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Duration 2h 54m
Distance 291.3 km
Average price 35€
Frequency Hourly

Trip overview

The average train between Hanover and Cologne takes 2h 54m and the fastest train takes 2h 38m. There is an hourly train service from Hanover to Cologne. 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. Hannover Hbf
  2. Cologne
2h 38m
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16€ - 90€

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Hannover Hbf and arriving at Koeln Hbf. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 38m.

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The distance between Hanover and Cologne is 250 km. The road distance is 291.3 km.

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

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

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What companies run services between Hanover and Cologne?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Hannover Hbf to Koeln Hbf every 30 minutes. Tickets cost 55€ - 80€ and the journey takes 2h 38m. Two other operators also service this route.
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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 Hannover Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Every 2 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 Hannover Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
65€ - 90€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Hanover, Hanover central station to Cologne, Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
Flixtrain

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