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Hamburg to Cologne by bus

The journey from Hamburg to Cologne by bus is 224.11 mi and takes 10 hr 38 min. There are 8 connections per day, with the first departure at 12:50 AM and the last at 10:50 PM. It is possible to travel from Hamburg to Cologne by bus for as little as $10.25 or as much as $91.32. The best price for this journey is $10.25.

Lowest Price$10.25
Journey Duration10 hr 38 min
Connection per Day8
Lowest Price$10.25
Highest Price$91.32
First Departure12:50 AM
Last Departure10:50 PM
Distance224.11 mi
DepartureHamburg
ArrivalCologne
CarriersFlixBus DACH GmbH, FlixTrainMore

Hamburg to Cologne Bus Times

Departure date
Wednesday, May 22, 2024

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How much will I pay for bus tickets from Hamburg to Cologne?

The prices for bus tickets from Hamburg to Cologne vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. Booked in advance, the cheapest bus tickets from Hamburg to Cologne will cost $10.25. The average bus ticket price is approximately $30.77. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.
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When you're traveling from Hamburg to Cologne, you can expect to pay an average of approximately $30.77. 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.

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

Traveling from Hamburg to Cologne by bus will usually take 10 hr 38 min. This journey covers a distance of 224.11 mi . When planning your trip, bear in mind that 10 hr 38 min is an average, and route times may vary from day to day. Weather conditions, issues with transport, unexpected diversions, and local events could all cause delays to your journey. Please keep the possibility of these exceptional events in mind when making travel plans. The distance between Hamburg and Cologne is around 224.11 mi. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 10 hr 38 min. However, the fastest routes between Hamburg and Cologne take 6 hr 40 min. If a fast journey is a priority for you when traveling, look out for express services that may get you there faster. Some flexibility may be necessary when booking. Often, these services only leave at particular times of day - or even on certain days of the week. You may also find a faster journey by taking an indirect route and connecting in another station along the way.

How many times a day do journeys run from Hamburg to Cologne?

You will be able to travel from Hamburg to Cologne 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 Hamburg to Cologne 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, 4 direct connections from Hamburg to Cologne each day. Indirect connections add more possibilities, giving you extra flexibility when traveling. In an average day, you will find 4 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 Hamburg to Cologne. 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 Hamburg to Cologne
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Hamburg to Cologne.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Hamburg to Cologne, 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 Hamburg to Cologne.

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 $10.19 to $34.85 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 Hamburg to Cologne

The cheapest Hamburg - Cologne bus tickets can be found for as low as $17.32 if you’re lucky, or $22.68 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $26.26.

Find the best day to travel to Cologne by bus

When travelling to Cologne 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 Hamburg to Cologne

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

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.
wifi WiFi
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 Hamburg to Cologne
Compare services on board when travelling from Hamburg to Cologne by bus.
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wifi WiFi check check
power_sockets Power sockets check check
luggage Luggage check check
accessibility Accessibility check cross
food_and_drink Food and drink check check
air_con Air conditioning check check
bicycle Bicycle check cross
sleeper_couchette Sleeper check cross

Hamburg to Cologne 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 Hamburg to Cologne?
A bus ticket from Hamburg to Cologne is $30.77. 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 $10.25.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Hamburg to Cologne?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Hamburg to Cologne is $10.25. 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 Hamburg and Cologne by bus?
Hamburg to Cologne is 224.11 mi.
How long does the bus between Hamburg and Cologne take?
Hamburg to Cologne is on average 10 hr 38 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 6 hr 40 min.
Which companies operate from Hamburg to Cologne?
The bus journey from Hamburg to Cologne is covered by 3 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: FlixBus DACH GmbH, FlixTrain, FlixBus Polska sp. z.o.o. and FlixBus.
How many bus connections per day go from Hamburg to Cologne?
Hamburg to Cologne has 8 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Hamburg to Cologne leave?
The earliest bus from Hamburg to Cologne departs at 12:50 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 Hamburg to Cologne depart?
The latest bus from Hamburg to Cologne departs at 10:50 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 Hamburg to Cologne 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 $10.25 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 Hamburg to Cologne?
There are on average 4 direct connection(s) from Hamburg to go to Cologne.
What's the fastest journey time between Hamburg to Cologne by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Hamburg and Cologne is 6 hr 40 min.
Is there a direct bus from Hamburg to Cologne?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Hamburg and Cologne.
What are the CO2 emissions for Hamburg to Cologne by bus?
The bus journey from Hamburg to Cologne creates 27.05kg of CO2 emissions.

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