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Traveling from Cologne to Hamburg with Virail

Do you know the best way to get from Cologne to Hamburg? No? Don't worry, Virail knows. Our search tool uses data from thousands of travel providers to show you all the available routes for your chosen travel dates. Whether you want to travel by train, bus, plane, or carpool, we can help. Filter your results to suit your personal needs: decide whether you want a one-way or round trip ticket, look for a direct journey or one with connections, and choose the time of day that you prefer to travel. Take a look at all the information and find the transport option that's right for you. When you've selected your ideal journey, Virail will transfer you to the website of your chosen travel provider, where you can complete your booking. Your adventure is waiting - let Virail help you today.

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

The cheapest train tickets from Cologne to Hamburg cost $ 11.71. On average, you can expect to spend around $ 39.74 for your train ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper train tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from Cologne to Hamburg.

Cologne to Hamburg by train

Best price $ 11.71
Journey duration 4 h 35 min
Connections per day 161
First departure 03:15
Last departure 00:13
Distance 223.7 mi

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Route Summary by train

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129
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FlixTrain-logo
FlixTrain
Duration: 4 h 9 min
Cologne Central Station (train) - Hamburg Central Station (train)
10:59 - 15:08
$ 23.42
FlixTrain-logo
FlixTrain
Duration: 3 h 56 min
Cologne Central Station (train) - Hamburg-Harburg Station (train)
10:59 - 14:55
$ 23.42
FlixTrain-logo
FlixTrain
Duration: 4 h 8 min
Cologne Central Station (train) - Hamburg Central Station (train)
15:00 - 19:08
$ 23.42
FlixTrain-logo
FlixTrain
Duration: 3 h 55 min
Cologne Central Station (train) - Hamburg-Harburg Station (train)
15:00 - 18:55
$ 23.42
Deutsche Bahn-logo
Deutsche Bahn
Duration: 5 h 36 min
Heumarkt, Köln - Hamburg Hbf
03:15 - 08:51
$ 39.72
Deutsche Bahn-logo
Deutsche Bahn
Duration: 5 h 27 min
Heumarkt, Köln - Hamburg Hbf
03:24 - 08:51
$ 39.72
Deutsche Bahn-logo
Deutsche Bahn
Duration: 4 h 57 min
Köln Süd - Hamburg Hbf
03:54 - 08:51
$ 39.72

How long is the journey from Cologne to Hamburg by train?

The distance between Cologne and Hamburg is around 224.3 mi. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 4 h 38 min. However, the fastest routes between Cologne and Hamburg take 3 h 37 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.

When do departures from Cologne to Hamburg leave?

If you prefer to travel early, you will usually find the first departure from Cologne to Hamburg leaving at 19:43. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last daily departure leaves at 00:13.If you have some flexibility over the day on which you travel, you might find more options available to you. For example, some providers may only run early morning routes on weekdays, when people are traveling to work. You will often find fewer options available on weekends or public holidays.

What are the stations on the Cologne to Hamburg route?

Depending on the type of transport, and the provider you decide to use for your journey, you will be able to depart Cologne from the following stations: Cologne Central Station (train), Köln Süd, Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz Gl., Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12, Heumarkt, Köln, Köln West and Barbarossaplatz, Köln. Arriving at Hamburg, your route will pass through all or some of the following stations: Hamburg-Harburg Station (train), Hamburg Hbf, Hamburg-Altona Station (train), Hamburg Central Station (train) and Hamburg-Harburg. Not all transport providers serve every station, so check in advance to see exactly where your route takes you. You may need to use another form of transport to get from one station to another or to your final destination when you arrive in Hamburg.

How many times a day do departures from Cologne leave for Hamburg?

On average, there are 145 daily departures from Cologne to Hamburg. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to 225 departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include FlixTrain and Deutsche Bahn, and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of 25 departures from Cologne which travel directly to Hamburg. There are 120 journeys with one change or more.