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Hanover to Cologne by train

The journey from Hanover to Cologne by train is 155.38 mi and takes 3 hr 31 min. There are 9 connections per day, with the first departure at 12:30 AM and the last at 6:23 PM. It is possible to travel from Hanover to Cologne by train for as little as $15.39 or as much as $35.82. The best price for this journey is $15.39.

Lowest Price$15.39
Journey Duration3 hr 31 min
Connection per Day9
Lowest Price$15.39
Highest Price$35.82
First Departure12:30 AM
Last Departure6:23 PM
Distance155.38 mi
DepartureHanover
ArrivalCologne
CarriersDB - Regionalbahn, DB - IntercityMore

Hanover to Cologne Train Times

Departure date
Tuesday, Feb 27, 2024

Quick and easy travel from Hanover to Cologne 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 Hanover to Cologne. 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 Hanover to Cologne by train?

On average, a train ticket from Hanover to Cologne will cost you $19.66. However, there may be cheaper alternatives available. Virail will show you the lowest prices available for your chosen travel dates, which could be as little as $15.39. 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 train 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.
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On average, you can expect to spend around $19.66 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 Hanover to Cologne.

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

Traveling from Hanover to Cologne by train will usually take 3 hr 31 min. This journey covers a distance of 155.38 mi . When planning your trip, bear in mind that 3 hr 31 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 journey between Hanover and Cologne by train usually takes 3 hr 31 min to cover a distance of 155.38 mi. The shortest journey from Hanover to Cologne will take you 2 hr 35 min. Remember, as always, that this time does not include any delays that might occur due to weather conditions, construction, or unexpected diversions and disruptions. If arriving in Cologne quickly is a priority for you, look for express or non-stop services. You may also find that a connecting route reaches your destination faster than some direct journeys. Virail will allow you to explore all your options and come to a decision that suits your needs.

When traveling from Hanover to Cologne by train, which stations can I use?

You can depart from Hanover at stations such as . At the end of the journey, you will be able to arrive in Cologne at the following stations: . Some of these stations may only be served by particular travel providers. Because of this, there may not be a direct connection between all the stations in Hanover and Cologne. Plan your journey carefully, as it may be necessary to make another connection before departure or after arrival.

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

If you want to get from Hanover to Cologne, you can travel with providers such as . You will find a maximum number of departures per day. On average, there are 9 departures per day. Book in advance to make sure that your journey will run smoothly and you depart at a time that suits you best. When you travel, you can look for direct journeys or other routes which offer connections and changes. On average, there are 8 direct journeys between Hanover and Cologne. If you don't mind changing along the way, you may find more options available to you. There are usually 1 journeys with at least one change. These numbers may vary depending on the time of year or day of the week. Some travelers prefer direct routes, particularly if they are carrying heavy suitcases or concerned about missing a connection. Others enjoy the flexibility offered by connecting journeys. Whatever you prefer, Virail can help you find the right options to suit you. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Hanover to Cologne. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Hanover 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 Hanover 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

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $5.17 to $38.34 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 87% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Hanover to Cologne

The cheapest Hanover - Cologne train tickets can be found for as low as $16.97 if you’re lucky, or $20.98 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $28.97.

Find the best day to travel to Cologne by train

When travelling to Cologne by train, 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.

Regionalbahn is a type of train service in Germany that operates on regional routes, connecting smaller towns and cities with larger ones. These trains are usually slower than intercity trains, but they make more stops and are more affordable. Regionalbahn trains are operated by various companies, including Deutsche Bahn, and they offer single and multiple-day tickets. The trains are often used by commuters and tourists who want to explore the countryside and smaller towns.

While not as swift as the high-speed ICE trains, Deutsche Bahn’s InterCity trains boast speeds up to 200km/h, offering spacious carriages and dining options. Operating across numerous German routes, such as Cologne-Hamburg, these trains also extend to international destinations, including Amsterdam and Luxembourg. Some routes even feature double-deck trains.

Ticket types and facilities from Hanover to Cologne

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by FlixTrain and DB - Intercity when traveling from Hanover 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.
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Second Class

On SBB Intercity trains, in addition to basic amenities for Second Class ticket, there's a Family Zone specially designed to offer comfort for families with children. If you get hungry during the journey, you can enjoy tasty meals in the restaurant carriage.
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First Class

In the First Class of SBB Intercity, you can benefit from personal power socket, more comfortable seats, and larger luggage space. Some IC trains also offer quiet zones and business areas.
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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
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Deutsche Bahn is rolling out free WiFi on their IC trains, with some already offering the service.
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All seats in both classes have power sockets on DB IC trains.
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On IC trains, you can bring any amount of luggage without restrictions. Store small bags either in the overhead racks or beneath your seats. For bigger luggage items, use the racks found in the compartments or close to the exterior doors.
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Deutsche Bahn's Mobility Service provides assistance for boarding, disembarking, and train transfers. Staff are on hand to address questions and ensure a smooth trip.
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On the DB IC trains, there's a restaurant for meals or a bistro for snacks. You can eat at the bistro or in your seat. First Class passengers get free food at their seat. The menu changes but always has local food, including vegetarian and vegan choices.
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Intercity trains have air-conditioned sections.
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For IC trains, a ticket and reservation are required for bicycles, with the reservation cost included. Bikes are typically stored in second class carriages, though your seat may be elsewhere.
Services on board DB - Regionalbahn, DB - Intercity and FlixTrain from Hanover to Cologne
Compare services on board when travelling from Hanover to Cologne by train.
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Hanover to Cologne CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
17.5kg
Bus
18.75kg
Flight
50.01kg
Car
40.01kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Hanover to Cologne by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Hanover and Cologne are 17.5kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Hanover and Cologne? By taking the train between Hanover and Cologne you will save 32.51kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 1.25kg compared to a bus and 22.51kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Hanover to Cologne?
A train ticket from Hanover to Cologne is $19.66. 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 $15.39.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Hanover to Cologne?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Hanover to Cologne is $15.39. 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 Hanover and Cologne by train?
Hanover to Cologne is 155.38 mi.
How long does the train between Hanover and Cologne take?
Hanover to Cologne is on average 3 hr 31 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 2 hr 35 min.
Which companies operate from Hanover to Cologne?
The train journey from Hanover to Cologne is covered by 3 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: DB - Regionalbahn, DB - Intercity, FlixTrain and DB - InterCity Express (ICE).
How many train connections per day go from Hanover to Cologne?
Hanover to Cologne has 9 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Hanover to Cologne leave?
The earliest train from Hanover to Cologne departs at 12:30 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 train from Hanover to Cologne depart?
The latest train from Hanover to Cologne departs at 6:23 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 Hanover to Cologne in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $15.39 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.
From which stations can I leave from Hanover to Cologne?
There are 3 station(s) that you can depart from Hanover to go to Cologne. You can go from Hannover ZOB/Hbf, Hanover Airport and Hannover Messe/Laatzen and you can arrive at Cologne Mülheim, Köln Flughafen, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln Hbf (Breslauer Platz).
How many direct connections depart from Hanover to Cologne?
There are on average 8 direct connection(s) from Hanover to go to Cologne.
What's the fastest journey time between Hanover to Cologne by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Hanover and Cologne is 2 hr 35 min.
Is there a direct train from Hanover to Cologne?
Yes, there is a direct train between Hanover and Cologne.
What are the CO2 emissions for Hanover to Cologne by train?
The train journey from Hanover to Cologne creates 17.5kg of CO2 emissions.

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