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How much are train tickets from Cologne to Bayreuth?

Lowest Price$44.34
Fastest Train4h 14m
Trains Per Day97
Train Lines3
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Cologne-Bayreuth Train Schedule

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Cologne to Bayreuth right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How do you find cheap train tickets from Cologne to Bayreuth?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets is to plan ahead and book your train travel early. In the past 30 days, $87.71 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Cologne to Bayreuth.

How long is the train journey from Cologne to Bayreuth?

The distance between Cologne and Bayreuth is approximately 345 kilometers, or 214 miles. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 13 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 14 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 Cologne to Bayreuth are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Thursday 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 Cologne at 2:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

How many trains per day run from Cologne to Bayreuth?

There are 97 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 Bayreuth to Cologne. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Cologne to Bayreuth for $27.91.

What train services are there from Cologne to Bayreuth?

There are 3 train lines with service from Cologne to Bayreuth. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 90 trains each day.
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity-Express14h 16m$88.84
Deutsche Bahn906h 4m$89.13
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company69h 1m$66.10

Where is the train station in Cologne?

There are two stations in Cologne where you can board the train to Bayreuth:

  • Central Station
  • Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12

Where is the train station in Bayreuth?

There are more train stations and stops in Bayreuth than most cities. Most trains from Cologne will stop at one (or more) of the 4 following stations in Bayreuth:

  • Train Station
  • Friedrichsthal(b Bayreuth)
  • Bayreuth-St Georgen
  • Laineck

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