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Cologne - Fulda Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 15 daily trains from Cologne to Fulda. Traveling by train from Cologne to Fulda usually takes around 3 hours and 9 minutes, but the fastest DB Intercity-Express train can make the trip in 2 hours and 16 minutes.

Distance122 mi (196 km)
Fastest train2h 16m
Lowest price$35.33
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceDB Intercity-Express
Train lines4

Which train should you take from Cologne to Fulda?

There are 4 train lines with service from Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia to Fulda, Hesse. DB Intercity-Express is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 6 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity13h 48m$35.33
DB Intercity-Express62h 43m$95.19
Deutsche Bahn113h 46m$84.74
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company34h 29m$57.50

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Cologne and Fulda is approximately 122 miles, or 196 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 9 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 16 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Cologne to Fulda 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 Cologne at 3:00am 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 Cologne to Fulda?

There are 15 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Cologne to Fulda. 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 Fulda to Cologne. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Cologne to Fulda for $26.16.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Cologne?

Departure stations

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

Train stations in Cologne:

  • Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12

Where is the train station in Fulda?

Arrival stations

Fulda has one train station.

Need a return trip from Fulda to Cologne?

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