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Route overview
Avg. journey time4h 06m
Trains per day17
Fare range€10.00 - €136.00
Distance357km
Train operators
First & last trains
First train departs at04:38
Last train departs at22:46
Fastest journey
Fastest route3h 33m
ChangesDirect
Stations
Origin StationHamburg Hbf
Destination StationKöln Hbf

Hamburg Hbf to Köln Hbf train times

Check out the next trains departing from Hamburg Hbf to Köln Hbf for Tuesday 25th Sep 2018. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
10:46
14:50
Hamburg Hbf
Köln Hbf
4h 04m
Direct
11:01
15:09
Hamburg Hbf
Köln Hbf
4h 08m
1 change
11:46
15:46
Hamburg Hbf
Köln Hbf
4h 00m
Direct
12:01
16:09
Hamburg Hbf
Köln Hbf
4h 08m
1 change
12:46
16:50
Hamburg Hbf
Köln Hbf
4h 04m
Direct

Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity) and EC (Eurocity) trains from Hamburg Hbf to Köln Hbf

You can travel from Hamburg Hbf to Köln Hbf on Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity) and EC (Eurocity) trains. Please note that these trains may not run direct from Hamburg Hbf to Köln Hbf, so be sure to check if you need to change trains during your journey when searching for tickets.

Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity) and EC (Eurocity) trains from Hamburg Hbf to Köln Hbf

You can travel from Hamburg Hbf to Köln Hbf on Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity) and EC (Eurocity) trains. Please note that these trains may not run direct from Hamburg Hbf to Köln Hbf, so be sure to check if you need to change trains during your journey when searching for tickets.

Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity) and EC (Eurocity) trains from Hamburg Hbf to Köln Hbf

You can travel from Hamburg Hbf to Köln Hbf on Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity) and EC (Eurocity) trains. Please note that these trains may not run direct from Hamburg Hbf to Köln Hbf, so be sure to check if you need to change trains during your journey when searching for tickets.

Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity) and EC (Eurocity) trains from Hamburg Hbf to Köln Hbf

You can travel from Hamburg Hbf to Köln Hbf on Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity) and EC (Eurocity) trains. Please note that these trains may not run direct from Hamburg Hbf to Köln Hbf, so be sure to check if you need to change trains during your journey when searching for tickets.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

Deutsche Bahn

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.

PhotoNelso Silva, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

DB ICE Train

The high-speed train of Deutsche Bahn, with a maximum speed of 330 km/h, the ICE connects major cities and is also used for international travel to neighbouring countries such as Austria, France and Denmark. This train is equipped with air conditioning, a dining car, a children's compartment and power sockets. Passengers enjoy a free WiFi connection throughout the duration of the ICE trip.

PhotoFalk2, under licence CC4.0

An express train running on German domestic routes, the Intercity is a little slower than the ICE and is also used for long distance trips. The integrated circuit covers long distances with a maximum speed of 200 km/h. In recent years, trains of the new generation "Intercity 2" run on some lines at 160 km/h only – these trains, however, offer extra legroom and extra space for toddlers. They are also equipped with air conditioning, a food carriage and wheelchair parking spaces.

PhotoQualle, under licence CC3.0

The European equivalent of the Intercity of Deutsche Bahn, this train is used on cross-border routes, for example on journeys from Germany to Denmark, Austria and the Czech Republic. It stops only in some major city stations – it's often a good alternative to air travel.

How long does it take to travel from Hamburg Hbf to Köln Hbf by train?

The average journey time between Hamburg Hbf and Köln Hbf is 4 hours and 6 minutes and the fastest journey time is 3 hours and 33 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 33 trains per day travelling from Hamburg Hbf to Köln Hbf. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What time is the first and last train of the day from Hamburg Hbf to Köln Hbf?

The first train from Hamburg Hbf to Köln Hbf departs at 04:38. The last train from Hamburg Hbf to Köln Hbf departs at 22:46. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services. Alternatively, some popular routes may run throughout the night at a reduced frequency. There may also be less services on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Are there direct train services between Hamburg Hbf and Köln Hbf?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Hamburg Hbf to Köln Hbf without having to change trains. There are 17 direct trains from Hamburg Hbf to Köln Hbf. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

How do I get back to Hamburg Hbf?

By train, of course. See trains from Köln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf.

  • **The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Hamburg Hbf to Köln Hbf for a typical week day using timetable data for 25/09/2018. 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 23/06/2018 for travel on 23/06/2018 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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