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There are 240 daily trains from Karlsruhe to Cologne. Traveling by train from Karlsruhe to Cologne usually takes around 3 hours and 8 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in one hour and 58 minutes.
|Distance||148 mi (238 km)|
|Fastest train||1h 58m|
|Trains per day||1|
|Most frequent service||Deutsche Bahn|
Which train should you take from Karlsruhe to Cologne?
2 train services operate from Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg to Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia. Deutsche Bahn usually has more trains scheduled, with 233 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Karlsruhe 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 Karlsruhe to Cologne?
When are trains the most crowded?
Trains from Karlsruhe to Cologne are the most crowded on Monday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Monday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
The earliest train departs Karlsruhe at 12:00am 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 Karlsruhe to Cologne?
There are 240 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Karlsruhe to Cologne. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.
Where is the train station in Karlsruhe?
Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 6 stops and stations in Karlsruhe where you can board the train.
Train stations in Karlsruhe:
Where is the train station in Cologne?
Cologne receives travelers from Karlsruhe at its two active train stations.
Train stations in Cologne:
Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
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