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Route overview
Avg. journey time4h 10m
Trains per day18
Fare range€10.00 - €100.00
Distance357km
Train operators
First & last trains
First train departs at02:10
Last train departs at21:11
Fastest journey
Fastest route3h 31m
ChangesDirect
Stations
Origin StationKöln Hbf
Destination StationHamburg Hbf

Köln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf train times

Check out the next trains departing from Köln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf for Sunday 23rd Sep 2018. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
18:36
23:06
Köln Hbf
Hamburg Hbf
4h 30m
Direct
18:48
22:54
Köln Hbf
Hamburg Hbf
4h 06m
1 change
19:09
23:15
Köln Hbf
Hamburg Hbf
4h 06m
Direct
19:12
23:15
Köln Hbf
Hamburg Hbf
4h 03m
1 change
19:48
00:01
Köln Hbf
Hamburg Hbf
4h 13m
1 change

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

You can travel from Köln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf on Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity) and EC (Eurocity) trains. Please note that these trains may not run direct from Köln Hbf to Hamburg 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 Köln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf

You can travel from Köln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf on Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity) and EC (Eurocity) trains. Please note that these trains may not run direct from Köln Hbf to Hamburg 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 Köln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf

You can travel from Köln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf on Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity) and EC (Eurocity) trains. Please note that these trains may not run direct from Köln Hbf to Hamburg 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 Köln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf

You can travel from Köln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf on Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity) and EC (Eurocity) trains. Please note that these trains may not run direct from Köln Hbf to Hamburg 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.

Köln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf train prices

Train tickets from Köln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf start at €9.99 if purchased from 3 to 6 months in advance. Prices for train journeys from Köln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf start at €40.60 when you book at least 28 days in advance.* Tickets usually go on sale 3 months in advance, yet in some rare cases this can be up to 6 months. For more precise information on when you can book your tickets or whether there are any promotional sales, click here.

28 days
in advance
Find this ticket!
€40.60
14 days
in advance
€51.81
Avg. single price
On the day
€52.93
Avg. single price

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

The average journey time between Köln Hbf and Hamburg Hbf is 4 hours and 10 minutes and the fastest journey time is 3 hours and 31 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 47 trains per day travelling from Köln Hbf to Hamburg 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 Köln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf?

The first train from Köln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf departs at 02:10. The last train from Köln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf departs at 21:11. 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 Köln Hbf and Hamburg Hbf?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Köln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf without having to change trains. There are 18 direct trains from Köln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

How do I get back to Köln Hbf?

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

  • *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 Köln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf for a typical week day using timetable data for 23/09/2018. 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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