Hanover Hbf to Cologne Hbf train

Thu, 20 Jun
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Cheap train tickets from Hanover Hbf to Cologne Hbf

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Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Hanover Hbf to Cologne Hbf is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

FlixTrain
17:233h32
Hanover Hbf
20:55Cologne Hbf
£131One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn with connection
16:094h29
Hanover Hbf
20:38Cologne Hbf
£411One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
09:284h10
Hanover Hbf
13:38Cologne Hbf
£411One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
12:403h06
Hanover Hbf
15:46Cologne Hbf
£531One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
16:403h11
Hanover Hbf
19:51Cologne Hbf
£531One-way
0 changes

Train timetableHanover Hbf to Cologne Hbf

Showing trains for tomorrow, Thursday, 20 June
Deutsche Bahn
07:402h35
Hanover Hbf
10:15Cologne Hbf
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Deutsche Bahn
12:403h06
Hanover Hbf
15:46Cologne Hbf
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn with connection
16:094h29
Hanover Hbf
20:38Cologne Hbf
0 changes
FlixTrain
17:233h32
Hanover Hbf
20:55Cologne Hbf
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
09:284h10
Hanover Hbf
13:38Cologne Hbf
0 changes

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Train times from Hanover Hbf to Cologne Hbf

Showing times and prices for 20 Jun

Fastest Journey

2 h 35 m

Average

3 h 21 m

Trains per day

8

Distance

249 km

Of the 8 trains that leave Hanover Hbf for Cologne Hbf every day 8 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Deutsche Bahn
07:402h35
Hanover Hbf
10:15Cologne Hbf
£661One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
10:312h38
Hanover Hbf
13:09Cologne Hbf
£621One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
12:403h06
Hanover Hbf
15:46Cologne Hbf
£531One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
12:313h07
Hanover Hbf
15:38Cologne Hbf
£751One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
16:403h11
Hanover Hbf
19:51Cologne Hbf
£531One-way
0 changes

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ReviewsReviews for the rail journey from Hanover Hbf to Cologne Hbf

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I travelled from Hanover to Cologne on the ICE 2044. The journey was in second class and without seat reservation. It was a very pleasant journey because it was extremely comfortable on the train. This was due to the pleasant temperatures and the ergonomic and comfortable seats. The journey took only a short 3 hours. The train was in a good and well-maintained condition. Unfortunately, there was no wifi.
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The train journey from Hanover to Cologne with IC 2044 was nothing special. The train was average, the seats comfortable enough, but nothing extraordinary. The journey was on time. The on-board catering was standard. There was not too much choice. The staff on board were friendly and polite. The wifi worked throughout. It was basically a normal train journey with no particular highlights or disappointments.
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I travelled from Hanover to Cologne with the ICE 2044 in second class. I found the price very good. Unfortunately, the train was 15 minutes late. The train itself was clean, as were the toilets. I did not reserve a seat, but there were still plenty of seats available on the train. I had very good wifi the whole way.
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Overall, my train journey from Hanover to Cologne was extremely satisfying. Comfortable seats, friendly staff and a smooth ticket purchase process made the journey a pleasant experience. The announcements were clearly understandable and informed about the next stops and possible delays. The train left Hanover on time and arrived in Cologne on time. There was a bistro where you could buy coffee and snacks.
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Cons
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The train journey with IC 2044 from Hanover to Cologne was a pleasant experience overall. The train appeared modern and well maintained. Departure was on time, which was very pleasing. The seats were comfortable and offered sufficient legroom. They were also clean. The journey was mostly quiet and without any major jolts. Only on some sections of the route were there slight vibrations. However, the cleanliness of the toilets blew, which was a clear minus point.
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IconUnhygienic toilets
I travelled from Hanover to Cologne on the ICE 2044. It was a second-class journey. In itself, the journey was very pleasant, the journey time was just under 3 hours. The service on board was also good, there was an on-board bistro where coffee and snacks could be bought. There were no delays to my recollection. The train was clean inside, but not the toilets. They were quite dirty.
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We are going on a family holiday, like every year. The train is very good, we always take it because our relatives live in Cologne. The train is very hygienic and you get free wifi. You can also charge your mobile phone or laptop. There is also a first-raunt on the train, which is very cool. I can only recommend it. My family loves it too. The toilet is very clean and is cleaned very often during the journey. You can even ring the bell if you want it cleaned. We don't have to do a ticket check, which is also very good. The price is very good for so many people.
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From Hanover to Cologne. Today I travelled from Hanover to Cologne by ICE to see the Cologne Cathedral. The Intercity Express was on time and there were enough free seats. I had a socket at my seat (it had a loose connection) to charge my mobile phone and wifi to go online. Toilets were available and worked perfectly. The staff was nice and friendly. I booked my tickets via the Deutsche Bahn app, where I could also have reserved seats. I bought chocolate bars in the dining car. The train was clean, air-conditioned and only slightly busy. It was a relaxed and beautiful journey.
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IconUnpunctual
I travelled from Hanover to Cologne with IC 2044. The journey was in second class. Fortunately, there was a bistro on board selling coffee and snacks. It was early, after all. The train itself was extremely well maintained and well equipped. There were power sockets and free wifi on board. Unfortunately, the train arrived unpunctually in Hanover and accordingly arrived late in Cologne. With that said, it was a pleasant journey.
Pro
IconNo delay
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Cons
IconUnclean
I travelled with ICE 2044 from Hanover to Cologne. The journey was in second class and I did not reserve a seat. However, there were also plenty of seats, so I didn't have to stand. What was positive was that the train was not delayed at all during the entire journey. I also liked the fact that the journey time was relatively short and that the connection was fast. However, I must criticise that the train was not really clean. There is room for improvement here.

