Trains from Zell am See to Cologne

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Zell am See - Cologne Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 23 daily trains from Zell am See to Cologne. Traveling by train from Zell am See to Cologne usually takes around 9 hours and 28 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 7 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance363 mi (584 km)
Fastest train7h 30m
Lowest price$62.19
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company
Train lines4

Which train should you take from Zell am See to Cologne?

There are 4 train lines with service from Zell am See to Cologne. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 14 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Eurocity28h 6m$64.06
Deutsche Bahn108h 58m$65.26
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company149h 47m$59.69
Non-federally owned railway company112h 10m$69.90
  • DB Eurocity

    DB Eurocity

    DB Eurocity train tickets from Zell am See to Cologne start from $55, and on average cost . Daily there are 2 DB Eurocity schedules to Cologne. DB Eurocity in Zell am See leaves from Train Station . And in Cologne trains arrive at Central Station and one other train station.

    From Zell am See to Cologne train travel on DB Eurocity takes 8 hours and 6 minutes. If you are looking to get to Cologne faster, DB Eurocity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 7 hours and 30 minutes.

  • Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn EuroCity, or Deutsche Bahn EC, is a train service in Germany with regular service to Frankfurt, Hamburg, Zurich, Copenhagen, Berlin, Warsaw, and Munich. Deutsche Bahn Eurocity trains can be single or double-decker, but all are air conditioned.

  • Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Zell am See to Cologne start from $55, and on average cost . Daily there are 14 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Cologne. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Zell am See leaves from Train Station . And in Cologne trains arrive at Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 and one other train station.

    From Zell am See to Cologne train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 9 hours and 47 minutes. If you are looking to get to Cologne faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 7 hours and 30 minutes.

  • Non-federally owned railway company

    Non-federally owned railway company

    Non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Zell am See to Cologne start from $70, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 Non-federally owned railway company schedules to Cologne. Non-federally owned railway company in Zell am See leaves from Train Station . And in Cologne trains arrive at Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 .

    From Zell am See to Cologne train travel on Non-federally owned railway company takes 12 hours and 10 minutes. If you are looking to get to Cologne faster, Non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 7 hours and 30 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Zell am See to Cologne during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Zell am See to Cologne?

The distance between Zell am See and Cologne is approximately 363 miles, or 584 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 9 hours and 28 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 30 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Zell am See to Cologne on Tuesday. Tickets for Tuesday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Tuesday. Tuesday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Zell am See at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Zell am See to Cologne?

There are 23 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Cologne to Zell am See.

City Information

Cologne

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There's no shortage of sights, culture, history, and adventure in Cologne, an alluring city on the Rhine. One of the most famous landmarks of the city is the Cologne Cathedral. This Gothic building and UNESCO World Heritage site remains the most iconic structure in the city. In fact, the Cologne Cathedral is the most visited landmark in Germany. Next door, the Museum Ludwig contrasts the cathedral's sense of history with an impressive collection of modern art, including works by Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol.

Cologne's breadth of museums also caters to a younger crowd. Families with children should head to the Cologne Chocolate Museum along the river or the Cologne Zoological Garden for memorable, kid-friendly experiences.

Foodies, rejoice! Cologne is home to mouthwatering German delicacies and upscale restaurants. Start your day with breakfast at Café Sehnsucht. For lunch, visit Herings Im Martinswinkel, and for dinner, head over to Bei Oma Kleinmann to feel like you're visiting your long-lost German grandmother.

Trains like Deutsche Bahn, DB Intercity, and FlixTrain connect Cologne to other major European cities, including Munich, Paris, and Vienna. You can also catch a bus from Cologne on FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus, Sindbad, Union Ivkoni, or Columbuzz. Plus, the Cologne Bonn Airport is a large, well-outfitted airport with daily international flights for travelers coming from afar.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Zell am See?

Main departure station: Train Station

There is one train station in Zell am See.

All train stations in Zell am See:

  • Train Station

Where is the train station in Cologne?

Main arrival station: Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12

Cologne receives travelers from Zell am See at its two active train stations.

Train stations in Cologne:

  • Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12

  • Central Station

Need a return trip from Cologne to Zell am See?

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