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Hamburg-Cologne Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

Hamburg to Cologne bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$34.08
Shortest duration13h 10m
Trips per day2
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Hamburg to Cologne during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How much is a bus ticket from Hamburg to Cologne?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $37.08 was the low point for bus fares from Hamburg to Cologne. Buses from Cologne to Hamburg are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $37.08 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 15 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $33.88 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 17 hours and 3 minutes to cover the 221 miles (356 kilometers) from Hamburg, HH to Cologne, NW. However, the fastest bus only takes 13 hours and 10 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Cologne at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Hamburg?

The first bus leaves at 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 1:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Hamburg to Cologne, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Hamburg to Cologne. However, neither bus offers direct service, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to transfer buses during the trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Hamburg to Cologne; ticket prices start at $42.51.

What bus companies travel from Hamburg to Cologne?

There is one bus company that operates from Hamburg to Cologne. FlixBus is the one bus line that services this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different travel times to choose from each day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus217h 4m$57.03

Book FlixBus from Hamburg to Cologne from $34. There are 2 trips per day offered by FlixBus from Hamburg to Cologne and you can expect on average to pay $57 for a FlixBus ticket to Cologne. In Hamburg, FlixBus departs to Cologne from Adenauerallee 78, In Cologne, FlixBus arrives at Bonn Airport Terminal 2 and 2 other stations. An average trip on FlixBus from Hamburg to Cologne takes 17 hours and 4 minutes, while the fastest available FlixBus trip will get you to Cologne in 13 hours and 10 minutes, On weekends, FlixBus offers 3 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $53 for a weekend trip to Cologne.

Price trends for buses from Hamburg to Cologne

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Prices as travel date approaches


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