How to travel from Cologne to Hanover

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from Cologne to Hanover

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

Our recommendation

To get from Cologne to Hanover on Apr 01 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information from Cologne to Hanover

distanceDistance154 miles (249 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$3 - $51
fastestFastest modeTrain • $15 (€13) • 3 h 6 min
carriersPopular travel companiesDeutsche Bahn

Travel 154 miles (249 km) by bus, flight or train to Hanover from Cologne. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Cologne to Hanover.

How to get from Cologne to Hanover

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Cologne to Hanover, 78,85% 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 Hanover 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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Travel Tips: Travel from Cologne to Hanover

Travel Tips: Travel to Hanover 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 Cologne to Hanover.

There are 3 travel options from Cologne to Hanover: bus, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Hanover is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around $3 (€3) compared to other travel options to Hanover:

A flight is $48 (€42) less than a bus for this route with tickets for a bus from Cologne to Hanover costing on average $51 (€45).

Taking a flight is about $11 (€10) less than taking a train, which costs on average $15 (€13) for this trip.

The quickest way to travel from Cologne to Hanover is by train, which takes on average 3 h 6 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 6 h.

In comparison, taking a flight requires on average 0 h 0 min   of travel time.

The distance from Cologne to Hanover is approximately 154 miles (249 km).

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Hanover is:

  • 25 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Cologne and Hanover as scheduled services by bus, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Cologne to Hanover:

  • Buses mostly depart from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof) and arrive in Hanover.
  • Flights mostly depart from Cologne/Bonn Airport and arrive in Langenhagen Airport.
  • Trains mostly depart from Köln Hbf and arrive in Hannover Hbf.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Cologne to Hanover:

  • You can travel by train from Cologne to Hanover with Deutsche Bahn, and you can find Deutsche Bahn Cologne to Hanover tickets for $15 (€13) on Omio.
Omio customers who travel from Cologne to Hanover often also extend their vacation to go to Berlin, Hamburg or Munich. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Hanover and these popular destinations at a great price.

When planning your trip from Cologne to Hanover, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost $51 (€45) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $3 (€3) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $15 (€13) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Cologne to Hanover online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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