Overview: Train from Hanover Hbf to Cologne Hbf

distanceDistance154 miles
durationAverage train duration2 h 35 min
priceAverage train ticket price£49 (€55)
frequencyTrain frequency6 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 5 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn or FlixTrain

Trains from Hanover Hbf to Cologne Hbf cover the 154 miles long journey taking on average 2 h 35 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain. Normally, there are 6 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £4, but the average price of train tickets is £49. Travellers depart most frequently from Hanover Hbf and arrive in Cologne Hbf.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn and FlixTrain trains Hanover Hbf to Cologne Hbf

Find the best trains between Hanover Hbf and Cologne Hbf with Omio's travel partners Deutsche Bahn and FlixTrain from £4. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

FlixTrain is a German train company which is part of FlixMobility, the company who own FlixBus. Since 2018, FlixMobility has also offered the option of train travel to some of the largest German cities like Hamburg, Cologne, Stuttgart and Berlin including trains to Cologne Hbf from Hanover Hbf. FlixTrain has high speed comfortable trains with a guaranteed seat, foot space, reading lamp and a luggage rack to store your belongings as well as sockets on most trains and free Wi-Fi for all passengers. The most popualr routes in Germany for FlixTrain are from Berlin to Hamburg, Frankfurt to Stuttgart and Cologne to Hamburg. They also offer trains on the Sotckholm to Gothenburg route in Sweden.

Hanover Hbf to Cologne Hbf train information with FlixTrain:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 22 min
  • Cheapest Price: £4

FAQs: Hanover Hbf to Cologne Hbf train

FAQs: Travel by train from Hanover Hbf to Cologne Hbf easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Hanover Hbf to Cologne Hbf.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Hanover Hbf to Cologne Hbf can start from as little as £4 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Hanover Hbf to Cologne Hbf is £49; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Hanover Hbf to Cologne Hbf train time is 2 h 35 min   covering the 154 mile long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Hanover Hbf to Cologne Hbf leaves at 04: 40. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Hanover Hbf to Cologne Hbf leaves at 20: 36.
Yes, there are 5 direct trains a day from Hanover Hbf to Cologne Hbf with Deutsche Bahn. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct trains.
Take the Hanover Hbf to Cologne Hbf train with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the trip to Cologne Hbf from Hanover Hbf as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 20: 36.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Hanover Hbf, which is located around 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Cologne Hbf, located 1.6 miles (2.5 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Cologne Hbf from Hanover Hbf is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 2 h 35 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Hanover Hbf to Cologne Hbf by train is January.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel to Cologne Hbf from Hanover Hbf including taking a train or coach.

Trains departing from Hanover Hbf

Distance from Hanover Hbf to city center
Distance from Hanover Hbf to city center
1.4 miles (2.2 km)
Ticket Office Hours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 07: 00 - 20: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 20: 00
How to get to this station?
How to get to this station?
U-Bahn lines: U1, U2, U3, U7, U8, U9
S-Bahn lines: S1, S2, S4, S4, S5, S6, S7, S8, S21, S51
Train lines: ICE, IC, EC, NJ, FLX 30, RE1, RE2, RE3, RE8, RE10, RE30, RE60, RE70, RB38
Nearest Airport
Nearest Airport
Langenhagen Airport
7 miles
How to get to nearest airport?
How to get to nearest airport?
The airport can be reached from the station by public transit in 17 minutes via the S5 train.
Amenities at station
Wifi
Wifi
Free Wi-Fi in the station.
ATM
ATM
Located near Platforms 1/2 and 13.
Taxi
Taxi
Lockers
Lockers
Luggage lockers are located near the main entrance.
Shopping
Shopping
Dining
Dining
Balzac Coffee | Burger King | McDonald's | dean&david | Dunkin' Donuts | asiahung | Mr. CLOU | Nordsee | Starbucks | Pizza Hut | & many more
Car Rentals
Car Rentals
Europcar | SIXT
Information Desk
Information Desk
Located near the main entrance by the DB ticket office.
Accessibility
Accessibility
Escalators, elevators, wheelchair access. Contact the Mobility Service Centre at +49 3065212888 or msz@deutschebahn. Com.

Trains arriving to Cologne Hbf

Distance from Cologne Hbf to city center
Distance from Cologne Hbf to city center
1.6 miles (2.5 km)
Ticket Office Hours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sat - Sun: 07: 00 - 21: 00
How to get to this station?
How to get to this station?
U-Bahn lines: U5, U16, U18
S-Bahn lines: S6, S11, S12, S19
Bus lines: 172, 173
Train lines: ICE, IC, EC, FLX, RE, RB
Nearest Airport
Nearest Airport
Cologne/Bonn Airport
9 miles
How to get to nearest airport?
How to get to nearest airport?
Take the S19 train for 14 minutes to reach the airport from the station.
Amenities at station
Wifi
Wifi
Free Wi-Fi for 30 minutes only.
ATM
ATM
There are various ATMs around the station.
Taxi
Taxi
Lockers
Lockers
There are luggage lockers in the station.
Shopping
Shopping
Dining
Dining
Asiagourmet | Coffee Fellows | dean&david | Dunkin' Donuts | KFC | McDonald's | Pizza Hut | Nordsee | Starbucks | Schweinske | & more
Car Rentals
Car Rentals
Avis | Europcar | SIXT
Information Desk
Information Desk
One near the departure/arrival board and another near the escalators close to Platforms 4 and 5.
Accessibility
Accessibility
Wheelchair accessible & mobility assistance staff. Contact the Mobility Service Centre at +49 3065212888 or msz@deutschebahn. Com.

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