|Distance||154 miles (249 km)|
|Average train duration||3 h 32 min|
|Average train ticket price||$24 (€19)|
|Train frequency||17 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 17 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain|
Trains from Hanover to Cologne cover the 154 miles (249 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 32 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain. Normally, there are 17 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $22 (€18), but the average price of train tickets is $24 (€19). Travelers depart most frequently from Hannover Hbf and arrive in Köln Hbf.
Deutsche Bahn trains will get you between Hanover and Cologne from $22 (€18). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.
Travel 154 miles (249 km) in comfort with Deutsche Bahn (DB) between Hanover and Cologne. Check the DB train schedule for your trip between Hanover and Cologne on Omio and then book DB tickets online quickly, easily and safely. For a Deutsche Bahn ticket between Hanover and Cologne you can pay as low as $22 (€18).
Deutsche Bahn is the main provider of Germany’s train services and makes an average of 40, 000 train journeys domestically and internationally every day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn includes its wide range of ticket types, savings offers such as the Super Saver fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use at Omio.
DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, bathrooms are standard amenities, but other services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.
Please follow the recommendations outlined by Deutsche Bahn when booking your train tickets between Hanover and Cologne due to the coronavirus:
There are up to 55 travel options per day by train from Hanover to Cologne. These include numerous direct connections, connections with one change and connections with two changes. The fastest direct connection has a travel time of 2 hours 24 minutes. The longest connection requires a total travel time of around 7 hours and provides for a changeover. This is also the cheapest connection. The second cheapest connection is not much more expensive, but with a total travel time of about 5 hours it is much faster. She leaves at 22.10 and makes two connections.
The Deutsche Bahn and Flixtrain train companies travel the route by train from Hanover to Cologne. Deutsche Bahn operates more than 50 travel offers on this route every day. Flixtrain offers daily only one travel offer with a change in Hamburg.
The direct connection at 18:30 is the fastest connection with a travel time of 2 hours 24 minutes. The fastest connection among the cheapest offers requires a total travel time of around 5 hours and starts at 22 hours 6 minutes. After a driving time of 1 hour 20 minutes, Bielefeld will be reached at 23.35 hours. The changeover time is 15 minutes. The second travel time is around 30 minutes and leads to a changeover in Hamm with a changeover time of around 30 minutes. After a further travel time of 1.35 hours, the train reaches Cologne at 3 hours.
Up to 55 travel options by train from Hanover to Cologne are available daily. There are numerous direct connections. Equivalent offers run at hourly intervals. The first trains leave at 3.40. This includes a direct connection and a connection with a changeover.
Hauptbahnhof Hanover. All train connections depart from Hanover main station. An S-Bahn station and underground station are integrated within the main station. The S-Bahn station is called Hanover Hbf. tief and is located on the third basement level. Central S-Bahn lines are S1, S2, S3, S4, S5, S6, S60.
Central Station Cologne. All trains go to Cologne Central Station. It is located directly next to Cologne Cathedral, which is about 0.5 km or 0.3 miles from the main exit. The Musical Dom is located on the exit side of Breslauer Platz. The public transport stops are also there. Connections to the S-Bahn can be reached inside the station from the Breslauer Platz exit.
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 taking a train from Hanover, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Hannover Hbf, Hannover-Kleefeld and Hannover Bismarckstr. When you arrive in Cologne, your train can arrive in train stations including Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen.
Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Hannover Hbf to Köln Hbf.
The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Hannover Hbf, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center of Hanover.
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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