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Hamburg-Cologne Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Hamburg to Cologne?

Lowest price$42.51
Fastest train3h 45m
Trains per day4
Train lines4

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Our train 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, train 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 train 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 train.

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.

What is the price of a train ticket from Hamburg to Cologne?

In the last month, $72.68 was the average price of a train ticket from Hamburg, HH to Cologne, NW. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

How long is the train journey from Hamburg to Cologne?

The distance between Hamburg and Cologne is approximately 221 miles, or 356 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 9 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 45 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Hamburg to Cologne are the most crowded on Friday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Friday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Hamburg at 3:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Hamburg to Cologne?

There are 4 scheduled trains on most days. 22 of these are direct connections to Cologne. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Cologne to Hamburg. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Hamburg to Cologne for $34.08.

Which train should you take from Hamburg to Cologne?

There are 4 train lines with service from Hamburg, Hamburg to Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia. DB Intercity-Express is your best bet, with 2 scheduled trains per day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Eurocity14h 9m$49.61
DB Intercity24h 5m$71.95
DB Intercity-Express24h 12m$75.66
Deutsche Bahn14h 0m$56.71

DB Eurocity train tickets from Hamburg to Cologne start from $43, and on average cost $50. Daily there are 1 DB Eurocity schedules to Cologne. DB Eurocity in Hamburg leaves from Hamburg Train Station, Bahnsteig Gleis 7 + 8, And in Cologne trains arrive at Central Station, From Hamburg to Cologne train travel on DB Eurocity takes 4 hours and 9 minutes. If you are looking to get to Cologne faster, DB Eurocity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 45 minutes.

DB Intercity train tickets from Hamburg to Cologne start from $43, and on average cost $72. Daily there are 2 DB Intercity schedules to Cologne. DB Intercity in Hamburg leaves from Hamburg Train Station, Bahnsteig Gleis 7 + 8, And in Cologne trains arrive at Central Station, From Hamburg to Cologne train travel on DB Intercity takes 4 hours and 5 minutes. If you are looking to get to Cologne faster, DB Intercity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 45 minutes.

DB Intercity-Express train tickets from Hamburg to Cologne start from $47, and on average cost $76. Daily there are 2 DB Intercity-Express schedules to Cologne. DB Intercity-Express in Hamburg leaves from Hamburg Train Station, Bahnsteig Gleis 7 + 8, And in Cologne trains arrive at Central Station, From Hamburg to Cologne train travel on DB Intercity-Express takes 4 hours and 12 minutes. If you are looking to get to Cologne faster, DB Intercity-Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 45 minutes.

Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Hamburg to Cologne start from $57, and on average cost $57. Daily there are 1 Deutsche Bahn schedules to Cologne. Deutsche Bahn in Hamburg leaves from Hamburg Train Station, Bahnsteig Gleis 7 + 8, And in Cologne trains arrive at Central Station, From Hamburg to Cologne train travel on Deutsche Bahn takes 4 hours and 0 minutes. If you are looking to get to Cologne faster, Deutsche Bahn offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 45 minutes.

Price trends for trains from Hamburg to Cologne

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