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Duration 2h 53m
Distance 290.7 km
Average price 65€
Frequency Hourly

Trip overview

The average train between Cologne and Hanover takes 2h 53m and the fastest train takes 2h 40m. There is an hourly train service from Cologne to Hanover. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Train

  1. Koeln Hbf
  2. Hanover
2h 40m
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16€ - 90€

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Koeln Hbf and arriving at Hannover Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 40m.

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The distance between Cologne and Hanover is 250 km. The road distance is 290.7 km.

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Cologne to Hanover train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Koeln Hbf station.

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Cologne to Hanover train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Hannover Hbf station.

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What companies run services between Cologne and Hanover?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Koeln Hbf to Hannover Hbf hourly. Tickets cost 55€ - 80€ and the journey takes 2h 40m. Two other operators also service this route.
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
55€ - 80€

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
65€ - 90€

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
65€ - 90€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne, Cologne central station to Hanover, Hanover central station
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
Flixtrain

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