Trains from
Hamburg Hbf to Köln Hbf

Hamburg Hbf to Köln Hbf route details

Route overview
Avg. journey time4h 09m
Trains per day18
Fare range€18-€134
Distance357km
First & last trains
First train departs at03:21
Last train departs at22:46
Fastest journey
Fastest route3h 33m
ChangesDirect
Stations
Origin StationHamburg Hbf
Destination StationKöln Hbf

Train times for Sun 22 Oct

05:46
09:47
Hamburg Hbf
Köln Hbf
4h 01m1 change
06:46
10:50
Hamburg Hbf
Köln Hbf
4h 04mDirect
07:01
11:16
Hamburg Hbf
Köln Hbf
4h 15m1 change
07:46
11:47
Hamburg Hbf
Köln Hbf
4h 01mDirect

When is the best time to buy tickets?

Buying tickets in advance can save you money. Prices for train journeys from Hamburg Hbf to Köln Hbf start at €42.72 when you book at least 28 days in advance.*

28 days
in advance
Find this ticket!
€42.72
14 days
in advance
€49.20
Avg. single price
On the day
€71.04
Avg. single price

What is the minimum price of a ticket from Hamburg Hbf to Köln Hbf?

The minimum price of a train ticket from Hamburg Hbf to Köln Hbf is €18. To buy train tickets from Hamburg Hbf to Köln Hbf for the lowest price possible, we recommend that you book your tickets as early as possible. Tickets go on sale usually 3 months in advance, yet in some rare cases this can be up to 6 months. For more precise information on when you can book your tickets or whether there are any promotional sales, click here.

How long does it take to travel from Hamburg Hbf to Köln Hbf by train?

The average journey time between Hamburg Hbf and Köln Hbf is 4 hours and 9 minutes and the fastest journey time is 3 hours and 33 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 34 trains per day travelling from Hamburg Hbf to Köln Hbf. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What time is the first and last train of the day from Hamburg Hbf to Köln Hbf?

The first train from Hamburg Hbf to Köln Hbf departs at 03:21. The last train from Hamburg Hbf to Köln Hbf departs at 22:46. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services. Alternatively, some popular routes may run throughout the night at a reduced frequency. There may also be less services on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Are there direct train services between Hamburg Hbf and Köln Hbf?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Hamburg Hbf to Köln Hbf without having to change trains. There are 18 direct trains from Hamburg Hbf to Köln Hbf. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

How do I get back to Hamburg Hbf?

By train, of course. See trains from Köln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf.

  • *Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. “14 days in advance” includes days 13 and 15.
  • **The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Hamburg Hbf to Köln Hbf for a typical week day using timetable data for 22/10/2017. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 05/07/2017 for travel on 08/07/2017 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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