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from Hanover to Cologne

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

Our recommendation

To get from Hanover to Cologne on Sep 27 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

12:40AMHannover, ZOB15h35 04:15PMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport
1 changes
$351One-way
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12:40AMHannover, ZOB15h35 04:15PMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport
1 changes
$351One-way

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Sun
Sep 26
$31FlixTrain
$22Flixbus
Mon
Sep 27
$15FlixTrain
$20Flixbus
Tue
Sep 28
$22Deutsche Bahn
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Wed
Sep 29
$22Deutsche Bahn
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Thu
Sep 30
$22FlixTrain
$20Flixbus
Fri
Oct 1
$22Deutsche Bahn
$24BlaBlaCar Bus
Sat
Oct 2
$30Deutsche Bahn
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Sun
Oct 3
$22Deutsche Bahn
$17Flixbus
Mon
Oct 4
$22Deutsche Bahn
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Tue
Oct 5
$22Deutsche Bahn
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Wed
Oct 6
$22Deutsche Bahn
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Thu
Oct 7
$22Deutsche Bahn
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Fri
Oct 8
$22Deutsche Bahn
$17Flixbus
Sat
Oct 9
$19FlixTrain
$17Flixbus
Sun
Oct 10
$22Deutsche Bahn
$31BlaBlaCar Bus
Mon
Oct 11
$22Deutsche Bahn
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Tue
Oct 12
$22Deutsche Bahn
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Wed
Oct 13
$22Deutsche Bahn
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Thu
Oct 14
$22Deutsche Bahn
$17Flixbus
Fri
Oct 15
$22Deutsche Bahn
$31BlaBlaCar Bus
Sat
Oct 16
$22Deutsche Bahn
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Travel Information from Hanover to Cologne

distanceDistance154 miles (249 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$22 - $24
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $22 (€18) • 2 h 48 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $22 (€18) • 2 h 48 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 154 miles (249 km) by bus or train from Hanover to Cologne. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 48 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $22 (€18). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are BlaBlaCar Bus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Hanover to Cologne.

How to get from Hanover to Cologne

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Hanover to Cologne, 69,81% 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 Hanover to Cologne 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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FAQs
How do I travel from Hanover to Cologne?

There are 2 ways to get from Hanover to Cologne: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from Hanover to Cologne?

The cheapest way to travel between Hanover and Cologne is by taking a train with an average price of $22 (€18).

This is compared to other travel options to Cologne:

A train is $1 (€1) less than a bus for this journey with tickets for a bus from Hanover to Cologne costing on average $24 (€19).

What is the fastest way to travel to Cologne from Hanover?

The fastest way from Hanover to Cologne is by train with an average journey time of 2 h 48 min.

There are alternative travel options to Cologne that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 4 h 55 min   of travel time.

What is the distance from Hanover to Cologne?

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

How many services a day are there between Hanover and Cologne?

The average frequency per day from Hanover to Cologne is:

  • Around 17 trains per day.

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

When traveling to Cologne from Hanover, where do I depart from Hanover and where do I arrive in Cologne?

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

  • Most travelers who purchase a bus ticket from Hanover to Cologne depart from Hanover, Hauptbahnhof to Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Hannover Hbf and arrive in Köln Hbf.
Which travel companies can get me from Hanover to Cologne?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Hanover to Cologne, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with BlaBlaCar Bus to go to Cologne by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find BlaBlaCar Bus Hanover to Cologne tickets on Omio for $24 (€19).
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn for trains to Cologne. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Hanover to Cologne tickets on Omio for $22 (€18).
Is there a way to travel directly from Hanover to Cologne?

Yes, there are direct services available from Hanover to Cologne with the following travel companies:

  • You can take a direct train with FlixTrain with 17 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Cologne as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Cologne from Hanover.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Hanover to Cologne?
Looking to extend your trip from Hanover to Cologne? Many Omio customers who go from Hanover to Cologne usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you're looking to explore Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels from Cologne, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How far in advance should I buy my Hanover to Cologne one way ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets cost $24 (€19) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average $22 (€18) one way.

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

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Hanover
Cologne
Hannover ZOB
Amenities
Hannover Hbf
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