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There's no shortage of sights, culture, history, and adventure in Cologne, an alluring city on the Rhine. One of the most famous landmarks of the city is the Cologne Cathedral. This Gothic building and UNESCO World Heritage site remains the most iconic structure in the city. In fact, the Cologne Cathedral is the most visited landmark in Germany. Next door, the Museum Ludwig contrasts the cathedral's sense of history with an impressive collection of modern art, including works by Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol.

Cologne's breadth of museums also caters to a younger crowd. Families with children should head to the Cologne Chocolate Museum along the river or the Cologne Zoological Garden for memorable, kid-friendly experiences.

Foodies, rejoice! Cologne is home to mouthwatering German delicacies and upscale restaurants. Start your day with breakfast at Café Sehnsucht. For lunch, visit Herings Im Martinswinkel, and for dinner, head over to Bei Oma Kleinmann to feel like you're visiting your long-lost German grandmother.

Trains like Deutsche Bahn, DB Intercity, and FlixTrain connect Cologne to other major European cities, including Munich, Paris, and Vienna. You can also catch a bus from Cologne on FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus, Sindbad, Union Ivkoni, or Columbuzz. Plus, the Cologne Bonn Airport is a large, well-outfitted airport with daily international flights for travelers coming from afar.

What train companies travel to Cologne, Germany?

Located in Germany, Cologne is accessible by train from 1788 other cities. You can choose from 21790 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Cologne on Wanderu. Deutsche Bahn usually has the most trains on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Coach tickets to Cologne are also available..

Train companies serving Cologne

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Deutsche Bahn16144h 4m£53.29
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company14184h 13m£45.89
DB Intercity-Express5473h 27m£54.04
DB Intercity3623h 16m£33.83
Non-federally owned railway company1712h 33m£24.79
National Express561h 31m£19.33
DB Eurocity383h 41m£39.16
vlexx332h 16m£25.23
FlixTrain272h 35m£14.13
  • FlixTrain


    Part of the FlixBus family, FlixTrain launched in 2018 to offer affordable and sustainable train travel in Germany. Its trains provide Wi-Fi, power outlets, air conditioning, onboard restrooms, and access to an entertainment portal full of movies, games, and music. In addition, each passenger gets a guaranteed seat, so you don't have to worry about standing in any aisles.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good price for a train ticket to Cologne?

£2.57 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Cologne, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Cologne. In the last month, trains from Aachen to Cologne had the lowest average price at £2.61. In general, these cities tend to have the cheapest trains to Cologne:

Where is the train station in Cologne, Germany?

The busiest train station in Cologne is Central Station. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular train stations in Cologne are:

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

What is the closest airport to Cologne, NW?

The closest airport to Cologne is Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN), it is located 9.4 miles from the city center of Cologne.

Is Cologne a popular train travel destination?

Cologne ranks number 210 among most popular train destinations in the region. It also ranks number 2930 in Germany. Cologne has the most train connections in the region. There are 1357 train schedules arriving in Cologne each day.

What is the population of Cologne?

The population of Cologne is 963395. Cologne ranks number 11 in terms of population in North Rhine-Westphalia and number 517 in all of Germany.

How much do train tickets to Cologne cost?

Train tickets to Cologne range from £3 for a short trip to Cologne, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Cologne starts at , and a longer trip by train to Cologne can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as £3 .

What type of traveler does Cologne attract?

Taking a train to Cologne is very popular for those traveling on their vacation. The flexible luggage policies that train travel affords, convenient arrival stations and of course the great deals available make taking the train to Cologne a great option when planning your next vacation.

What train station is located closest to the city center of Cologne?

The closest train station to the city center of Cologne is Cologne Central Station, located just 0.4 miles away. Select Cologne Central Station as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Cologne. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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