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Cologne to Hildesheim by train

  • First train
    08:28
  • Last train
    23:17
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 21m
  • Distance
    247 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    17
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 13m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Cologne to Hildesheim by train

Fast trains from Cologne to Hildesheim take around 3 hours and 21 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 247 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cologne and Hildesheim.

1. Are there direct trains from Cologne to Hildesheim?

Journeys between Cologne and Hildesheim usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 20 departures on the route from Cologne to Hildesheim every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 13 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Cologne to Hildesheim?

The Cologne to Hildesheim train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 21 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Cologne to Hildesheim train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Hildesheim is usually scheduled to depart Cologne around 08:48 and the last train is around 23:17. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cologne around 04:27, and the last at 23:17.

When to book Cologne to Hildesheim train tickets?

Trains in Germany usually open for booking around 6 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Cologne to Hildesheim by train.

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Which train companies operate between Cologne and Hildesheim?

More than one train company operates on the route from Cologne to Hildesheim, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • S-Bahn
  • erixx - Der Heidesprinter

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.