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from Cologne to Hamburg

You can get from Cologne to Hamburg by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Cologne to Hamburg on Oct 25 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

05:25PMCologne/Bonn Airport5h05 10:30PMHamburg Airport
1 changes
$1871One-way
Cheapest
11:30AMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport18h30 06:00AMHamburg, ZOB am Hbf
1 changes
$401One-way
Other options
07:25PMCologne/Bonn Airport1h05 08:30PMHamburg Airport
0 changes
$2561One-way
06:15AMCologne/Bonn Airport4h30 10:45AMHamburg Airport
1 changes
$3401One-way
06:40AMCologne/Bonn Airport1h05 07:45AMHamburg Airport
0 changes
$4091One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Sun
Oct 24
$62FlixTrain
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$191Tuifly
Mon
Oct 25
$23FlixTrain
$36BlaBlaCar Bus
$167Eurowings
Tue
Oct 26
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$228Tuifly
Wed
Oct 27
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$253Eurowings
Thu
Oct 28
$12FlixTrain
$32Flixbus
$105Eurowings Europe
Fri
Oct 29
$29Deutsche Bahn with connection
$36BlaBlaCar Bus
$130Eurowings Europe
Sat
Oct 30
$29Deutsche Bahn with connection
$36BlaBlaCar Bus
$393Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
Oct 31
$22Deutsche Bahn
$36BlaBlaCar Bus
$179Eurowings
Mon
Nov 1
$22Deutsche Bahn
$36BlaBlaCar Bus
$105Eurowings
Tue
Nov 2
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$105Eurowings
Wed
Nov 3
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$105Eurowings
Thu
Nov 4
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$93Eurowings
Fri
Nov 5
$22Deutsche Bahn
$36BlaBlaCar Bus
$93Tuifly
Sat
Nov 6
$22Deutsche Bahn
$36BlaBlaCar Bus
$165Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
Nov 7
$22Deutsche Bahn
$25Flixbus
$154Eurowings
Mon
Nov 8
$22Deutsche Bahn
$27BlaBlaCar Bus
$93Eurowings
Tue
Nov 9
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$93Eurowings
Wed
Nov 10
$12FlixTrain
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$93Eurowings
Thu
Nov 11
$13FlixTrain
$23Flixbus
$93Eurowings
Fri
Nov 12
$22Deutsche Bahn
$22Flixbus
$93Eurowings
Sat
Nov 13
$22Deutsche Bahn
$27BlaBlaCar Bus
$165Lufthansa Cityline

Travel Information from Cologne to Hamburg

distanceDistance223 miles (360 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or train
priceTicket price range$25 - $131
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $25 (€20) • 3 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $131 (€105) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesEurowings or FlixTrain

Travel 223 miles (360 km) by flight or train between Cologne and Hamburg. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $25 (€20). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Eurowings or FlixTrain among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Cologne to Hamburg.

How to get from Cologne to Hamburg

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Cologne to Hamburg, 83,53% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Cologne to Hamburg and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey