Köln to Hamburg

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€76.92
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Trains to Hamburg

Tue 30 May

11:48
15:54
Köln
Hamburg
4h 06m1 change
12:10
16:13
Köln
Hamburg
4h 03mDirect
12:11
16:13
Köln
Hamburg
4h 02m1 change
12:48
16:53
Köln
Hamburg
4h 05m1 change
13:09
17:13
Köln
Hamburg
4h 04mDirect

Train times

Avg. journey time4h 17m
First train dept02:13
Last train dept23:12

Train info

Fastest route4h 00m
ChangesDirect
Trains per day18
Fare range€18-€141**

Stations

Origin StationKöln
Destination StationHamburg
Return Journey

More information**

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

The minimum price of a train ticket from Köln (Cologne) to Hamburg is €18. To buy train tickets from Köln (Cologne) to Hamburg 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 Köln to Hamburg by train?

The average journey time between Köln (Cologne) and Hamburg is 4 hours and 17 minutes and the fastest journey time is 4 hours and 0 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 46 trains per day travelling from Köln (Cologne) to Hamburg. 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 Köln to Hamburg?

The first train from Köln (Cologne) to Hamburg departs at 02:13. The last train from Köln (Cologne) to Hamburg departs at 23:12. 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 Köln and Hamburg?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Köln (Cologne) to Hamburg without having to change trains. There are 18 direct trains from Köln (Cologne) to Hamburg. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
  • *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 Köln to Hamburg for a typical week day using timetable data for 30/05/2017. 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 05/04/2017 for travel on 22/05/2017 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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