The cheapest buses from Cologne to Hamburg

Showing times and prices for 19 Oct

Cheapest

£15

Average

£19

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Cologne to Hamburg will cost around £ 19 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 15.

10:00Cologne4h10 14:10Hamburg
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£151One-way
04:00Cologne4h20 08:20Hamburg
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£151One-way
21:20Cologne4h40 02:00Hamburg
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£221One-way
11:10Cologne5h00 16:10Hamburg
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£251One-way

Timetable Cologne to Hamburg

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04:00Cologne4h20 08:20Hamburg
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10:00Cologne4h10 14:10Hamburg
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11:10Cologne5h00 16:10Hamburg
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21:20Cologne4h40 02:00Hamburg
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Mon
18 Oct
£35Deutsche Bahn
£27BlaBlaCar Bus
£137Eurowings
Tue
19 Oct
£16Deutsche Bahn
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£119Tuifly
Wed
20 Oct
£25Deutsche Bahn
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£119Eurowings Europe
Thu
21 Oct
£25Deutsche Bahn
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£119Eurowings Europe
Fri
22 Oct
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£26BlaBlaCar Bus
£137Eurowings
Sat
23 Oct
£25Deutsche Bahn
£19BlaBlaCar Bus
£398Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
24 Oct
£26Deutsche Bahn
£26BlaBlaCar Bus
£137Tuifly
Mon
25 Oct
£16Deutsche Bahn
£19BlaBlaCar Bus
£119Tuifly
Tue
26 Oct
£16Deutsche Bahn
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£119Eurowings Europe
Wed
27 Oct
£16Deutsche Bahn
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£75Eurowings Europe
Thu
28 Oct
£16Deutsche Bahn
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£66Eurowings Europe
Fri
29 Oct
£16Deutsche Bahn
£18Flixbus
£75Eurowings Europe
Sat
30 Oct
£16Deutsche Bahn
£19BlaBlaCar Bus
£210Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
31 Oct
£16Deutsche Bahn
£26BlaBlaCar Bus
£92Eurowings
Mon
1 Nov
£16Deutsche Bahn
£19BlaBlaCar Bus
£66Eurowings
Tue
2 Nov
£9FlixTrain
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£66Eurowings
Wed
3 Nov
£9FlixTrain
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£66Eurowings
Thu
4 Nov
£9FlixTrain
£16Flixbus
£66Eurowings
Fri
5 Nov
£22FlixTrain
£16Flixbus
£75Eurowings
Sat
6 Nov
£16Deutsche Bahn
£19BlaBlaCar Bus
£118Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
7 Nov
£16Deutsche Bahn
£19BlaBlaCar Bus
£110Eurowings

The fastest buses from Cologne to Hamburg

Showing times and prices for 19 Oct

Fastest Journey

4 h 10 m

Average

4 h 32 m

Buses per day

4

Distance

360 km

Of the 4 buses that leave Cologne for Hamburg every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 360 km distance in an average of 4 h 32 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 4 h 10 m .

The slowest buses will take 5 h and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

10:00Cologne4h10 14:10Hamburg
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£151One-way
04:00Cologne4h20 08:20Hamburg
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£151One-way
21:20Cologne4h40 02:00Hamburg
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£221One-way
11:10Cologne5h00 16:10Hamburg
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£251One-way

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Coach Information from Cologne to Hamburg

distanceDistance223 miles (360 km)
durationAverage coach duration7 h 35 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£23 (€26)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesFlixbus, BlaBlaCar or Locomore

Coaches from Cologne to Hamburg cover the 223 miles (360 km) long route taking on average 7 h 35 min with our travel partners like Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or Locomore. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this route for as low as £16, but the average price of coach tickets is £23. Travellers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Hamburg, ZOB am Hbf.

Coach companies

Coach between Cologne and Hamburg with FlixBus

Find the best coaches between Cologne and Hamburg with Omio's travel partners FlixBus from £16. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.

FlixBus

Flixbus is one of Europe's biggest bus companies which was created in Germany and offers bus services around Europe and US. Flixbus offers only one ticket type called Standard for your upcoming bus trip from Cologne to Hamburg.

It’s easy to book your FlixBus coach ticket between Cologne and Hamburg online with Omio! Simply check the current FlixBus coach timetables for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route between Cologne and Hamburg as well as relevant travel information (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard) for that coach and book cheap FlixBus coach tickets online. Prices for FlixBus coaches from Cologne to Hamburg start at £16 one-way if you book in advance, and you can expect to travel around 223 miles (360 km). If you search for FlixBus coaches in the Omio app, you can check straight away if the FlixBus tickets are mobile tickets, which makes it easier than ever to go paperless when travelling by coach from Cologne to Hamburg. Let Omio do all the work for you finding the best Cologne to Hamburg FlixBus coach ticket so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey!

Please follow the recommendations outlined by FlixBus when booking your coach tickets between Cologne and Hamburg due to the coronavirus:

  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • All bookings can be canceled up to 15 minutes before departure (a fee may apply).
  • Cancellations made 30 days before departure are free of charge.
  • Canceled tickets are refunded as a voucher, which is valid for 12 months, and is the value of the original booking (minus a cancellation fee, if applicable).
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Travel Tips

Buses from Cologne to Hamburg
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FAQs
What is the price of the cheapest coach between Cologne and Hamburg?
Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest coach between Cologne and Hamburg for the next 7 days starting from £16  one way.
What is the cost of a coach ticket from Cologne to Hamburg on average?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a coach ticket from Cologne to Hamburg is £23  one way.
How many miles is it from Cologne to Hamburg by coach?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance between Cologne and Hamburg via coach to be approximately 223 miles (360 km).
What is the average Cologne to Hamburg coach duration?
On average the Cologne to Hamburg coach time is 7 h 35 min  covering the 223 miles (360 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
What station does the Cologne to Hamburg coach leave from? Which Hamburg coach station do I come into from Cologne?

When departing from Cologne, you have various coach station options to start your route from including Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle). When arriving in Hamburg, you can end your journey in coach stations like Hamburg, ZOB am Hbf, Hamburg and Hamburg, Bahnsteig Gleis 13 + 14.

Omio customers book a coach from Köln Hbf   to Hamburg, ZOB am Hbf   most frequently for this route.

Where do I find the Cologne coach station to Hamburg? Where is the Hamburg coach station?

The most popular departure coach station with passengers for this journey, called Köln Hbf, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre of Cologne.

The most popular arrival coach station, Hamburg, ZOB am Hbf, is located 1 mile (s) / 2 km away from the city centre of Hamburg.

Which coach companies should I travel with from Cologne to Hamburg?
When taking a coach from Cologne to Hamburg, you can count on Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or Locomore for the best way to get you to Hamburg. You can also check all possible coach companies who offer a service between Cologne and Hamburg and compare the amenities they offer before buying a coach ticket.
When does the first coach depart from Cologne to Hamburg? When does the last coach depart from Cologne to Hamburg?
You can take the first coach from Cologne to Hamburg at 06: 10   or take the last coach from Cologne to Hamburg leaving at 10: 30. Look for the latest Cologne Hamburg coach schedule on Omio and book the best time to take the coach for this route.
How far in advance should I book a coach ticket between Cologne and Hamburg to get the best deals?
You can find a coach to Hamburg from Cologne to cost on average £23 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying coach tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Cologne to Hamburg coach generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey