Taking the HKX train means travelling cheap and fast, with a free seat reservation

The „Hamburg-Köln-Express“ train („HKX“) provides trans regional passenger rail services between West and North Germany. Our trains operate between Cologne, Dusseldorf, the Ruhr industrial area, Münster, Osnabrück & Hamburg. We also sell connecting train services to & from destinations north of Hamburg, such as Husum and the popular holiday destination of Sylt.

We compete against state-owned German Railways Deutsche Bahn (DB) that had previously been serving the route as a monopoly.

The advantages of HKX are clear:

  • Up to 3 times daily in both directions
  • Just as fast as a DB Intercity train
  • Free-of-charge seat reservation
  • Very competitive pricing – starting at just €18 for the whole route!

Click here to book and get a ticket in English.

Don’t forget – all of our staff speak English too, and they will take great care of you on board.