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Illesheim-Cologne Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 15 daily trains from Illesheim to Cologne. Traveling by train from Illesheim to Cologne usually takes around 5 hours and 9 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 3 hours and 59 minutes.

Distance182 mi (293 km)
Fastest train3h 59m
Lowest price$66.60
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines1

Which train should you take from Illesheim to Cologne?

Deutsche Bahn is the one and only train line which connects Illesheim, Bavaria to Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia. However, there are 15 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Deutsche Bahn155h 9m$113.15

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Illesheim 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 Illesheim to Cologne?

The distance between Illesheim and Cologne is approximately 182 miles, or 293 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 9 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 59 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?

Trains from Illesheim to Cologne are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 Sunday 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 Illesheim at 3:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00pm. 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 Illesheim to Cologne?

There are 15 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 Illesheim.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Illesheim?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Illesheim.

Where is the train station in Cologne?

Arrival stations

Cologne receives travelers from Illesheim at its two active train stations.

Train stations in Cologne:

  • Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12

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