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Rosenheim - Cologne Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 28 daily trains from Rosenheim to Cologne. Traveling by train from Rosenheim to Cologne usually takes around 6 hours and 54 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 5 hours and 18 minutes.

Distance315 mi (506 km)
Fastest train5h 18m
Lowest price$116.54
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company
Train lines4

Which train should you take from Rosenheim to Cologne?

There are 4 train lines with service from Rosenheim, Bavaria to Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 15 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Eurocity16h 40m$193.84
DB Intercity16h 46m$198.83
Deutsche Bahn136h 19m$236.44
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company157h 7m$205.42

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Rosenheim 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.

Can you take a train all the way from Rosenheim to Cologne?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Rosenheim to Cologne. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Rosenheim to Cologne?

The distance between Rosenheim and Cologne is approximately 315 miles, or 506 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 54 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 18 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 Rosenheim to Cologne are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Saturday 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 Rosenheim 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 Rosenheim to Cologne?

There are 28 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Rosenheim to Cologne. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Cologne to Rosenheim. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Rosenheim to Cologne for $49.70.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Rosenheim?

Departure stations

There are two stations in Rosenheim where you can board the train to Cologne.

Train stations in Rosenheim:

  • Rosenheim Hochschule

Where is the train station in Cologne?

Arrival stations

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

Train stations in Cologne:

  • Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12

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