How to travel from Hildesheim to Cologne

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Travel Information between Hildesheim and Cologne

distanceDistance153 miles (247 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, train or flight
priceTicket price range$21 - $165
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $21 (€18) • 6 h 33 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $28 (€24) • 3 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus, train or flight to travel 153 miles (247 km) from Hildesheim to Cologne. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are BlaBlaCar or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Hildesheim to Cologne.

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from Hildesheim to Cologne

How to get from Hildesheim to Cologne by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

The best way to travel from Hildesheim to Cologne is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Deutsche Bahn

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Find the best route between Hildesheim and Cologne with Omio's travel partners Deutsche Bahn! You'll find the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable trip for you.

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of travel services and makes on average about 40,000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of travel 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 Hildesheim to Cologne travel.

    FAQs: Travel from Hildesheim to Cologne

    FAQs: Travel 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 Hildesheim to Cologne.

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

    The cheapest way to travel between Hildesheim and Cologne is a bus with an average price of $21 (€18).

    This is compared to other travel options from Hildesheim to Cologne:

    A bus is $144 (€125) less than a flight with an average ticket price of $165 (€143) from Hildesheim to Cologne.

    A bus is $7 (€6) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Hildesheim to Cologne costing on average $28 (€24).

    The fastest way from Hildesheim to Cologne is by train with an average journey time of 3 h 25 min.

    There are alternative travel options to Cologne that take longer:

    Taking a bus requires on average 6 h 33 min of travel time.

    Flight takes on average 4 h 20 min.

    The Hildesheim to Cologne distance is around 153 miles (247 km).

    The average frequency per day from Hildesheim to Cologne is:

    • Around 2 buses per day.

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

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

    • Most travelers catch their bus from Hildesheim, Bahnhof/ZOB and arrive in Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle).
    • Most travelers who book a train ticket from Hildesheim to Cologne depart from Hildesheim Hbf to Cologne Hbf.

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

    • You can go to Cologne from Hildesheim by bus with BlaBlaCar or FlixBus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $21 (€18) with FlixBus from Hildesheim to Cologne on Omio.
    • You can take a train from Hildesheim to Cologne with Deutsche Bahn. Cheap tickets can be found for $81 (€70) with Deutsche Bahn from Hildesheim to Cologne.

    Yes, there are direct routes from Hildesheim to Cologne with the following travel companies:

    • You'll find 2 direct buses a day to Cologne with FlixBus.

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

    Many of our customers who book a trip from Hildesheim to Cologne often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Brussels or Frankfurt am Main. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Hildesheim and Cologne itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Cologne and any of these top destinations today!

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