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Cheapest price$5.68
Shortest Duration4h 0m
Trips per day8
train carriers6
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How to book cheap Hamburg to Cologne train tickets?

The best way to get deals on train tickets from Hamburg to Cologne is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average train fares from Hamburg to Cologne were $29.90. By booking 29 days out, tickets are on average $5.68 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel by train from Hamburg to Cologne?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Hamburg to Cologne by train is at 4:00 PM on Monday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 11:00 PM on Sunday is when the fewest number of train tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the train departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

FlixTrain from Hamburg to Cologne has the most daily schedules

On average there are 8 train trips per day. FlixTrain has the most options for departures from Hamburg to Cologne, with an average of 4 trips per day and 86 monthly trips. 6 train carriers currently travel from Hamburg to Cologne. Of the 8 trips there are 5 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Traveling by Bus from Hamburg to Cologne starts at $16.82.

6 carriers offer Hamburg to Cologne train trips

Deutsche Bahn

Book Deutsche Bahn from Hamburg to Cologne from $33.95. There are 28 Deutsche Bahn schedules from Hamburg to Cologne and you can expect on average to pay $69.94 for a Deutsche Bahn ticket to Cologne. In Hamburg, Deutsche Bahn departs to Cologne from Hamburg-Rissen and 2 other stations. In Cologne, Deutsche Bahn arrives at Central Station and 1 other station.

An average trip on Deutsche Bahn from Hamburg to Cologne takes 4 hours and 55 minutes, while the fastest available Deutsche Bahn trip will get you to Cologne in 4 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Deutsche Bahn offers 12 trips per day and you could expect to pay $63.77 for a weekend getaway trip to Cologne.

Power outlet
Avg. Time
4h 55m
Avg. Price
$69.94

DB Eurocity

Book DB Eurocity from Hamburg to Cologne from $61.46. There are 2 DB Eurocity schedules from Hamburg to Cologne and you can expect on average to pay $66.56 for a DB Eurocity ticket to Cologne. In Hamburg, DB Eurocity departs to Cologne from Hamburg Hbf and no other station. In Cologne, DB Eurocity arrives at Central Station and no other station.

An average trip on DB Eurocity from Hamburg to Cologne takes 4 hours and 8 minutes, while the fastest available DB Eurocity trip will get you to Cologne in 4 hours and 0 minutes,

Beverage
Meal
Power outlet
Avg. Time
4h 8m
Avg. Price
$66.56

DB Intercity

Book DB Intercity from Hamburg to Cologne from $29.53. There are 15 DB Intercity schedules from Hamburg to Cologne and you can expect on average to pay $69.33 for a DB Intercity ticket to Cologne. In Hamburg, DB Intercity departs to Cologne from Hamburg Hbf and no other station. In Cologne, DB Intercity arrives at Central Station and no other station.

An average trip on DB Intercity from Hamburg to Cologne takes 4 hours and 2 minutes, while the fastest available DB Intercity trip will get you to Cologne in 4 hours and 0 minutes,

Beverage
Meal
Power outlet
Avg. Time
4h 2m
Avg. Price
$69.33

DB Intercity-Express

Book DB Intercity-Express from Hamburg to Cologne from $33.95. There are 11 DB Intercity-Express schedules from Hamburg to Cologne and you can expect on average to pay $81.53 for a DB Intercity-Express ticket to Cologne. In Hamburg, DB Intercity-Express departs to Cologne from Hamburg Hbf and no other station. In Cologne, DB Intercity-Express arrives at Central Station and 1 other station.

An average trip on DB Intercity-Express from Hamburg to Cologne takes 4 hours and 13 minutes, while the fastest available DB Intercity-Express trip will get you to Cologne in 4 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, DB Intercity-Express offers 2 trips per day and you could expect to pay $47.57 for a weekend getaway trip to Cologne.

Beverage
Meal
Power outlet
WiFi
Avg. Time
4h 13m
Avg. Price
$81.53

Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

Book Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company from Hamburg to Cologne from $33.95. There are 14 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules from Hamburg to Cologne and you can expect on average to pay $54.10 for a Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company ticket to Cologne. In Hamburg, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company departs to Cologne from Hamburg-Rissen and 1 other station. In Cologne, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company arrives at Central Station and no other station.

An average trip on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company from Hamburg to Cologne takes 4 hours and 58 minutes, while the fastest available Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company trip will get you to Cologne in 4 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 40 trips per day and you could expect to pay $52.80 for a weekend getaway trip to Cologne.

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Avg. Time
4h 58m
Avg. Price
$54.10

FlixTrain

Book FlixTrain from Hamburg to Cologne from $5.64. There are 4 FlixTrain schedules from Hamburg to Cologne and you can expect on average to pay $33.81 for a FlixTrain ticket to Cologne. In Hamburg, FlixTrain departs to Cologne from Hamburg Hbf and 2 other stations. In Cologne, FlixTrain arrives at Central Station and no other station.

An average trip on FlixTrain from Hamburg to Cologne takes 4 hours and 12 minutes, while the fastest available FlixTrain trip will get you to Cologne in 4 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, FlixTrain offers 4 trips per day and you could expect to pay $41.60 for a weekend getaway trip to Cologne.

Air conditioning
Attendant
Restroom
Movies
Power outlet
Snacks
WiFi
Avg. Time
4h 12m
Avg. Price
$33.81

Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the train line you travel with, your options include 5 stations that have train departures from Hamburg. Most train trips to Cologne will depart from Hamburg Hbf, Hamburg-Rissen, Hamburg-Harburg, Hamburg-Altona, Hamburg Hbf (S-Bahn).
  • Hamburg Hbf
  • Hamburg-Rissen
  • Hamburg-Harburg
  • Hamburg-Altona
  • Hamburg Hbf (S-Bahn)
Train trips arrive in Cologne at 3 stations, depending on which train line you are traveling with. Central Station, Central Station, Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 are the main train stations in Cologne for trips arriving from Hamburg.
  • Central Station
  • Central Station
  • Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12