Duration 3h 43m
Distance 303.9 km
Average price 74€
Frequency 18/day

Trip overview

The average train between Cologne and Hildesheim takes 3h 43m and the fastest train takes 3h 25m. There is a train service every few hours from Cologne to Hildesheim. 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. Hildesheim
3h 22m
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Cologne to Hildesheim train times

Trains run hourly between Cologne and Hildesheim. The earliest departure is at 12:48 in the afternoon, and the last departure from Cologne is at 22:39 which arrives into Hildesheim at 05:49. All services require a transfer at HANNOVER HBF and take an average of 3h 43m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Hildesheim. However, there are services departing from Koeln Hbf and arriving at Hildesheim Hauptbahnhof via Hannover Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 22m.

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The distance between Cologne and Hildesheim is 248 km. The road distance is 303.9 km.

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

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

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There are 216+ hotels available in Hildesheim. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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What companies run services between Cologne and Hildesheim?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Koeln Hbf to Hannover Hbf hourly. Tickets cost 55€ - 80€ and the journey takes 2h 46m. Two other operators also service this route.
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
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 46m
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 27m
Frequency
3 times a day
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 27m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
Flixtrain

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