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Cologne to Hamburg by bus

The journey from Cologne to Hamburg by bus is 224.11 mi and takes 8 hr 51 min. There are 8 connections per day, with the first departure at 4:05 AM and the last at 11:20 PM. It is possible to travel from Cologne to Hamburg by bus for as little as $12.31 or as much as $37.95. The best price for this journey is $12.31.

Lowest Price$12.31
Journey Duration8 hr 51 min
Connection per Day8
Lowest Price$12.31
Highest Price$37.95
First Departure4:05 AM
Last Departure11:20 PM
Distance224.11 mi
DepartureCologne
ArrivalHamburg
CarriersFlixTrain, FlixBus

Cologne to Hamburg Bus Times

Departure date
Monday, Jul 15, 2024

Quick and easy travel from Cologne to Hamburg with Virail

Virail helps thousands of travelers plan their journeys every year. How? It's easy. Just enter the dates on which you plan to travel from Cologne to Hamburg. Our powerful engine will look at the data from thousands of travel providers, then show you all the available routes. You can choose to travel however you want. Decide on the type of transport you want to use, what time of day you'd like to set off and whether you'd like a direct journey or one with connections. When you've found your ideal route, Virail will redirect you to the web page of the provider. There, you can make your booking, then it's time to prepare for your trip.

How much does it cost to get from Cologne to Hamburg by bus?

When you're traveling from Cologne to Hamburg, you can expect to pay an average of approximately $22.42. You might be able to find prices as low as $12.31, but it all depends on how you travel. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest bus tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as bus ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper bus tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.
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On average, a bus ticket from Cologne to Hamburg will cost you $22.42. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest bus tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.

How long does the journey from Cologne to Hamburg take by bus?

The distance between Cologne to Hamburg is approximately 224.11 mi. In general, it will take you about 8 hr 51 min to complete the journey between the two cities. However, it is important to remember that journey times may vary according to a number of factors, including seasonal weather conditions, local events or diversions, and the type of terrain that must be crossed. Keep this in mind if you are intending to make a later connection, and always plan accordingly. The journey between Cologne and Hamburg runs for about 224.11 mi and usually takes approximately 8 hr 51 min. However, this figure is an average and will vary according to a number of factors. Depending on the method of transport that you choose, you might be able to arrive in less time. The shortest time in which you can complete this journey is 6 hr 40 min. If you are trying to get from Cologne to Hamburg as quickly as possible, look for express routes or non-stopping services. Direct routes are not always the fastest way to travel. At times, you may even find a quicker route that involves a connection in another city.

How many journeys from Cologne to Hamburg take place each day?

You will be able to travel from Cologne to Hamburg using companies such as . Combined, these providers offer an average of 8 journeys each day. This average figure may not necessarily reflect your chosen travel dates. On certain days of the week, there may be more or less journeys available. At the busiest times, there will be up to departures available in a single day. You can choose to travel from Cologne to Hamburg using both direct and indirect routes. These options will help you find a journey that suits your budget, your time frame, and the circumstances of your trip. There are, on average, 5 direct connections from Cologne to Hamburg each day. Indirect connections add more possibilities, giving you extra flexibility when traveling. In an average day, you will find 3 journeys with at least one change. These figures may vary at certain times of year, and some routes might not run every day of the week. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Cologne to Hamburg. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap bus tickets from Cologne to Hamburg
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Cologne to Hamburg.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Cologne to Hamburg, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Cologne to Hamburg.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Bus companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $10.25 to $35.17 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 71% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap bus tickets from Cologne to Hamburg

The cheapest Cologne - Hamburg bus tickets can be found for as low as $16.63 if you’re lucky, or $22.19 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $24.97.

Find the best day to travel to Hamburg by bus

When travelling to Hamburg by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Flixtrain is a European low-cost passenger rail service that offers affordable and comfortable train travel to various destinations across Germany. It is owned and operated by FlixMobility, the parent company of FlixBus, which is a popular bus transportation service in Europe. Flixtrain operates on several routes, including Berlin to Stuttgart, Berlin to Cologne, and Hamburg to Cologne, among others.

Ticket types and facilities from Cologne to Hamburg

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by FlixTrain when traveling from Cologne to Hamburg.

Standard

A standard ticket on FlixTrain is a regular ticket / second class ticket. Flixtrain standard ticket offers you a comfortable seat, guaranteed Wi-Fi, access to power outlets, and one carry-on and one checked luggage with size restrictions.
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power_sockets Power sockets
luggage Luggage
accessibility Accessibility
bicycle Bicycle

Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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Connect effortlessly on FlixTrain and enjoy free WiFi, whether you're catching up on work, chatting, or simply browsing.
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Keep your devices charged and ready. FlixTrain seats come equipped with power sockets and USB outlets.
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For your safety and the comfort of everyone on board, FlixBus permits you to bring one carry-on bag that should fit under the seat or in the overhead compartment. You're also allowed one checked bag, but make sure you can load and unload it by yourself and store it in the overhead space or under your seat. Kindly ensure your luggage isn't bulky or poses a risk to others. Remember, it's up to you to keep track of your belongings during the trip.
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FlixTrain prioritizes comfort for all. Passengers with mobility concerns can book designated seats and utilize complimentary transportation for foldable wheelchairs and mobility aids. Reach out to FlixTrain for any assistance required.
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While FlixTrain doesn't offer onboard catering, you're welcome to bring along your own snacks and beverages.
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With FlixTrain, you can pack an extra piece of luggage, but it's a good idea to book early since train space is limited. Got sports equipment or a big musical instrument? They're welcome too, though an extra fee might apply. If you're cycling around, you can park your bike in specific areas for just 9 Euro, but ensure it's standard-sized and free of extra attachments. Remember to reserve a spot for your bike early, as space fills up fast
Services on board FlixTrain and FlixBus from Cologne to Hamburg
Compare services on board when travelling from Cologne to Hamburg by bus.
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accessibility Accessibility check cross
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air_con Air conditioning check check
bicycle Bicycle check cross
sleeper_couchette Sleeper check cross

Cologne to Hamburg CO2 Emissions by Bus

Ecology
Train
25.25kg
Bus
27.05kg
Flight
72.13kg
Car
57.71kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Cologne to Hamburg?
A bus ticket from Cologne to Hamburg is $22.42. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $12.31.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Cologne to Hamburg?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Cologne to Hamburg is $12.31. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Cologne and Hamburg by bus?
Cologne to Hamburg is 224.11 mi.
How long does the bus between Cologne and Hamburg take?
Cologne to Hamburg is on average 8 hr 51 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 6 hr 40 min.
Which companies operate from Cologne to Hamburg?
The bus journey from Cologne to Hamburg is covered by 1 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: FlixTrain and FlixBus.
How many bus connections per day go from Cologne to Hamburg?
Cologne to Hamburg has 8 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Cologne to Hamburg leave?
The earliest bus from Cologne to Hamburg departs at 4:05 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from Cologne to Hamburg depart?
The latest bus from Cologne to Hamburg departs at 11:20 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Cologne to Hamburg in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is $12.31 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Cologne to Hamburg?
There are on average 5 direct connection(s) from Cologne to go to Hamburg.
What's the fastest journey time between Cologne to Hamburg by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Cologne and Hamburg is 6 hr 40 min.
Is there a direct bus from Cologne to Hamburg?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Cologne and Hamburg.
What are the CO2 emissions for Cologne to Hamburg by bus?
The bus journey from Cologne to Hamburg creates 27.05kg of CO2 emissions.

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