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from Cologne to Hamburg

You can get from Cologne to Hamburg by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Cologne to Hamburg on 25 Oct we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

17:25Cologne/Bonn Airport5h05 22:30Hamburg Airport
1 changes
£1191One-way
Cheapest
11:30Köln, Köln Bonn Airport18h30 06:00Hamburg, ZOB am Hbf
1 changes
£261One-way
Other options
19:25Cologne/Bonn Airport1h05 20:30Hamburg Airport
0 changes
£1641One-way
06:15Cologne/Bonn Airport4h30 10:45Hamburg Airport
1 changes
£2171One-way
06:40Cologne/Bonn Airport1h05 07:45Hamburg Airport
0 changes
£2611One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Sun
24 Oct
£44FlixTrain
£27BlaBlaCar Bus
£137Tuifly
Mon
25 Oct
£26Deutsche Bahn
£26BlaBlaCar Bus
£119Eurowings
Tue
26 Oct
£16Deutsche Bahn
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£164Tuifly
Wed
27 Oct
£16Deutsche Bahn
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£181Eurowings
Thu
28 Oct
£9FlixTrain
£23Flixbus
£75Eurowings Europe
Fri
29 Oct
£25Deutsche Bahn
£21Flixbus
£93Eurowings Europe
Sat
30 Oct
£21Deutsche Bahn with connection
£26BlaBlaCar Bus
£282Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
31 Oct
£16Deutsche Bahn
£26BlaBlaCar Bus
£128Eurowings
Mon
1 Nov
£16Deutsche Bahn
£26BlaBlaCar Bus
£75Eurowings
Tue
2 Nov
£16Deutsche Bahn
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£75Eurowings
Wed
3 Nov
£9FlixTrain
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£75Eurowings
Thu
4 Nov
£16Deutsche Bahn
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£66Eurowings
Fri
5 Nov
£16Deutsche Bahn
£26BlaBlaCar Bus
£66Tuifly
Sat
6 Nov
£16Deutsche Bahn
£26BlaBlaCar Bus
£118Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
7 Nov
£16Deutsche Bahn
£26BlaBlaCar Bus
£111Eurowings
Mon
8 Nov
£16Deutsche Bahn
£19BlaBlaCar Bus
£66Eurowings
Tue
9 Nov
£16Deutsche Bahn
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£66Eurowings
Wed
10 Nov
£9FlixTrain
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£66Eurowings
Thu
11 Nov
£9FlixTrain
£17Flixbus
£66Eurowings
Fri
12 Nov
£16Deutsche Bahn
£19BlaBlaCar Bus
£66Eurowings
Sat
13 Nov
£16Deutsche Bahn
£19BlaBlaCar Bus
£118Lufthansa Cityline

Travel Information from Cologne to Hamburg

distanceDistance223 miles (360 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£21 - £120
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £21 • 3 h 46 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £120 • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesEurowings, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 223 miles (360 km) by flight, coach or train from Cologne to Hamburg. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £21. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Eurowings, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight, coach or train from Cologne to Hamburg.

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Travel Tips

Travel from Cologne to Hamburg
Travel to Hamburg 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 Cologne to Hamburg.
FAQs
How do I travel to Hamburg from Cologne?

There are 3 ways that you can travel from Cologne to Hamburg. You can take a flight, coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel to Hamburg from Cologne?

A train service offers the cheapest way to travel from Cologne to Hamburg, which costs on average £21.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Hamburg:

A train is about £99 less than a flight, which costs on average £120 for this journey.

A train is about £1 less than a coach, which costs on average £21 for this trip.

What is the fastest way from Cologne to Hamburg?

The fastest way to get to Hamburg from Cologne is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 5 min.

There are alternative travel options to Hamburg that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 7 h 35 min   on average.

In comparison, going by train can take 3 h 46 min   on average.

What is the distance from Cologne to Hamburg?

Hamburg is approximately 223 miles (360 km) away from Cologne.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Cologne to Hamburg?

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Hamburg is:

  • Around 16 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Cologne and Hamburg as scheduled services by flight, coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do I depart from Cologne? Where do I arrive in Hamburg?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Cologne to Hamburg:

  • Most travellers catch their flight from Cologne/Bonn Airport and arrive in Hamburg Airport.
  • Most travellers who book a coach ticket from Cologne to Hamburg depart from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport to Hamburg, ZOB am Hbf.
  • Most travellers who purchase a train ticket from Cologne to Hamburg depart from Köln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf.
Who can get me from Cologne to Hamburg?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Cologne to Hamburg:

  • You can travel by plane from Cologne to Hamburg with Eurowings, and you can find Eurowings Cologne to Hamburg tickets for £120 on Omio.
  • You can go to Hamburg from Cologne by coach with Flixbus. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £21 with Flixbus from Cologne to Hamburg on Omio.
  • You can travel by train between Cologne and Hamburg with Deutsche Bahn, and you can find Deutsche Bahn Cologne to Hamburg tickets for £21 on Omio.
Can I travel directly to Hamburg from Cologne?

Yes, there are direct routes from Cologne to Hamburg with the following travel companies:

  • You can check for a direct flight to Hamburg with Eurowings with direct flights per day.
  • You can check for a direct coach to Hamburg with BlaBlaCar with direct coaches per day.
  • You'll find direct train services to Hamburg with FlixTrain with around 16 direct trains every day.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Hamburg tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this journey.

Where else should I travel to after my journey from Cologne to Hamburg ends?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Cologne to Hamburg often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Berlin, Copenhagen or Amsterdam. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Cologne and Hamburg itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Hamburg and any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I buy my Cologne to Hamburg ticket online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from Cologne to Hamburg, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a plane ticket is £120 one way on average for this route.
  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £21 one way for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket for this trip is £21 one way on average.

But we recommend booking Cologne to Hamburg tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.