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Journey timeFrom 12h 30m
Price€108.25 - €267.50
Distance756km (470 miles)
Departure stationCologne
Arrival stationHannover
Changes2 changes
Train and bus operatorsMeridian, WFB

Cologne to Hannover train times

Check out the next trains departing from Cologne to Hannover for mardi 14 janv. 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
06:58 19:32 12h 34m, 3 changes
07:40 20:17 12h 37m, 3 changes
08:40 21:32 12h 52m, 3 changes
10:20 00:02 13h 42m, 3 changes
12:40 06:13 17h 33m, 3 changes
13:40 06:13 16h 33m, 4 changes
13:40 06:13 16h 33m, 5 changes
14:40 06:49 16h 09m, 3 changes
15:40 07:32 15h 52m, 4 changes
17:40 10:32 16h 52m, 6 changes

Frecciarossa, Trenitalia, ÖBB and Deutsche Bahn trains from Cologne to Hannover

You can travel from Cologne to Hannover on Frecciarossa, Trenitalia, ÖBB and Deutsche Bahn trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

Frecciarossa trains are Trenitalia's flagship high-speed trains capable of reaching speeds of up to 350 km/h. The "red arrow" trains are distinguished by their comfort, their ultra-modern design and their reduced impact on the environment. All Frecciarossa trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection and four levels of service – Standard, Premium (with drinks and welcome snacks served on arrival, as well as a morning newspaper), Business (with drinks and snacks, morning newspaper and larger seats) and Executive (with Fast Track, access to FrecciaClub lounges in train selected stations, and gourmet meals served to your seat).

Trenitalia is the national railway company of Italy, with a fleet including high-speed trains (Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca), Intercity and Intercity night trains and regional trains. Trenitalia offers discounts and special promotions on selected routes, two types of discounted tickets for young people under 30 and people over 60.

ÖBB is the major railway company for Austria, subdivided into several subsidiaries, responsible for certain areas of transport, such as long distance and local transport, the operation of postal buses and the transport of goods. Railjet is ÖBB's high-speed train, which travels at speeds of up to 230 km/h and connects the main Austrian cities with Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Italy.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several billion passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

Cheap train tickets from Cologne to Hannover

Train tickets from Cologne to Hannover start at €108.25 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €267.50.
lowest price found
from108.25
on the day
avg. single price267.50

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Cologne to Hannover by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Cologne to Hannover? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Cologne to Hannover take?

The average journey time by train between Cologne and Hannover is 15 hours and 7 minutes, with around 13 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Cologne and Hannover by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Cologne to Hannover is 12 hours and 30 minutes.

How much does the train from Cologne to Hannover cost?

Train tickets from Cologne to Hannover can start from as little as €108.25 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Cologne to Hannover?

No, there are no direct train services from Cologne to Hannover. Travelling from Cologne to Hannover by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

What time does the first train from Cologne to Hannover leave?

The first train from Cologne to Hannover leaves at 05:47. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Cologne to Hannover leave?

The last train from Cologne to Hannover leaves at 21:40. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Cologne and Hannover by train?

Trains travelling from Cologne to Hannover cover a distance of around 756km during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Hannover to Cologne.
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 Cologne to Hannover for a typical week day using timetable data for 14/01/2020. 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 09/10/2018 for travel on 09/10/2018 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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