Hamburg to Cologne route details
Train times for Tue 28 Nov
When is the best time to buy tickets?
Buying tickets in advance can save you money. Prices for train journeys from Hamburg to Cologne start at €49.49 when you book at least 28 days in advance.*
What is the minimum price of a ticket from Hamburg to Cologne?
The minimum price of a train ticket from Hamburg to Cologne is €9.9. To buy train tickets from Hamburg to Cologne 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 to Cologne by train?
The average journey time between Hamburg and Cologne is 4 hours and 7 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 to Cologne. 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 to Cologne?
The first train from Hamburg to Cologne departs at 04:42. The last train from Hamburg to Cologne 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 and Cologne?
Yes, it is possible to travel from Hamburg to Cologne without having to change trains. There are 18 direct trains from Hamburg to Cologne. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
How do I get back to Hamburg?
By train, of course. See trains from Cologne to Hamburg.
- *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 to Cologne for a typical week day using timetable data for 28/11/2017. 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 20/08/2017 for travel on 22/08/2017 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.