There are 9 ways to get from Cologne to Hanover by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Hannover Hbf Ice

$60 - $90

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Cologne to Hanover 182 miles

$13 - $24

7 alternative options

Bus Eurolines DE  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Köln ZOB to Hannover - ZOB Hauptbahnhof

$24 - $65

Bus FlixBus  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen to Hanover 073 / ...

$29 - $48

Drive  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Hanover 181.7 miles

$35 - $55

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Hamburg, train  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Hamburg (HAM) CGN - HAM
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf

$92 - $219

Fly Dusseldorf to Hannover  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Hannover (HAJ) DUS - HAJ

$64 - $306

Fly Dusseldorf to Hamburg, train  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Hamburg (HAM) DUS - HAM
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf

$78 - $213

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Hannover  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Hannover (HAJ) FRA - HAJ

$99 - $350

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Hanover is to rideshare which costs 11€ - 21€ and takes 3 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Hanover is to train which takes 2 h 40 min and costs 50€ - 80€.

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The distance between Cologne and Hanover is 250 km. The road distance is 291 km.

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The train from Köln Hbf to Hannover Hbf takes 2 h 40 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Köln ZOB and arriving at Hannover - ZOB Hauptbahnhof. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 33 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Köln Hbf and arriving at Hannover Hbf. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 2 h 40 min.

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What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Hanover, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Cologne to Hanover hourly. Tickets cost $60 - $90 and the journey takes 2 h 40 min. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Cologne to Hanover once daily. Tickets cost $24 - $65 and the journey takes 5 h 33 min.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hannover via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hannover via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hannover via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hannover via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hannover via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Frankfurt to Hannover
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $420
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hannover via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hannover via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hannover via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $490
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hannover via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hannover via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$85 - $370
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Koln Hbf to Frankfurt Flughafen Fernb
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Köln ZOB to Hannover - ZOB Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $65
Website
eurolines.de
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen to Hanover
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Cologne to Hanover
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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