13) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable journey.

Deutsche Bahn
ÖBB Nightjet

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.

Train information from Hamburg to Cologne with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 58 min
  • Average Price: $13
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 12 a day

Save time and money by searching for and booking your ÖBB Nightjet train to Cologne from Hamburg online with Omio! If you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest ÖBB Nightjet train from Hamburg to Cologne, Omio can help you out every step of the way. Check current ÖBB Nightjet train schedules for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best connections for the 223 miles (360 km) trip from Hamburg to Cologne as well as ticket information for the train (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard), and then book a cheap train ticket – all in one convenient place. If you are using the Omio app to search for trains to Cologne from Hamburg, you can check straight away if the ÖBB Nightjet ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when traveling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Buy your official ÖBB Nightjet Hamburg to Cologne train tickets online on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy the travel experience!

    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.

    Train tickets from Hamburg to Cologne: when to book to save $

    Time Price Savings
    1 week earlier 21 €
    2 weeks earlier 17 €24%
    3 weeks earlier 15 €40%
    1 month before 20 €5%
    2 months earlier 10 €110%
    3 months earlier 13 €62%


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    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:

    • Buying your train ticket from Hamburg - Cologne 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 40% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
    • If you book a ticket Hamburg - Cologne with 2 months in advance you save up to about 110% compared to the initial price.
    • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 62%.
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    Travel Tips: Trains from Hamburg to Cologne

    Travel Tips: Travel by train 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 to Cologne.
    FAQs
    Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Cologne from Hamburg for as low as $13 (€13)  for the next 7 days.
    The Hamburg to Cologne train ticket price is on average $22 (€21)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this journey in the next week.
    You should expect to travel around 223 miles (360 km)  from Hamburg to Cologne by train.
    The Hamburg to Cologne train duration is on average 3 h 55 min, which is to be expected when traveling 223 miles (360 km) to Cologne from Hamburg. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

    Some of the Hamburg train stations to Cologne you can start your journey from include Hamburg Hbf, Hamburg-Altona and Hamburg-Harburg. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Cologne include Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen.

    When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Hamburg Hbf   and arriving in Köln Hbf.

    Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Hamburg Hbf and need to travel around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from the city center to get to this train station.

    Passengers arriving in Cologne most often arrive at Köln Hbf and need to travel around 1.1 miles (1.7 km) from this train station to the city center.

    For the route from Hamburg to Cologne you can take a train with Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | Nightjet, FlixTrain or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services to Cologne from Hamburg on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
    Yes, there are 14 direct trains per day from Hamburg to Cologne, and you can find a direct train for this route with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you buy your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
    The average number of trains departing Hamburg for Cologne is 14 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    You can take the first train from Hamburg to Cologne at 5: 54 AM. The last train from Hamburg to Cologne that you can take departs at 9: 51 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Hamburg to Cologne schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
    In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this trip and save money. If you book train tickets from Hamburg to Cologne within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $22 (€21) one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Hamburg to Cologne a few months in advance.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Hamburg
    Cologne
    Hamburg Hbf is the most popular Hamburg railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Hamburg for your trip to Cologne.
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    Phone Number
    +49 4039184400
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 30 | Sat - Sun: 08: 00 - 20: 15
    Public transit options for Hamburg Hbf
    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
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    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ShoppingShopping
    ParkingParking
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    At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ShoppingShopping
    ParkingParking
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ShoppingShopping
    ParkingParking
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ShoppingShopping
    ParkingParking
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ShoppingShopping
    ParkingParking
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.

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